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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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
    • 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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