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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

September 22, 2017
Fathers’ relationships with their sons may be more than meets the eye. In today's Academic Minute, part of Parenting Week, the University of Arizona's Kory Floyd describes the hidden portions of paternal relationships.
September 21, 2017
Debate over physical punishment for children still abounds. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Gustavo Carlo discusses this issue.
September 20, 2017
No one wants their baby to be a picky eater. In today's Academic Minute, Keene State College's Rebecca Dunn explores what role a mother’s diet before and during breastfeeding can play in what their children find tasty.

Archive

August 29, 2017
We like taking pictures of moments that reflect the best of our shared history. In today's Academic Minute, Gettysburg College's Sahana Mukherjee examines why this can lead to denying injustices of the past.
August 28, 2017
Can you handle the truth? In today's Academic Minute, Indiana University Kokomo's Mark Canada examines whether the claims of “fake news” can have a real effect on the population.
August 25, 2017
Is the era of the shopping mall comes to a close? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Stefan Al determines whether the mall is really dying, or just needs a shake-up.
August 24, 2017
The middle class is shrinking. In today's Academic Minute, Colorado State University's Steven Pressman delves into what defines the middle class and how it has been affected in recent years.
August 23, 2017
Just because you are homeless doesn’t mean you can’t have a home. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Virginia's Susan Fraiman says the less fortunate find a way to make a home however they can.

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