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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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August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.
August 24, 2016
Our understanding of the universe is getting smaller and smaller. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's John Cummings describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos.
August 23, 2016
Scientists are developing an actual window to the brain. In today's Academic Minute, Guillermo Aguilar of the University of California, Riverside, discusses transparent skull implants and how they can give scientists a chance to deliver better treatments to their patients.

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May 16, 2016
A new technique to treat ACL injuries may be on the way. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's James Cook describes how this new technique could lead to a more active lifestyle for those with repaired ACLs in their knees.
May 13, 2016
The amount of food that is wasted in the United States is startling. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Jeff Brecht explores how getting over our fascination with perfect-looking food could help us save a bundle at the grocery store.
May 12, 2016
Mindfulness might not be just for your mind. In today's Academic Minute, Augusta University's Vernon Barnes explains how mindful eating may be a healthy way to lose weight.
May 11, 2016
Next time you open a bag of chips, concentrate on the crunch. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Gina S. Mohr explores how being mindful of the sound your food makes when consuming it may lead to eating less of it.
May 10, 2016
Not getting enough sleep carries an increased risk of obesity. In today's Academic Minute, as part of Food Week, the University of Chicago's Erin C. Hanlon explains that lack of sleep can make your body go haywire, causing you to want to overeat.

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