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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

July 20, 2018
Energy drinks are everywhere today. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Sean Nordt looks into the effect these drinks have on the teens who consume them regularly.
July 19, 2018
Do parents have a favorite child? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Oneonta's Lambrianos Nikiforidis explains how bias for the same sex may be what drives this decision.
July 18, 2018
Can gendered language make a difference in hiring decisions? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's Lewis Davis delves into this question.

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July 17, 2018
Caregivers for hospice patients also need some help. In today's Academic Minute, Villanova University's Meredith MacKenzie Greenle details how we can care for the caregivers.
July 16, 2018
Losing your wealth can have devastating consequences. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Carlos Mendes de Leon examines wealth shock and its effects on your health.
July 13, 2018
How do we uncover unheard voices from the past in a thriving modern city? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Dorion Borbonus looks into the long past of Rome to find out.
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.

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