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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

January 20, 2017
Is laughing gas a bad thing? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explores this silly question.
January 19, 2017
How do you have a breakthrough in randomness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's David Zuckerman details how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness.
January 18, 2017
Celiac disease and gluten have become big topics in the news. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Paul Graham takes a detailed look at this rare affliction.

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December 16, 2016
Are the Beats still relevant today? In today's Academic Minute, Beacon College's William Nesbitt explores this literary movement and what we’re still learning from them today.
December 15, 2016
There is still one genocide Germany has not taken responsibility for. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam A. Blackler says Germany’s actions in Africa need to be recognized, too.
December 14, 2016
Do you have a drink of water before bed? In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Charles Bourque explains why you might want to be hydrated before zonking out for the night.
December 13, 2016
The achievement gap in science can start early. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s F. Chris Curran explores why there’s a need to focus on early science learning.
December 12, 2016
Could continuous light make you age faster? In today’s Academic Minute, Leiden University’s Elaine Lucassen discusses the importance of the circadian rhythm on our natural processes.

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