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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 28, 2016
New ways of communicating the effects of climate change are needed. In today's Academic Minute, Barnard College's Stephanie Pfirman explores whether making a game of it will help spread the information.
September 27, 2016
Turn off the lights. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Richard Stevens examines the effects of electric light on our circadian rhythms.
September 26, 2016
The search for the Holy Grail of planets continues. In today's Academic Minute, San Francisco State University's Stephen Kane scours the universe for Earth-like rocks.

Archive

August 5, 2016
Are we entering a new age? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Leicester's Jan Zalasiewicz delves into the Anthropocene.
August 4, 2016
Studying women in politics helps us understand the past and how to improve the future. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Indianapolis's Laura Albright examines the life of a female former governor and shows us how far there is to go.
August 3, 2016
When was your last conversation with a stranger? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Barbara Looney examines how in a more digitized world, conversation skills need to be strengthened through practice.
August 2, 2016
Go with the flow. In today's Academic Minute, the SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell explains that getting users in a flow state may be the best way to get them to pay to use a wearable 3-D gaming device.
August 1, 2016
Could being creative come with a side dish of psychopathy? In today's Academic Minute, De La Salle University's Adrianne John Galang explains why highly creative artists may have a bit of dark side, too.

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