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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

September 28, 2016
New ways of communicating the effects of climate change are needed. In today's Academic Minute, Barnard College's Stephanie Pfirman explores whether making a game of it will help spread the information.
September 27, 2016
Turn off the lights. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Richard Stevens examines the effects of electric light on our circadian rhythms.
September 26, 2016
The search for the Holy Grail of planets continues. In today's Academic Minute, San Francisco State University's Stephen Kane scours the universe for Earth-like rocks.

Archive

August 19, 2016
Do you talk to your pet? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cambridge's Arik Kershenbaum explores whether our pets actually understand what we’re saying.
August 18, 2016
What came before the animals we all know today? In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Simon Darroch discusses whether the spread of modern animals led to the demise of the previous era’s inhabitants.
August 17, 2016
Can a hockey goalie for your brain help stop Parkinson’s? In today's Academic Minute, Oregon Health & Science University's Kim Burchiel explains how deep brain stimulation can help treat this debilitating disease.
August 16, 2016
To explore our universe, head underground. In today's Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Robert Brinkmann discusses what caves have to tell us about our planet -- and even Mars and beyond.
August 15, 2016
Not all reckless drivers are alike. In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Thomas Brown examines each type of risky driver.

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