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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

February 21, 2017
Children love stories, but need to hear them told from various perspectives. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Peggy Albers explains the danger of single stories and why children need to hear different views about the world.
February 20, 2017
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas at Austin explains how his research undercuts that widespread mischaracterization.
February 17, 2017
Recess is a favorite among elementary school students. In today's Academic Minute, Dale Fink of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior.

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February 2, 2017
Disasters are unpredictable, and our response time needs improving. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida’s Nathan Kunz discusses a way to distribute relief faster to those who need it.
February 1, 2017
By now everyone has heard of fake news. How do we avoid it? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Plattsburgh's Michelle Ouellette explores how to get the real news out there and in front of readers' eyes.
January 31, 2017
Are we entering a golden age of political satire? In today's Academic Minute, Albright College's Matt Fotis discusses this art form in the age of post-truth.
January 30, 2017
What exacerbated the Ebola crisis in Liberia? In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University’s Robert Blair examines what trust in the government had to do with the spread of this deadly disease.
January 27, 2017
Laughing gas is used for more than laughing. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses a use for this gas that might not immediately come to mind.

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