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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

December 9, 2016
If you’re feeling sad, have a few servings of veggies. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Warwick's Andrew Oswald says eating more fruits and vegetables can help boost your mood.
December 8, 2016
Everyone hates bag fees at the airport. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Kansas' Mazhir Arikan discusses whether bag fees may have some benefits as well.
December 7, 2016
Auto-Tune rules today’s Top 40 airwaves. In today’s Academic Minute, Joshua Reiss of Queen Mary University of London says this technique originated in an unlikely place.

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October 10, 2016
When does memory decline begin? In today's Academic Minute, McGill University's Natasha Rajah delves into using brain scans of people of various ages and what it tells us about this natural process.
October 7, 2016
How do you give businesses a better chance to be innovative? In today's Academic Minute, SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Robert Edgell explores the hidden intentions behind human communications and how they can hinder innovation.
October 6, 2016
Competing in sports during high school could positively affect your long-term health. In today's Academic Minute, Black Hills State University's Craig Triplett discusses how being active while young could lead to future wellness.
October 5, 2016
Not everyone pays attention to security warnings on their computer. In today's Academic Minute, Brigham Young University's Anthony Vance discusses the best time to act on these notifications.
October 4, 2016
How similar are our teeth to those of our ancestors? On today's Academic Minute, Monash University's Alistair Evans explores if our ancestors can be identified just by finding some of their loose teeth.

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