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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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July 21, 2017
Do strong gun laws lead to less gun violence? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Indianapolis's Aaron J. Kivisto discusses this question.
July 20, 2017
Should Facebook and Twitter do more to police their networks? In today's Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Stephen Cheskiewicz examines this question in light of recent terror attacks.
July 19, 2017
Social media has infiltrated the courtroom. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Thaddeus Hoffmeister examines the problem with having loose thumbs in the jury box.

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August 25, 2014
Can soy fight HIV? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Stefan Sarafianos discusses new research suggesting that compounds present in soy may help resist the HIV virus.
August 22, 2014
Human psychology and neurological processes are rarely considered when drawing up blueprints for buildings. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Justin Hollander suggests that these factors should figure prominently when designing architecture and laying out city plans.
August 21, 2014
Are humans hard-wired to crave sweet treats? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Ivan de Araújo discusses the relationship our brain chemistry shares with the sugary snacks everyone loves.
August 20, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Stony Brook University's Arnout van de Rijt discusses his experiments showing that early success in endeavors breeds more success.
August 19, 2014
How life began on Earth remains one of the main foci of scientists the world over. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Buckingham's Chandra Wickramasinghe offers his thoughts on a cosmological starting point for life on our planet.

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