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Calhoun Honors College

Thoughts Worth Thinking, a discussion series

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"Thoughts Worth Thinking" is the Honors College's TED Talk-style discussion series that brings Clemson's top professors together with Honors students to explore a wide range of ideas. Food is provided!

Fall 2013

  • October 2, 7pm, place TBA – "Climbing to the Summit as told by Fran P Mainella - The First Woman and 16th Director of the National Park Service” Fran Mainella

  • October 30, 7pm, place TBA - Transparency vs. Deception in Foreign Policy" Carlos Luria- Retired CIA Officer

  • November 20, 7pm, place TBA - Topic TBA, Dr. Leidy Klotz  professor of Civil Engineering

Spring 2013 

  • February 21 (rescheduled from previous January date), 7pm, Academic Success Center, Room 118 - “Hospitals in Other Countries: Why Improving Medical Equipment Design Can Help All of Us," Dr. Delphine Dean - Professor of Bioengineering

  • February 27, 7pm, Academic Success Center, Room 118 - “The Pursuit of Happiness: Why is it so Darned Hard?," Dr. David Shi - Former Furman University President

  • March 27, 7pm, Academic Success Center, Room 118 - "The Mystery of Intention: Some Brain-Based Ideas,"  Dr. June Pilcher - Professor of Psychology

Past Talks

  • “The Economics of Health Care Reform: A Crash Course in Blind Curves," Dr. Windsor Sherrill - Professor of Public Health Sciences

  • “Religion and the 2012 Presidential Election," Dr. Laura Olson - Professor of Political Science

  • “Does God Play Dice? The Origin and Hidden Meaning of Quantum Mechanics," Dr. Antony Valentini- Professor of Physics & Astronomy

  • “Is Truth Beautiful or Deadly? An Immodest Inquiry," Dr. Jeff Love- Professor of German & Russian, Dept. of Languages

  • “The Importance of Knowing What You Don’t Know," Dr. Kelly Smith - Professor of Philosophy & of Biological Sciences
http://www.youtube.com/embed/iojQC3UjmGc
  • “America the Great? Foreign Policy & American Exceptionalism," Prof. Vladimir Matic - Senior Lecturer of International Relations & Foreign Policy, Former Diplomat & Ambassador, Dept. of Political Science
http://www.youtube.com/embed/OYQbghujL58

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