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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

December 5, 2016
We all remember the slacker in our last group project. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Liverpool's Craig Thorley explains that slacking off isn’t the reason groups can fail to remember vital information.
December 2, 2016
No one wants to become roadkill. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger discusses how to stay out of the path of danger in the academic world.
December 1, 2016
Students don’t like putting away their cell phones -- even in class. In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer discusses one way to get students thinking about how much they use their devices and how this could help the classroom over all.

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September 20, 2016
The condition of a school’s building could resemble the learning done within it. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Lorraine Maxwell explores if a rundown school could doom a child’s education from the beginning.
September 19, 2016
How important are fathers to a child’s well-being? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Claire Vallotton examines what effect a good dad can have on kids.
September 16, 2016
Not all birds face the same risks when leaving the nest. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Julianna Jenkins explores the survival rates of two types of birds as they venture out on their own.
September 15, 2016
Are millennials more sexually active than previous generations? In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Jean Twenge explores if social media and other factors have led to a rise in sexual exploration among youth.
September 14, 2016
We like choosing for ourselves -- but how about for others? In today's Academic Minute, Northeastern University's Mary Steffel examines why people pass the buck when it comes to making decisions.

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