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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

October 18, 2017
What should you do with your time while in jail? In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Commonwealth University's David Coogan examines a writing exercise that could change prisoners' course once they are released.
October 17, 2017
Can raw data change how we listen to music? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Brian Moon discusses how the industry is using numbers and algorithms to shape the songs of the future.
October 16, 2017
The origins of humanity are being rewritten. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Omer Gokcumen details new findings and how they alter our knowledge of the past.

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September 1, 2017
Could we live our lives without numbers? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Caleb Everett discusses how some primitive societies still do and how we use numbers to make our lives easier.
August 31, 2017
Be careful how you talk about groups of people. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Erin Cooley delves into how language affects what we think of people and their experiences. Cooley is an assistant professor of psychology at Colgate. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
August 30, 2017
Politically charged sermons can have varying effects on congregations. In today's Academic Minute, Wayne State University's R. Khari Brown examines the pulpit.
August 29, 2017
We like taking pictures of moments that reflect the best of our shared history. In today's Academic Minute, Gettysburg College's Sahana Mukherjee examines why this can lead to denying injustices of the past.
August 28, 2017
Can you handle the truth? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University Kokomo's Mark Canada examines whether the claims of “fake news” can have a real effect on the population.

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