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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

September 22, 2017
Fathers’ relationships with their sons may be more than meets the eye. In today's Academic Minute, part of Parenting Week, the University of Arizona's Kory Floyd describes the hidden portions of paternal relationships.
September 21, 2017
Debate over physical punishment for children still abounds. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Gustavo Carlo discusses this issue.
September 20, 2017
No one wants their baby to be a picky eater. In today's Academic Minute, Keene State College's Rebecca Dunn explores what role a mother’s diet before and during breastfeeding can play in what their children find tasty.

Archive

August 1, 2017
Navigating the world is becoming more complicated for the U.S. In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Ulster's Ray Raymond has four lessons for the country to heed.
July 31, 2017
You can’t always give students what they want. In today's Academic Minute, Albright College's Justin Couchman discusses why giving them what they need can be hard, but useful.
July 28, 2017
We all need to de-clutter our homes. In today's Academic Minute, Pennsylvania State University's Karen Winterich discusses a new trick to get people to give away more of the stuff they have trouble parting with.
July 27, 2017
Your password might not be as secure as you think. In today's Academic Minute, Elon University's Megan Squire explores how to make the strongest password to keep your information safe.
July 26, 2017
Does waiting make you stressed? In today's Academic Minute, Kate Sweeny of the University of California, Riverside, looks into how to chill out while waiting for potential bad news.

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