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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!
The sound of silence...
April 2001
Marcel Marceau, the world-famous French mime, discusses his unique art form in an interview with IUB anthropology professor Anya Royce. Marceau, a legend in his field, was on the IUB campus April 16-17 for two public lectures and class visits arranged through the Department of Theatre and Drama as part of the Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecture series.
Wendy Wasserstein
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.
If 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.
Anxiety 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."
A 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.
A 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 democracy.
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.

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Publication date: April 27, 2001
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