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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Sally Ride lecture "Reach for the stars"

    • Women astronauts; Astronautics
    • Features Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, who describes how she got involved in the space program and talks about what it's like to be in space. Recorded during the UniverCity 2002 Conference at Ball State University, in Muncie,...
    • 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.
    • Moisés Kaufman leads discussion about his play "The Laramie project"

    • Kaufman, Moisés. Laramie project; Gays in literature; American drama--20th century
    • Features playwright and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project Moisés Kaufman, who leads a discussion about his play The Laramie project. The discussion followed a performance of The Laramie project by Ball State students and included the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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),...
    • 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...

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