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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

December 2, 2016
No one wants to become roadkill. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger discusses how to stay out of the path of danger in the academic world.
December 1, 2016
Students don’t like putting away their cell phones -- even in class. In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer discusses one way to get students thinking about how much they use their devices and how this could help the classroom over all.
November 30, 2016
Global companies face a lot of challenges. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Russell Zwanka discusses how social media can cause problems when a practice is accepted in one place but not in another.

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November 29, 2016
Loneliness might be passed on from one generation to another. In today's Academic Minute, Abraham Palmer of the University of California, San Diego, asks if a tendency for loneliness can be found in your genes.
November 28, 2016
How is your exercise routine? In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Alison Phillips examines a way to make a new habit stick.
November 23, 2016
Are we thankful for the earth? In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Raymond Boisvert examines whether we do enough to give back to the planet that gives us life.
November 22, 2016
The holidays are a stressful time. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Nathan Deichert asserts that gratitude can help manage some of that anxiety.
November 21, 2016
How do we learn to value the things we already have? In today's Academic Minute, Denison University's Laura Russell discusses gratitude.

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