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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

September 30, 2016
You write what you read. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Yellowlees Douglas examines if reading more polished writing can make you a better writer.
September 29, 2016
Do you fidget while you sit? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Jaume Padilla discusses whether this sometimes annoying activity can actually keep you healthier.
September 28, 2016
New ways of communicating the effects of climate change are needed. In today's Academic Minute, Barnard College's Stephanie Pfirman explores whether making a game of it will help spread the information.

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August 16, 2016
To explore our universe, head underground. In today's Academic Minute, Hofstra University's Robert Brinkmann discusses what caves have to tell us about our planet -- and even Mars and beyond.
August 15, 2016
Not all reckless drivers are alike. In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Thomas Brown examines each type of risky driver.
August 12, 2016
Take a hike. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Amber Pearson examines why exposure to green and blue spaces can be beneficial for your health.
August 11, 2016
What is an extreme expert? In today's Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Wayne Gray looks at this group and their exceptional capabilities.
August 10, 2016
Exercising may also help you in ways you can’t see. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Victoria Vieira-Potter explores why exercise helps inside your gut.

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