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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

March 24, 2017
Concussions are becoming a serious medical issue in athletics. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Susan Davies explores these injuries off the field and in the classroom.
March 23, 2017
Do SNAP benefits reduce ER visits? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Colleen Heflin examines this question.
March 22, 2017
If you listen to this program regularly, you know some people speak faster than others. In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's Uriel Cohen Priva asks if fast and slow talkers get the same amount of information across.

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June 13, 2014
As with most art, musical ability and talent is difficult to measure. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of London's Daniel Müllensiefen uses some interesting metrics to quantify an individual's musicality.
June 12, 2014
There's a wide array of kids products and videos claiming to be educational. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Matt Lapierre explores the effectiveness of marketing in spite of the lack of observable results.
June 11, 2014
Alternative tobacco products are on the rise. In today’s Academic Minute, Stanford University's Keith Humphreys describes a form of smokeless tobacco that is catching on overseas.
June 10, 2014
The Bering Strait is usually thought of as the migratory path whereby many of our ancestors found their way to America. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Utah's Dennis O'Rourke seeks clues that might indicate a people indigenous to this area.
June 8, 2014
One segment of the population commits suicide more than any other: Hispanics teens. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Luis Zayas shares some numbers and dissects the factors contributing to this troubling trend.

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