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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 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.
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.

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August 30, 2018
What can patent data tell us? In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Davit Khachatryan explores how entrepreneurs can find some encouragement in the data.
August 29, 2018
Do you think of a product’s end of life when buying it? In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Lauren Beitelspacher looks into how people think about the environmental impact of products they buy.
August 28, 2018
Starting a new company has many pitfalls. In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Jennifer Bailey examines how resource management can be key to keeping companies alive.
August 27, 2018
Climate change will alter forests. In today's Academic Minute, part of Babson College Week, Vikki L. Rodgers examines how dry seasons in New England will take a toll on certain trees.
August 24, 2018
What do comic books, Woody Guthrie and Charles Schulz have to do with each other? In today's Academic Minute, Ramapo College of New Jersey's Edward Shannon describes an interesting time in comic book history and how these pieces fit together.

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