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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.

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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 21, 2019
Our view of the trading of enslaved people needs a different perspective. In today's Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Rachel Engmann discusses why African experiences need to be brought to the fore.
January 18, 2019
Is there air pollution in your home? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Md. Aynul Bari digs into this question.
January 17, 2019
Horror movies can be quite effective at scaring us. In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Michael Grabowski determines what makes them so successful.

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November 28, 2018
The government is now a troll on social media. In today's Academic Minute, the U.S. Air Force Academy's Douglas McKechnie examines the new way we interact with our political leaders.
November 27, 2018
Not all enslaved people fled to the North. In today's Academic Minute, Hostos Community College's Sean Gerrity describes how some didn’t need to go far to find freedom.
November 26, 2018
Americans have long had a love affair with the automobile. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's John Heitmann explores how we reshaped the car as it has reshaped us.
November 25, 2018
There is more than one way to think of time. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Jing Hu is on the clock.
November 25, 2018
The NFL’s profits may be booming, but a reduction in youth players is also looming. In today's Academic Minute, Newbury College's Rocco Porreca describes changes being made to try to save football.

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