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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 26, 2016
Sadness might not be a negative emotion when it comes to music. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Jyväskylä's Henna-Riikka Peltola discusses how emotions are never as simple as sad or happy.
July 25, 2016
Bringing people together for a weekend can be better for a city than building a museum. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Jonathan Wynn discusses how more performances and less concrete can lead to fewer problems for cities.
July 22, 2016
Retaining one’s cultural identity can be important for couples in intercultural unions. In today’s Academic Minute, Whitman College’s Helen Kim examines if combining cultures, races or religious backgrounds can make both stronger in the long run.

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December 19, 2014
Not everyone takes the traditional four-year path through the university system. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pennsylvania's Joni Finney discusses some non-standard routes toward graduation.
December 18, 2014
The tone of a written passage can fully influence how it is comprehended. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Albany's Richard Lachmann is studying the shifting tonality of textbooks especially in their treatment of war.
December 17, 2014
The way the brain processes faces, especially familiar faces, is still something of a mystery. In today's Academic Minute, the University of East London's Volker Thoma describes an effort to improve our neurological and psychological understanding of facial recognition.
December 16, 2014
How can we best improve communities as a whole? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Guelph's Leah Levac describes her attempt to answer that questions by creating a vitality index that measures well-being.
December 15, 2014
Do the people who surround you have a sizable impact on your mental health? In today's Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Steven Barger details the connection between depression and personal relationships.

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