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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 21, 2017
Children love stories, but need to hear them told from various perspectives. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Peggy Albers explains the danger of single stories and why children need to hear different views about the world.
February 20, 2017
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas at Austin explains how his research undercuts that widespread mischaracterization.
February 17, 2017
Recess is a favorite among elementary school students. In today's Academic Minute, Dale Fink of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior.

Archive

June 3, 2014
Facial recognition technology is still in its infancy. In today’s Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Megan Papesh discusses weakness in a system many people may assume is completely secure.
June 1, 2014
Exposure to trauma doesn't necessarily dictate PTSD for the victim. In today’s Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Norah Feeny discusses post-traumatic stress disorder to expand on our understanding of the affliction and try to debunk some related myths.
May 30, 2014
Can we accurate codify why things make us laugh? The University of Colorado at Boulder's Peter McGraw draws on his work with Caleb Warren and the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) to answer the question, “What makes things humorous?”
May 29, 2014
Can leading a sedentary lifestyle contribute to depression? In today’s Academic Minute, McGill University's Nancy Low discusses the correlation between these two afflictions.
May 28, 2014
In the world of science fiction, humans and robots converse freely. In today’s Academic Minute, Plymouth University's Robin Read discusses how robots communicate.

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