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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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