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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 25, 2018
When making a decision, do you follow your heart or your head? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Kaitlin Woolley explores how information avoidance can influence how you make your decisions.
May 24, 2018
Western music has an interesting position in Indian society. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Brockport's Natalie Sarrazin explores how Indian youth find western music online, but their culture is making the shift slowly. Sarrazin is an associate professor of ethnomusicology and music education at Brockport. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 23, 2018
Persuasion plays a big part in our elections. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Ryan Skinnell looks into how one candidate used a trinket to identify his followers.

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September 28, 2015
Asthma is an exceptionally common issue. In today's Academic Minute, the Medical College of Wisconsin's Mitchell Grayson profiles his research on the treatment of asthma.
September 25, 2015
Making textiles provides a therapeutic benefit. In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Ann Collier describes the merits of creating something to escape stress.
September 24, 2015
Using art to paint the history of Detroit. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin H. Krieger discusses art in the Motor City.
September 23, 2015
Planned Parenthood and abortion are often linked in the news. In today's Academic Minute, Marist College's Robyn Rosen talks about the organization's complex history with abortion.
September 22, 2015
Sharing drives social media. In today's Academic Minute, Miami University's James Coyle explains how advertisers can benefit the most from this important activity.

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