8 episodes

Core Connections Lectures support the University of New England's core curriculum. A new theme is chosen each year. Past themes include; "Empire, or the Illusion Thereof?", "The Problem of Happiness", "Law & Orders: Law in Nature, Culture, and Society", and "Faith, Reason, and Reality".

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Core Connections Lectures support the University of New England's core curriculum. A new theme is chosen each year. Past themes include; "Empire, or the Illusion Thereof?", "The Problem of Happiness", "Law & Orders: Law in Nature, Culture, and Society", and "Faith, Reason, and Reality".

    In the age of Darwin, are there general laws in biology and should we even care?

    In the age of Darwin, are there general laws in biology and should we even care?

    Brian J. Enquist, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Arizona, spoke on "In the age of Darwin, are there general laws in biology and should we even care?" on Jan. 27, 2009 as part of the UNE's Core Connections Lecture Series.

    • 59 min
    Happiness is a Warm Dumpster

    Happiness is a Warm Dumpster

    Jeff Ferrell, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology at Texas Christian University, spoke on "Happiness is a Warm Dumpster" on Feb. 7, 2008 as part of the UNE's Core Connections Lecture Series.

    • 56 min
    Breaking the Oil Addiction: Legends, the Law, and Lifecycles

    Breaking the Oil Addiction: Legends, the Law, and Lifecycles

    David Solan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Boise State University, spoke on "Breaking the Oil Addiction: Legends, the Law, and Lifecycles" on Sept. 17, 2008 as part of the UNE's Core Connections Lecture Series.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Cultural Criminology: An Invitation

    Cultural Criminology: An Invitation

    Keith Hayward, Ph.D., Director of Studies for Criminology & Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, UK, spoke on "Cultural Criminology: An Invitation" on Nov. 10, 2008 as part of the UNE's Core Connections Lecture Series.

    • 45 min
    The Orders of Citizenship and Semi-Citizenship in Democratic Politics

    The Orders of Citizenship and Semi-Citizenship in Democratic Politics

    Elizabeth Cohen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, spoke on "The Orders of Citizenship and Semi-Citizenship in Democratic Politics" on Oct. 2, 2008 as part of the UNE's Core Connections Lecture Series.

    • 59 min
    Pursuing Happiness Through the Ages: Some Thoughts on an Elusive Quest

    Pursuing Happiness Through the Ages: Some Thoughts on an Elusive Quest

    Darrin M. McMahon, Ph.D., Professor of History, Florida State University, spoke on "Pursuing Happiness Through the Ages: Some Thoughts on an Elusive Quest" on Sept. 17, 2007 as part of the University of New England's Core Connections Lecture Series.

    • 1 hr

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