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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.

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November 14, 2018
Having a purpose is a great first step for college graduates. In today's Academic Minute, the College of New Jersey's Tim Clydesdale explores how students can find their purpose.
November 13, 2018
How do you find out what infants do and do not know? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Kelsey Lucca discusses this question.
November 12, 2018
Making a rhyme every time is great for children’s minds. In today's Academic Minute, Santa Clara University's Kirsten Read explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading.

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November 2, 2018
Is a belief in God necessary for coping with the death of a loved one? In today's Academic Minute, Penn State Mont Alto's Jacob Sawyer explores this question.
November 1, 2018
Reducing the cost of textbooks is key for lower-income students. In today's Academic Minute, Queensborough Community College's William Blick examines one way to accomplish this goal.
October 31, 2018
Animals may help us bridge the organ-donation gap. In today's Academic Minute, Touro College's John Loike discusses xenotransplantation.
October 30, 2018
Neurodiversity is a growing social movement. In today's Academic Minute, Landmark College's Ken Gobbo discusses this movement and how it can help find strengths where only weakness was seen before.
October 29, 2018
Women in politics face a wide swath of biases. In today's Academic Minute, Skidmore College's Minita Sanghvi explores this statement as many women enter the political fray this year. 

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