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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

December 7, 2016
Auto-Tune rules today’s Top 40 airwaves. In today’s Academic Minute, Joshua Reiss of Queen Mary University of London says this technique originated in an unlikely place.
December 6, 2016
Does a happy spouse make for a healthier you? In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University’s William Chopik finds out.
December 5, 2016
We all remember the slacker in our last group project. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Liverpool's Craig Thorley explains that slacking off isn’t the reason groups can fail to remember vital information.

Archive

April 10, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Aron Barbey examines efforts to determine if emotional intelligence has a specific location in the brain.
April 9, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Newcastle University's Tom Smulders examines why our fingers become wrinkly after prolonged exposure to water.
April 8, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Georgia Southern University's Alex Hastings discusses how work on the Panama Canal has helped paleontologists gain a better understanding of crocodile evolution.
April 5, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Weill Cornell Medical College's Andrew Goldfine reexamines a study that found awareness in some patients that were in a vegetative state.
April 4, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Emory University's Darby Proctor discusses research indicating an innate sense of fairness in chimpanzees.

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