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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.

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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.

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November 16, 2018
Social media gives a big opportunity to brag about yourself. But should you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton’s Erin O’Mara explains that being a braggart might not be the best way to get more friends.
November 15, 2018
Money may be the root of all evil, but it can also be used for good. In today's Academic Minute, Amherst College's Katharine Sims looks into paying landowners to help with environmental management.
November 14, 2018
Having a purpose is a great first step for college graduates. In today's Academic Minute, the College of New Jersey's Tim Clydesdale explores how students can find their purpose.

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October 16, 2018
How do we increase STEM enrollment for women and underrepresented minorities? In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, Sheila Jaswal answers this question.
October 15, 2018
Volcanic eruptions have shaped life’s history on Earth. In today's Academic Minute, part of Amherst College Week, David Jones details how. 
October 12, 2018
The head scarf worn by some Muslim women is becoming a tool of civic engagement. In today's Academic Minute, Wheaton College's Aubrey Westfall explains why wearing a religious symbol freely is an important step in self-expression.
October 11, 2018
More and more schools have law enforcement in the hallways. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland Baltimore County's F. Chris Curran discusses how this affects schools during normal times.
October 10, 2018
How vulnerable is your country to environmental conflict? In today's Academic Minute, Villanova University's Frank Galgano describes the Vulnerability Risk Index and which countries are most at risk.

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