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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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June 22, 2018
We’ve always heard that football is a masculine sport. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio Northern University's Russ Crawford says women also play the game, and their numbers are increasing.
June 21, 2018
Slavery was profitable for many enslavers. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Lou Roper delves into how the British Empire used slavery to fuel its expansion in the 17th century.
June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.

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December 15, 2015
Does being obese protect you from acquiring certain diseases? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Andrew Stokes explains why this misconception can finally be put to rest.
December 14, 2015
Overburdening children with caregiving responsibilities can have negative affects in adulthood. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Amy Nuttall describes her research in this area.
December 11, 2015
Is there a dangerous amount of arsenic in your favorite wine? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Denise Wilson explores the increase of arsenic in our food supply.
December 10, 2015
Is getting out of prison good for prisoners? In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Kevin A. Wright explores how the communities offenders come home to can often look like the prisons they were just in.
December 9, 2015
Attitudes toward working mothers are more positive than ever before. In today's Academic Minute, San Diego State University's Jean M. Twenge details how the backlash against working mothers is a thing of the past.

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