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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.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

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.

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June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.
June 19, 2018
Childcare in the U.S. can cost more than college tuition. In today's Academic Minute, American University's Taryn Morrissey explores how to make childcare affordable.
June 18, 2018
Entrepreneurs should look to mindfulness to help deal with the stressors of their start-ups. In today's Academic Minute, the University of La Verne's Louise Kelly details how focusing on the present moment can help keep things in perspective.

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June 15, 2018
How can large companies excel at innovation? In today's Academic Minute, the University of San Diego's Priya Kannan-Narasimhan determines the key may be looking at what they’re already succeeding in and doing it differently.
June 14, 2018
Foreign-born students have additional challenges at academic institutions. In today's Academic Minute, Goodwin College's Lisa Wisniewski discusses the Polish immigrant communities in the Northeast.
June 13, 2018
The misuse of smartphone data is becoming better known by the day. In today's Academic Minute, Baldwin Wallace University's Brian Krupp explores a new tool to help keep our privacy while browsing.
June 12, 2018
Why is the gun divide so sharp in our country? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's James Shepperd looks at one of the dividing lines and how both sides are actually concerned with the same thing.
June 11, 2018
How do we advance the field of biology? Look to space. In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Amir Hirsa examines why the International Space Station is a fertile ground for experiments.

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