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What's for Dinner?: The Personal and Political Implications of Our Food Choices

November 20, 2008

Among other activities, students discussed menu options and the reasons they might or might not choose them at the "What's for Dinner?" program. IU professors Christine Barbour of political science and Peter Todd of cognitive science spoke about the choices we make regarding food and the consequences for ourselves and society. During informal experiments, students made choices among less healthy and more healthy snacks and drinks, among mono-colored and multicolored candies, and among flavors of ice cream served with big and small spoons.

HHC Evening at the Theatre: Shakespeare's Hamlet, Featuring a Pre-performance Talk by Ray Smith

November 18, 2008

In a pre-performance discussion, Vice Provost Ray Smith, who has taught Shakespeare for many years in many contexts, challenged students to think about Hamlet's state of mind and the choices he made: Was he indecisive or incisive? Was he a man who could not make up his mind or a man of action? Smith then joined students for a modern performance of the classic play at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre that was followed by a curtain talk with members of the cast and director Murray Gibson.

From the Locker Room to the Board Room:
Discussion Supper with Leadership and Communications Strategist Anne Doyle


November 17, 2008

Anne Doyle, who helped to break the glass ceiling as a female sports broadcaster in the 1970s and -80s, spoke with students about her experiences and gave advice regarding career advancement today at this supper, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Iran: Preserving Cultures:
Discussion Breakfast with Iran Scholars
Richard Frye and Eden Naby


October 31, 2008

Richard Frye, Aga Khan Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Harvard University and co-founder of its Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and cultural historian Eden Naby joined students for breakfast to discuss ancient and contemporary Iran. This breakfast was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

What Is the Future of the Past?:
Discussion Supper with Classics Scholar James O'Donnell


October 30, 2008

James O'Donnell, the second Patten Lecturer of the 2008-2009 academic year, and the students seated at his table engaged in a hearty discussion over dinner. O'Donnell, provost at Georgetown University, is a classics scholar who is also known for his use of new technologies in higher education. This supper was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Torture, Human Rights, and American Values:
Discussion Supper with Darius Rejali


October 20, 2008

Darius Rejali, the author of Torture and Democracy, spoke with students about the causes and consequences of torture, particularly in democratic nations. This supper was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, and Rejali's visit to campus was sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study.

Divided People, Divided Government?:
Party Politics and the 2008 Elections:
Discussion Lunch with Gary Jacobson,
Author of American Parties in Decline


October 16, 2008

Gary Jacobson, a political science professor from University of California, San Diego, answered students' questions about the November 2008 election at this lunch, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

HHC Evening at the Theatre:
Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking
and the Jury Experience in Death Penalty Cases


October 14, 2008

Prior to seeing a production of Dead Man Walking at the Ruth N. Halls Theatre, students were invited to hear death-penalty attorney Lorinda Youngcourt and Marla Sandys of the IU Department of Criminal Justice talk about the experiences of selecting and serving on a death penalty jury. Following the performance, students had the opportunity to participate in a curtain talk with members of the cast and crew.

HHC Evening at the Opera: Verdi's
La Traviata, Featuring a Pre-performance Talk by World-renowned Soprano Carol Vaness


October 4, 2008

Before seeing the IU Opera Theater's first production of the season, Verdi's immortal classic La Traviata, students were provided with the opportunity to hear IU voice professor and world-renowned soprano Carol Vaness talk about the life of an opera star.

Lunch with West African Band Etran Finatawa

October 3, 2008

In Bloomington for Lotus Festival, Nigerien band Etran Finatawa devoted part of their afternoon to meeting with students to eat lunch and answer questions about their music and culture. This lunch was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

HHC at the IU Auditorium: Sweeney Todd

September 30, 2008

Students watched a new staging of the musical Sweeney Todd and then had the opportunity to talk about the production with members of the national touring company cast and crew following the performance.

Making Change Happen: "Strategy" Lunch with Community Activist Ava Hernández

September 29, 2008

At this lunch, students from the HHC and various student groups from around campus had the opportunity to discuss ways to facilitate change with Ava Hernández, a woman who has done a lot in her own community. She was on campus as a guest of La Casa in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The lunch was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Discussion Supper with Nobel Economist Thomas Schelling

September 25, 2008

Students had the opportunity to discuss an array of issues with the first Patten Lecturer of the 2008-2009 academic year, Thomas Schelling, a co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in economics. The supper was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Origami Workshop at the IU Art Museum's Coffeehouse Night

September 18, 2008

Students from the Asian American Association provided instruction to students and community members in the art of folding origami. The origami workshop complemented the IU Art Museum's Coffeehouse Night, featuring art and music from Japan.

Rediscovering The Diary of Anne Frank:
Discussion Supper with Broadway Playwright Wendy Kesselman, Holocaust Scholar Alvin Rosenfeld, and Cardinal Stage Company Artistic Director Randy White


September 16, 2008

At this supper, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, students had the opportunity to talk face-to-face with Broadway playwright Wendy Kesselman, Holocaust scholar Alvin Rosenfeld, and Cardinal Stage Company artistic director Randy White about Anne Frank and their various perspectives of her legacy.

Honors Olympics!

September 7, 2008

The Honors Olympics proved a good time for all, including new HHC Dean Matthew Auer, as students, staff, and their family members participated in a cornhole tournament, played Ultimate Frisbee ®, and enjoyed refreshments together.

HHC Mixer at the IU Art Museum's Coffeehouse Night: The Beat Goes On!

September 4, 2008

Many HHC students attended the mixer, taking advantage of the opportunity to meet their fellow students, members of the HHC faculty, and new HHC Dean Matthew Auer and to sample coffee and sweet treats while taking in the sights of the museum.

Freshman Welcome Session

August 28, 2008

New HHC Dean Matthew Auer opened the meeting by likening the HHC experience to a crucial cooking ingredient. Much as a half teaspoon of salt transforms great chocolate chip cookies into sublime cookies, the HHC experience transforms a fine education into something truly exceptional.



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