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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 22, 2016
Retaining one’s cultural identity can be important for couples in intercultural unions. In today’s Academic Minute, Whitman College’s Helen Kim examines if combining cultures, races or religious backgrounds can make both stronger in the long run.
July 21, 2016
How can tree rings and shipwrecks help us predict where hurricanes will hit in the future? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Valerie Trouet explains how studying the past can help us protect ourselves in the 21st century.
July 20, 2016
Next time you go for a run, think about leaving your shoes at home. In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Tracy Alloway examines if running barefoot is better for your memory.

Archive

March 8, 2016
Food insecurity is becoming a big issue on college campuses. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Wisconsin's Sara Goldrick-Rab describes her research on this topic.
March 7, 2016
Accidents on the slopes and streets lead to broken bones each winter. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Prashant Kumta details a new material that could help the body heal without the use of steel screws or plates.
March 4, 2016
Cats are the stars of the Internet. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Jessica Gall Myrick explores why cat videos are so popular.
March 3, 2016
Not all species on this planet treat parenthood the same way humans do. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Paul Hopwood discusses his research on burying beetles and whether smaller or larger beetles are better parents.
March 2, 2016
Should infants be learning language from electronic toys? In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Anna Sosa compares the quality of interaction between children and electronic toys with the quality of their interactions with books and more traditional toys.

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