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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

September 21, 2017
Debate over physical punishment for children still abounds. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Gustavo Carlo discusses this issue.
September 20, 2017
No one wants their baby to be a picky eater. In today's Academic Minute, Keene State College's Rebecca Dunn explores what role a mother’s diet before and during breastfeeding can play in what their children find tasty.
September 19, 2017
Incarceration of a father can have lasting impacts on a child’s schooling. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Anna Haskins explores how this affects children in surprising ways.

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September 11, 2017
What are MOOCs? Today on the Academic Minute, as part of Back to School Week, the College of William & Mary's Stephanie Blackmon discusses whether these online courses can have a positive effect on higher education.
September 8, 2017
We hear a lot of negative news about labor unions. In today's Academic Minute, part of Jobs Week, North Carolina State University's David Zonderman discusses how labor unions came to flourish and whether they should play an important part of our future.
September 7, 2017
Do women negotiate for higher salaries at the same rate as men? In today's Academic Minute, part of Jobs Week on the program, the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Kacey Beddoes discusses whether the answer -- or only the perceived answer -- matters. Beddoes is an assistant professor of sociology at UMass-Lowell. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 6, 2017
Temporary workers are playing a bigger part in our economy. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Kimberly Merriman examines gig work and why it’s increasing.
September 5, 2017
The robots are coming for our jobs. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Kevin LaGrandeur explains why artificial intelligence is the biggest job killer in our society.

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