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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

August 24, 2016
Our understanding of the universe is getting smaller and smaller. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's John Cummings describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos.
August 23, 2016
Scientists are developing an actual window to the brain. In today's Academic Minute, Guillermo Aguilar of the University of California, Riverside, discusses transparent skull implants and how they can give scientists a chance to deliver better treatments to their patients.
August 22, 2016
There are more refugees than ever before -- what does this mean for refugee mothers? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Tennessee's Julia Jaekel explains why keeping homeland child-caring practices should be important for all refugee mothers.

Archive

August 5, 2016
Are we entering a new age? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Leicester's Jan Zalasiewicz delves into the Anthropocene.
August 4, 2016
Studying women in politics helps us understand the past and how to improve the future. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Indianapolis's Laura Albright examines the life of a female former governor and shows us how far there is to go.
August 3, 2016
When was your last conversation with a stranger? In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Barbara Looney examines how in a more digitized world, conversation skills need to be strengthened through practice.
August 2, 2016
Go with the flow. In today's Academic Minute, the SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell explains that getting users in a flow state may be the best way to get them to pay to use a wearable 3-D gaming device.
August 1, 2016
Could being creative come with a side dish of psychopathy? In today's Academic Minute, De La Salle University's Adrianne John Galang explains why highly creative artists may have a bit of dark side, too.

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