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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.

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September 26, 2018
Learning and practicing for new teachers can be at odds with each other. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John’s University Week, Daniel Ness determines what this can teach us for future generations of educators.
September 25, 2018
Best way to train new teachers? Get 'em in the classroom. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Don McClure discusses how this can create a more shared agenda in teacher education.
September 24, 2018
You’re not at your best when you face anxiety before an important test. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Liz Chase looks at teacher candidates and their rigorous clinical practice programs.

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September 7, 2018
Entrepreneurs are flashy, but don’t forget about reliable small-business owners. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell delves into how both kinds of business ventures can benefit a community.
September 6, 2018
Not every athlete with a brain injury has been diagnosed with a concussion. In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University's Nicholas Port looks into other aspects of sports that could contribute to these injuries.
September 5, 2018
How do we protect athletes from concussions? In today's Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Janice Stapley looks at safety for female Division I athletes.
September 4, 2018
Kids love playing in the dirt, but can it be harmful? In today's Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight, Columbia University's Franziska Landes warns that danger can be just below their feet.
September 3, 2018
We need to purify water, but can we do it better? In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Carsten Prasse explains some unwanted chemicals may be a byproduct of purification.

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