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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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September 25, 2018
Best way to train new teachers? Get 'em in the classroom. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Don McClure discusses how this can create a more shared agenda in teacher education.
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.

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July 12, 2018
How are you pursuing happiness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto Scarborough's Sam Maglio says most people are thinking of happiness in the wrong way.
July 11, 2018
Fight fire with fire … and water with water? In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Rene Price explores how to stop salt water intrusion in the Everglades with more water.
July 10, 2018
Marvel’s Black Panther has been a worldwide sensation. In today's Academic Minute, Ellen Stockstill of Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg discusses the film in context with African history.
July 9, 2018
Got your facts straight? In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Lisa Fazio discusses how our fact-checking may not be as good as we think.
July 6, 2018
What’s the best way to cool the warming Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Alan Robock looks into the possibilities.

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