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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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September 22, 2017
Fathers’ relationships with their sons may be more than meets the eye. In today's Academic Minute, part of Parenting Week, the University of Arizona's Kory Floyd describes the hidden portions of paternal relationships.
September 21, 2017
Debate over physical punishment for children still abounds. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Gustavo Carlo discusses this issue.
September 20, 2017
No one wants their baby to be a picky eater. In today's Academic Minute, Keene State College's Rebecca Dunn explores what role a mother’s diet before and during breastfeeding can play in what their children find tasty.

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August 15, 2017
Our search for happiness might be leading to depression. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Melbourne's Brock Bastian explores whether seeking something could be pushing it farther away.
August 14, 2017
How much lather time is enough for washing your hands? In today's Academic Minute, Rutgers University's Donald Schaffner determines the best way to get your hands clean.
August 11, 2017
What’s the best way to conduct environment management? In today's Academic Minute, Carleton University's Trina Rytwinski examines this question.
August 10, 2017
Today’s kids are not getting enough physical activity. In today's Academic Minute, Johns Hopkins University's Bruce Y. Lee explores why this is something everyone should be paying attention to.
August 9, 2017
Abusive bosses can have many harmful effects on a company. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Christian Kiewitz discusses how a vicious cycle can damage the workplace.

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