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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

August 17, 2017
Is America seen as a masculine country? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Cologne's Laura Van Berkel determines if citizens feel gender inequality is ingrained in our national identity.
August 16, 2017
Climate change doesn’t always happen over a long period of time. In today's Academic Minute, Vanderbilt University's Jessica Oster looks underground for evidence of an abrupt change to the world’s weather.
August 15, 2017
Our search for happiness might be leading to depression. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Melbourne's Brock Bastian explores whether seeking something could be pushing it farther away.

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April 10, 2017
Mass shootings continue to plague the United States. In today's Academic Minute, Occidental College's Lisa Wade considers whether these tragedies are being used as a new form of protest.
April 7, 2017
Pregnancy modifies a woman’s body, but what about her brain? In today's Academic Minute, Oscar Vilarroya of the Autonomous University of Barcelona examines whether pregnancy leads to changes in how a woman thinks.
April 6, 2017
Is time objective or subjective? In today's Academic Minute, Eckerd College's Michael Flaherty discusses time and how we measure it.
April 5, 2017
How do you study hope? In today's Academic Minute, Pacific Lutheran University's David Ward breaks down the components of hope and how individuals can foster their own.
April 4, 2017
How important is parental involvement in a child’s education? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Keith Herman examines the relationship between teachers and parents and the impact it has on a student.

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