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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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June 15, 2018
How can large companies excel at innovation? In today's Academic Minute, the University of San Diego's Priya Kannan-Narasimhan determines the key may be looking at what they’re already succeeding in and doing it differently.
June 14, 2018
Foreign-born students have additional challenges at academic institutions. In today's Academic Minute, Goodwin College's Lisa Wisniewski discusses the Polish immigrant communities in the Northeast.
June 13, 2018
The misuse of smartphone data is becoming better known by the day. In today's Academic Minute, Baldwin Wallace University's Brian Krupp explores a new tool to help keep our privacy while browsing.

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October 12, 2016
Part of the puzzle of blood cancer may have been solved. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Birmingham's Daniel Tennant discusses how bone marrow can help treat this disease.
October 11, 2016
There’s a new area in the body to focus on in Alzheimer’s research. In today's Academic Minute, Iowa State University's Auriel Willette says the immune system has a role to play beyond fighting off illnesses.
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.

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