Sunday, October 5, 2014
Setting The Table for a Hotter, Flatter, More Crow
Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture national Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) delivers "Setting the Table for a Hotter, Flatter, More Crowded Earth" on July 10, 2014.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Confessions of a Young Radical: Mary Beth Tinker
At the age of 13, Mary Beth Tinker took the Des Moines Public Schools to court for infringing on her rights to free expression. Her Supreme Court case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District, became a leading precedent for free speech rights in the United States. Ms. Tinker is a free speech activist devoted to reminding students of their First Amendment rights.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Supercomputing and Its Scientific Applications
Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray Inc. offers insight into high performance computing developments and how the powerful combination of supercomputers and modern "big data" sets are radically changing scientific research in the 21st century.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Media and Politics in the Arab World
In 2011, civil uprisings that begun in Tunisia and Egypt developed into a wave of protests throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Social media spread dialogue like wildfire; bringing citizens together, giving a voice to the discontent, and disrupting political powers that had long been seen as stagnant. A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the power of social media to impact political change.