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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 29, 2016
People cluster together in cities, by chance or by choice. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines how this applies to physics and whether cities behave like particles in a nucleus.
July 28, 2016
More information on enslaved people has come from an unlikely place. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama's Joshua Rothman discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves gives us a more complete picture of our history.
July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.

Archive

October 27, 2014
The climb toward equality continues in the LGBT community. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cape Town's Alexandra Müller chronicles the plight of LGBT patients in the health care arena.
October 24, 2014
Sometimes you know what needs to be said, and you know why you need to say it – but putting it into words becomes an intractable path. In today's Academic Minute, Elms College's Dan Chelotti delves into writer’s block to quantify this difficulty so many of us have experienced.
October 23, 2014
Extinction is a very real threat for all species, not just the exotic creatures we're accustomed to picturing. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg profiles the issue of domestic extinction.
October 22, 2014
We’ve previously examined how the multilingual nature of today’s classroom is shaping language learning. In today’s Academic Minute, Union College's Megan M. Ferry examines the scope of learning a foreign language today.
October 21, 2014
We're learning more and more about black holes every day. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia Institute of Technology's Tamara Bogdanovic, discusses her work using advanced supercomputers to make predictions about the behavior of black holes.

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