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IdeaFestival 2014 #9: Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation – Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

Average is Over Tyler Cowen Friday, October 3, 2014, 9-10am, Kentucky Center   George Mason University economist and author Tyler Cowen explains why being satisfied with “pretty good” in today’s innovation-driven, hyper-competitive world can quickly become a fast track to … 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 #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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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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Gatton & Honors students present their research at international conference

Paige Volpenhein (above) of Gatton Academy and Stephanie Gaiko (below) of the Honors College presenting their research findings at an international conference with attendees from 28 countries. Paige and Stephanie worked with Dr. Scott Arnett in EXS and Dr. Don … Continue reading

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Paper & Poster Session Winners at the 44th Annual WKU Student Research Conference (March 2014)

The Student Research Conference was again a great success. Below please find the list of the session winners and their faculty advisors. 115 Honors College students presented at the conference, representing all colleges. 19 of them won first place. Congratulations! … Continue reading

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The Next 20 Years: How Science will Revolutionize Business, Commerce, Medicine and Our Way of Life – Dr. Michio Kaku, top theoretical physicst & best-selling author

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‘Oil and Economic Growth: A Supply-Constrained View’

Steven Kopits, Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood (energy consulting) Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, February 11, 2014 Key trends oil majors’ production has fallen even as capital expenditures (capex) soared (until recently) now they … Continue reading

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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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