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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 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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July 12, 2018
How are you pursuing happiness? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto Scarborough's Sam Maglio says most people are thinking of happiness in the wrong way.
July 11, 2018
Fight fire with fire … and water with water? In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Rene Price explores how to stop salt water intrusion in the Everglades with more water.
July 10, 2018
Marvel’s Black Panther has been a worldwide sensation. In today's Academic Minute, Ellen Stockstill of Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg discusses the film in context with African history.
July 9, 2018
Got your facts straight? In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Lisa Fazio discusses how our fact-checking may not be as good as we think.
July 6, 2018
What’s the best way to cool the warming Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Alan Robock looks into the possibilities.

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