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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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October 18, 2017
What should you do with your time while in jail? In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Commonwealth University's David Coogan examines a writing exercise that could change prisoners' course once they are released.
October 17, 2017
Can raw data change how we listen to music? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Brian Moon discusses how the industry is using numbers and algorithms to shape the songs of the future.
October 16, 2017
The origins of humanity are being rewritten. In today's Academic Minute, the University at Buffalo's Omer Gokcumen details new findings and how they alter our knowledge of the past.

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March 15, 2016
What caused the spread of humans across the globe? In today's Academic Minute, the University of York's Penny Spikins details how emotions may be at the root of human expansion to new territories.
March 14, 2016
HIV cases in people over 50 are on the rise. In today's Academic Minute, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Ilene Warner-Maron explains why older adults may not appreciate the risks as much as the younger generation.
March 11, 2016
Could watching Law & Order: SVU make you less likely to commit a sexual crime? In today's Academic Minute, Washington State University's Stacey J. T. Hust wonders whether TV crime shows affect the intentions of viewers who watch them.
March 10, 2016
Did our hands evolve for use as weapons? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's David Carrier explains how the evolution of our hands led to the fist being an effective form of protection.
March 9, 2016
Did you get your flu shot this year? In today's Academic Minute, Lancaster University's Derek Gatherer explores the history of influenza and what it may teach us about preventing this disease in the future.

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