Feminism is making a comeback, led by courageous women who have remained in the trenches, trying to erase the misconceptions that feminists are just sad man haters and trying to wipe out the mysogeny that is embedded in American culture. One such feminist leader is the best-selling author and pop...
We have entered the sixth mass extinction, but unlike its five predecessors, this one is largely human-driven. But hope remains as more people become invested in saving precious but endangered species.
In this cultural climate, how do journalists navigate such a vulnerable terrain? Michael Barbaro, host of the popular political podcast, The Daily and veteran reporter for The New York Times will open the program with an overview of the profession and share insights regarding its future.
Across the political spectrum consensus is building for the need to reform America’s criminal justice system. As one of the most powerful players in the system, prosecutors are being called upon to address the vicious cycle known as the “cradle-to-prison” pipeline.
Scientific progress is dependent upon a plurality of perspectives; that when inquiry is open to many disparate points of view, it’s more open to critical analysis and thus more objective.
Michael Pollan's eigth book is a personal and scientific exploration of the potential benefits of psychedelic drugs like LSD and mushrooms.
Now retired after 25 years of teaching at the famed Iowa Writers Workshop, Marilynne Robinson will share some insights on the subject during her campus visit that includes three distinct lectures for the annual Humanities Lecture Series.
For this year’s Holocaust Memorial Lecture, the British cultural scholar Sue Vice will explore why “Shoah”, and the footage cut from it, holds a special place in the pantheon of Holocaust studies, as it uniquely bridges the gap between historical and aesthetic approaches to understanding the Holo...
LaValle’s horror stories are infused with messages and meanings, and will leave you not just scared or disturbed, but thinking.
A survivor herself, Tarana Burke has now joined forces with the “me too” Movement to assist survivors and those working to end sexual violence. Her talk will be a poignant and inspiring reminder of how one person can create an international movement that actually moves society in the right direct...