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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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IdeaFestival 2014 #2: Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization, Stephen Cave 2012

Stephen Cave Session: Immortality Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Kentucky Center) Dr Stephen Cave is a philosopher, writer and critic. He has worked both as an academic, studying and teaching philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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IdeaFestival 2014 #1: Exoplanets & Exoplanetology – Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars – Lee Billings 2013

First presentation at IF by science journalist Lee Billings @leebillings on exoplanets and exoplanetology based on his 2013 book. Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke said that “Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Either is … 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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Constitution Week 2014

All events are swipeable Tuesday, September 16 Let’s be a Global Citizen! Study Abroad Fair 11-2, Preston Center Sponsored by Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning Lunch and Learn: “Michael Brown and Black Men” Join with other faculty, staff … Continue reading

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From Copernicus to Darwin – Carlos Montufar, Univesidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Fri, Sep 12, 2pm, Snell 2113

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Islam and Politics

A discussion with and between Michael McClellan, WKU Diplomat in Residence & Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, Political Science Mon, Sep 15, 12.30-1.30, Grise Hall 339 Pizza & Politics, sponsored by the Department of Political Science

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Research Matters: A Workshop on Asking and Answering Research Questions – Dr. Stephanie Gilmore

Thu, Sep 18, 3pm, DSU 2123 This workshop is geared toward humanities and social science students interested in pursuing research as undergraduates and beyond. This event is co-sponsored by Office of Scholar Development, Golden Key, and the Honors College.

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