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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Betty Edwards lecture "New ways to look at creative thinking"

    • Cerebral hemisphere; Creative thinking; Creative ability
    • Dr. Betty Edwards, Director of the Center for the Educational Applications of Brain Hemisphere Research, California State University, Long Beach, discusses the differences between the left and right brain and the need for both. Focuses on the...
    • 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.
    • 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....

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