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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

September 29, 2016
Do you fidget while you sit? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Jaume Padilla discusses whether this sometimes annoying activity can actually keep you healthier.
September 28, 2016
New ways of communicating the effects of climate change are needed. In today's Academic Minute, Barnard College's Stephanie Pfirman explores whether making a game of it will help spread the information.
September 27, 2016
Turn off the lights. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Richard Stevens examines the effects of electric light on our circadian rhythms.

Archive

October 28, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Christoph Adami discusses why evolution favors cooperation over selfish behavior.
October 25, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Florida State University's Stephanie Pau examines why tropical forests may already have all the heat the ecosystem can tolerate.
October 24, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Williams College's Jennifer Crosby explores how we react to perceived prejudice in a social setting. Crosby is an assistant professor of psychology at Williams. Find out more about her here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
October 23, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Notre Dame's Atalia Omer analyzes the role of cultural and religious identity in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
October 22, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Franklin and Marshall College's Timothy Roth examines the link between local climate and brain capacity within wide-ranging species.

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