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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

September 22, 2014
Being a single parent is tough; being an unemployed single parent is even tougher. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Jennie Brand takes a look at the effects of job loss on single mothers.
September 17, 2014
The slightest disruption might turn an ecosystem upside down. In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Felicia Keesing profiles biodiversity in the savannas of Africa and analyzes the threatened biodiversity that inhabits these lands.
September 16, 2014
A nice walk in the park can certainly be refreshing, but it may come with some added health benefits too. In today's Academic Minute, the Medical College of Wisconsin's Kirsten Beyer discusses the positive impact of green space.
September 15, 2014
The linguistic landscape of the classroom is changing. In today's Academic Minute, Amanda Kibler chronicles the evolving nature of language and learning in this global age.
September 12, 2014
Honey is tasty, but it seems the delicious treat's medical applications go further than once thought. In today's Academic Minute, Salve Regina University's Susan Meschwitz describes her study of the health benefits of honey.

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