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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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December 13, 2017
Are government employees treated differently by the movies than in popular opinion? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Dayton's Michelle Pautz discusses how bureaucrats are shown in a different light in the dark of the theater.
December 12, 2017
Can chemistry help us better understand the past? In today's Academic Minute, Cornell College's Cindy Strong examines fragments of ancient pottery to reveal different cultures.
December 11, 2017
A new, more secure computer is on the way to protect our most sensitive data. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Sebastian Deffner explores quantum supremacy and how it could keep our data safe in the future.

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December 8, 2017
Are you a healthy person? In today's Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week, Elizabeth Abbey examines how complicated the answer to this question can be and how many sources the answer may come from (including the spiritual). Abbey is an assistant professor of health sciences at Whitworth.
December 7, 2017
There are multiple forms of corruption to keep an eye on. In today's Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week, Dawn Keig examines formal and informal corruption and how they affect firms differently.
December 6, 2017
Does viewing social media make you hit the gym? In today's Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week, Robin Pickering looks into this question.
December 5, 2017
What speech rights do students have while on campus? In today's Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week, Erica Salkin explores whether schools can do a better job at communicating what students can and cannot say at school.
December 4, 2017
Artists of the future can look to the past to explore how to speak out against war. In today's Academic Minute, part of Whitworth University Week, Whitworth's Casey Andrews discusses how writers between World Wars I and II tried to bring peace through their art.

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