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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

March 29, 2017
Is eating red meat bad for you? In today's Academic Minute, Purdue University's Wayne Campbell delves into this question.
March 28, 2017
Get up and move. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Kimberly Bigelow explains why being active can help older adults live better and avoid falls.
March 27, 2017
Does observing fear in others change your brain? In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Alexei Morozov determines the answer.

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June 25, 2015
Sometimes living things don’t share a perfect symbiotic relationship. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Joseph Pawlik discusses sponges and coral reefs.
June 24, 2015
Viruses are all around us. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Graham F. Hatfull discusses efforts to decode their genetic makeup.
June 23, 2015
Computers are getting smaller faster. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Deji Akinwande discusses Moore’s law and some groundbreaking technology advances.
June 22, 2015
Remember the hysteria related to Y2K? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Surrey’s Radu Sporea profiles a very similar issue we may face in 2038.
June 19, 2015
There’s a very limited chance you’ve heard of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Adam Sobel details this phenomenon known better by its acronym, the MJO.

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