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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.

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July 17, 2018
Caregivers for hospice patients also need some help. In today's Academic Minute, Villanova University's Meredith MacKenzie Greenle details how we can care for the caregivers.
July 16, 2018
Losing your wealth can have devastating consequences. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Carlos Mendes de Leon examines wealth shock and its effects on your health.
July 13, 2018
How do we uncover unheard voices from the past in a thriving modern city? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Dorion Borbonus looks into the long past of Rome to find out.

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June 7, 2018
There may be a better way to use class time. In today's Academic Minute, Bay Path University's Thomas Mennella discusses flipped learning. Mennella is an associate professor of biology at Bay Path. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
June 6, 2018
Managers can take ideas from the humanities. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell explores how these disciplines rely on the same core principles.
June 5, 2018
Should textbooks go digital? In today's Academic Minute, part one of our series on the cost of textbooks, the University of Northwestern St. Paul's Tanya Grosz explores how open textbooks can help students make their dollar go further.
June 4, 2018
How do we make health care more affordable? In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Michael D. Rosko discusses more efficient hospitals as an avenue to lower costs.
June 1, 2018
To understand the use of social media by students, look at the motivation behind it. In today's Academic Minute, part of New York Institute of Technology Week, Melanie Austin explains why some use can have a positive benefit.

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