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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

April 24, 2018
Employers can rely too much on law enforcement to handle employees accused of misconduct. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Oregon's Elizabeth Tippett discusses why employers should be prepared to act without outside assistance.
April 23, 2018
Horses' anatomy might need a rewrite. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Nikos Solounias examines whether horses have more toes than previously thought.
April 20, 2018
Communication between doctors and patients is key. In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Christi Masters says one way to achieve this is to send doctors packing.

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February 1, 2018
Our physical activity guidelines are getting a rewrite. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Michael LaMonte discusses these new rules, especially for older adults.
January 31, 2018
Can someone hack DNA? In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Jenna Gallegos discusses cyberbiosecurity and the future of the building blocks of our lives.
January 30, 2018
What is the best way to treat Type 2 diabetes? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Rachel Perry explores this question.
January 29, 2018
What happens in Latin America when the U.S. tightens its borders? In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Chelsea Good Abbas examines this question.
January 26, 2018
The larger a company gets, the more problems arise. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Radoslaw Nowak discusses empowering employees on the front lines to make sure the company keeps running smoothly.

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