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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

April 23, 2018
Horses' anatomy might need a rewrite. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Nikos Solounias examines whether horses have more toes than previously thought.
April 20, 2018
Communication between doctors and patients is key. In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Christi Masters says one way to achieve this is to send doctors packing.
April 19, 2018
Can virtual reality help you become more open to other people? In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Mesut Akdere delves into this question.

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November 3, 2016
Political narratives are an important part of an election cycle. In today's Academic Minute, Bryant University's Richard Holtzman explores the importance of narrative to political candidates.
November 2, 2016
How do you promote civil discourse in our democracy? In today's Academic Minute, Meredith College's Whitney Manzo explains how getting students thinking and talking about it may help turn the tide.
November 1, 2016
What makes a candidate qualified for political office? In today's Academic Minute, Shippensburg University's Cynthia Botteron explains how other countries handle this question and whether Americans could learn a thing or two.
October 31, 2016
This Halloween, be on the lookout for vampires -- and tuberculosis. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Charles Sohaskey asks if this disease could play a part in the origin of vampire mythology.
October 28, 2016
The Great Pumpkin and Charlie Brown are part of Halloween. In today's Academic Minute, Washington and Lee University's Stephen Lind takes a deeper look at this classic TV special and the lessons it teaches us about faith and doubt.

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