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Human Experimentation in 20th Century America: Myths and Realities
Talk and Q&A with Jonathon Erlen, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Honors College, Center for Medical Ethics, and the Falk Library of Medical Sciences


Friday, April 26

Professor Jonathon Erlen, an IU alumnus, gave a talk on "Human Experimentation in 20th Century America: Myths and Realities," addressing the ethical issues raised by the Tuskegee syphilis, the Salk polio, and the Willowbrook State School hepatitis studies, and how the impact of the mistakes in understanding the Tuskegee case relate directly to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the African American community.

Paint Out Your Stress Through Fingerpainting!

Wednesday, April 24

Students came to the HHC Great Room to paint out all their worries about final exams while listening to live music by Square Peg Round Hole.

Catastrophe! Natural Disasters, Sustainability, and the Future of Civilization
Talk by Michael Hamburger, Professor of Geological Sciences


Tuesday, April 16

The program examined the causes and impacts of mega-disasters, discussed humans' roles in creating the disasters or exacerbating their impacts, and explored how we can mitigate the effects of natural disasters that will undoubtedly affect our future.

Come ROCK IT - Bollywood Style!
Presentation on Dance in Indian Culture


Thursday, April 11

Radhika Agarwal, a member of the Hoosier Raas dance team and a student in the Hutton Honors College, taught students about the different styles of Indian dance and how to do some steps.

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Talk on Sleep and Stress: What Every College Student Needs to Know


Wednesday, April 10

The struggle to get enough sleep is a battle many college students and adults face. Becky Miller, a registered respiratory therapist and registered polysomnography technologist who supervises the Sleep Center at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, discussed disorders, how to overcome them, and the role that stress plays.

Panel Discussion: What Is the Purpose of a College Degree? Who Should Pay for It?

Friday, April 5

Questions about the purpose and cost of higher education were addressed by panelists MaryFrances McCourt, IU chief financial officer, Matt Pierce, member of the Indiana House of Representatives, Brian Powell, professor of sociology, and Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis & Indiana Business Research Center.

Religions in Transition at Home and Abroad
Undergraduate Lunch with Linda Woodhead, Professor of Religion, Lancaster University


Wednesday, April 3

Linda Woodhead, a professor of sociology of religion at Lancaster University in England, studies numerous questions related to religion and its wider social and political implications, including religion and identity, human rights, sex and gender, politics, the media, and more.

Religion in Popular and Political Cultures
Undergraduate Lunch with Professor David Chidester, University of Cape Town


Tuesday, April 2

Along with being the director of the Institute for Comparative Religion in Southern Africa at the University of Cape Town, David Chidester has authored or edited more than 20 books in North American studies, South African studies, and comparative religion.

Men, Women, and Other Apes
Undergraduate Supper with Primatologist and Evolutionary Biologist Sarah Hrdy


Monday, April 1

Sarah Hrdy is one of the leading primatologists and evolutionary theorists in the field today. Her work focuses on the evolutionary origin of infanticide, female sexual behavior in primates, and the evolutionary basis of mothering and parenting in humans.

American Whistleblower Tour
Undergraduate Supper with Whistleblowers Kenneth Kendrick and Rick Piltz and with Dana Gold, Senior Fellow, Government Accountability Project


Thursday, March 28

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), a whistleblower protection and advocacy organization, brought the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability to IU Bloomington as part of its effort to educate the public about the phenomenon and practice of whistleblowing, the risks and the protections.

Planning and Predicting the Future
Undergraduate Supper with Historian Matthew Connelly of Columbia University


Wednesday, March 20

As a historian at Columbia University, Matthew Connelly has found that "recent events are supposed to have taught us to doubt whether the past provides any guide to the future"; but he argues in response that those who fail to learn about the past "will eventually become disoriented, trying to find their way without a map or a compass." Students talked over supper with Connelly about his theories on planning and predicting the future.

Discussion Lunch with Nobel Laureate in Physics Adam Riess

Wednesday, March 20

In the late 1990s, contrary to current theory, Adam Riess and Brian Schmidt leading one group and Saul Perlmutter leading a competing group made a fascinating, unexpected, and still puzzling discovery that won them the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics: The expansion of the universe is speeding up! Students talked with Adam Riess over lunch about their discovery.

A Fireside Chat on America's War on Drugs with Film Producer David Kuhn

Monday, March 4

David Kuhn, a former public defender and a producer and attorney for the documentary The House I Live In, was at the Hutton Honors College for a fireside chat about his experiences with the war on drugs as well as his work in film, photography, television, and online media.

In Their Own Words—The Tuskegee Airmen

Friday, February 22

Students and community members came together to talk with Lawton Wilkerson and Julian Johnson, who had served in World War II with the unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military pilots.

HHart: A Celebration of the Arts

Thursday, February 21

In what has become a signature event for the Hutton Honors College and the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program, the HHart Arts Showcase and Gala was back for a third year and was open again to artworks in any media by undergraduates majoring in any field.

Pictured to the left is the IU Breakdance Club performing at the HHart Arts Showcase and Gala.

Behind-the-scenes Preview of the Philip Glass Opera Akhnaten

Thursday, February 20

In its first Philip Glass production, the IU Opera Theater, in partnership with the Indianapolis Opera, presented the iconic American composer's Akhnaten in four performances on the IU Bloomington campus (February 22 and 23 and March 1 and 2) and two in Indianapolis (March 8 and 9). Akhnaten "is based on the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh by the same name. According to the composer, [Akhnaten is one of three people about whom he has written operas who] were all driven by an inner vision that altered the age in which they lived, in particular Akhnaten in religion, Einstein in science and Gandhi in politics."

The Landmine Crisis: Challenges Facing Afghanistan, and the World
Fireside Chat by Nazif Shahrani, Professor on Afghanistan's History and Political Struggles


Monday, February 12

Students joined Professor Nazif Shahrani, an expert on Afghanistan's history and political struggles, for a discussion of the threat landmines pose in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Supper with IU Faculty on the State of the Union

Monday, February 11

Students came together for a discussion in anticipation of President Obama's State of the Union address. Special guests contributing their views and questions to the discussion included Professors Aidé Acosta from the Department of American Studies, James Andrews of the Department of Communication and Culture, Marjorie Hershey from the Department of Political Science, and Bruce Jaffee (left) from the Kelley School of Business.

Surviving and Thriving in the Record Business
Undergraduate Supper with Music Industry Executive Logan Westbrooks


Wednesday, February 6

Students joined Logan Westbrooks for supper and a conversation about his career and the music industry—past, present, and future.

How Can You Make Where You Live More Energy Efficient?
E-House Tour and Summer Sustainability Internship Info Session


Tuesday, January 29

Students toured E-House, the new headquarters of the IU Office of Sustainability, to learn what IU does to maximize energy efficiency in a house built in the 1930s.

Keeping Music (A)Live
Undergraduate Lunch with Members of the Cleveland Orchestra


Wednesday, January 23

Students joined members of the Cleveland Orchestra for an informal lunch and discussion of the music in our lives.

Undergraduate Lunch on Fracking with Seamus McGraw, the author of The End of Country

Monday, January 14

Seamus McGraw examined the complex social, economic, and policy implications of natural gas exploration in America over lunch with students.



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