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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...
    • Roald Hoffmann lecture "One culture"

    • Science and the humanities
    • Nobel prize winning chemist Roald Hoffmann discusses the similarities between sciences and the humanities. Recorded during the UniverCity 1990 Conference at Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Millard Fuller lecture "The excitement is building"

    • Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.; Low-income housing; Self-help housing; Homeless persons
    • Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, presents his organization's concept of building homes on a no-profit, no interest basis as an economic solution for low-income families. He also speaks about the homeless and how to address their...
    • 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...
    • 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.

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