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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 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Alicia Melis examines the similarities of cooperation between humans and chimpanzees.
October 3, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Buffalo's Shermali Gunawardena explores how traffic moves along the neuronal highways in the brain.
October 2, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Anthony Kontos describes when athletes playing youth sports are most likely to receive a concussion.
October 1, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Yagesh Bhambhani discusses why hands-free cell phone use makes driving dangerous.
September 30, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Northwestern University's Nicolas Cowan explores how cloud cover moderates the temperature of tidally locked exoplanets orbiting red dwarf starts.

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