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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 Mount Holyoke College. Pasquerella is also a professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke, specializing in medical and legal ethics.

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 Mount Holyoke College.

PROGRAMS

April 29, 2016
Can you call someone the greatest of all time when not all people were allowed to play? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Lori Martin discusses how racism has tinged this question since the early days of major competitive sports.
April 28, 2016
It pays to be a team player. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Central Florida's Steven Whiting examines how being part of the team can lead to a bigger payday from your employer.
April 27, 2016
In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Andrew Ellington explains how microscopic machines may be the key to defeating this disease.

Archive

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.
March 30, 2016
What can erosion tell us about climate change? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Sean Gulick explains how climate can grind mountains faster than they can be rebuilt.

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