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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

August 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.
August 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.
August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.

Archive

July 13, 2016
Health care needs don’t stop when you’re behind bars. In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Susan Loeb examines end-of-life care for those in prison.
July 12, 2016
Why are some objects described as feminine and other masculine? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Anthony Corbeill delves into this question and whether things are changing.
July 11, 2016
How does the brain recognize the words you read? In today's Academic Minute, John Henderson of the University of California, Davis, explains how finding out the answer could help people who have difficulty reading.
July 8, 2016
Gothic novels and architecture have always had an appeal in the United States. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Kerry Dean Carso examines this art form and what makes the mysterious exciting.
July 7, 2016
How do you study monkeys that you can’t see? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Janice Chism describes looking for meaning in saki monkey calls to observe this bashful breed.

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