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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 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.
August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.
August 24, 2016
Our understanding of the universe is getting smaller and smaller. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's John Cummings describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos.

Archive

October 6, 2014
Philanthropy is defined as a desire to improve overall welfare. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Kathryn Heinze shows the potential of philanthropy when an NFL franchise focuses on the community.
October 3, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Lisa Huisman Koops explains why the closed environment of the car is an ideal location to musically bond with your kids.
October 2, 2014
Is the satisfaction of one’s purchase dependent on the money left after the transaction is complete? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arkansas' Robin Soster discusses the bottom dollar effect.
October 1, 2014
With new technological advances come unforeseen legal issues. In today's Academic Minute, Rice University's Kirsten Matthews addresses the patenting process in the biotechnology field. Matthews is a fellow in science and technology policy at Rice. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 30, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Patrick Forber explains the work he and a team of researchers are doing on how spite has evolved.

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