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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 16, 2017
The lasting impacts of Jim Crow can’t always be seen with our eyes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses how some scars are carried on the inside.
January 13, 2017
Do dolphins speak in different dialects? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's William Rogers examines river dolphins in Peru to answer this question.
January 12, 2017
What can fruit flies tell us about ourselves? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Prashanth Rangan delves into this question.

Archive

November 28, 2016
How is your exercise routine? In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Alison Phillips examines a way to make a new habit stick.
November 23, 2016
Are we thankful for the earth? In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Raymond Boisvert examines whether we do enough to give back to the planet that gives us life.
November 22, 2016
The holidays are a stressful time. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Nathan Deichert asserts that gratitude can help manage some of that anxiety.
November 21, 2016
How do we learn to value the things we already have? In today's Academic Minute, Denison University's Laura Russell discusses gratitude.
November 18, 2016
Taking selfies in nature could help the outdoor space you’re visiting. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Vermont's Laura Sonter, describes how she used uploaded photos to see where people are visiting the great outdoors and if this should be where the money goes.

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