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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.

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February 23, 2017
How do you better vaccinate a newborn against tuberculosis? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California, Riverside's Ameae Walker describes a new treatment option.
February 22, 2017
To understand why some commit crimes, get inside their head. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Matthew DeLisi determines if homicidal ideation is a factor in whether some criminals commit more serious crimes.
February 21, 2017
Children love stories, but need to hear them told from various perspectives. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Peggy Albers explains the danger of single stories and why children need to hear different views about the world.

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January 8, 2015
The term air pollution might evoke images of an industrialized city with many factories with billowing smokestacks or a crowded freeway of cars pumping emissions into the atmosphere. But in today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts' Richard Peltier reminds us that everyone should be aware of air they breathe.
January 7, 2015
Without doubt, Michael Brown’s death and the related events occurring in and around Ferguson, Mo., have catalyzed national debate about race relations. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Charlton McIlwain suggests that news coverage about Brown did not always focus completely on ethnicity.
January 6, 2015
Certain personality traits appear to have direct correlations with somewhat unrelated attitudes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Jacob Hirsh analyzes these connections to make larger predictions about specific ideological trends on a national level.
January 5, 2015
Is your Facebook feed distorting your ability to recall events accurately? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Kimberly Fenn discusses how social media sharing can distort memory.
December 19, 2014
Not everyone takes the traditional four-year path through the university system. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Joni Finney discusses some non-standard routes toward graduation.

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