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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 12, 2019
To help fight Parkinson’s disease, catch it earlier. In today's Academic Minute, part of Trinity College Week, William Church examines the importance of early detection.
March 11, 2019
Visual information is important for speech. In today's Academic Minute, part of Trinity College Week, Elizabeth Casserly looks at why it’s not always a good thing.
March 8, 2019
Why are some people more altruistic than others? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz digs into the brain to find the answer.
March 7, 2019
What can poker experts tell us? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California, Davis's Seth Frey looks into how winning poker players use two sources of information where most only see one.
March 6, 2019
Is there a giant unknown planet beyond Neptune? In today's Academic Minute, the U.S. Air Force Academy's Robert Brown discusses whether Planet Nine is changing our solar system.

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