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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.

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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

January 22, 2019
The history of enslaved people isn’t limited to the South. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Graham Hodges looks at two alternative points of view on black history in New Jersey.
January 21, 2019
Our view of the trading of enslaved people needs a different perspective. In today's Academic Minute, Hampshire College's Rachel Engmann discusses why African experiences need to be brought to the fore.
January 18, 2019
Is there air pollution in your home? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Md. Aynul Bari digs into this question.

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November 25, 2018
The NFL’s profits may be booming, but a reduction in youth players is also looming. In today's Academic Minute, Newbury College's Rocco Porreca describes changes being made to try to save football.
November 21, 2018
Ready to belly up to the bar for another bland beer? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Oswego's Ranjit Dighe explores how the effects of Prohibition are still being felt today.
November 20, 2018
Can you define a wine by the people who make it? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nevada at Reno's Kerri Lesh uncorks one wine that evades normal descriptions.
November 19, 2018
Is caffeine bad for teens? In today's Academic Minute, the College of the Holy Cross's Alison Bryant Ludden says the reasons behind caffeine use may be a bigger issue.
November 16, 2018
Social media gives a big opportunity to brag about yourself. But should you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton’s Erin O’Mara explains that being a braggart might not be the best way to get more friends.

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