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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

March 24, 2017
Concussions are becoming a serious medical issue in athletics. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Susan Davies explores these injuries off the field and in the classroom.
March 23, 2017
Do SNAP benefits reduce ER visits? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Colleen Heflin examines this question.
March 22, 2017
If you listen to this program regularly, you know some people speak faster than others. In today's Academic Minute, Brown University's Uriel Cohen Priva asks if fast and slow talkers get the same amount of information across.

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February 7, 2017
Need to reduce your stress? Maybe the answer is in your yogurt. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Elizabeth Bryda discusses probiotics and how they can help calm you down.
February 6, 2017
How much did you give in your last charitable donation? In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Indranil Goswami explains why upping the default option could lead to higher donations for charities and nonprofits.
February 3, 2017
Stressed out? Try a coloring book. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Aris Karagiorgakis examines the adult coloring book fad.
February 2, 2017
Disasters are unpredictable, and our response time needs improving. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida’s Nathan Kunz discusses a way to distribute relief faster to those who need it.
February 1, 2017
By now everyone has heard of fake news. How do we avoid it? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Plattsburgh's Michelle Ouellette explores how to get the real news out there and in front of readers' eyes.

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