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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 25, 2018
When making a decision, do you follow your heart or your head? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Kaitlin Woolley explores how information avoidance can influence how you make your decisions.
May 24, 2018
Western music has an interesting position in Indian society. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Brockport's Natalie Sarrazin explores how Indian youth find western music online, but their culture is making the shift slowly. Sarrazin is an associate professor of ethnomusicology and music education at Brockport. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
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.

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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.
January 5, 2018
Can the #MeToo era usher in equal rights for women in America? In today's Academic Minute, Binghamton University's Leigh Ann Wheeler examines why an Equal Rights Amendment has not passed already.
January 4, 2018
Sexual harassment can have many forms. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Ashwini Tambe examines why we should not lump everything together into one category. Tambe is an associate professor in the department of women’s studies at Maryland. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. (Warning: This segment includes a frank discussion about sexual misconduct some listeners may find upsetting.)
January 3, 2018
The U.S. and the U.K. have enjoyed a strong relationship for centuries. In today's Academic Minute, Ray Raymond of the State University of New York Ulster explains the reasons for keeping such close ties with our friends across the pond.

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