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An Informal Supper with Writer, Poet, Critic, and Farmer Wendell Berry
November 11, 2010
During this supper, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program,
students talked with writer, poet, critic, and farmer Wendell Berry
about questions such as How will we feed the world in 2025? In 2050?
Who will feed the world? Who will grow your food? Berry was on campus
to deliver two public readings
and a public lecture as part of the Patten lecture series
and the College of Arts and Sciences Themester on "sustain*ability."
"Surviving the Future":
Lunch with the 1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Sir Harold Kroto
November 9, 2010
At this lunch, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program,
1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Sir Harold Kroto explained
to students his belief that that science, engineering, and
technology can benefit society, or harm it, "as modern technologies
are capable of plundering our planet's resources"; that the future
rests with those "who take survival and sustainability issues
seriously"; and that we need to educate the public on a global
scale to rational attitudes if we are to survive. Sir Harold
Kroto was on campus as part of the
College of Arts and Sciences themester on "sustain*ability"
to deliver a Konopinski Lecture sponsored by the Department of Physics.
"Is the 'Good Life' Sustainable? Can it be Fairly Shared?":
Lunch with Portuguese Sociologist and Legal Scholar Boaventura de Sousa Santos
November 8, 2010
Is the "good life" sustainable? Can it be fairly shared? Portuguese sociologist and legal scholar
Boaventura De Sousa Santos touched on these and other
questions at this lunch, co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors
College and the Wells Scholars Program. He was on campus to
deliver a Branigin Lecture sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study.
Breakfast with Internationally Renowned Author, Reporter, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist Thomas L. Friedman
November 5, 2010
At this breakfast, co-sponsored by the the Wells Scholars Program,
students had the chance to talk with New York Times' Foreign Affairs
columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman.
In this photo, Friedman and HHC volunteer Sydney Hofferth chat before the discussion.
Informal Discussion Supper with Musician, Singer-songwriter, and Record Producer Todd Rundgren on His Career in Music
October 26, 2010
At this supper, students had the opportunity to talk about singing,
songwriting, production, and music technology with Todd Rundgren.
Rundgren, a major figure in popular music for more than four decades,
was on campus as an IU Class of 1963 Wells Scholars Program Professor
in a seminar focused on his work. He also participated in a lecture and
a recital that were free and open to the public.
Dance Workshop and Lunch with Classical Indian Dance Pallabi Chakravorty
October 23, 2010
During this Saturday workshop, students threw off their inhibitions to
learn about another culture through dance with classical Indian dancer
Pallabi Chakravorty. Students also enjoyed authentic Indian food from a
local restaurant. In this picture,
HHC student Ronak Shah, left, tries Kathak, one of eight forms of classical
Indian dance, in his own traditional Indian garb.
"Russian Spies in America":
A Faculty Fireside Chat with Former CIA Agent Gene Coyle
October 20, 2010
Given all the emphasis since 9/11 on tracking down and capturing terrorists,
how much old-fashioned espionage still goes on the 21st century?At this fireside
conversation, students had the chance to discuss modern-day espionage with former
CIA agent Gene Coyle. Coyle has been teaching at IU since 2004, for the first two
years under a
CIA academic outreach program and more recently as an adjunct professor in the
School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
"Picturing the Planet, Working for Its Future":
Supper with Photographer, Writer, Environmentalist, Human Rights Activist Subhankar Banerjee
October 19, 2010
At this supper, part of the College of Arts and Sciences Themester on
"sustain*ability," students talked with photographer-writer-environmentalist-human
rights activist Subhankar Banerjee about issues that threaten the health and well-being
of the planet,
including climate change, indigenous human rights, arctic conservation,
resource development, and eco-cultural sustainability.
Supper with Climate Change Scientist and Nobel Laureate Jean Palutikof
October 11, 2010
At this discussion supper, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program,
climate change scientist and Nobel Laureate Jean Palutikof talked with
students about the consequences of and the possible responses to climate
change. Palutikof is the director of the National Climate Change Adaptation
Research Facility in Australia and considered "one of the foremost
scientists in the world studying climate change." In association with
the College of Arts and Sciences themester
on "sustain*ability," Professor Paultikof was on campus as a Patten
Lecturer to deliver two public lectures.
"Legislating Health: From Healthcare Reform to Your Good Health":
An Informal Undergraduate Lunch with Health Care Policy Expert Wendy Everett
October 6, 2010
At this program, students had the opportunity to discuss current and
future health care issues facing the United States with Wendy Everett,
a leading health care policy expert and president of the New England
Healthcare Institute. Pictured with Everett are HHC volunteers Nathaniel
Kenninger and Hena Ahmed.
This event was co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program.
"The Future: Scarcity, Globalization, Human Rights and International Security":
An Informal Supper with Swiss Sociologist, Economist, and Social Policy Expert Isidor Walliman
October 5, 2010
At this informal pizza supper, students had the opportunity to talk with Swiss sociologist,
economist, and social policy expert Isidor Wallimann about scarcity, globalization, human rights
and international security. In this picture, Wallimann talks further with Erin Chapman and another
HHC student after the group discussion. Wallimann was on campus
as the guest of the IU Center for the Study of Global Change; and the supper
was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.
Undergraduate Breakfast with Eco-Entrepreneur and Social Activist Majora Carter
October 1, 2010
At this breakfast, Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, addressed public health,
poverty alleviation, and climate change as one of the nation's pioneers in successful urban green-collar
job training and placement systems. The breakfast was sponsored by the Hutton Honors College in collaboration
with the Kelley School of Business and Summit organizers and
in association with the College of Arts and Sciences themester on "sustain*ability: Thriving on a Small Planet."
"Globalization's Impact on You and the Midwest":
Discussion Supper with Richard Longworth of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
September 29, 2010
Is the quality of life in the Midwest for you and others going to be better or worse because of globalization?
At this discussion supper, students joined Dr. Richard Longworth, senior fellow at the Chicago
Council on Global Affairs, and the Student Foreign Policy Initiative (SFPI) for a discussion of the impact of globalization.
In this picture, Christian Hines, co-founder of SFPI,
chats with Longworth prior to the discussion. The supper was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.
"A New Groove for a New World": Lunch with Lotus Band
Kinobe and Soul Beat Africa
September 17, 2010
At this discussion supper, co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the
Wells Scholars Program, students joined Kinobe Herbert and members of his band
Soul Beat Africa to experience a bit of Uganda and to connect with musicians who
have performed throughout the world. A great hit at Lotus in 2009, the band was invited
back to perform at the 2010 Lotus World Music and
Arts Friday and Saturday night showcases and the Sunday World Spirit Concert.
"Travel Through Art to Africa":
HHC Mixer and Coffeehouse Night at the IU Art Museum
September 16, 2010
Hutton Honors College students and members of the HHC faculty and staff gathered for an
HHC mixer during the IU Art Museum's Coffeehouse Night. The museum's African art collection was featured,
highlighted by the beats of African drumming. Guests enjoyed interactive displays on African cultures,
including languages, regional foods, traditional greetings, and images of Africa.
Coffee and sweet treats from the Angles Café and Bloomingfoods were also served.
"Does 'New' Media Have an Expiry Date?": Discussion Lunch with Peter Ashkin, Global
Corporate Leader and President of Peter Ashkin Consulting
September 10, 2010
Is your newest media device about to become obsolete? At this discussion lunch,
Peter Ashkin of Peter Ashkin Consulting spoke with students about how innovators and
leaders operate in an ever-changing, high-stakes environment.
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