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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

June 22, 2018
We’ve always heard that football is a masculine sport. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio Northern University's Russ Crawford says women also play the game, and their numbers are increasing.
June 21, 2018
Slavery was profitable for many enslavers. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Lou Roper delves into how the British Empire used slavery to fuel its expansion in the 17th century.
June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.

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May 1, 2018
Americans are not very good at determining how active they are. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Arie Kapteyn explores why.
April 30, 2018
How long have Republicans been red and Democrats blue? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's David Kastan determines that it might not be as long as you think.
April 27, 2018
What happens after the students stop marching? In today's Academic Minute, part two of our student protest series, Villanova University's Jerusha Conner discusses one way these young activists can also make an impact in the future.
April 26, 2018
There’s been an increase in student activism after recent mass shootings. In today's Academic Minute, Part 1 of our student protest series, Villanova University's Jerusha Conner compares this movement with another politically charged time in our history.
April 25, 2018
Mental health is a big news topic in the U.S., but not in every country. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Edward Cohen explores mental health education in a foreign land.

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