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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

May 25, 2017
Good students have a favorable view of school -- right? In today's Academic Minute, Jihyun Lee of the University of New South Wales Sydney determines why this might not always be the case.
May 24, 2017
Are your friends keeping you overweight? In today's Academic Minute, North Carolina State University's Lynsey Romo discusses how wanting to fit in at mealtime could lead to gaining back all that weight you just lost.
May 23, 2017
Go with your gut. In today's Academic Minute, Ohio State University's Gleb Tsipursky determines if this is good advice when hiring your next employee.

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April 3, 2017
There are differing views on homosexuality across the globe. But why? In today's Academic Minute, the City University of New York's Amy Adamczyk explores the reasons behind different people’s beliefs.
March 31, 2017
Can you extract DNA from museum specimens? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Christopher Austin explores a new way to gather information on the past.
March 30, 2017
Is racial diversity confined to big cities? In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Jennifer Van Hook looks at the diversity of rural America and whether it is here to stay.
March 29, 2017
Is eating red meat bad for you? In today's Academic Minute, Purdue University's Wayne Campbell delves into this question.
March 28, 2017
Get up and move. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Kimberly Bigelow explains why being active can help older adults live better and avoid falls.

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