Conversations on line
- Beginning in September 2000
Every month Home Pages, the newspaper for IU faculty and
staff, brings you audio interviews with notable people from both
inside and outside the university and from across the spectrum
of arts and culture. Please join us!
- March 2001
- Join IPFW's Susan
Domer in conversation with playwright Wendy Wasserstein as she
reminisces about her life in the theater. Wasserstein first gained
fame in 1978 with her off-Broadway "Uncommon Women and Others,"
a saga of her years at Mount Holyoke College in the late '60s.
The play would propel the early careers of Swoozie Kurtz, Meryl
Streep, Glenn Close and Jill Eikenberry. Wasserstein discusses
her Seven Sisters' years, her "voice" as a writer and her new
book of essays to be published this spring. She appeared recently
at an IPFW Omnibus Lecture.
music be the food of love...
- February 2001
- The Beatles have
been a staple of the young and young at heart for more than 40 years,
and a new album, The Beatles 1, with an associated interactive Web
site, indicate that all things old are new again. On today’s audiostream,
rock fan Jonathan Plucker, who teaches learning, cognition and instruction
at the IU School of Education and is a recent recipient of a Mensa
Education and Research Foundation prize for research related to
human intelligence, chats with rock historian Glenn Gass. Gass,
who is a composer, wrote the textbook A History of Rock Music and
originated the nation's first for-credit history of rock 'n roll
class at the IU School of Music. How does pop music have the power
to convey emotion, express the inexplicable and defy time? Listen
to this conversational duet and find out.
is your friend! Oh, really?
- December 2000
- Join psychologist
Bernardo Carducci, director of the Shyness Institute at IU Southeast,
and Kathleen Gilbert, associate professor of applied health science
at IU Bloomington, for a conversation about shyness, the art of
"small talk" and coping skills for that demanding social circuit
called "the holidays."
conversation with musician Ray Charles
- November 2000
- Remember Ray Charles
at the piano as the opening credits ran for the TV sit-com Designing
Women? It's a musical moment on Charles' mind, too. He can't go
anywhere in the world without playing his rendition of IU alumnus
Hoagy Carmichael's Georgia On My Mind. IU broadcast producer Byron
Smith interviews Charles, who appeared in concert on the IU Bloomington
campus Oct. 27.
conversation with political scientist Bob Huckfeldt
- October 2000
- Why do we vote
the way we do? Some reasons may surprise you. Join IU historian
James Madison as he interviews political scientist Bob Huckfeldt,
IU Endowed Professor of human studies. Huckfeldt has been involved
in a number of national and cross-national studies evaluating
the ways in which citizens process political information in a
conversation with South African dramatist Athol Fugard
- September 2000
- Bruce Burgun of the IUB Department of Theatre and Drama discusses
the art and practice of theater in the 21st century with distinguished
South African playwright, director and actor Athol Fugard who
served as the IU Class of 1963 Wells Scholar Professor. The Fugard
papers are housed at IU's Lilly Library.