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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.
July 26, 2016
Sadness might not be a negative emotion when it comes to music. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Jyväskylä's Henna-Riikka Peltola discusses how emotions are never as simple as sad or happy.
July 25, 2016
Bringing people together for a weekend can be better for a city than building a museum. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Jonathan Wynn discusses how more performances and less concrete can lead to fewer problems for cities.

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April 8, 2016
Programs that bring computers into the classroom are helping to eliminate the digital divide. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Marshall Jones examines the positives and negatives of such programs.
April 7, 2016
While the West is drying out, the Northeastern U.S. is getting wetter. In today's Academic Minute, Worcester State University's Tim Cook explores the effects of a wetter climate in that region.
April 6, 2016
Gerrymandering is a big topic again this election season, but what about gendermandering? In today's Academic Minute, Baldwin Wallace University's Barbara Palmer details how a gerrymandered district might decide which sex is elected as well as which party.
April 5, 2016
The Internet makes college easier, but can it be too much of a good thing? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Susan M. Snyder asserts that problematic use of the Internet can adversely affect key areas of a college student’s life.
April 4, 2016
Cutting edge technology could revive an old economy. In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York's Thomas Amidon explains how forests can be used in the future.

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