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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

May 22, 2018
Are aliens avoiding us? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Auckland's Timothy Mulgan discusses a philosophical viewpoint of extraterrestrials.
May 21, 2018
Dancing isn’t just for the young. In today's Academic Minute, Hamline University's Lisa Stegall describes how moving to the muic may reduce fall risk in the elderly.
May 18, 2018
Women now get the more tattoos than men in the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Beverly Thompson explores how discrimination still follows women in this artistic endeavor.

Archive

September 9, 2016
How do girls stand out in a male-dominated art form? In today's Academic Minute, Jessica Pabon, of the State University of New York at New Paltz, examines the underground culture of graffiti from a feminist perspective.
September 8, 2016
How many times will you look at your smartphone while listening to this program? In today's Academic Minute, Baylor University's James Roberts examines whether smartphone addiction is real.
September 7, 2016
Why don’t fashion models smile? In today's Academic Minute, Nottingham Trent University's Vanessa Brown explores this question.
September 5, 2016
Who was Rosie the Riveter? In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's James Kimble explains why the person we thought was Rosie all along may not be the real thing.
September 4, 2016
High school memories never fade. In today's Academic Minute, Knox College's Frank McAndrew details why the memories made during our formative years are so strong no matter how old we are.

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