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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

March 22, 2017
If you listen to this program regularly, you know some people speak faster than others. In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's Uriel Cohen Priva asks if fast and slow talkers get the same amount of information across.
March 21, 2017
Are you telling your doctor enough about yourself? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Melissa Armstrong explores shared decision making and how it can affect your health.
March 20, 2017
Does the local weather determine if you believe in global warming? In today's Academic Minute, George Washington University's Michael Mann discusses the difference between climate and weather and how it affects our beliefs.

Archive

March 4, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Stevens Institute of Technology's Michael Bruno examines how technology can be used to convince residents to evacuate as storms approach.
March 3, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Houston's Daphne Hernandez discusses the role depression plays in creating food insecurity.
March 1, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Gabriel Rossman of the University of California at Los Angeles discusses the economic risks faced by filmmakers seeking to win Academy Awards. Rossman is an associate professor of sociology at UCLA. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
February 27, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Oregon's Elliot Berkman discusses the limits of brain training.
February 26, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater finishes his three-day examination of the chemistry of the show "Breaking Bad." Leadbeater concludes the series with an examination of one of Walter White’s Greatest Escapes.

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