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

February 25, 2020
Learning doesn’t always have to happen in the classroom. In today's Academic Minute, George Fox University's Kevin T. Jones discusses one way students can use their skills and play a bigger role in society.
February 24, 2020
Americans are confused about religious freedom. In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Jenna Reinbold examines why this can have implications for our country.
February 21, 2020
Should you send your doctor a friend request? In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Bernadette Riley explores the blurring of private and professional lives.

Archive

February 20, 2020
How do we get children with autism back into the game? In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Alexander Lopez determines how sports and play can help rewire the brain.
February 19, 2020
New psychiatric therapies are needed. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Navin Pokala, assistant professor of biological and chemical sciences, explores how more understanding could bring about new treatments. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
February 18, 2020
Our interactions with spaces have expanded beyond the physical. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Marcella Del Signore explores the intersection of architecture and urbanism with digital practices.
February 17, 2020
HIV testing needs to go where the laboratory cannot. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Azhar Ilyas examines a new handheld method to do just that.
February 14, 2020
Dating practices are being changed again by geo-social networking applications. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Waterloo's Corey Johnson takes a look at this new landscape.

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