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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.

PROGRAMS

February 22, 2017
To understand why some commit crimes, get inside their head. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Matthew DeLisi determines if homicidal ideation is a factor in whether some criminals commit more serious crimes.
February 21, 2017
Children love stories, but need to hear them told from various perspectives. In today's Academic Minute, Georgia State University's Peggy Albers explains the danger of single stories and why children need to hear different views about the world.
February 20, 2017
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas at Austin explains how his research undercuts that widespread mischaracterization.

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January 13, 2017
Do dolphins speak in different dialects? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's William Rogers examines river dolphins in Peru to answer this question.
January 12, 2017
What can fruit flies tell us about ourselves? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Prashanth Rangan delves into this question.
January 11, 2017
Was status always important to men? In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Richmond’s Christopher von Rueden explores whether hunter-gatherers cared as much as modern men about their status among the tribe.
January 10, 2017
How do you reduce infections in hospitals? In today's Academic Minute, Grinnell College's Shannon Hinsa-Leasure explores whether changing the surfaces you touch may have a benefit.
January 9, 2017
The U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay remains controversial. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Christina Frohock discusses the base from a legal perspective.

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