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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

February 17, 2017
Recess is a favorite among elementary school students. In today's Academic Minute, Dale Fink of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior.
February 16, 2017
Could a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms already be available? In today’s Academic Minute, Touro University’s Zvi Loewy takes a look at a somewhat unlikely source for relief.
February 15, 2017
How do smaller firms compete with the big boys? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Kevin R. Caskey explores avenues that smaller downhill-ski manufacturers use to get their products on the slopes.

Archive

February 14, 2017
Science papers aren’t usually the best places to find a good story. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Ryan Kelly discusses why that needs to change if scientists want to get their point across.
February 13, 2017
Are you having déjà vu? In today's Academic Minute, Akira O’Connor of the University of St. Andrews discusses a new insight into this mysterious phenomenon.
February 10, 2017
How do you get children to fess up to bad behavior? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Craig Smith explores how reacting positively might help increase confessions.
February 9, 2017
Is there a vaccine on the way for a weaponized virus from the Cold War? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Jonathan Dinman explores a breakthrough against a dangerous pathogen.
February 8, 2017
Is your brain to blame for your nicotine craving? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Dallas's Xiaosi Gu explores this question.

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