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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 26, 2017
Are you avoiding some important information? In today's Academic Minute, Carnegie Mellon University's Russell Golman explores this question.
April 25, 2017
Is the partisan divide on climate change due to some portions of the media? In today's Academic Minute, Bucknell University's Joanna Huxster examines whether there is an alternative view of the situation.
April 24, 2017
Hate groups have taken their messages online. In today's Academic Minute, Pace University's Adam Klein discusses how these groups have spread their messages via the internet.

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January 27, 2017
Laughing gas is used for more than laughing. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses a use for this gas that might not immediately come to mind.
January 26, 2017
School shootings affect all students differently. In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Louis-Philippe Beland explores how graduation rates and other factors are altered by these tragedies.
January 25, 2017
Your body may be all you need to combat HIV. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Yong-Hui Zheng explores how studying a group of patients known as the Elite Controllers may unlock the secret to HIV resistance.
January 24, 2017
Education is always an important topic. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines the work of professors.
January 23, 2017
What unmet needs lead to radicalization? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Arie Kruglanski explores these needs and why they are met by radical groups.

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