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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.

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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.

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November 16, 2018
Social media gives a big opportunity to brag about yourself. But should you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton’s Erin O’Mara explains that being a braggart might not be the best way to get more friends.
November 15, 2018
Money may be the root of all evil, but it can also be used for good. In today's Academic Minute, Amherst College's Katharine Sims looks into paying landowners to help with environmental management.
November 14, 2018
Having a purpose is a great first step for college graduates. In today's Academic Minute, the College of New Jersey's Tim Clydesdale explores how students can find their purpose.

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November 6, 2018
Have you been the victim of a “bias incident”? In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Jeffrey Snyder says that when everyone reports bias, it is hard to tell who is really hurting.
November 5, 2018
The Great Recession could hurt college admissions in the near future. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Nathan Grawe describes how lower fertility rates can lead to lower enrollment rates.
November 2, 2018
Is a belief in God necessary for coping with the death of a loved one? In today's Academic Minute, Penn State Mont Alto's Jacob Sawyer explores this question.
November 1, 2018
Reducing the cost of textbooks is key for lower-income students. In today's Academic Minute, Queensborough Community College's William Blick examines one way to accomplish this goal.
October 31, 2018
Animals may help us bridge the organ-donation gap. In today's Academic Minute, Touro College's John Loike discusses xenotransplantation.

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