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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 27, 2017
Women outperform men when it comes to recognizing faces. In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Isabel Gauthier delves into her research into this topic.
February 24, 2017
Are more tornados occurring than ever before? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Joel Cohen examines this question.
February 23, 2017
How do you better vaccinate a newborn against tuberculosis? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California, Riverside's Ameae Walker describes a new treatment option.

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September 25, 2014
The image of the sleep-deprived parent tending to a middle-of-the-night feeding is a common one when you think about caring for an infant child. In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's Hawley Montgomery-Downs explains how fragmented sleep patterns present serious risks.
September 24, 2014
That smart phone in your pocket is one amazing device. In today's Academic Minute, the the University of Surrey's Radu Sporea discusses the astonishing intricacies of technology that we often take for granted.
September 23, 2014
The goal of effective marketing is to target potential consumers. In today's Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Amit Bhattacharjee discusses the unintended consequences of a marketing plan that is too effective.
September 22, 2014
Being a single parent is tough; being an unemployed single parent is even tougher. In today's Academic Minute, the University of California at Los Angeles's Jennie Brand takes a look at the effects of job loss on single mothers.
September 17, 2014
The slightest disruption might turn an ecosystem upside down. In today's Academic Minute, Bard College's Felicia Keesing profiles biodiversity in the savannas of Africa and analyzes the threatened biodiversity that inhabits these lands.

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