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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 Mount Holyoke College. Pasquerella is also a professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke, specializing in medical and legal ethics.

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 Mount Holyoke College.

PROGRAMS

May 6, 2016
Are blonds really dumb? In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Jay Zagorsky discusses whether this stereotype is real or just a myth.
May 5, 2016
Cities can be overwhelming and alienating, but this can also lead to their vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger discusses the pros and cons of living next to so many people.
May 4, 2016
Why are some people the grammar police and others not? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Robin Queen delves into whether personality type may determine if you care about whether someone typed the right “there” or “their.”

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April 19, 2016
The ice sheets that cover Greenland are changing rapidly in a warming world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Bristol's Jon Hawkings examines how a melting glacier can bring life to different parts of the island.
April 18, 2016
In today's Academic Minute, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Krista Jenkins discusses whether coming of age in the women’s movement may lead mothers to back Hillary Clinton, while their daughters go for Bernie Sanders.
April 15, 2016
Men and women have notable differences in what they look for in a long-term mate. In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick discusses the differences between the sexes when it comes to matching up.
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.

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