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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

January 17, 2017
We’re in the middle of an opioid crisis. In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida’s David Courtwright discusses an earlier epidemic and what we can learn from it.
January 16, 2017
The lasting impacts of Jim Crow can’t always be seen with our eyes. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses how some scars are carried on the inside.
January 13, 2017
Do dolphins speak in different dialects? In today's Academic Minute, Winthrop University's William Rogers examines river dolphins in Peru to answer this question.

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November 18, 2016
Taking selfies in nature could help the outdoor space you’re visiting. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Vermont's Laura Sonter, describes how she used uploaded photos to see where people are visiting the great outdoors and if this should be where the money goes.
November 18, 2016
How to be happier? Do some exercises. In today’s Academic Minute, Eastern Washington University’s Philip Watkins explores how gratitude exercises can help strength your sense of well-being.
November 17, 2016
Are individualistic societies richer or poorer than collectivist ones? In today's Academic Minute, Union College's Lewis Davis examines this question.
November 16, 2016
All the cool kids are doing it -- or are they? In today's Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Mitch Prinstein explores whether perception is reality.
November 15, 2016
Traces of supernovas in the cosmos could be in our oceans. In today's Academic Minute, Technical University of Munich's Shawn Bishop asks if this is a clue to an extinction event from our past.

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