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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

April 26, 2017
Are you avoiding some important information? In today's Academic Minute, Carnegie Mellon University's Russell Golman explores this question.
April 25, 2017
Is the partisan divide on climate change due to some portions of the media? In today's Academic Minute, Bucknell University's Joanna Huxster examines whether there is an alternative view of the situation.
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.

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May 14, 2015
As our lifespans continually increase, unforeseen problems are arising. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Georgiana Bostean describes the crises currently being faced in the field of elder care.
May 13, 2015
This universe of ours is pretty big, and it might be bigger than we think. In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Heidi Newberg discusses her study of the size of the galaxy.
May 12, 2015
The nature of your surroundings might dictate your desires. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Ryan Schacht explains how our reproductive goals relate to availability.
May 11, 2015
Do you always understand exactly what you’re signing? In today's Academic Minute, St. John's University's Jeff Sovern discusses the contracts we all tend to sign without really reading.
May 8, 2015
Translation doesn’t always accurately convey the original writer’s intent. In today's Academic Minute, Vassar College's Kathleen Hart discusses the nature of creating meaningful translations.

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