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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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February 13, 2018
Why isn’t education a federal right? In today's Academic Minute, the University of South Carolina's Derek Black looks into this question.
February 12, 2018
A clue to the changing climate could be in your nearest lake. In today's Academic Minute, David C. Richardson of the State University of New York at New Paltz discusses how lakes can show signs of a warmer planet.
February 9, 2018
North Korea remains a mystery. In today's Academic Minute, part of Lafayette College Week, Il Hyun Cho details popular myths about this hermit kingdom.
February 8, 2018
Early intervention is key to closing the reading achievement gap. In today's Academic Minute, part of Lafayette College Week, Lisa Gabel discusses a new approach to catch dyslexia earlier and help children learn.
February 7, 2018
The Roman Catholic Church will soon have a Latino majority congregation. In today's Academic Minute, part of Lafayette College Week, Brett Hendrickson looks to understand more of the culture and heritage of these church goers.

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