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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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April 20, 2018
Communication between doctors and patients is key. In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Christi Masters says one way to achieve this is to send doctors packing.
April 19, 2018
Can virtual reality help you become more open to other people? In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Mesut Akdere delves into this question.
April 18, 2018
To help future employers manage a global work force, start with students. In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Pamala Morris examines how teaching students strong intercultural skills can help them bridge gaps in their future careers.

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June 19, 2015
There’s a very limited chance you’ve heard of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. In today's Academic Minute, Columbia University's Adam Sobel details this phenomenon known better by its acronym, the MJO.
June 18, 2015
Networking with your colleagues can be an onerous task. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Tiziana Casciaro discusses the nature of networking and the resultant feelings.
June 17, 2015
What can gestational diabetes tell us? In today's Academic Minute, Lisa Chasan-Taber of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst discusses how the condition manifests itself later in life.
June 16, 2015
Thawing carbon in the arctic is presenting some potential problems. In today's Academic Minute, Florida State University's Rob Spencer is studying permafrost.
June 15, 2015
Today, we celebrate the 800th birthday of the signing of the Magna Carta. In today's Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Robert Pallitto helps us celebrate the famed document’s legacy. Pallitto is a political science professor at Seton Hall and a former public interest lawyer. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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