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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 6, 2016
Preventing genocide is one of our biggest challenges. In today's Academic Minute, Keene State College's James Waller says a human problem has a human solution.
July 5, 2016
Selective attention is a key practice to help us process our busy world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Eric Taylor discusses the two modes of information selecting we use and whether they’re automatic.
July 4, 2016
What do the humanities have to teach the business sector? In today's Academic Minute, Franklin & Marshall College's Jeff Nesteruk describes the power of stories and why businesses need to tell better ones to survive in today’s environment.
July 1, 2016
Do virtues or vices make for a more influential politician? In today's Academic Minute, Leanne ten Brinke of the University of California, Berkeley, describes how these different factors affect the political elite.
June 30, 2016
The sounds of a city can be just as distinct as its skyline. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger explores the noises that permeate the neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

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