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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 25, 2016
Bringing people together for a weekend can be better for a city than building a museum. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Jonathan Wynn discusses how more performances and less concrete can lead to fewer problems for cities.
July 22, 2016
Retaining one’s cultural identity can be important for couples in intercultural unions. In today’s Academic Minute, Whitman College’s Helen Kim examines if combining cultures, races or religious backgrounds can make both stronger in the long run.
July 21, 2016
How can tree rings and shipwrecks help us predict where hurricanes will hit in the future? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Valerie Trouet explains how studying the past can help us protect ourselves in the 21st century.

Archive

October 14, 2014
Before there was KnowYourMeme.com -- the definitive encyclopedia of Internet tropes -- the concept of memes needed to be defined. In today's Academic Minute, Harvard University's Michele Coscia discusses the importance of understanding memetics. Coscia is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Center for International Development.
October 13, 2014
Criminals better start wearing hairnets! In today's Academic Minute, Queen’s University in Canada's Diane Beauchemin discusses her work on furthering forensic hair identification techniques.
October 10, 2014
Can interaction with horses hold the key to helping those afflicted with psychological disorders? In today's Academic Minute, North Dakota State University's Erika Berg explores the therapeutic benefits of horses.
October 9, 2014
One of the top priorities in the medical field is diagnosing and stopping the growth of cancer. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Georgia's Ying Xu discusses his study of hypoxia, an affliction thought to be related to the development of cancer.
October 8, 2014
A few weeks ago, The Academic Minute featured research touting the health benefits of green space. In today's Academic Minute, we feature the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Kristen Malecki, whose research focuses on the lack of green space awareness.

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