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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

January 20, 2017
Is laughing gas a bad thing? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater explores this silly question.
January 19, 2017
How do you have a breakthrough in randomness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's David Zuckerman details how algorithms and computers can make sense of randomness.
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.

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November 10, 2016
Why do people wait to tell others about traumatic events? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Joan Cook discusses reasons that cause this delay.
November 9, 2016
We might not be as prepared for a natural disaster as we think. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Ann Gordon examines if our preparedness could use a tune-up.
November 8, 2016
Politicians make a lot of apologies. In today's Academic Minute, Vassar College's Benjamin Ho examines whether these apologies work and if there are consequences either way.
November 7, 2016
Working-class voters have been in the news during this election season. In today's Academic Minute, Georgetown University's Sherry Linkon delves into deindustrialization and how it can affect this portion of voters this cycle.
November 4, 2016
Political candidates are marketed to voters using the magic of music. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Paul Christiansen explores the way music is used to sway the public one way or the other.

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