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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

February 20, 2017
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas at Austin explains how his research undercuts that widespread mischaracterization.
February 17, 2017
Recess is a favorite among elementary school students. In today's Academic Minute, Dale Fink of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior.
February 16, 2017
Could a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms already be available? In today’s Academic Minute, Touro University’s Zvi Loewy takes a look at a somewhat unlikely source for relief.

Archive

October 11, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Dartmouth College's Lauren Gulbas explains the connection between cosmetic surgery, self esteem, and racial identity.
October 10, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Chris Roberts of the University of California at Los Angeles examines the link between lifestyle and health in teens.
October 9, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Rice University's Richard Boylan explains the connection between prison reform and a reduction in social aid programs.
October 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Emory University's Berry Brosi examines the impact of pollinator loss on bee behavior and fidelity to their favorite flowers.
October 7, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Harvard University's C. David Williams explores how our bodies store and release energy as we move.

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