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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

October 20, 2017
Lesbian, gay and transgender students are at high risk for bullying. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Dan Cinotti discusses how schools can foster a different mind-set among students.
October 19, 2017
How does moral grandstanding affect the opinions of others? In today's Academic Minute, Georgetown University's Justin Tosi discusses how people can change their beliefs while hearing this type of talk.
October 18, 2017
What should you do with your time while in jail? In today's Academic Minute, Virginia Commonwealth University's David Coogan examines a writing exercise that could change prisoners' course once they are released.

Archive

November 10, 2015
Not all medical treatments are created equal. In today's Academic Minute, Temple University's Miriam Solomon tells us how precision medicine may change how certain diseases are treated.
November 9, 2015
Immigrants can be portrayed as criminals in the public sphere. In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas explains how his research undercuts that mischaracterization.
November 6, 2015
What do comic novels and medical literature have in common? In today's Academic Minute, Queensborough Community College's Kathleen Alves explains how these very different forms of literature came to prominence at the same time.
November 5, 2015
Are you a musical omnivore? In today's Academic Minute, Paul Elvers of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics explores how social origins don’t always predict musical taste.
November 4, 2015
Bang. Moo. Meow. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Miami's Lynn Perry explores if the relationship of the sound of words and their meanings goes farther than we think.

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