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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.

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January 18, 2017
Celiac disease and gluten have become big topics in the news. In today's Academic Minute, St. Lawrence University's Paul Graham takes a detailed look at this rare affliction.
January 17, 2017
We’re in the middle of an opioid crisis. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida’s David Courtwright discusses an earlier epidemic and what we can learn from it.
January 16, 2017
The lasting impacts of Jim Crow can’t always be seen with our eyes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses how some scars are carried on the inside.

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April 16, 2015
The climate has always been changing. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Gabe Bowen offers an interesting profile of the climate as it’s been and as it might become.
April 15, 2015
Are you bored? If you are, do you know what type of boredom you are experience? There are several types, and in today's Academic Minute, the University of Konstanz's Thomas Goetz discusses his discovery of yet another variety of boredom.
April 14, 2015
Are you addicted to your Kindle? These neat little devices are definitely convenient, but do they take away from the experience of reading? In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's John Lurz discusses physical media through a close reading of Marcel Proust.
April 13, 2015
The recent nuclear deal reached by the US, its allies and Iran has incredible, worldwide implications. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Nancy Gallagher analyzes the public perception of this deal.
April 10, 2015
Depictions of the Crusades usually entail throngs of pillaging troops sacking cities and running amok. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Greg Bell profiles the Crusades with a focus on the time off the battlefield.

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