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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

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.
June 18, 2018
Entrepreneurs should look to mindfulness to help deal with the stressors of their start-ups. In today's Academic Minute, the University of La Verne's Louise Kelly details how focusing on the present moment can help keep things in perspective.

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May 25, 2018
When making a decision, do you follow your heart or your head? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Kaitlin Woolley explores how information avoidance can influence how you make your decisions.
May 24, 2018
Western music has an interesting position in Indian society. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Brockport's Natalie Sarrazin explores how Indian youth find western music online, but their culture is making the shift slowly. Sarrazin is an associate professor of ethnomusicology and music education at Brockport. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
May 23, 2018
Persuasion plays a big part in our elections. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Ryan Skinnell looks into how one candidate used a trinket to identify his followers.
May 22, 2018
Are aliens avoiding us? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Auckland's Timothy Mulgan discusses a philosophical viewpoint of extraterrestrials.
May 21, 2018
Dancing isn’t just for the young. In today's Academic Minute, Hamline University's Lisa Stegall describes how moving to the muic may reduce fall risk in the elderly.

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