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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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April 19, 2018
Can virtual reality help you become more open to other people? In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Mesut Akdere delves into this question.
April 18, 2018
To help future employers manage a global work force, start with students. In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Pamala Morris examines how teaching students strong intercultural skills can help them bridge gaps in their future careers.
April 17, 2018
Can you increase your empathy? In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Monica Miller explores whether you're born with it or if it’s an ability you can learn.

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July 5, 2016
Selective attention is a key practice to help us process our busy world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Toronto's Eric Taylor discusses the two modes of information selecting we use and whether they’re automatic.
July 4, 2016
What do the humanities have to teach the business sector? In today's Academic Minute, Franklin & Marshall College's Jeff Nesteruk describes the power of stories and why businesses need to tell better ones to survive in today’s environment.
July 1, 2016
Do virtues or vices make for a more influential politician? In today's Academic Minute, Leanne ten Brinke of the University of California, Berkeley, describes how these different factors affect the political elite.
June 30, 2016
The sounds of a city can be just as distinct as its skyline. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger explores the noises that permeate the neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
June 29, 2016
Cyberbullying is a giant concern in the internet age. In today's Academic Minute, Clemson University's Robin Kowalski examines how children with disabilities are especially vulnerable to these attacks.

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