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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.

PROGRAMS

September 24, 2018
You’re not at your best when you face anxiety before an important test. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Liz Chase looks at teacher candidates and their rigorous clinical practice programs.
September 21, 2018
The stigmas against staying single are breaking down. In today's Academic Minute, Albertus Magnus College's Hilda Speicher determines that as time goes on, being unhitched is becoming easier.
September 20, 2018
What is settler memory? In today's Academic Minute, Babson College's Kevin Bruyneel explores this question.

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September 12, 2018
Classrooms are becoming digitally smarter by the year. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Kiersten Greene determines teachers aren’t getting taught how to use new devices first.
September 11, 2018
The statistics revolution may not just be for baseball. In today's Academic Minute, Holy Family University's Sister Marcella Wallowicz examines using sabermetrics in your classroom as well as the ballpark. 
September 10, 2018
Academic research can provide a big benefit to our health. In today's Academic Minute, Bentley University's Fred Ledley explores how basic research can be an essential step in finding new medicines. 
September 7, 2018
Entrepreneurs are flashy, but don’t forget about reliable small-business owners. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell delves into how both kinds of business ventures can benefit a community.
September 6, 2018
Not every athlete with a brain injury has been diagnosed with a concussion. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Nicholas Port looks into other aspects of sports that could contribute to these injuries.

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