Conversations on line
- Every month Home Pages, the newspaper for IU faculty
and staff, brings you audio interviews with notable commentators
from around the world.
bad things happen to good people
- October 2001
- Please join us
in our next biweekly edition online Oct. 26 for an audiostreamed
conversation with Rabbi Harold S. Kushner. In
today's world, Rabbi Kushner's books, When Bad Things Happen
to Good People, and, more recently, Living a Life That
Matters, are more relevant than ever. Kushner will be speaking
next month at the Polis Center-sponsored Spirit & Place Festival
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.
- 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.