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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 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.
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.

Archive

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.
April 9, 2015
Atomic element #79 is the precious metal more commonly known as gold. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Catherine J. Murphy describes her work with gold on a nanoscale level and showing its usage far beyond the creation of jewelry.
April 8, 2015
Why do we recycle? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Scranton's Jessica Nolan explores the psychology of recycling.
April 7, 2015
Are you a Neanderthal? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Glenn Geher explains why you might very well share some DNA with these ancestors of ours.
April 6, 2015
Does temperature affect the spread of the common cold? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Ellen Foxman explores how the rhinovirus travels.

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