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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

October 20, 2017
Lesbian, gay and transgender students are at high risk for bullying. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Dan Cinotti discusses how schools can foster a different mind-set among students.
October 19, 2017
How does moral grandstanding affect the opinions of others? In today's Academic Minute, Georgetown University's Justin Tosi discusses how people can change their beliefs while hearing this type of talk.
October 18, 2017
What should you do with your time while in jail? In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Commonwealth University's David Coogan examines a writing exercise that could change prisoners' course once they are released.

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June 13, 2017
Get in sync. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Tal-Chen Rabinowitch explains why being in sync helps children be more cooperative.
June 12, 2017
To view history, let’s dig into our brains instead of the Earth. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Shelby Putt discusses why learning how our ancestors used their brains can help us understand the evolutionary puzzle.
June 9, 2017
Is a new family leave policy on the way? In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Marie Gould Harper examines President Trump’s plan and whether we should look to other sources for this benefit.
June 8, 2017
Is climate change causing more extreme weather events? In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Michael Mann delves into this question.
June 7, 2017
The media is also a business. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Amanda Lotz discusses this statement.

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