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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 27, 2017
What causes dishonesty? In today's Academic Minute, Princeton Neuroscience Institute's Neil Garrett looked into our brains to find a clue.
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.

Archive

September 12, 2014
Honey is tasty, but it seems the delicious treat's medical applications go further than once thought. In today's Academic Minute, Salve Regina University's Susan Meschwitz describes her study of the health benefits of honey.
September 11, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Chris Adami describes his research that aims to improve on Stephen Hawking’s landmark theories about the universe.
September 10, 2014
It’s no big secret that washing your hands regularly will help keep you healthy. But in today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Don Schaffner tells us that hand washing is an inexact process.
September 9, 2014
Can a conditional economic bump help improve overall health? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Elizabeth Shenkman is tracking the effects of money spent specifically on one’s health.
September 8, 2014
People cite procrastination as a major factor influencing productivity in a negative way.  In today's Academic Minute, Penn State University's David Rosenbaum a psychologist at Penn State University, has coined the term "precrastination."

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