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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

May 25, 2018
When making a decision, do you follow your heart or your head? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Kaitlin Woolley explores how information avoidance can influence how you make your decisions.
May 24, 2018
Western music has an interesting position in Indian society. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Brockport's Natalie Sarrazin explores how Indian youth find western music online, but their culture is making the shift slowly. Sarrazin is an associate professor of ethnomusicology and music education at Brockport. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 23, 2018
Persuasion plays a big part in our elections. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Ryan Skinnell looks into how one candidate used a trinket to identify his followers.

Archive

June 1, 2016
Your brain’s janitor may get worse as you age. In today's Academic Minute, Oregon Health and Science University's Jeff Iliff discusses how the brain’s cleaning process may be hindered as we get older, and could trigger diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
May 31, 2016
How does aspirin work in your body? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Daniel Klessig examines how this widely used drug goes about its work. Klessig is a professor at Cornell's Boyce Thompson Institute. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 30, 2016
People with HIV are living longer than ever before, but secondary illnesses could be an issue. In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Allison Webel discusses how improving lifestyle behaviors in HIV patients could help mitigate the risk of these diseases.
May 27, 2016
Does the mass media’s coverage of obesity affect how we perceive others? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick says how we frame the national discussion of obesity can have a big influence on those suffering from it.
May 26, 2016
How important is having a good mentor during college? In today's Academic Minute, Gwynedd Mercy University's Rebecca Lakin Gullan discusses how a strong mentor can make a difference to students.

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