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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

February 20, 2017
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas at Austin explains how his research undercuts that widespread mischaracterization.
February 17, 2017
Recess is a favorite among elementary school students. In today's Academic Minute, Dale Fink of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts explains what happens when recess is taken away for bad behavior.
February 16, 2017
Could a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms already be available? In today’s Academic Minute, Touro University’s Zvi Loewy takes a look at a somewhat unlikely source for relief.

Archive

December 28, 2016
Do the clothes make the man? In today's Academic Minute, Yale University's Michael Kraus examines how what you wear can affect your job performance and social status.
December 27, 2016
Does being obese protect you from acquiring certain diseases? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Andrew Stokes tells us why this misconception can finally be put to rest.
December 26, 2016
Our country’s annual medical bill for treating anxiety is huge. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Illinois's Florin Dolcos delves into a new discovery that may trigger a new treatment for the millions of American suffering from this affliction.
December 21, 2016
Can members of one race be more resilient than members of another? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Shervin Assari explains why this might be.
December 20, 2016
Tough decisions must be made about further treatment after breast cancer. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Jeff Blaustein discusses the pros and cons of estrogen blockers and what women should know about this avenue of treatment.

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