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.

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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.


August 6, 2020
Are insects hindering crime scene investigations? In today's Academic Minute, part of Loyola University Maryland Week, David Rivers explores how these critters can send investigators on the wrong track.
August 5, 2020
We could all use some psychological first aid right now. In today's Academic Minute, part of Loyola University Maryland Week, Jeff Lating explores how a tool can reduce anxiety and stress at a crucial time.
August 4, 2020
Not all book clubs are alike. In today's Academic Minute, part of Loyola University Maryland Week, Jean Lee Cole examines one from history that was more than meets the eye.


August 3, 2020
How does a brand market effectively during a pandemic? In today's Academic Minute, part of Loyola University Maryland Week, Greg Hoplamazian offers some advice to help out.
July 31, 2020
Design is key to increasing the use of bicycles in lower-income neighborhoods. In today's Academic Minute, Harvard University's Anne Lusk explores why.
July 30, 2020
It’s hard following a diet, even if it’s for medical reasons. In today's Academic Minute, Northcentral University's Maria Antonia Rodriguez details a plan that helps to keep people on the straight and narrow.
July 29, 2020
Marine mammals can be biomarkers for the health of an ecosystem. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Empire State College's Kevin Woo explores one such system.
July 28, 2020
Digital literacy skills suddenly have become very important to learning. In today's Academic Minute, Sonoma State University's Gina Baleria examines how these skills can bring belonging to students who aren’t together.


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