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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 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.
August 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.
August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.

Archive

April 6, 2016
Gerrymandering is a big topic again this election season, but what about gendermandering? In today's Academic Minute, Baldwin Wallace University's Barbara Palmer details how a gerrymandered district might decide which sex is elected as well as which party.
April 5, 2016
The Internet makes college easier, but can it be too much of a good thing? In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Susan M. Snyder asserts that problematic use of the Internet can adversely affect key areas of a college student’s life.
April 4, 2016
Cutting edge technology could revive an old economy. In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York's Thomas Amidon explains how forests can be used in the future.
April 1, 2016
Knowing how to use the latest social media platform can be a boon for your brand. In today's Academic Minute, St. John Fisher College's Hemant Sashittal details how certain brands are using Snapchat to get in touch with a younger audience.
March 31, 2016
Can risky behaviors as a teen predict what kind of father a boy will be? In today's Academic Minute, Northwestern University's Craig Garfield discusses how focusing on boys too may help prevent teen pregnancies.

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