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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.

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April 28, 2017
Need help during a time of low self-esteem? Rely on your partner. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Matthew Johnson explains where to find support during a rough period.
April 27, 2017
What causes dishonesty? In today's Academic Minute, Princeton Neuroscience Institute's Neil Garrett looked into our brains to find a clue.
April 26, 2017
Are you avoiding some important information? In today's Academic Minute, Carnegie Mellon University's Russell Golman explores this question.

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March 14, 2017
What if art was seen as a more important part of our culture? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Kishwar Rizvi delves into when art was seen as an important commodity among kings and queens.
March 13, 2017
Leaders say they welcome innovation and new ideas, but do they in practice? In today's Academic Minute, the University of San Diego's Jennifer Mueller explains why many organizations actually reject creativity.
March 10, 2017
How do we make our homes more efficient? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Robert Brecha discusses why low-energy living doesn’t have to be uncomfortable.
March 9, 2017
Is there a link between the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and cancer? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Alexander Bay explores the link between the radiation and thyroid cancer among children.
March 8, 2017
Networking is important in finding a new job. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Laura K. Gee determines which social ties you should tap into first when trying to land a new position.

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