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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.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

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

May 22, 2017
Detective fiction has been around longer than Dickens and Poe. In today's Academic Minute, McDaniel College's Mary Bendel-Simso discusses the real origins of the genre and what we can learn from it.
May 19, 2017
Critical thinking is an important skill for students. In today's Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Anne McLaughlin explores the best way to impart this skill to a class.
May 18, 2017
We all hate waiting behind a school bus on the way to work. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Ali Haghani determines if school bus routes could be made more efficient.

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April 19, 2017
Why is the National Endowment for the Arts on the chopping block? Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Pennsylvania State University's Aaron Knochel looks into this question.
April 18, 2017
The recent health care bill was much talked about in the news. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Daniel Orenstein of the University of California, San Francisco, delves into a less-covered portion of this failed legislation that might have had big consequences.
April 17, 2017
The travel ban has been a big topic in the news. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Brown University's Corey Brettschneider discusses whether the ban is legal.
April 14, 2017
Have we been studying fashion incorrectly? In today's Academic Minute, Albright College's Damayanthie Eluwawalage lays out the reasons to give fashion history an alteration.
April 13, 2017
Is it nature or nurture? Or is it both? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Jason Boardman examines whether each plays a part in our development.

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