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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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Why Do Ukraine and Crimea Matter to Americans? A Panel Discussion with Experts from WKU

 A Panel Discussion with Experts from WKU Thu, Apr 3, 7pm, Mass Media & Technology Hall (MMTH) 236 A map showing the disputed areas near Russia in red (Laris Karklis / The Washington Post) Panelists Michael McClellan, Minister-Counselor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Global Studies as if Reality Mattered: Globalizing Education in the Anthropocene to Build Global Competence and Resilience

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. (John Muir 1911) Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. (Philip K. Dick; Peter Viereck) … Continue reading

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16th Southern Kentucky Book Fest & Writers Conference (Knicely, April 25 & 26, 2014): Program & Registration

Kentucky Writers Conference, Fri, Apr 25, 2014 Program (pdf) Registration

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The Other Side of Paradise by writer, activist, and Oprah guest Staceyann Chin

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The Karma of War: Buddhist Interpretations of Killing and Dying in 21st Century Sri Lanka – A lecture by Dr. Daniel Kent

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What should we be worried about?

Big picture thinkers on ‘real scenarios that keep scientists up at night’ Since we can’t stop worrying, can science teach us at least how to worry better? What should and shouldn’t we be worried about – for scientific reasons? The … Continue reading

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