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    • Peter Benson lecture "Healthy community, healthy youth"

    • Child rearing; Community life
    • Features Search Institute president Peter Benson, who gives recommendations on how to create a society which produces healthy youth. He criticizes the extreme age-segregation in contemporary society and emphasizes the importance of community and...
    • 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....
    • 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),...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Lead poisoning and children panel discussion

    • Lead poisoning in children
    • Features a discussion on lead poisoning in children, with a special emphasis on Delaware County and Muncie, Indiana. Includes a presentation of the results of research on the level of lead in children's blood in various parts of Indiana and...
    • Robert Pinsky poetry reading

    • Poetry
    • Features U. S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky reading his poetry. Introduction by Rai Peterson. Recorded during the UniverCity 2000 Conference at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Sumo wrestling demonstration

    • Sumo; Wrestling; Aishin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    • Features a demonstration of sumo wrestling by members of Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.'s sumo club. Introduction by Blaine Brownell. Recorded during the UniverCity 2000 Conference at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.
    • 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...
    • 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.

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