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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.

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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.
November 14, 2018
Having a purpose is a great first step for college graduates. In today's Academic Minute, the College of New Jersey's Tim Clydesdale explores how students can find their purpose.

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October 2, 2018
The stories of the enslaved in the U.S. are still being told. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Susanna Ashton explores the story of Samuel Williams.
October 1, 2018
Should artists make more money for their work? In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Amy Whitaker describes a way artists can keep paychecks coming after their artwork has already been sold.
September 28, 2018
Do you always understand exactly what you're signing? In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Jeff Sovern discusses the contracts we all tend to sign without really reading.
September 27, 2018
Do you always understand exactly what you're signing? Today on The Academic Minute: Jeff Sovern, professor of law at St. John's University, discusses the contracts we all tend to sign without really reading.
September 27, 2018
What gaps and pitfalls do teacher candidates have to navigate? In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Mary Beth Schaefer says there are four main issues to avoid.

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