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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

April 19, 2019
Want to influence parents on an issue? Teach their kids. In today's Academic Minute, Utah State University's Edwin Stafford examines how teaching kids about pollution changed their parents' perspective.
April 18, 2019
Psychologists are more than therapists. In today's Academic Minute, DePaul University's Leonard Jason examines the field of community psychology.
April 17, 2019
Approaching a difficult situation can be harmful if you’re not prepared. In today's Academic Minute, Wayne State University's Annmarie Cano discusses a mindful way to brave the storm.

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March 26, 2019
The public prefers a first lady who doesn’t influence politics. In today's Academic Minute, part of Hartwick College Week, Laurel Elder explores how a spouse can affect a candidate.
March 25, 2019
Play isn’t just for children. In today's Academic Minute, part of Hartwick College Week, Diane Paige explores how young adults can get in on the fun as well.
March 22, 2019
What are the first responders for damaged cells in your body? In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Irene Chiolo looks into the body to find out.
March 21, 2019
Do your genes decide the highest level of education you’ll receive? In today's Academic Minute, part of USC Dornsife Week, Daniel J. Benjamin discusses this question.
March 20, 2019
Social conservatives find the most meaning in life. In today's Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight during USC Dornsife Week, David Newman looks into why.

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