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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 26, 2016
Sadness might not be a negative emotion when it comes to music. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Jyväskylä's Henna-Riikka Peltola discusses how emotions are never as simple as sad or happy.
July 25, 2016
Bringing people together for a weekend can be better for a city than building a museum. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Jonathan Wynn discusses how more performances and less concrete can lead to fewer problems for cities.
July 22, 2016
Retaining one’s cultural identity can be important for couples in intercultural unions. In today’s Academic Minute, Whitman College’s Helen Kim examines if combining cultures, races or religious backgrounds can make both stronger in the long run.

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June 9, 2016
Everyone has a smartphone these days, but the media is still looking for the best way to reach them. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Florida’s Sylvia Chan-Olmsted determines that bite-size amounts of information may be the best way to hook readers.
June 8, 2016
Improving our understanding of matter could lead to new technologies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Santa Barbara's David Weld discusses how getting a solid out of equilibrium could bring us big benefits in the future.
June 7, 2016
Is protection against the herpes virus on the way? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Deepak Shukla explores how nanoparticles could be the answer to ridding ourselves of this disease.
June 6, 2016
Driving has continued to be a source of pollution. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Trevor Douglas discusses an enzyme that may help us power our cars on water and sunlight.
June 3, 2016
Just what do academics do when they’re not teaching? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger sheds light on the life of academics when they’re not standing at the front of the classroom.

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