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Pictures From Spring 2009 Programs

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The Big Bang, Black Holes, and . . . .
Discussion Lunch with John Mather,
Nobel Laureate in Physics


April 21, 2009

Nobel laureate John Mather with Steven Gottlieb of the Physics Department and HHC student Eric Knipstine after a discussion lunch that touched on such topics as what it feels like to win the Nobel Prize to the latest trends in telescope technology to what the next big scientific breakthrough might be. This lunch was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Broadway at the MAC: The Most Happy Fella,
Featuring a Pre-performance Talk by
Grammy-winning Soprano Sylvia McNair


April 18, 2009

HHC student Gizele Rubeiz introduced two-time Grammy-winning soprano Sylvia McNair to other students at a special pre-performance talk, during which McNair talked about why The Most Happy Fella is one of her favorite operas and sang the opening aria!

Bioethics for Babies:
The Decisions Others Make for Them:
Discussion Lunch with
Biomedical Ethicist Margaret Mohrmann


April 17, 2009

Margaret Mohrmann, the Poynter Center's 2009 Matthew Vandivier Sims Memorial Lecturer, spoke with students about the hard choices parents/caregivers and doctors sometimes have to make for children and the best ways to make them at this discussion lunch, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Designing a Green Campus:
Discussion Supper with
IUB's New Director of Sustainability
Bill Brown


April 14, 2009

IU's newly appointed director of sustainability Bill Brown met with students to field their questions about sustainability and to hear their thoughts about the issues at IU.

Oil, International Security, and
Environmental Sustainability:
Discussion Supper with Ahmad Shikara
of the United Arab Emirates


April 13, 2009

Ahmad Shikara, a guest of the Center for the Study of Global Change, spoke with undergraduates about various approaches to the issues of environmental sustainability and energy. This supper was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

A Performance of The Rap Canterbury Tales
by Canadian Rap Artist
and Chaucer Scholar Baba Brinkman


April 1, 2009

Baba Brinkman talked with IU students John Houston and Steven Eddy, HHC staff member Hannah Dubina, HHC student Lisa Dunk, and others who attended his performance of The Rap Canterbury Tales at the reception that followed in the Hutton Honors College building. Brinkman's performance was co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Hutton Honors College, the Medieval Studies Institute, and the Renaissance Studies Program.

IU Traditions: A Fireside Chat with
University Chancellor Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis


March 30, 2009

Chancellor Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis chatted with HHC student Christian Hines after the fireside chat, at which Gros Louis spoke about his experiences during his 40+ years at IU and answered students' questions about the campus and its history.

Gangs, Cartels, and Economic Inequality
in Latin America: Discussion Supper with
South American Political Scientist
Andre de Mello e Souza


March 24, 2009

Andre de Mello e Souza, on campus as a guest of the Center for the Study of Global Change, spoke with students about drug lords and gangs in Latin America and their effects on both local and international life. The supper was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Choosing a Mate: What Do You
—and Others—Really Want?


March 4, 2009

Peter Todd, a professor of cognitive science, informatics, and psychological and brain sciences at IU, met with students for an evening of activities to explore the topic of mate choice, including a "speed-dating" exercise in which they decided if they would like to cook a meal with any of the people they met. This program was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

The View from the Pentagon:
Making U.S. Defense Policy:
Discussion Lunch with Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense and CIA Official Mary Beth Long


March 3, 2009

At this lunch, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, students had the opportunity to talk with former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense and CIA official Mary Beth Long, who answered students' questions about her career and major foreign policy issues.

HHC at the IU Auditorium:
Ladysmith Black Mambazo


March 2, 2009

HHC students had the opportunity to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform live at the IU Auditorium. Before the show they talked with the group's artistic manager, Mitch Goldstein, and after the performance the students went backstage for a meet-and-greet with members of the ensemble.

