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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 Mount Holyoke College. Pasquerella is also a professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke, specializing in medical and legal ethics.

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 Mount Holyoke College.

PROGRAMS

May 27, 2016
Does the mass media’s coverage of obesity affect how we perceive others? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's David Frederick says how we frame the national discussion of obesity can have a big influence on those suffering from it.
May 26, 2016
How important is having a good mentor during college? In today's Academic Minute, Gwynedd Mercy University's Rebecca Lakin Gullan discusses how a strong mentor can make a difference to students.
May 25, 2016
How do you hide from predators in the open ocean? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Molly Cummings explains how fish use polarized light to disappear from view.

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March 29, 2016
What do self-control and poverty have to do with each other? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Oregon's Elliot Berkman explores how self-control and a focus on the present can make it hard for people to position themselves for success in the future.
March 28, 2016
Does your sex help determine how annoying you find your co-workers? In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Chris Hopwood examines the psychology behind how both sexes perceive the actions of others.
March 25, 2016
Show me the money. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Iowa's Kang Zhao, details how his research team came up with a system to determine whether a movie will be a hit … or a flop. 
March 24, 2016
Having PTSD may hinder your ability to imagine a positive future for yourself. In today's Academic Minute, Sarah Lawrence College's Adam Brown delves into treatment options to help reverse this cognitive disorder.
March 23, 2016
The filming of police has dominated the news recently. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Clay Calvert examines the issues surrounding capturing police officers at work, for good or bad.

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