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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 24, 2017
Are your friends keeping you overweight? In today's Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Lynsey Romo discusses how wanting to fit in at mealtime could lead to gaining back all that weight you just lost.
May 23, 2017
Go with your gut. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Gleb Tsipursky determines if this is good advice when hiring your next employee.
May 22, 2017
Detective fiction has been around longer than Dickens and Poe. In today's Academic Minute, McDaniel College's Mary Bendel-Simso discusses the real origins of the genre and what we can learn from it.

Archive

May 5, 2017
Hope you’ve had your morning coffee today. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Hui-Chen Lu explores whether a coffee a day can keep dementia away.
May 4, 2017
Everyone needs to get revenge once in a while. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Montana's Stephen Yoshimura determines what form of retaliation is best.
May 3, 2017
Would you pay for pain? In today's Academic Minute, Cardiff University's Rebecca Scott delves into a few reasons why some people do.
May 2, 2017
The view of immorality is different for children and adults. In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Christina Starmans explores why adults and children think different groups of people react differently when looking at the same situation.
May 1, 2017
When was the last time you felt nauseous? In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's Max Levine describes how helping people who constantly suffer from this affliction can be good for the rest of us as well.

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