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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

December 7, 2016
Auto-Tune rules today’s Top 40 airwaves. In today’s Academic Minute, Joshua Reiss of Queen Mary University of London says this technique originated in an unlikely place.
December 6, 2016
Does a happy spouse make for a healthier you? In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University’s William Chopik finds out.
December 5, 2016
We all remember the slacker in our last group project. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Liverpool's Craig Thorley explains that slacking off isn’t the reason groups can fail to remember vital information.

Archive

September 8, 2014
People cite procrastination as a major factor influencing productivity in a negative way.  In today's Academic Minute, Penn State University's David Rosenbaum a psychologist at Penn State University, has coined the term "precrastination."
September 4, 2014
Energy drinks are typically marketed to young adults. But In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Lauri O. Byerley asks if this is the primary group that is consuming them.
September 4, 2014
Racism can be cloaked in language that avoids overt prejudices. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Adelaide's Scott Hanson-Easey discusses how subtly racist language permeates the media.
September 3, 2014
The speed, ferocity, and resilience of tawny fire ants is drawing the attention of the entomology world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Edward LeBrun examines the invasion. LeBrun is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of integrative biology at UT-Austin. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 2, 2014
If you’re reading this right now,  chances are you’ve just taken a breath. Oxygen is one of those essential elements that allows us humans to live, and in today's Academic Minute, Aarhus University's Ole Hertel discusses his research on air quality.

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