Immigration and European (In)Security:
Discussion Supper with
British International Security Expert
John Gearson


February 24, 2009

John Gearson, an international security expert who advises the British government and the city of London on defense policy, spoke with students about major threats to international security and how to address them. Gearson was on campus as a guest of the Center for the Study of Global Change and the Institute for Advanced Study, and the supper was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Dance, Darwin, and the Genome:
Interactive Supper with
the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange


February 18, 2009

Liz Lerman, founding artistic director of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; Martha Wittman, a choreographer and dancer with the Dance Exchange; and Anya Peterson Royce, a professor of anthropology at IU who was instrumental in bringing the group to Bloomington, met with students for this discussion supper, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Panel Discussion: Perfection and Imperfection in the Age of the Genome

February 18, 2009

IU biology professor Matthew Hahn talked with founding artistic director Liz Lerman of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, IU Provost Karen Hanson, and others during a panel discussion that engaged a variety of faculty and community members in a conversation about the implications of our ever-increasing scientific knowledge.

Happy Birthday, Abe! Party

February 12, 2009

In honor of Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial, members of the student group ABE at IU planned a birthday party to honor the late great president. The evening featured a musical skit depicting key scenes in Abraham Lincoln's life, "pin the beard on Abraham Lincoln," Lincoln trivia, a recitation of the Gettysburg Address, and a birthday cake. Included in this photo are HHC student and ABE at IU founder Aasiya Mirza; HHC students Erin Chapman, CJ Lotz, and Jamie Becker; and other students. The party was co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

The Obama Presidency and
the Politics of Change: Discussion Supper
with Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
Charlie Savage of The New York Times


February 10, 2009

At this supper, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage spoke with undergraduates about the expansion of presidential power in the United States and the likely consequences for the present and future.

The Expansion of Executive Power
from Lincoln to Obama: Discussion Panel
with Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
Charlie Savage and
IU History and Law Professor
Michael Grossberg


February 10, 2009

New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Charlie Savage and IU history and law professor Michael Grossberg spoke about the (ab)use of executive power in the United States, both past and present, and the ways in which executive power has changed over time.

This discussion panel was organized by the student group ABE at IU and was co-sponsored by the Center on American and Global Security, the Department of History, the Hutton Honors College, the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Maurer School of Law, the Office of the Provost, the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, the Residence Hall Association, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Union Board, and the Wells Scholars Program.

Intervarsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate Competition

February 8, 2009

Teams from IU competed with teams from Ball State University, DePauw University, and the University of Illinois to debate the topic "The United States Government should significantly curtail the powers of the president." HHC student and ABE at IU leader Aasiya Mirza introduced the two final debaters, Ari Parker of the University of Illinois and Michael Lutz of DePauw University. Co-sponsors for the event included the Collins Board of Educational Programming, the Department of Communication and Culture, the Hutton Honors College, the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and IUSA Aid.

Behind-the-scenes, Onstage, and Backstage
Tour of the Musical Arts Center:
Massenet's Cendrillon


February 4, 2009

Students had the opportunity to explore the Musical Arts Center and see the sets of the IU Opera Theater's production of Massenet's Cendrillon up close and personal. Not only did the students see the lobby, hall, and stage, but they also explored the backstage area and the set and costume shops.

From Darfur to Zimbabwe:
Human Rights and International Security:
A Discussion Supper with
International Security Expert Sabelo Gumedze


February 2, 2009

International security expert Sabelo Gumedze spoke with students about his home continent of Africa and the responsibilities of each of us as "global citizens" to help the less fortunate during this supper, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

Identities: Language, Literature, and Race:
A Discussion Supper with Harvard Scholar
of American Literature and Culture
Werner Sollors


January 22, 2009

Werner Sollors is the Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English and a professor of African-American studies at Harvard and one of the foremost Americanists. At this supper, co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program, he spoke to students about the etymology of English words revolving around the ideas of "identity" and "culture." In this photograph, HHC student Eric Hutson introduces Sollors.

Live Coverage of the Presidential Inauguration at the HHC

January 20, 2009

Students, faculty, and staff were invited to come to the Great Room of the HHC building throughout the day to watch coverage of the inauguration of President Barack Obama streamed live on the large projector screen.

New Hutton Honors College Building Open House

January 12, 2009

At an informal open house on the first day of the spring semester, HHC students and faculty had the opportunity to check out the new home of the Hutton Honors College. Over the course of the afternoon, attendees mingled over light refreshments and took self-guided tours of the new building. In this photograph, Amy Andreas and HHC student Derek Cutting pose with another student.



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