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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

August 24, 2016
Our understanding of the universe is getting smaller and smaller. In today's Academic Minute, Siena College's John Cummings describes neutrinos and why they are so key to our understanding of the cosmos.
August 23, 2016
Scientists are developing an actual window to the brain. In today's Academic Minute, Guillermo Aguilar of the University of California, Riverside, discusses transparent skull implants and how they can give scientists a chance to deliver better treatments to their patients.
August 22, 2016
There are more refugees than ever before -- what does this mean for refugee mothers? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Tennessee's Julia Jaekel explains why keeping homeland child-caring practices should be important for all refugee mothers.

Archive

September 9, 2014
Can a conditional economic bump help improve overall health? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Florida's Elizabeth Shenkman is tracking the effects of money spent specifically on one’s health.
September 8, 2014
People cite procrastination as a major factor influencing productivity in a negative way.  In today's Academic Minute, Penn State University's David Rosenbaum a psychologist at Penn State University, has coined the term "precrastination."
September 4, 2014
Energy drinks are typically marketed to young adults. But In today's Academic Minute, American Public University's Lauri O. Byerley asks if this is the primary group that is consuming them.
September 4, 2014
Racism can be cloaked in language that avoids overt prejudices. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Adelaide's Scott Hanson-Easey discusses how subtly racist language permeates the media.
September 3, 2014
The speed, ferocity, and resilience of tawny fire ants is drawing the attention of the entomology world. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Edward LeBrun examines the invasion. LeBrun is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of integrative biology at UT-Austin. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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