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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

June 20, 2018
Small dogs outlive bigger dogs; why? In today's Academic Minute, Colgate University's Ana Jimenez explores this question.
June 19, 2018
Childcare in the U.S. can cost more than college tuition. In today's Academic Minute, American University's Taryn Morrissey explores how to make childcare affordable.
June 18, 2018
Entrepreneurs should look to mindfulness to help deal with the stressors of their start-ups. In today's Academic Minute, the University of La Verne's Louise Kelly details how focusing on the present moment can help keep things in perspective.

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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.
December 19, 2016
An early detection test for reading disorders could help children get treatment sooner. In today's Academic Minute, Boise State University's Evelyn Johnson examines how the link between genetic markers for a reading disorder in children is being found.
December 16, 2016
Are the Beats still relevant today? In today's Academic Minute, Beacon College's William Nesbitt explores this literary movement and what we’re still learning from them today.
December 15, 2016
There is still one genocide Germany has not taken responsibility for. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Adam A. Blackler says Germany’s actions in Africa need to be recognized, too.
December 14, 2016
Do you have a drink of water before bed? In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Charles Bourque explains why you might want to be hydrated before zonking out for the night.

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