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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.

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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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January 25, 2018
We all want the American dream. In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's William McKeen discusses the changing nature of the American dream and how Charles Manson played a part in its evolution.
January 24, 2018
Do not lie to government officials. In today's Academic Minute, Amherst College's Austin Sarat explores why this law is more controversial than you might think.
January 23, 2018
Homeless students may be hiding in plain sight. In today's Academic Minute, Villanova University's Stacey Havlik examines how schools can support such students in their time of need.
January 22, 2018
Does your mind’s eye blink? In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Alex Maier discusses this question.
January 19, 2018
Female CFOs can be more risk averse. In today's Academic Minute, part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute week on the Academic Minute, Qiang Wu examines the differences between the sexes in this role.

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