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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 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.
August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.
August 24, 2016
Our understanding of the universe is getting smaller and smaller. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's John Cummings describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos.

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January 7, 2015
Without doubt, Michael Brown’s death and the related events occurring in and around Ferguson, Mo., have catalyzed national debate about race relations. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Charlton McIlwain suggests that news coverage about Brown did not always focus completely on ethnicity.
January 6, 2015
Certain personality traits appear to have direct correlations with somewhat unrelated attitudes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Jacob Hirsh analyzes these connections to make larger predictions about specific ideological trends on a national level.
January 5, 2015
Is your Facebook feed distorting your ability to recall events accurately? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Kimberly Fenn discusses how social media sharing can distort memory.
December 19, 2014
Not everyone takes the traditional four-year path through the university system. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Joni Finney discusses some non-standard routes toward graduation.
December 18, 2014
The tone of a written passage can fully influence how it is comprehended. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Richard Lachmann is studying the shifting tonality of textbooks especially in their treatment of war.

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