The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in the academy and of all the ways academic research contributes to solving the world’s toughest problems and to serving the public good.

The Academic Minute opens with a selection by WAMC contributor and renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani, who appears on Classical Music According to Yehuda during WAMC’s Roundtable program. The piece is Bach’s Suite No. 2 in D Minor.

Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, The Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top colleges and universities from across the country.  You’ll enjoy updates on groundbreaking research and how that research helps us understand and solve the big problems that matter to us all.  Learn about how social media is transforming the workplace or the accidental discovery of chocolate, to name just a few.

The Academic Minute airs on WAMC each weekday at 7:30 a.m and 3:56 p.m.  You can also stay connected by following us on TwitterTumblr, Pinterest and liking us on Facebook.

Production support for The Academic Minute comes from The Association of American Colleges & Universities.