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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

September 26, 2017
Does killing from a distance change how humans feel about the act of taking a life? In today's Academic Minute, California State University Northridge's Abraham Rutchick explores this question.
September 25, 2017
Governments taking away health care is actually quite rare. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's Simon Haeder explores the relationship between governments and health care programs through history.
September 22, 2017
Fathers’ relationships with their sons may be more than meets the eye. In today's Academic Minute, part of Parenting Week, the University of Arizona's Kory Floyd describes the hidden portions of paternal relationships.

Archive

August 3, 2017
Bacteria are everywhere, but how much do we know about these tiny machines? Today on the Academic Minute, Hampshire College’s Megan Dobro explores how we’re learning more about them.
August 2, 2017
Our sun might have a twin. In today's Academic Minute, Steven Stahler of the University of California, Berkeley, examines binary stars and whether our sun’s twin is still out there in the universe.
August 1, 2017
Navigating the world is becoming more complicated for the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Ulster's Ray Raymond has four lessons for the country to heed.
July 31, 2017
You can’t always give students what they want. In today's Academic Minute, Albright College's Justin Couchman discusses why giving them what they need can be hard, but useful.
July 28, 2017
We all need to de-clutter our homes. In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Karen Winterich discusses a new trick to get people to give away more of the stuff they have trouble parting with.

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