Category Archives: Advocacy

IdeaFestival 2014 #10: Disruptive Thinking, Ideation & Art Creation: Interrupt, Confuse & Transform the Common Sense of Practices – Sam Van Aken

Sam Van Aken Friday, October 3, 2014, 10.30-11.30am, (Kentucky Center) Sam Van Aken’s approach to ideation and art making follows a highly disruptive process that interrupts, confuses and transforms the common sense of practices; the established order of things. This … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #6: Time Warped, Claudia Hammond

Claudia Hammond Session: Time Warped Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Kentucky Center) Few things are more perplexing to us than the concept of time. While we often think of time as being a kind of external objective … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #5: Us vs. Them: How to move from commonsense morality to metamorality

Joshua Greene Session: Us/Them Thursday, October 2, 2014, 9-10am, Kentucky Center Joshua D. Greene is Professor of Psychology, a member of the Center for Brain Science faculty, and the Director of the Moral Cognition Lab at Harvard University. He studies the … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #3: Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis on Art & Creativity in America

Wynton Marsalis Session: Wynton Marsalis Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Kentucky Center) Wynton Marsalis is the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter, bandleader and composer. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana … Continue reading

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WKU Honors College Scholars at IdeaFestival 2014 in Louisville: An Eclectic Network of Global Thinkers & Innovators, A Celebration for the Intellectually Curious

The motto and approach of IdeaFestival is very similar to Honors education understood as transdisciplinary and transformative global education that cultivates global competence. I am therefore very excited to attend IdeaFestival this week in Louisville with Brad Cockrel (Mechanical Engineering … Continue reading

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John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, Sep 19, 2014 “While it is not the business of education … to teach every possible item of information, it is its business to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Listening to and Learning From Student Activists – Dr. Stephanie Gilmore

Wed, Sep 17, 7pm, DSU 1071 This interactive, multimedia presentation examines rape culture on college campuses, using up-to-the-minute examples of activism among students, expert opinion, and observational analysis to explore how students can and do confront sexual violence against women, … Continue reading

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Successful Careers in the Age of Globalization: Expert Advice from a Career Diplomat

Presentation & discussion: free, open to the public & swipeable Wed, Sep 17, 7-8.30pm, Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium (room 1074) swipeable 13 qualities that the State Department seeks in in Foreign Service Officers, which very much apply to international/global positions … Continue reading

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Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World – Stephen Ritz

The Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series Tue, Sep 9, 7pm, Van Meter Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher and administrator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. … Continue reading

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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Deresiewicz 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the … Continue reading

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