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    • Alan Arkin lecture "Acting and creativity"

    • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.); Acting
    • Actor/director/writer Alan Arkin discusses his view of the role of creativity in relationship to society, especially as it relates to acting. Concludes with a time of questions and answers. Recorded during the UniverCity 1990 Conference at Ball...
    • Axmakers of the twenty-first century

    • Science and civilization; Science--Social aspects; Technology and civilization; Technology--Social aspects; Event history analysis;
    • James Burke, Great Britain's foremost commentator on science and technology, maintains that history is the result of "nudges"--Small events which trigger monumental chain reactions that in turn determine the course of mankind. Beginning with the...
    • Ball State Symphony Orchestra performance

    • Operas--Excerpts; Symphonic poems--Excerpts; Orchestral music, Arranged; Concertos (Flute); Pantomimes with music
    • Contains: Overture from The magic flute ; Arias from The marriage of Figaro ; Flute concerto no. 1 / Mozart -- Dance of the marionette / Gounod -- Hall of the mountain king / Grieg.; Performers include Tom Masuko (baritone-2nd work, 5th work),...
    • Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning student designs

    • Ball State University. College of Architecture and Planning; Architecture--Designs and plans; Architecture Building (Ball State University);
    • College of Architecture and Planning students at Ball State University present design proposal projects in conjunction with the UniverCity 1992 cultural programming. Video also includes footage of the UniverCity 1992 campus and exhibits.
    • Barbara Dana lecture "The creative life and family integrity

    • Work and family; Lifestyles; Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
    • Barbara Dana, actress/author and wife of actor Alan Arkin, shares her views on combining a life of creative expression with the experience of being a decent, caring, giving individual. Stresses the importance of family life and mutual support...
    • Bette Bao Lord lecture "At home"

    • Lord, Bette; Chinese American authors; Women authors, American;
    • New York Times best-selling author Bette Bao Lord discusses what makes her feel "at home": family stories about her family and China, her Chinese roots and heritage, and her adopted American heritage and culture. Concludes with an interview of...
    • Betty Edwards lecture "New ways to look at creative thinking"

    • Cerebral hemisphere; Creative thinking; Creative ability
    • Dr. Betty Edwards, Director of the Center for the Educational Applications of Brain Hemisphere Research, California State University, Long Beach, discusses the differences between the left and right brain and the need for both. Focuses on the...
    • Bharati Mukherjee lecture "American transformations"

    • Authors, American; Americanization; Acculturation; Group identity
    • Features award-winning author Bharati Mukherjee, who has written extensively about the immigrant experience in America. Mukherjee, who was born in India, discusses her personal transformations, as well as the transformations of the U.S. as a whole,...
    • Billy Collins poetry reading

    • Poetry
    • Features 2001-02 U. S. poet laureate Billy Collins reading his poetry. Introduction by Rai Peterson. Recorded during the UniverCity 2002 Conference at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.
    • Brian Greene lecture "The elegant universe"

    • Unified field theories; Superstring theories; Cosmology
    • Features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to...
    • Bruce Feiler lecture on his Middle East travels

    • Feiler, Bruce S.--Travel--Middle East; Abraham (Biblical patriarch); Christianity and other religions--Judaism; Christianity and other religions--Islam; Judaism--Relations-Christianity; Judaism--Relations--Islam; Islam--Relations--Christianity;...
    • Features Bruce Feiler, best-selling author of Walking the Bible, who discusses his experiences during his journey through the biblical Middle East. He also talks about the relationship between the monotheistic religions in today's world and...
    • Cornel West lecture addressing community and democracy

    • West, Cornel--Political and social views; Conduct of life; Ethics; Democracy;
    • Features African American social activist, author, philosopher, and distinguished professor Cornel West, who discusses what it means to be human and advocates combining the Socratic spirituality of genuine questioning of self and society and the...
    • Dennis Weaver lecture "Saving the planet is an inside job"

    • Environmental protection--Religious aspects; Nature--Effect of human beings on; Spiritual formation;
    • Noted actor and activist Dennis Weaver focuses on his concern for the environment and proposes that to heal the planet we must first heal the spiritual part of our being. Concludes with an interview of Mr. Weaver. Presented as a keynote address...
    • Human Performance Laboratory NASA research and testing

    • Trappe, Scott William--Interviews; Thirsk, Robert B.--Interviews; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Exercise--Research; Human Performance Laboratory (Ball State University); Health and Physical Activity Building (Ball...
    • Footage documenting testing of astronauts in preparation for NASA space missions conducted at Ball State University by the Human Performance Laboratory. Includes an interview with Ball State researcher Scott Trappe and astronaut Bob Thirsk.
    • James Burke lecture "Mechanisms of change : do lemons whistle?"

    • Change; Social change; Technology and civilization; Technology--Social aspects
    • British author and broadcaster James Burke explores the restraints of context and knowledge upon change, particularly social change, then discusses the ways by which change occurs, during a lecture given for Ball State University UniverCity '90. He...
    • James Burke lecture "The culture of scarcity"

    • Technology and civilization; Technology--Social aspects; Technological forecasting
    • Features the science historian and author James Burke, who talks about the unpredictable and far-reaching effects of technological innovation on culture. He discusses the inability of social institutions to keep up with technological change. He...

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