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

October 19, 2020
Additive manufacturing can come in handy during a crisis. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Aaron Nelson details how 3-D printing can help quickly during COVID-19.
October 16, 2020
We’re celebrating a decade of the Academic Minute this week with one segment from each year. In this segment from 2019, Randolph College's Lesley Shipley discussed how we react to art.
October 15, 2020
We’re celebrating a decade of the Academic Minute this week with one segment from each year. In this segment from 2018, Quinnipiac University's Sheila Molony focused on improving the lives of those with dementia.

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October 14, 2020
We’re celebrating a decade of the Academic Minute this week with one segment from each year. In this segment from 2017, Kishwar Rizvi, professor in the history of art at Yale University, recalled when art was seen as an important commodity among kings and queens.
October 13, 2020
We’re celebrating a decade of the Academic Minute this week with one segment from each year. In this segment from 2016, Jack Gilbert, professor in the department of surgery at the University of Chicago, detailed the importance of diversifying your microbiome.
October 12, 2020
Ron Mallett, research professor of physics at the University of Connecticut, inspired us by studying time travel.
October 9, 2020
In this segment from 2014, Luis Zayas, Dean and Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, delved into why one segment of the population commits suicide more than any other: Hispanic teens.
October 8, 2020
Supriya Kumar, then a postdoctoral associate in the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, details why an extra “flu day” or two before coming back to work could be key in containing the spread of the disease.

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