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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

May 21, 2018
Dancing isn’t just for the young. In today's Academic Minute, Hamline University's Lisa Stegall describes how moving to the muic may reduce fall risk in the elderly.
May 18, 2018
Women now get the more tattoos than men in the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Beverly Thompson explores how discrimination still follows women in this artistic endeavor.
May 17, 2018
Climate change is having an impact on the routines of songbirds. In today's Academic Minute, William Jessup University's Michael McGrann looks into how an early arrival of spring in the western U.S. can throw a wrench into the songbird’s mating rituals.

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May 16, 2018
What makes some more susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio Northern University's Philip Zoladz looks into this question.
May 15, 2018
As the gross national product rises, the rate of happiness in the U.S. is declining. In today's Academic Minute, Dickinson College's Marie Helweg-Larsen examines why Danish people are so happy and how we can emulate them.
May 14, 2018
We’re still trying to fully understand prejudice in our society. In today's Academic Minute, Albright College's Elizabeth Kiester looks into the intersection of religion and policy on attitudes toward LGBTQ rights.
May 11, 2018
DNA tests are becoming more popular in our culture. In today's Academic Minute, West Chester University's Bessie Lawton explores why the results don’t always match the story we believe about ourselves.
May 10, 2018
We’re still learning about the cities buried by Mount Vesuvius centuries ago. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Indianapolis's Christopher Schmidt explores the people of one of these cities and how we’re learning about them from their teeth.

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