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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Peter Benson lecture "Healthy community, healthy youth"

    • Child rearing; Community life
    • Features Search Institute president Peter Benson, who gives recommendations on how to create a society which produces healthy youth. He criticizes the extreme age-segregation in contemporary society and emphasizes the importance of community and...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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.

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