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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

May 25, 2017
Good students have a favorable view of school -- right? In today's Academic Minute, Jihyun Lee of the University of New South Wales Sydney determines why this might not always be the case.
May 24, 2017
Are your friends keeping you overweight? In today's Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Lynsey Romo discusses how wanting to fit in at mealtime could lead to gaining back all that weight you just lost.
May 23, 2017
Go with your gut. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Gleb Tsipursky determines if this is good advice when hiring your next employee.

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April 17, 2017
The travel ban has been a big topic in the news. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Brown University's Corey Brettschneider discusses whether the ban is legal.
April 14, 2017
Have we been studying fashion incorrectly? In today's Academic Minute, Albright College's Damayanthie Eluwawalage lays out the reasons to give fashion history an alteration.
April 13, 2017
Is it nature or nurture? Or is it both? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Jason Boardman examines whether each plays a part in our development.
April 12, 2017
The benefits of bilingualism are more than once thought. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Montreal's Ana Inés Ansaldo explores these benefits and how they can help us improve ourselves.
April 11, 2017
How do partners communicate about jealousy in a digital age? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Jennifer Bevan discusses whether face-to-face communication is still the norm in these interactions.

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