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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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September 20, 2017
No one wants their baby to be a picky eater. In today's Academic Minute, Keene State College's Rebecca Dunn explores what role a mother’s diet before and during breastfeeding can play in what their children find tasty.
September 19, 2017
Incarceration of a father can have lasting impacts on a child’s schooling. In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Anna Haskins explores how this affects children in surprising ways.
September 18, 2017
Engaged fathers lead to better children, so how do we make this more of a reality? In today's Academic Minute, part of Parenting Week, Brigham Young University's Kevin Shafer explores which work policies and societal changes could help build better families.

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January 19, 2016
How do you get home from deep space if your communication systems fail? In today's Academic Minute, West Virginia University's John Christian discusses his research into helping astronauts with this problem.
January 18, 2016
What happened to fleeing slaves after they reached the end of the Underground Railroad? In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Adam Arenson examines the lives of African-Americans in the North after escaping slavery.
January 18, 2016
What happened to fleeing slaves after they reached the end of the Underground Railroad? In today's Academic Minute, Manhattan College's Adam Arenson examines the lives of African-Americans in the North after escaping slavery.
January 15, 2016
Why are your digital pictures so grainy? In today's Academic Minute, Chapman University's Justin Dressel explains how quantum physics has a lot to do with what shows up on your screen.
January 14, 2016
Keep your eyes on the road. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Utah's David Strayer explores the rise of infotainment systems in our cars and their potential consequences on our driving.

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