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    • 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...
    • Thomas Krens lecture "The arts and culture in the 21st century"

    • Art museums; Art--Exhibition techniques; Art and society; Architecture, Modern
    • Features Guggenheim Worldwide director Thomas Krens, who discusses the history and functions of art museums and changes that may help museums to better meet the requirements of contemporary society and modern art. He draws extensively on his...
    • James Burke lecture "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...
    • Michael Piraino lecture "The impact of CASA, past, present, and future"

    • Legal assistance to children--United States; Child welfare--United States; Abused children--United States
    • Features Michael Piraino, CEO of Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA), who describes some of the difficulties facing abused children who enter the foster care system in the United States and what CASA does to help address these problems....
    • 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...
    • Kay Jamison lecture "Suicide and its prevention"

    • Suicide; Suicide--Prevention
    • Features psychiatry professor and author Kay Redfield Jamison, who shares her own experiences with depression, discusses what is known about suicide and its relation to mental illness, and offers ideas for suicide prevention. Includes almost 30...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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),...
    • Scott Simon lecture "World affairs in the millennium"

    • International relations--Moral and ethical aspects; Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina)--History--Siege, 1992-1996--Personal narratives, American
    • Features Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday, who discusses his experiences as a war correspondent in Sarajevo and Kosovo and his difficulty in reconciling what he saw with his pacifist Quaker faith. He also...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Stedman Graham lecture "Teens can make it happen"

    • Success in adolescence
    • Features corporate training and leadership development entrepreneur Stedman Graham, who introduces his "success process," a systematic approach to organizing and advancing life goals and aspirations. He focuses on ways that youth can take control...

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