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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 29, 2016
People cluster together in cities, by chance or by choice. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines how this applies to physics and whether cities behave like particles in a nucleus.
July 28, 2016
More information on enslaved people has come from an unlikely place. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama's Joshua Rothman discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves gives us a more complete picture of our history.
July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.

Archive

September 29, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's William Alex Pridemore discusses the increased health risk that prisoners face.
September 26, 2014
If you've seen the Academy Award-winning film Amadeus, you'll recall the laborious depictions of Mozart as he composed his musical masterpieces using pen and ink. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Ching-Hua Chuan adds an element of technology into the composition process.
September 25, 2014
The image of the sleep-deprived parent tending to a middle-of-the-night feeding is a common one when you think about caring for an infant child. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's Hawley Montgomery-Downs explains how fragmented sleep patterns present serious risks.
September 24, 2014
That smart phone in your pocket is one amazing device. In today's Academic Minute, the the University of Surrey's Radu Sporea discusses the astonishing intricacies of technology that we often take for granted.
September 23, 2014
The goal of effective marketing is to target potential consumers. In today's Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Amit Bhattacharjee discusses the unintended consequences of a marketing plan that is too effective.

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