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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 29, 2016
People cluster together in cities, by chance or by choice. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger examines how this applies to physics and whether cities behave like particles in a nucleus.
July 28, 2016
More information on enslaved people has come from an unlikely place. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alabama's Joshua Rothman discusses how ads placed for the return of runaway slaves gives us a more complete picture of our history.
July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.

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June 28, 2016
Workplace sexism isn’t always visible. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Melbourne's Victor Sojo discusses how frequent low-intensity events of sexism can be just as harsh as more flagrant events.
June 27, 2016
In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Fred Butcher explores how treating trauma in children may be the best way to keep them from ending up in a jail cell in the future.
June 24, 2016
What good is extending your life span if your health doesn’t go along with it? In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Ali Torkamani studies the “wellderly” and what we can learn about healthy aging from this group.
June 23, 2016
Which part of your brain is responsible for giving in to cravings? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Matthew Will provides the answer.
June 22, 2016
Economic equality between the sexes is improving, but we’re still not where we need to be. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Vermont’s Stephanie Seguino says as more women are becoming employed, they also need more quality jobs.

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