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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.

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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.

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October 3, 2018
Consumerism is at the heart of our economy. In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Madhavi Venkatesan delves into conscious consumerism and sustainability as economic policy. 
October 3, 2018
Wolves have their own voices. In today's Academic Minute, Carthage College's Angela Dassow says wolf vocalization recordings can help monitor pack populations in a less invasive manner.
October 2, 2018
The stories of the enslaved in the U.S. are still being told. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Susanna Ashton explores the story of Samuel Williams.
October 1, 2018
Should artists make more money for their work? In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Amy Whitaker describes a way artists can keep paychecks coming after their artwork has already been sold.
September 28, 2018
Do you always understand exactly what you're signing? In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Jeff Sovern discusses the contracts we all tend to sign without really reading.

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