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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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May 18, 2018
Women now get the more tattoos than men in the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Beverly Thompson explores how discrimination still follows women in this artistic endeavor.
May 17, 2018
Climate change is having an impact on the routines of songbirds. In today's Academic Minute, William Jessup University's Michael McGrann looks into how an early arrival of spring in the western U.S. can throw a wrench into the songbird’s mating rituals.
May 16, 2018
What makes some more susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio Northern University's Philip Zoladz looks into this question.

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October 26, 2015
The eyes are the window to the soul … and the brain? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cape Town's Llewellyn Padayachy discusses a new way to examine this key part of our anatomy.
October 23, 2015
A dislike button is in the works for Facebook. In today's Academic Minute, Cabrini College's Felicity Duncan explains why changing demographics are altering the company’s stance.
October 22, 2015
Can medication typically used to treat a specific illness be effective in treating other illnesses, too? In today's Academic Minute, Lancaster University's Christian Holscher shows that certain treatments may be effective in a wide range of afflictions.
October 21, 2015
A turtle’s shell is iconic, but we’re not sure how it evolved. In today's Academic Minute, Gaberiel Bever of New York Institute of Technology explains how new fossils are bringing more understanding to how turtles got their turtle power.
October 20, 2015
Are we living in the age of anxiety? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Julie McCarthy explores how being stressed in the office leads to employee burnout.

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