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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

June 21, 2018
Slavery was profitable for many enslavers. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Lou Roper delves into how the British Empire used slavery to fuel its expansion in the 17th century.
June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.
June 19, 2018
Childcare in the U.S. can cost more than college tuition. In today's Academic Minute, American University's Taryn Morrissey explores how to make childcare affordable.

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November 15, 2016
Traces of supernovas in the cosmos could be in our oceans. In today's Academic Minute, Technical University of Munich's Shawn Bishop asks if this is a clue to an extinction event from our past.
November 14, 2016
Are you a morning person or a night person? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University at Bloomington's Ed Hirt discusses how self-sabotaging behavior might happen when we think we’re at our best.
November 11, 2016
Do news media corporations actually function with eyes wide open? In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of SUNY Polytechnic Institute examines this question.
November 10, 2016
Why do people wait to tell others about traumatic events? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Joan Cook discusses reasons that cause this delay.
November 9, 2016
We might not be as prepared for a natural disaster as we think. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Ann Gordon examines if our preparedness could use a tune-up.

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