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Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed is pleased to bring you The Academic Minute. The brainchild of Albany's WAMC and its president, Alan Chartock, The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy with topics ranging from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of how the board game Monopoly can help explain the economic recession.

The Academic Minute features a different professor every day, drawing experts from institutions within WAMC's listening area and across the country. Each segment is introduced by Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Pasquerella is the former president of Mount Holyoke College.

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The Theme: The Academic Minute opens with a selection by WAMC contributor and renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani, who appears on Classical Music According to Yehuda during The Roundtable. The piece is Bach's Suite No. 2 in D Minor.

Production support for The Academic Minute comes from the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

PROGRAMS

January 18, 2019
Is there air pollution in your home? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Md. Aynul Bari digs into this question.
January 17, 2019
Horror movies can be quite effective at scaring us. In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Michael Grabowski determines what makes them so successful.
January 16, 2019
How to reduce food waste? Recycle it. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Matthew Wallenstein determines how wasted food can help repair degraded soil.

Archive

May 13, 2011
n today’s Academic Minute, York College of Pennsylvania's Matthew Randall examines the new set of challenges information technology is posing to college graduates as they enter the workplace. Randall is executive director of York’s Center for Professional Excellence. Find out more about him here.
May 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the College of Saint Rose's Brian Jensen examines how the pesticides we use to make our lawns beautiful could be altering the ecology of streams and rivers. Jensen is an assistant professor of biology at Saint Rose. Find out more about him here.
May 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Temple University's Joris Drayer discusses how some professional sports teams are reassessing the value of their tickets. Drayer is an assistant professor of sports and recreation management at Temple. Find out more about him here.
May 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Steven Cohen of Columbia University’s Earth Institute examines the necessity of incorporating an environmental sustainability component into all business and public-policy degrees. Cohen is executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia, and director of the master’s program in environmental science and policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Find out more about him here.
May 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Charlene D’Avanzo discusses how biology professors are altering their teaching methods to address the discipline’s ever-expanding base of knowledge. D'Avanzo is professor of ecology in Hampshire's School of Natural Sciences. Find out more about her here.

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