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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 9, 2016
If you’re feeling sad, have a few servings of veggies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Andrew Oswald says eating more fruits and vegetables can help boost your mood.
December 8, 2016
Everyone hates bag fees at the airport. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Mazhir Arikan discusses whether bag fees may have some benefits as well.
December 7, 2016
Auto-Tune rules today’s Top 40 airwaves. In today’s Academic Minute, Joshua Reiss of Queen Mary University of London says this technique originated in an unlikely place.

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December 2, 2014
The manner by which information travels on social media tends to corrode its accuracy. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina's Brian Southwell discusses the disparity of shared information on the Internet.
December 1, 2014
The animal kingdom is a frequent inspiration for engineers. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Alfred Crosby discusses how he has created a super-sticky adhesive modeled after the feet of a gecko.
November 26, 2014
Lately, the topic of immigration is in the news every single day. In today’s Academic Minute, we turn to history, as Jason Silverman of Winthrop University discusses Abraham Lincoln’s stances on the subject. Silverman, a specialist in the history of the Old South and Civil War, is the inaugural Ellison Capers Palmer Jr. Professor of History at Winthrop.
November 25, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Allison D. Redlich profiles mental health courts.
November 24, 2014
Scientific inspiration sometimes comes from strange places. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's James Hanna discusses the physics of whirling dervishes.

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