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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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December 9, 2016
If you’re feeling sad, have a few servings of veggies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Andrew Oswald says eating more fruits and vegetables can help boost your mood.
December 8, 2016
Everyone hates bag fees at the airport. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Mazhir Arikan discusses whether bag fees may have some benefits as well.
December 7, 2016
Auto-Tune rules today’s Top 40 airwaves. In today’s Academic Minute, Joshua Reiss of Queen Mary University of London says this technique originated in an unlikely place.

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June 24, 2014
Farmers want to maximize the land where they cultivate their crops. But in today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Meagan Schipanski suggests that it might be beneficial to alternate planting cash crops with cover crops.
June 23, 2014
Does profit sharing improve the community at large? In today’s Academic Minute, Duke University's Jane Costello explains a 1994 experiment in which a tribe of Cherokee Indians opened a casino and shared the profits directly with the community.
June 20, 2014
When attending a sporting event, snacking on a hot dog or grabbing a soda at the game is a longstanding spectator tradition. The University of Iowa's Helena Laroche described what happens when she made some changes to the menu during selected sporting events.
June 19, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Nathaniel Dominy discusses his research on an evolutionary understanding of how humans and primates eat.
June 18, 2014
You may have a highly advanced medical detection device in your pocket right now! In today's Academic Minute, the University of Houston's Richard Willson discusses his work to turn smartphones into precision detectors of viruses and disease.

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