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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 18, 2017
Are you getting enough playtime? In today's Academic Minute, Knox College's Teresa Gonzales explores how play isn’t just for kids and how it can be used to make better communities.
August 17, 2017
Is America seen as a masculine country? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cologne's Laura Van Berkel determines if citizens feel gender inequality is ingrained in our national identity.
August 16, 2017
Climate change doesn’t always happen over a long period of time. In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Jessica Oster looks underground for evidence of an abrupt change to the world’s weather.

Archive

February 25, 2016
The definition of purity doesn’t change across cultures, but ideas about the processes of purification do. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Spike W. S. Lee examines how different cultures consider purity … and morality.
February 24, 2016
If you’re looking for honesty, not all countries are alike. In today's Academic Minute, the University of East Anglia's David Hugh-Jones discusses his research into honesty across cultures.
February 23, 2016
How do you get medical samples from one place to another in places without roads? In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Timothy Amukele discusses the use of drones to help alleviate this problem.
February 22, 2016
Are you a slacktivist? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Sandra González-Bailón explores the rise of slacktivism online and whether it affects the real world.
February 19, 2016
Communication is a big component in the health of mother-daughter relationships. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Haley Kranstuber Horstman details how telling their stories to their mothers can help daughters through rough periods in their lives.

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