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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.

PROGRAMS

November 20, 2018
Can you define a wine by the people who make it? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nevada at Reno's Kerri Lesh uncorks one wine that evades normal descriptions.
November 19, 2018
Is caffeine bad for teens? In today's Academic Minute, the College of the Holy Cross's Alison Bryant Ludden says the reasons behind caffeine use may be a bigger issue.
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.

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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.
September 5, 2018
How do we protect athletes from concussions? In today's Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Janice Stapley looks at safety for female Division I athletes.
September 4, 2018
Kids love playing in the dirt, but can it be harmful? In today's Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight, Columbia University's Franziska Landes warns that danger can be just below their feet.
September 3, 2018
We need to purify water, but can we do it better? In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Carsten Prasse explains some unwanted chemicals may be a byproduct of purification.

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