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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

April 25, 2017
Is the partisan divide on climate change due to some portions of the media? In today's Academic Minute, Bucknell University's Joanna Huxster examines whether there is an alternative view of the situation.
April 24, 2017
Hate groups have taken their messages online. In today's Academic Minute, Pace University's Adam Klein discusses how these groups have spread their messages via the internet.
April 21, 2017
1984 is back on the best-seller lists. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Case Western Reserve University's John Broich determines the reasons behind readers’ renewed interest in the Thought Police.

Archive

July 16, 2015
Do you know the Beatles as well as a computer does? In today's Academic Minute, Lawrence Technological University's Lior Shamir discusses efforts to improve the creative intelligence of computers.
July 15, 2015
We all need water! In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Upmanu Lall explores the future of irrigation.
July 14, 2015
We’re about to learn a lot about Pluto. In today's Academic Minute, Williams College's Jay Pasachoff details the exciting intergalactic current events. Pasachoff is director of Hopkins Observatory, chair of the astronomy department, and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
July 13, 2015
Is the production of chocolate hurting certain species? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's W. Scott McGraw explains the dark side of cocoa farming.
July 10, 2015
Apparently, Marcel Proust was funny. In today's Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Catherine Le Gouis helps us appreciate the famed writer’s comedy.

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