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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

February 18, 2019
Want to ask a politician a tough question? Good luck. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Alicia Simmons explores why it’s difficult to ask hard-hitting questions these days.
February 15, 2019
Each community reflects on the freedom of enslaved people differently. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Kalenda Eaton examines how different countries celebrate and reflect.
February 14, 2019
Removing physical barriers doesn’t always alleviate social ones. In today's Academic Minute, part of Arcadia University Week, Warren Haffar studies shared spaces in the divided capital of Cyprus.

Archive

December 12, 2018
If you have time, please take a listen to this segment. In today's Academic Minute, St. Edward's University's Emily Bernate looks at softening our requests to sound more polite.
December 11, 2018
How is Title IX being used to combat gender inequalities in higher education? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Celene Reynolds explores this question.
December 10, 2018
Can the humanities and the STEM disciplines overlap? In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Mark West describes a few examples where applying the techniques of both disciplines was beneficial.
December 7, 2018
To help detect a DeepFake video, look at the eyes. In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Siwei Lyu discusses the battle against DeepFakes.
December 6, 2018
Save time at the crime scene, catch more criminals. In today's Academic Minute, part of University at Albany Week, Igor Lednev explores a faster way to gather details for law enforcement.

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