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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

January 16, 2017
The lasting impacts of Jim Crow can’t always be seen with our eyes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses how some scars are carried on the inside.
January 13, 2017
Do dolphins speak in different dialects? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's William Rogers examines river dolphins in Peru to answer this question.
January 12, 2017
What can fruit flies tell us about ourselves? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Prashanth Rangan delves into this question.

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February 3, 2015
The concept of nothingness is very different in outer space. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Paul Matthew Sutter discusses nothing through the lens of cosmology.
February 2, 2015
Because of their speedy reproductive rates, fruit flies are exceptionally useful for scientific experimentation. We’ve seen it before: here and here. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts' Michele Markstein explores their use in improving chemotherapy treatment.
January 30, 2015
The hiding of information and knowledge can prove disastrous. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto Scarborough's David Zweig discusses the effects of knowledge hiding.
January 29, 2015
Interdisciplinary studies can provide insights heretofore unexamined. In today's Academic Minute, Murray State University's Kit Wesler presents an archaeological understanding of climate change.
January 28, 2015
We're learning more and more about Alzheimer's disease. In today's Academic Minute, Brian Balin of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine focuses on explaining and treating the devastating neurodegenerative disease.

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