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.

PROGRAMS

June 3, 2020
Is there a catch to rising home prices? In today's Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Nicholas Kacher determines the unintended consequences of this usually good economic development.
June 2, 2020
How much of recent global warming would have happened without humans? In today's Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Branwen Williams explores the data to find the answer.
June 1, 2020
Do you have to let the government search you? In today's Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week, Jennifer Groscup has the answer.

Archive

May 29, 2020
What keeps homicide rates from drug traffickers down in some Mexican municipalities? In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Shannan Mattiace takes a look across the border to find out.
May 28, 2020
We have lots to learn from sourdough bread. In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Eric Pallant explains why.
May 27, 2020
There are links between lead poisoning and food insecurity. In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Caryl Waggett delves into these connections.
May 26, 2020
Water testing is an important process. In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Janyl Jumadinova explores how robotics can help us in this cause.
May 25, 2020
The executive branch and Congress have different ideas of presidential power. In today's Academic Minute, part of Allegheny College Week, Brian M. Harward looks into how Congress responds to executive action.

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