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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 20, 2018
Communication between doctors and patients is key. In today's Academic Minute, part of Purdue University Week, Christi Masters says one way to achieve this is to send doctors packing.
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.

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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.
June 28, 2016
Workplace sexism isn’t always visible. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Melbourne's Victor Sojo discusses how frequent low-intensity events of sexism can be just as harsh as more flagrant events.
June 27, 2016
In today's Academic Minute, Case Western Reserve University's Fred Butcher explores how treating trauma in children may be the best way to keep them from ending up in a jail cell in the future.
June 24, 2016
What good is extending your life span if your health doesn’t go along with it? In today's Academic Minute, Scripps Research Institute's Ali Torkamani studies the “wellderly” and what we can learn about healthy aging from this group.
June 23, 2016
Which part of your brain is responsible for giving in to cravings? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Missouri's Matthew Will provides the answer.

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