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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.

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September 25, 2018
Best way to train new teachers? Get 'em in the classroom. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Don McClure discusses how this can create a more shared agenda in teacher education.
September 24, 2018
You’re not at your best when you face anxiety before an important test. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Liz Chase looks at teacher candidates and their rigorous clinical practice programs.
September 21, 2018
The stigmas against staying single are breaking down. In today's Academic Minute, Albertus Magnus College's Hilda Speicher determines that as time goes on, being unhitched is becoming easier.

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August 2, 2018
Protesting is a way to get your voice heard. In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Anna Amirkhanyan discusses what to do after the protest ends.
July 31, 2018
Where does the fight against ISIS stand today? In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Tricia Bacon examines how terrorist groups with allies can come back from the dead.
July 31, 2018
Need money for a project? Ask the crowd. In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Krista Tuomi discusses the pitfalls of relying on crowdfunding for cash.
July 30, 2018
Have human rights helped shape U.S. foreign policy in the past? In today's Academic Minute, part of American University Week, Sarah B. Snyder looks into this question.
July 27, 2018
Not enough graduates have data science and analysis skill sets. In today's Academic Minute, part of Siena College Week, Chester Brearey discusses why colleges need to help fill this gap.

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