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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.

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March 22, 2016
Every day you’re becoming more and more like the people around you. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Jack Gilbert explains how the sharing of bacteria from person to person could make us healthier in the long run.
March 21, 2016
Life for migrants is not easy, and it can be even harder on the LGBT community. In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Edward Alessi details the hardships these groups face during their relocation.
March 18, 2016
Your level of self-control could be tied to the amount of sleep you had last night. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's June Pilcher explores how getting an appropriate amount of shut-eye could lead to better choices during the daytime.
March 17, 2016
The oceans are changing with the climate and human intervention. In today's Academic Minute, Clarkson University's Andrew A. David discusses these changes and how they affect the species within.
March 16, 2016
The news cycle isn’t the only 24-hour cycle we see. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Jun Li discusses how our brains are also on their own 24-hour clock.

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