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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.

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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.
April 20, 2017
We’ve all heard about alternative facts by now. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Tufts University's Ronald Pies explores how we can tell whether someone is lying or just stating a falsehood.

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June 23, 2015
Computers are getting smaller faster. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Deji Akinwande discusses Moore’s law and some groundbreaking technology advances.
June 22, 2015
Remember the hysteria related to Y2K? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Surrey’s Radu Sporea profiles a very similar issue we may face in 2038.
June 19, 2015
There’s a very limited chance you’ve heard of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Adam Sobel details this phenomenon known better by its acronym, the MJO.
June 18, 2015
Networking with your colleagues can be an onerous task. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Tiziana Casciaro discusses the nature of networking and the resultant feelings.
June 17, 2015
What can gestational diabetes tell us? In today's Academic Minute, Lisa Chasan-Taber of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst discusses how the condition manifests itself later in life.

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