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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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June 21, 2018
Slavery was profitable for many enslavers. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Lou Roper delves into how the British Empire used slavery to fuel its expansion in the 17th century.
June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.
June 19, 2018
Childcare in the U.S. can cost more than college tuition. In today's Academic Minute, American University's Taryn Morrissey explores how to make childcare affordable.

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June 4, 2018
How do we make health care more affordable? In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Michael D. Rosko discusses more efficient hospitals as an avenue to lower costs.
June 1, 2018
To understand the use of social media by students, look at the motivation behind it. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Melanie Austin explains why some use can have a positive benefit.
May 31, 2018
Increased security for smartphones is hard to come by without consequences for users. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Kiran Balagani describes these challenges.
May 30, 2018
Eat less and exercise more? In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Joanne Donoghue looks into a specific case where this may hurt some athletes.
May 29, 2018
We need to design cities for a warming climate. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Jeffrey Raven has more.

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