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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.


October 24, 2016
Will young voters help decide this election? In today's Academic Minute, Wright State University's Corey Seemiller discusses Generation Z and whether they’ll make a showing at the polls.
October 21, 2016
Could modern conspiracy theories be traced back to ancient Rome? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Victoria Pagan delves into whether ancient examples can relate to present day theories.
October 20, 2016
Should the electoral college be abolished? In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Stephen Schwalbe details why that might not be the best course of action.


September 14, 2016
We like choosing for ourselves -- but how about for others? In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Mary Steffel examines why people pass the buck when it comes to making decisions.
September 13, 2016
Extinction doesn’t always happen in the blink of an eye. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Charles Mitchell discusses how nature usually takes a slower course to the same goal.
September 12, 2016
When was the last time you were somewhere quiet? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Scott Campbell discusses solitude and its benefits in a more connected world.
September 9, 2016
How do girls stand out in a male-dominated art form? In today's Academic Minute, Jessica Pabon, of the State University of New York at New Paltz, examines the underground culture of graffiti from a feminist perspective.
September 8, 2016
How many times will you look at your smartphone while listening to this program? In today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's James Roberts examines whether smartphone addiction is real.


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