• 2014: "What made it so exciting?"

      Alan MacVey

      Performing Arts and Theatre Arts

      Lecture Video

  • 2012: Defaced Books and the House of Fiction
    Garrett Stewart
    Lecture video
  • 2010: "Being Here"
    Marilynne Robinson
    Writers' Workshop
    Lecture video
  • 2009: “From the Dawn of Space to the Edge of the Solar System”
    Donald A. Gurnett
    Lecture video
  • 2008: “Art and the Constitution”
    Randall P. Bezanson
  • 2007: "Molecular Basis of Muscular Dystrophy and Approaches to Therapy"
    Kevin P. Campbell
    Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • 2006: Paradoxes of Legislatures
    Gerhard Loewenberg
    Political Science
  • 2005: "Seeing War at a Distance: Photography from Antietam to Abu Ghraib"
    Kenneth Cmiel
    History; UI Center for Human Rights
  • 2004: "The Epsilon-Delta Blues: Math at the Crossroads"
    Lecture video
  • 2003: "Beauty and Meaning in Music...Lend Me Your (Bionic) Ears"
    Kate Gfeller
    School of Music; Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • 2002: "Who Will Care? Research and Service on Behalf of Iowa’s Impaired Elders"
    Kathleen Buckwalter
    Lecture video
  • 2001: "Fascinations With the Human Voice"
    Ingo Titze
    Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • 2000: "Genes and Environment, Science and Society"
    Jeffrey C. Murray
    Lecture transcript
  • 1999: "Small Comets and Our Origins: The Ecstasy and Agony of the Scientific Debate"
    Louis A. Frank
    Physics and Astronomy
    Lecture transcript
  • 1998: "What Do We Represent? Walt Whitman, Representative Democracy, and Democratic Representation"
    Ed Folsom
    Lecture transcript
  • 1997: "Fade In, Fade Out: Aspirations of National Cinema"
    Dudley Andrew
    Communication Studies
    Lecture transcript
  • 1996: "Eco-Logic: An Environmental Perspective for the 21st Century"
    Jerald L. Schnoor
    Civil and Environmental EngineeringLecture transcript
  • 1995: "The Mind and Heart of Progressive Legal Thought"
    Herbert Hovenkamp
    Lecture transcript
  • 1994: "The Pathway of Discovery in Pursuit of a Genetic Disease"
    Michael J. Welsh
    Internal Medicine
  • 1993: "O Brave New World! Exploring the Mind and Brain in Health and Disease"
    Nancy C. Andreasen
    Lecture transcript
  • 1992: "The Modern Saga of Planetary Exploration"
    James A. Van Allen
    Physics and Astronomy
    Lecture transcript
  • 1991: "A Poetry Reading"
    Jorie Graham
    Iowa Writers’ Workshop
    Lecture transcript
  • 1990: "Molecular Biology of Parasites Causing Tropical Diseases"
    John E. Donelson
    Lecture transcript
  • 1989: "The Sacred and the Secular: Religion in the State University"
    George W. Forell
    Lecture transcript
  • 1988: "Genius on the Opera Stage: The Life and Art of Lotte Lehman"
    Beaumont Glass
    Lecture transcript
  • 1987: "History Will Do It No Justice: Women’s Lives in Revolutionary America"
    Linda K. Kerber
    Lecture transcript
  • 1986: "Horde, Band and Tribe: Northern Approaches"
    June Helm
    Lecture transcript
  • 1985: "What’s in a Brain That Ink May Character?"
    Antonio R. Damasio
    Lecture transcript
  • 1984: "The Onward Way"
    Sherman Paul
    Lecture transcript