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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.

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June 27, 2017
Are you a big tipper? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Dae-Young Kim examines whether what a customer wears correlates to the amount they leave.
June 26, 2017
How do you fight abandonment in the Rust Belt? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Richard Sadler explores avenues for concerned citizens to take to fight blight.
June 23, 2017
No one agrees on their favorite movies, so be careful where you look for recommendations. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Pascal Wallisch explores why it’s so hard to find your next favorite film.

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June 22, 2017
Some of us can get tired of a song quickly, while others listen over and over again. In today's Academic Minute, Noelle Nelson of the University of Kansas examines whether working memory can help decide whether we get tired of something in a hurry or not at all.
June 21, 2017
Does testosterone increase mental mistakes? In today's Academic Minute, California Institute of Technology's Colin Camerer examines this question.
June 20, 2017
Should we bring species back from extinction? In today's Academic Minute, Carleton University's Joseph Bennett explores if making a real-life Jurassic Park would be a good idea.
June 19, 2017
Put down the diet soda. In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Matthew Pase looks into whether diet drinks are more harmful than previously thought.
June 16, 2017
Religious practice can lead to lower depression for some, but what about the nonreligious? In today's Academic Minute, Touro College's Steven Pirutinsky examines whether the nonreligious would benefit from religious practice.

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