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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

July 20, 2018
Energy drinks are everywhere today. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Sean Nordt looks into the effect these drinks have on the teens who consume them regularly.
July 19, 2018
Do parents have a favorite child? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Oneonta's Lambrianos Nikiforidis explains how bias for the same sex may be what drives this decision.
July 18, 2018
Can gendered language make a difference in hiring decisions? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's Lewis Davis delves into this question.

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July 10, 2018
Marvel’s Black Panther has been a worldwide sensation. In today's Academic Minute, Ellen Stockstill of Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg discusses the film in context with African history.
July 9, 2018
Got your facts straight? In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Lisa Fazio discusses how our fact-checking may not be as good as we think.
July 6, 2018
What’s the best way to cool the warming Earth? In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Alan Robock looks into the possibilities.
July 5, 2018
Another powerful empire might be falling right outside Rome. In today's Academic Minute, Stony Brook University's Roger Thompson discusses bears in the Appenine Mountains whose population is dwindling due to changing times.
July 4, 2018
Be careful with your fireworks this year. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Jay Zagorsky says more fireworks are shot off each year and injuries are increasing.

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