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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

September 29, 2016
Do you fidget while you sit? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Jaume Padilla discusses whether this sometimes annoying activity can actually keep you healthier.
September 28, 2016
New ways of communicating the effects of climate change are needed. In today's Academic Minute, Barnard College's Stephanie Pfirman explores whether making a game of it will help spread the information.
September 27, 2016
Turn off the lights. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Richard Stevens examines the effects of electric light on our circadian rhythms.

Archive

August 27, 2014
In a recent interview, New York University's Dana Burde discussed her studies focusing on community-based schools in Afghanistan. In today's Academic Minute, she described her work to help improve how Afghan children are educated.
August 26, 2014
The effects of alcoholism and addiction reach far beyond the person afflicted with the disease. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Steven Schandler describes the factors that influence adult children of alcoholics.
August 25, 2014
Can soy fight HIV? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Stefan Sarafianos discusses new research suggesting that compounds present in soy may help resist the HIV virus.
August 22, 2014
Human psychology and neurological processes are rarely considered when drawing up blueprints for buildings. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Justin Hollander suggests that these factors should figure prominently when designing architecture and laying out city plans.
August 21, 2014
Are humans hard-wired to crave sweet treats? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Ivan de Araújo discusses the relationship our brain chemistry shares with the sugary snacks everyone loves.

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