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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

March 24, 2017
Concussions are becoming a serious medical issue in athletics. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Susan Davies explores these injuries off the field and in the classroom.
March 23, 2017
Do SNAP benefits reduce ER visits? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Colleen Heflin examines this question.
March 22, 2017
If you listen to this program regularly, you know some people speak faster than others. In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's Uriel Cohen Priva asks if fast and slow talkers get the same amount of information across.

Archive

October 29, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Heidi Appel and Rex Cocroft demonstrate how plants can hear predators.
October 28, 2014
We’re not exactly sure what yawns are or why we yawn. We know they’re contagious, but we’re still working out all the other details. In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at Oneonta's Andrew Gallup posits that yawns are a mechanism designed to cool the brain.
October 27, 2014
The climb toward equality continues in the LGBT community. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cape Town's Alexandra Müller chronicles the plight of LGBT patients in the health care arena.
October 24, 2014
Sometimes you know what needs to be said, and you know why you need to say it – but putting it into words becomes an intractable path. In today's Academic Minute, Elms College's Dan Chelotti delves into writer’s block to quantify this difficulty so many of us have experienced.
October 23, 2014
Extinction is a very real threat for all species, not just the exotic creatures we're accustomed to picturing. In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Tech's Phillip Sponenberg profiles the issue of domestic extinction.

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