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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

June 27, 2017
Are you a big tipper? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Dae-Young Kim examines whether what a customer wears correlates to the amount they leave.
June 26, 2017
How do you fight abandonment in the Rust Belt? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Richard Sadler explores avenues for concerned citizens to take to fight blight.
June 23, 2017
No one agrees on their favorite movies, so be careful where you look for recommendations. In today's Academic Minute, New York University's Pascal Wallisch explores why it’s so hard to find your next favorite film.

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April 6, 2017
Is time objective or subjective? In today's Academic Minute, Eckerd College's Michael Flaherty discusses time and how we measure it.
April 5, 2017
How do you study hope? In today's Academic Minute, Pacific Lutheran University's David Ward breaks down the components of hope and how individuals can foster their own.
April 4, 2017
How important is parental involvement in a child’s education? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Keith Herman examines the relationship between teachers and parents and the impact it has on a student.
April 3, 2017
There are differing views on homosexuality across the globe. But why? In today's Academic Minute, the City University of New York's Amy Adamczyk explores the reasons behind different people’s beliefs.
March 31, 2017
Can you extract DNA from museum specimens? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Christopher Austin explores a new way to gather information on the past.

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