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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

March 22, 2017
If you listen to this program regularly, you know some people speak faster than others. In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's Uriel Cohen Priva asks if fast and slow talkers get the same amount of information across.
March 21, 2017
Are you telling your doctor enough about yourself? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Melissa Armstrong explores shared decision making and how it can affect your health.
March 20, 2017
Does the local weather determine if you believe in global warming? In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University's Michael Mann discusses the difference between climate and weather and how it affects our beliefs.

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December 30, 2016
Signs of discrimination can be subtle. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Mary Murphy delves into how women in STEM fields can feel a little left out.
December 29, 2016
Every day you’re becoming more and more like the people who are around you. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Jack Gilbert details how the sharing of bacteria from person to person could make us healthier in the long run.
December 28, 2016
Do the clothes make the man? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Michael Kraus examines how what you wear can affect your job performance and social status.
December 27, 2016
Does being obese protect you from acquiring certain diseases? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Andrew Stokes tells us why this misconception can finally be put to rest.
December 26, 2016
Our country’s annual medical bill for treating anxiety is huge. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Florin Dolcos delves into a new discovery that may trigger a new treatment for the millions of American suffering from this affliction.

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