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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 22, 2017
To understand why some commit crimes, get inside their head. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Matthew DeLisi determines if homicidal ideation is a factor in whether some criminals commit more serious crimes.
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.

Archive

November 8, 2016
Politicians make a lot of apologies. In today's Academic Minute, Vassar College's Benjamin Ho examines whether these apologies work and if there are consequences either way.
November 7, 2016
Working-class voters have been in the news during this election season. In today's Academic Minute, Georgetown University's Sherry Linkon delves into deindustrialization and how it can affect this portion of voters this cycle.
November 4, 2016
Political candidates are marketed to voters using the magic of music. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Paul Christiansen explores the way music is used to sway the public one way or the other.
November 3, 2016
Political narratives are an important part of an election cycle. In today's Academic Minute, Bryant University's Richard Holtzman explores the importance of narrative to political candidates.
November 2, 2016
How do you promote civil discourse in our democracy? In today's Academic Minute, Meredith College's Whitney Manzo explains how getting students thinking and talking about it may help turn the tide.

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