Events and Programming

January 21, 2015

Nick Hayes and Gary Eichten Discussion (Co-sponsored)
12:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Art 102

January 27, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: The Power of Vulnerability
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

February 10, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: On Being Wrong
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136

Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.

February 24, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Color Blind or Color Brave?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.

March 17, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Why I Love a Country that Once Betrayed Me
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136
When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.

March 31, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Science Can Answer Moral Questions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136
Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can — and should — be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.

April 21, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: The Puzzle of Motivation
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Simons 136
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.