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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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May 25, 2018
When making a decision, do you follow your heart or your head? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Kaitlin Woolley explores how information avoidance can influence how you make your decisions.
May 24, 2018
Western music has an interesting position in Indian society. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Brockport's Natalie Sarrazin explores how Indian youth find western music online, but their culture is making the shift slowly. Sarrazin is an associate professor of ethnomusicology and music education at Brockport. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 23, 2018
Persuasion plays a big part in our elections. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Ryan Skinnell looks into how one candidate used a trinket to identify his followers.

Archive

April 10, 2015
Depictions of the Crusades usually entail throngs of pillaging troops sacking cities and running amok. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Greg Bell profiles the Crusades with a focus on the time off the battlefield.
April 9, 2015
Atomic element #79 is the precious metal more commonly known as gold. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Catherine J. Murphy describes her work with gold on a nanoscale level and showing its usage far beyond the creation of jewelry.
April 8, 2015
Why do we recycle? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Scranton's Jessica Nolan explores the psychology of recycling.
April 7, 2015
Are you a Neanderthal? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Glenn Geher explains why you might very well share some DNA with these ancestors of ours.
April 6, 2015
Does temperature affect the spread of the common cold? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Ellen Foxman explores how the rhinovirus travels.

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