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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.

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July 21, 2017
Do strong gun laws lead to less gun violence? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Indianapolis's Aaron J. Kivisto discusses this question.
July 20, 2017
Should Facebook and Twitter do more to police their networks? In today's Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Stephen Cheskiewicz examines this question in light of recent terror attacks.
July 19, 2017
Social media has infiltrated the courtroom. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Thaddeus Hoffmeister examines the problem with having loose thumbs in the jury box.

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December 16, 2015
Alcohol dependence is tough to treat effectively. In today's Academic Minute, Pia Steensland of the Karolinska Institutet details her research into a new treatment option.
December 15, 2015
Does being obese protect you from acquiring certain diseases? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Andrew Stokes explains why this misconception can finally be put to rest.
December 14, 2015
Overburdening children with caregiving responsibilities can have negative affects in adulthood. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Amy Nuttall describes her research in this area.
December 11, 2015
Is there a dangerous amount of arsenic in your favorite wine? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Denise Wilson explores the increase of arsenic in our food supply.
December 10, 2015
Is getting out of prison good for prisoners? In today's Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Kevin A. Wright explores how the communities offenders come home to can often look like the prisons they were just in.

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