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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

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.
May 22, 2018
Are aliens avoiding us? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Auckland's Timothy Mulgan discusses a philosophical viewpoint of extraterrestrials.
May 21, 2018
Dancing isn’t just for the young. In today's Academic Minute, Hamline University's Lisa Stegall describes how moving to the muic may reduce fall risk in the elderly.

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January 12, 2018
Having a chronically ill child is a stressful situation for parents. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Katherine Rafferty discusses how parents can become advocates to ensure their child gets the best care possible.
January 11, 2018
Taxing those who drive in cities can have positive side effects. In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Emilia Simeonova explains why.
January 10, 2018
Learning a second language can be important for the future. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Naja Ferjan Ramirez examines how learning from a very young age can have many advantages.
January 9, 2018
Do infants whose parents have different accents learn differently? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Marieke van Heugten discusses the answer.
January 8, 2018
Toxic stress can affect more than just a pregnant person. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Julia Seng says child abuse and neglect can affect more than one generation in a family.

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