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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

February 17, 2017
Recess is a favorite among elementary school students. In today's Academic Minute, Dale Fink of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior.
February 16, 2017
Could a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms already be available? In today’s Academic Minute, Touro University’s Zvi Loewy takes a look at a somewhat unlikely source for relief.
February 15, 2017
How do smaller firms compete with the big boys? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Kevin R. Caskey explores avenues that smaller downhill-ski manufacturers use to get their products on the slopes.

Archive

November 17, 2016
Are individualistic societies richer or poorer than collectivist ones? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's Lewis Davis examines this question.
November 16, 2016
All the cool kids are doing it -- or are they? In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Mitch Prinstein explores whether perception is reality.
November 15, 2016
Traces of supernovas in the cosmos could be in our oceans. In today's Academic Minute, Technical University of Munich's Shawn Bishop asks if this is a clue to an extinction event from our past.
November 14, 2016
Are you a morning person or a night person? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University at Bloomington's Ed Hirt discusses how self-sabotaging behavior might happen when we think we’re at our best.
November 11, 2016
Do news media corporations actually function with eyes wide open? In today's Academic Minute, Robert Edgell of SUNY Polytechnic Institute examines this question.

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