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Pard Talks 2016 - From Dickens to Game of Thrones: The Power of Serial Narrative

In the 19th century, many popular novels that are now considered classics were published over periods of 12-24 months, either in magazines or in separate parts. We will look at the way in which…

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Pard Talks 2016 - Writing Matters: Lafayett Students on Writing for College

We have all heard warnings about a current or impending literacy crisis: "Students can't write!" This is shorthand for a variety of complaints, many of which blame digital technology…

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Pard Talks 2016 - Coffee and Chemical Engineering

Coffee is an immensely popular beverage around the world, but there is a lot of work performed as it travels from crop to cup to capture its most desirable flavors and aromas. This talk will provide…

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Pard Talks 2016 - The Joy of SET: Writing Book About Mathematics with the Family

The card game SET, which is popular with student of all ages, has deep connections to mathematics. We will talk about some of those connections, how to play the game, and how it turned into a family…

From  Susan Herschlag 5 Months ago  | 3    | 0  

Pard Talks 2016 - What's the big deal about data? The Promise to Fix the World

With the powerful new data tools available in the 21st century, can we really finally fix the world's greatest problems like hunger, disease and poverty? The success of such initiatives as the…

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Lafayette Pard Talks: Learning by Broadcasting

The Policy Studies Program works in partnership with PBS Channel 39 (WLVT) to produce televised broadcasts covering politics and major global issues affecting business and society. This session…

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Lafayette Pard Talks: Why Buildings Fall Down

Buildings and other structures rarely fall down in the United States because structural engineers exist to make them stand up against every imaginable force. Consequently, each structural failure is…

From  Toby Maynard A year ago  | 21    | 0  

Lafayette Pard Talks: Diploma to Pay Gap

Despite making up nearly half of the work force, American women still lag behind men in terms of pay. In this talk, we examine the history of the gender pay gap, why it exists, and what is and can…

From  Toby Maynard A year ago  | 8    | 0  

Lafayette Pard Talks: Brief History of Chocolate

Since its discovery in the 7th century, chocolate has evolved from the aphrodisiacal drink of Aztec kings to a multi-faceted, multi-cultural culinary phenomenon consumed and celebrated nearly…

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Natural Sciences: Deep Time

We live now, in the present, fully surrounded by earthly beauty. The Grand Canyon, a bright-billed toucan, New York’s Central Park, a prairie sunset, a child’s dimpled smile. Each of…

From  Toby Maynard A year ago  | 5    | 0  

Lafayette Pard Talks: Getting Better with Age - Emotion Regulation

Despite physical and health challenges that are typical as we grow older, life satisfaction and well-being remain high or even increase in late life. How can we explain this seeming paradox? Learn…

From  Donna Krivoski 2 Years ago  | 20    | 0  

Lafayette Pard Talks: Corporate Fraud - The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

The time and place never seem to matter and we never seem to learn our lessons. This is an introduction to the significant cost of fraud as well as why and how corporate fraud will always exist, no…

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Lafayette Pard Talks: Aerodynamics - Should I Dimple My Car?

Have you ever wondered why dimpling a golf ball makes it fly farther? If it is such a good idea, why isn’t everything dimpled? We will discuss how engineers don’t know everything and how…

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Lafayette Pard Talks: Curanderismo - Mexican-American Folk and Religious Healing

Mexicans and Mexican Americans have a rich tradition of folk and religious healing called Curanderismo. Learn the origins of this tradition, current healing practices, and why religious healing…

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