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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 26, 2018
There’s been an increase in student activism after recent mass shootings. In today's Academic Minute, Part 1 of our student protest series, Villanova University's Jerusha Conner compares this movement with another politically charged time in our history.
April 25, 2018
Mental health is a big news topic in the U.S., but not in every country. In today's Academic Minute, San Jose State University's Edward Cohen explores mental health education in a foreign land.
April 24, 2018
Employers can rely too much on law enforcement to handle employees accused of misconduct. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Oregon's Elizabeth Tippett discusses why employers should be prepared to act without outside assistance.

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June 21, 2016
Has our current border patrol policy failed? In today's Academic Minute, Princeton University's Douglas Massey examines whether policies made to keep people out are actually keeping them in.
June 20, 2016
It pays to learn from your mistakes. In today's Academic Minute, Emory University's Samuel Sober explores which parts of our brain avoid making the same error twice.
June 17, 2016
Does wisdom come from the mind or does the body have a part to play as well? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Chicago's Berthold Hoecker discusses how being in tune with both mind and body can make for a wiser individual.
June 16, 2016
Are you living in the past or the future? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell University's Corinna Loeckenhoff delves into whether our age determines where our mind may be.
June 15, 2016
Does a bad economy lead to civil unrest or is it vice versa? In today's Academic Minute, the University of East Anglia's Christa Brunnschweiler determines which comes first.

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