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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.

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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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November 13, 2018
How do you find out what infants do and do not know? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Kelsey Lucca discusses this question.
November 12, 2018
Making a rhyme every time is great for children’s minds. In today's Academic Minute, Santa Clara University's Kirsten Read explains why rhymes help preschool children along faster on the path to reading.
November 9, 2018
You could hear this more clearly if you could see me talking. In today's Academic Minute, part of Carleton College Week, Julia Strand explains how seeing a talking face gives us clues even if we can’t fully hear what is being said.

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September 27, 2018
Do you always understand exactly what you're signing? Today on The Academic Minute: Jeff Sovern, professor of law at St. John's University, discusses the contracts we all tend to sign without really reading.
September 27, 2018
What gaps and pitfalls do teacher candidates have to navigate? In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Mary Beth Schaefer says there are four main issues to avoid.
September 26, 2018
Learning and practicing for new teachers can be at odds with each other. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John’s University Week, Daniel Ness determines what this can teach us for future generations of educators.
September 25, 2018
Best way to train new teachers? Get 'em in the classroom. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Don McClure discusses how this can create a more shared agenda in teacher education.
September 24, 2018
You’re not at your best when you face anxiety before an important test. In today's Academic Minute, part of St. John's University Week, Liz Chase looks at teacher candidates and their rigorous clinical practice programs.

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