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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.

Archive

May 2, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Holly Tucker examines early modern Europe’s cultural resistance to attempts at blood transfusion. Tucker is an associate professor at Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health & Society and the department of French and Italian, and author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution. Find out more about her here.
April 29, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Quinnipiac University's Paul Janensch discusses the radio roots of a rapidly disappearing entertainment genre, the soap opera. Janensch is emeritus professor of journalism at Quinnipiac. Find out more about him here.
April 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Corey Angst explores attitudes about the digitization of medical records. Angst is an assistant professor of management in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. Find out more about him here.
April 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of West Georgia's Jeannette Diaz-Laplante examines efforts to include mental health care in the ongoing recovery efforts in Haiti. Diaz-Laplante is an assistant professor of psychology at West Georgia, and founder of Pwogwam Sante Mantal, which provides basic mental health care to the people of Haiti. Find out more about her
April 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Union Graduate College's Robert Baker explores the need for pharmaceutical companies to seek input from independent ethics panels as part of the drug development process. Baker is director of the bioethics program at Union Graduate College, and co-editor of American Medical Ethics Revolution. Find out more about him here.

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