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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

February 24, 2017
Are more tornados occurring than ever before? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Joel Cohen examines this question.
February 23, 2017
How do you better vaccinate a newborn against tuberculosis? In today's Academic Minute, the University of California, Riverside's Ameae Walker describes a new treatment option.
February 22, 2017
To understand why some commit crimes, get inside their head. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Matthew DeLisi determines if homicidal ideation is a factor in whether some criminals commit more serious crimes.

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January 31, 2017
Are we entering a golden age of political satire? In today's Academic Minute, Albright College's Matt Fotis discusses this art form in the age of post-truth.
January 30, 2017
What exacerbated the Ebola crisis in Liberia? In today’s Academic Minute, Brown University’s Robert Blair examines what trust in the government had to do with the spread of this deadly disease.
January 27, 2017
Laughing gas is used for more than laughing. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses a use for this gas that might not immediately come to mind.
January 26, 2017
School shootings affect all students differently. In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Louis-Philippe Beland explores how graduation rates and other factors are altered by these tragedies.
January 25, 2017
Your body may be all you need to combat HIV. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Yong-Hui Zheng explores how studying a group of patients known as the Elite Controllers may unlock the secret to HIV resistance.

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