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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

December 2, 2016
No one wants to become roadkill. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger discusses how to stay out of the path of danger in the academic world.
December 1, 2016
Students don’t like putting away their cell phones -- even in class. In today's Academic Minute, Widener University's Dwight DeWerth-Pallmeyer discusses one way to get students thinking about how much they use their devices and how this could help the classroom over all.
November 30, 2016
Global companies face a lot of challenges. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY New Paltz's Russell Zwanka discusses how social media can cause problems when a practice is accepted in one place but not in another.

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October 17, 2016
If you want someone to switch political sides, try their perspective. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Matthew Feinberg explores why people tend to stick to their own side in a heated debate.
October 14, 2016
What makes you laugh? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Alberta's Chris Westbury explores humor and why we find weird things funny.
October 13, 2016
Does more sexual content in mass media lead to more teen sexual behavior? In today's Academic Minute, Stetson University's Chris Ferguson examines this question.
October 12, 2016
Part of the puzzle of blood cancer may have been solved. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Birmingham's Daniel Tennant discusses how bone marrow can help treat this disease.
October 11, 2016
There’s a new area in the body to focus on in Alzheimer’s research. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Auriel Willette says the immune system has a role to play beyond fighting off illnesses.

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