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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.

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August 22, 2017
Can teens be trusted to report truthfully on a scientific study? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Jessica Fish examines whether the stigma of mischievous teens is true or false.
August 21, 2017
A total solar eclipse is coming to the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff discusses this rare astronomical event.
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.

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January 18, 2016
What happened to fleeing slaves after they reached the end of the Underground Railroad? In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Adam Arenson examines the lives of African-Americans in the North after escaping slavery.
January 18, 2016
What happened to fleeing slaves after they reached the end of the Underground Railroad? In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Adam Arenson examines the lives of African-Americans in the North after escaping slavery.
January 15, 2016
Why are your digital pictures so grainy? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Justin Dressel explains how quantum physics has a lot to do with what shows up on your screen.
January 14, 2016
Keep your eyes on the road. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's David Strayer explores the rise of infotainment systems in our cars and their potential consequences on our driving.
January 13, 2016
The use of herbicides is widespread, but we don’t know the whole story. In today's Academic Minute, Towson University's John Sivey examines what happens to these chemicals after they are applied.

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