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    Dacher Keltner

    Survival of the Kindest: Toward a Compassionate Society

    March 8, 2016 7:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel

    Director, Social Interaction Lab

    From examining how we negotiate moral concerns to exploring the determinants of power and status, Dacher Keltner looks at the social practices by which we navigate the world. Keltner is director of the Social Interaction Lab at the University of California at Berkeley and faculty director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. The podcasts of his course “Emotion” have been hailed by WIRED magazine as one of the five best educational downloads. In his University Lecture, he will detail...

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    Don Garber

    An Evening With Don Garber

    March 22, 2016 7:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel

    Sports fans and those interested in the business of sports are in for a treat with Don Garber, commissioner of Major League Soccer (MLS) and CEO of Soccer United Marketing. During Garber’s tenure (since 1999) of North America’s premier professional soccer league, MLS has expanded from 10 to 23 teams and added 20 new owners. Garber has also led the development of more than a dozen soccer-specific stadiums in the United States and Canada. In 2002, he created Soccer United...

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    Mary Roach

    Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

    March 29, 2016 7:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel


    In her latest rollicking foray into taboo, icky and under-appreciated aspects of the human body, 2013’s “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” Mary Roach takes readers on a wild ride down the alimentary canal and zips off in whatever direction her ardor for research and irrepressible instinct for the wonderfully weird lead her. It’s the latest in a long line of New York Times bestsellers that includes “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void” (2010), “Bonk:...

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    Sarah Koenig

    Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Co-Creator of ‘SERIAL’

    April 12, 2016 7:30 pm, Hendricks Chapel

    “Serial” is widely credited with re-energizing the concept of podcasting. Following its debut in October 2014, “Serial” became the fastest podcast in iTunes history to reach five million downloads (and now more than 75 million). At a time when being first and being fast dominates the media, and quick sound bites are offered at every turn, veteran radio journalists and producers Sarah Koenig—named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015—and Julie Snyder did exactly the opposite: presenting...

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