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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

August 31, 2016
Thunderstorms are a summertime staple across the country. In today's Academic Minute, the University of New Hampshire's Joseph Dwyer explains that scientists are still studying these storms to get a handle on how they actually work.
August 30, 2016
Why is there mercury in California’s fog? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California Santa Cruz's Peter Weiss explains why fog, and not rain, collects mercury from the atmosphere and what that could mean for coastal environments.
August 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.

Archive

October 23, 2014
Extinction is a very real threat for all species, not just the exotic creatures we're accustomed to picturing. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg profiles the issue of domestic extinction.
October 22, 2014
We’ve previously examined how the multilingual nature of today’s classroom is shaping language learning. In today’s Academic Minute, Union College's Megan M. Ferry examines the scope of learning a foreign language today.
October 21, 2014
We're learning more and more about black holes every day. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia Institute of Technology's Tamara Bogdanovic, discusses her work using advanced supercomputers to make predictions about the behavior of black holes.
October 20, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of California at San Diego's Doug Smith discusses the role of his field in the study of genetics and DNA.
October 17, 2014
The way flies perceive sound is helping engineers improve on microphone technology. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Neal A. Hall discusses the buzz surrounding his latest word.

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