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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Sister Helen Prejean lecture "Moral issues of the death penalty"

    • Capital punishment--Moral and ethical aspects; Capital punishment--Religious aspects--Christianity
    • Features the author of Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean, who talks about her experiences working with death row inmates and discusses the moral implications of the death penalty. Introduction by Scott Olson. Recorded during the UniverCity...
    • Linda Ellerbee lecture on breast cancer

    • Ellerbee, Linda--Health; Breast--Cancer--Patients
    • Features journalist and television production company CEO Linda Ellerbee, who discusses her personal struggle with breast cancer. Recorded during the UniverCity 2002 Conference at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.
    • 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....
    • Terry Waite news conference

    • Waite, Terry--Interviews; Hostage negotiations--Middle East; Victims of terrorism--Lebanon;
    • News conference with humanitarian and author Terry Waite, Ball State UniverCity guest speaker, regarding his being held hostage in Lebanon.
    • Terry Waite news conference

    • Waite, Terry--Interviews; Hostage negotiations--Middle East; Victims of terrorism--Lebanon;
    • News conference with humanitarian and author Terry Waite, Ball State UniverCity guest speaker, regarding his being held hostage in Lebanon
    • Terry Waite lecture "The test of humanity : resolving conflict"

    • Waite, Terry--Interviews; Hostage negotiations--Middle East; Victims of terrorism--Lebanon;
    • Terry Waite, one-time personal envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury, describes his role in the release of hostages held by radical Islamic groups in the Middle East and relates the events of his own five-year captivity by Shiite Muslims in...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Terry Waite lecture "The test of humanity : resolving conflict"

    • Hostage negotiations--Middle East; Victims of terrorism--Lebanon
    • Terry Waite, one-time personal envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury, describes his role in the release of hostages held by radical Islamic groups in the Middle East and relates the events of his own five-year captivity by Shiite Muslims in...
    • 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...
    • Japanese traditional music performance

    • Music--Japan
    • Features four musicians from Kariya, Japan playing traditional Japanese music. Hosted by Chie Tsuzuki. Recorded during the UniverCity 2000 Conference at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.

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