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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 30, 2016
Why is there mercury in California’s fog? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California Santa Cruz's Peter Weiss explains why fog, and not rain, collects mercury from the atmosphere and what that could mean for coastal environments.
August 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.
August 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.

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April 14, 2016
How many phantom texts have you gotten today? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia Institute of Technology's Robert Rosenberger examines why we think our phone is vibrating in our pocket, even though it’s just in our head.
April 13, 2016
Can you change your partner over time or should you find someone you click with right away? In today's Academic Minute, Wellesley College's Angela Bahns explains that birds of a feather do flock together, but only if they’re similar from the beginning of the relationship.
April 12, 2016
How does shame affect your behavior? In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Daniel Sznycer says that while shame may be an ugly feeling, it can actually have some benefits in guiding us to better decisions in the future.
April 11, 2016
You could be sharing your doctor during your next visit. In today's Academic Minute, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Scott Glassman details how shared medical appointments are having positive effects for patients.
April 8, 2016
Programs that bring computers into the classroom are helping to eliminate the digital divide. In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Marshall Jones examines the positives and negatives of such programs.

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