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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

November 13, 2018
How do you find out what infants do and do not know? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Kelsey Lucca discusses this question.
November 12, 2018
Making a rhyme every time is great for children’s minds. In today's Academic Minute, Santa Clara University's Kirsten Read explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading.
November 9, 2018
You could hear this more clearly if you could see me talking. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Julia Strand explains how seeing a talking face gives us clues even if we can’t fully hear what is being said.

Archive

March 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's David Brady explores the relationship between a country or region’s level of poverty and its dominant political philosophy. Brady is an associate professor of sociology at Duke. Find out more about him here.
March 9, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Adelphi University's Roni Berger discusses her experience as an eyewitness to revolution on a recent trip to Tunisia. Berger is a professor of social work at Adelphi. Find out more about her here.
March 8, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Adirondack Community College's Keith Pomakoy explores the use of the term genocide in connection with recent events in Libya. Pomakoy is assistant professor of history at SUNY Adirondack, and author of Helping Humanity: American Policy and Genocide Rescue.
March 7, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Douglas Robinson examines the environmental factors that trigger migration instincts in birds. Robinson is an assistant professor at Mount Saint Mary, where he teaches classes on animal behavior, ecology, ornithology, vertebrate biology and general biology, among others. Find out more about him here.
March 4, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Bryant University's Amber Day examines the rise of political satire and why it is becoming a normal feature of political discourse. Day is an assistant professor in the English and cultural studies department at Bryant, and author of Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate (Indiana University Press), scheduled for release this month. Find out more about her here.

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