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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

December 2, 2016
No one wants to become roadkill. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger discusses how to stay out of the path of danger in the academic world.
December 1, 2016
Students don’t like putting away their cell phones -- even in class. In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer discusses one way to get students thinking about how much they use their devices and how this could help the classroom over all.
November 30, 2016
Global companies face a lot of challenges. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Russell Zwanka discusses how social media can cause problems when a practice is accepted in one place but not in another.

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July 11, 2016
How does the brain recognize the words you read? In today's Academic Minute, John Henderson of the University of California, Davis, explains how finding out the answer could help people who have difficulty reading.
July 8, 2016
Gothic novels and architecture have always had an appeal in the United States. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Kerry Dean Carso examines this art form and what makes the mysterious exciting.
July 7, 2016
How do you study monkeys that you can’t see? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's Janice Chism describes looking for meaning in saki monkey calls to observe this bashful breed.
July 6, 2016
Preventing genocide is one of our biggest challenges. In today's Academic Minute, Keene State College's James Waller says a human problem has a human solution.
July 5, 2016
Selective attention is a key practice to help us process our busy world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Eric Taylor discusses the two modes of information selecting we use and whether they’re automatic.

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