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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

April 24, 2017
Hate groups have taken their messages online. In today's Academic Minute, Pace University's Adam Klein discusses how these groups have spread their messages via the internet.
April 21, 2017
1984 is back on the best-seller lists. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Case Western Reserve University's John Broich determines the reasons behind readers’ renewed interest in the Thought Police.
April 20, 2017
We’ve all heard about alternative facts by now. Today, as part of the Academic Minute's Current Affairs Week, Tufts University's Ronald Pies explores how we can tell whether someone is lying or just stating a falsehood.

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February 15, 2017
How do smaller firms compete with the big boys? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at New Paltz's Kevin R. Caskey explores avenues that smaller downhill-ski manufacturers use to get their products on the slopes.
February 14, 2017
Science papers aren’t usually the best places to find a good story. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Washington's Ryan Kelly discusses why that needs to change if scientists want to get their point across.
February 13, 2017
Are you having déjà vu? In today's Academic Minute, Akira O’Connor of the University of St. Andrews discusses a new insight into this mysterious phenomenon.
February 10, 2017
How do you get children to fess up to bad behavior? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Michigan's Craig Smith explores how reacting positively might help increase confessions.
February 9, 2017
Is there a vaccine on the way for a weaponized virus from the Cold War? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Jonathan Dinman explores a breakthrough against a dangerous pathogen.

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