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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.

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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

April 18, 2019
Psychologists are more than therapists. In today's Academic Minute, DePaul University's Leonard Jason examines the field of community psychology.
April 17, 2019
Approaching a difficult situation can be harmful if you’re not prepared. In today's Academic Minute, Wayne State University's Annmarie Cano discusses a mindful way to brave the storm.
April 16, 2019
Hacking isn’t only for computers. In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Joseph Reagle describes another type used to make life easier.

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April 8, 2019
How important is a sense of humor? In today's Academic Minute, part of Grinnell College Week, Janet Gibson explores how laughing can have a big impact on your psychological well-being.
April 5, 2019
Do you boycott companies for political reasons? In today's Academic Minute, Baldwin Wallace University's Lauren Copeland determines if more people are doing so in today’s political climate.
April 4, 2019
Last year was a good one for increasing the number of women in political office. In today's Academic Minute, Samantha Pettey of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts examines this shift.
April 3, 2019
Is race a social construct? In today's Academic Minute, Raritan Valley Community College's Karen Gaffney discusses how race as a biological construct has flourished.
April 2, 2019
Whom do students ask for help when learning? Other students. In today's Academic Minute, the U.S. Air Force Academy's Lauren Scharff looks at how students can best help their peers learn more effectively.

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