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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.

PROGRAMS

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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February 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, SUNY Albany's Andrea Habura discusses the importance of single-celled organisms called protists. Habura is an assistant professor at Albany.
February 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lehigh University's Holona Ochs explores how we decide when to tip and how social factors influence the amount. Ochs is an assistant professor of political science.
February 14, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Pepperdine University's Dyron Daughrity reveals the religious and cultural origins of Valentine’s Day. Daughrity, an assistant professor of religion, is author of The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion. Find out more about him here.
February 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Western New England College's John Baick examines photographs of Abraham Lincoln and explores what they tell us about his experience as a wartime president. Baick is associate professor of history at Western New England; find out In today’s Academic Minute, Western New England College's John Baick examines photographs of Abraham Lincoln and explores what they tell us about his experience as a wartime president. Baick is associate professor of history at Western New England; find out more about him here.more about him here.
February 10, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Dan Ariely discusses the purely economic side of decisions about Valentine’s Day gifts. Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke, is author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality. Find out more about him here.

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