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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 22, 2017
To understand why some commit crimes, get inside their head. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Matthew DeLisi determines if homicidal ideation is a factor in whether some criminals commit more serious crimes.
February 21, 2017
Children love stories, but need to hear them told from various perspectives. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Peggy Albers explains the danger of single stories and why children need to hear different views about the world.
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.

Archive

October 18, 2016
Are we being brainwashed? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Scott Selisker examines if we are as free thinking as we think we are.
October 17, 2016
If you want someone to switch political sides, try their perspective. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Matthew Feinberg explores why people tend to stick to their own side in a heated debate.
October 14, 2016
What makes you laugh? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Chris Westbury explores humor and why we find weird things funny.
October 13, 2016
Does more sexual content in mass media lead to more teen sexual behavior? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson examines this question.
October 12, 2016
Part of the puzzle of blood cancer may have been solved. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Birmingham's Daniel Tennant discusses how bone marrow can help treat this disease.

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