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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. Mount Holyoke College. 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

July 27, 2016
Does publicity add to or subtract from paid promotional materials? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Andrew Ching examines whether something needs to be said twice if someone else has already said it for you.
July 26, 2016
Sadness might not be a negative emotion when it comes to music. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Jyväskylä's Henna-Riikka Peltola discusses how emotions are never as simple as sad or happy.
July 25, 2016
Bringing people together for a weekend can be better for a city than building a museum. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Jonathan Wynn discusses how more performances and less concrete can lead to fewer problems for cities.

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May 20, 2016
Next time you watch a movie, try to control your eyes. In today’s Academic Minute, Kansas State University’s Lester Loschky discusses how Hollywood directors have become masters at telling our eyes where to look when watching a film.
May 19, 2016
Will President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba help Afro-Cubans? In today's Academic Minute, Louisiana State University's Devyn Spence Benson examines the challenges faced by this ethnic group and whether change is on the horizon on the Caribbean island.
May 18, 2016
Does being addicted to social media make you more depressed? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Brian Primack delves into this question.
May 17, 2016
What makes the flow of a supervolcano travel so far from the eruption? In today's Academic Minute, the State University of New York at Buffalo's Greg Valentine examines whether speed or weight makes the flows travel great distances.
May 16, 2016
A new technique to treat ACL injuries may be on the way. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's James Cook describes how this new technique could lead to a more active lifestyle for those with repaired ACLs in their knees.

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