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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 18, 2018
Postpartum depression is understudied. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jamie Maguire explores a new treatment that could help mothers.
September 17, 2018
Is volunteering beneficial for everyone? In today's Academic Minute, Touro College's Steven Pirutinsky examines how some, but not all, older adults benefit from helping others.
September 14, 2018
Not everyone is online in our connected world. In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Michelle Watts examines why some Native Americans still have limited internet access and how to fix it.

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August 16, 2018
Helping domestic violence victims in isolated areas can be hard. In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Rachel Durso describes using data points to bring help to areas that need it.
August 15, 2018
Did we eat healthier millions of years ago? In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Bill Schindler discusses why today’s dietary culture is out of whack with our bodies’ needs.
August 14, 2018
Women’s political participation is on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Melissa Deckman discusses how younger generations are changing gender norms in politics.
August 13, 2018
Rising sea levels are already affecting communities. In today's Academic Minute, part of Washington College Week, Aaron Lampman examines why coastal residents don’t accept this fact.
August 10, 2018
President Trump isn’t the only powerful figure to break the Twitter barrier. In today's Academic Minute, Saint Leo University's Stephen Okey explores how Pope Francis is using the medium in a different fashion.

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