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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 Mount Holyoke College. Pasquerella is also a professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke, specializing in medical and legal ethics.

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 Mount Holyoke College.

PROGRAMS

May 24, 2016
Female terrorists are used partly for their shock value. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Lori Poloni-Staudinger explores how the idea of women as peaceful life givers makes their attacks stand out more than those by their male counterparts.
May 23, 2016
Are some of the earliest building blocks of the universe making their way to Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Chris Wrede discusses how pre-solar grains inside meteorites are giving us a rare up-close look into the workings of the solar system.
May 20, 2016
Next time you watch a movie, try to control your eyes. In today’s Academic Minute, Kansas State University’s Lester Loschky discusses how Hollywood directors have become masters at telling our eyes where to look when watching a film.

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May 12, 2016
Mindfulness might not be just for your mind. In today's Academic Minute, Augusta University's Vernon Barnes explains how mindful eating may be a healthy way to lose weight.
May 11, 2016
Next time you open a bag of chips, concentrate on the crunch. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Gina S. Mohr explores how being mindful of the sound your food makes when consuming it may lead to eating less of it.
May 10, 2016
Not getting enough sleep carries an increased risk of obesity. In today's Academic Minute, as part of Food Week, the University of Chicago's Erin C. Hanlon explains that lack of sleep can make your body go haywire, causing you to want to overeat.
May 9, 2016
The taste of food might come from more than just your taste buds. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Douglas Archer examines how all of our senses are responsible for appreciating the flavors of our next meal.
May 6, 2016
Are blonds really dumb? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Jay Zagorsky discusses whether this stereotype is real or just a myth.

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