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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.

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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.

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November 20, 2018
Can you define a wine by the people who make it? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Nevada at Reno's Kerri Lesh uncorks one wine that evades normal descriptions.
November 19, 2018
Is caffeine bad for teens? In today's Academic Minute, the College of the Holy Cross's Alison Bryant Ludden says the reasons behind caffeine use may be a bigger issue.
November 16, 2018
Social media gives a big opportunity to brag about yourself. But should you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton’s Erin O’Mara explains that being a braggart might not be the best way to get more friends.

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September 21, 2018
The stigmas against staying single are breaking down. In today's Academic Minute, Albertus Magnus College's Hilda Speicher determines that as time goes on, being unhitched is becoming easier.
September 20, 2018
What is settler memory? In today's Academic Minute, Babson College's Kevin Bruyneel explores this question.
September 19, 2018
New dams in the Amazon could threaten ecosystems. In today's Academic Minute, Florida International University's Elizabeth Anderson describes the challenges of new dams changing the flow of rivers in the basin.
September 18, 2018
Postpartum depression is understudied. In today's Academic Minute, Tufts University's Jamie Maguire explores a new treatment that could help mothers.
September 17, 2018
Is volunteering beneficial for everyone? In today's Academic Minute, Touro College's Steven Pirutinsky examines how some, but not all, older adults benefit from helping others.

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