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Scientia: The Power of Ideas

October 12, 2012 by Scientia

Video is also posted on webcast.rice.edu.

Ideas - and the various processes of inventing, developing, critiquing, testing, transforming, rebutting, transmitting, and implementing them - are the heart and soul of the university. Scientia presents a set of 5-minutes talks by faculty on the ideas that have most powerfully influenced and engaged them in their career and intellectual life.

Speaker: John H. Zammito

John Antony Weir Professor of History

"Mt Fuji and Me"

Speaker:Robert Curl

Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences

"I Didn't Do This By Myself"

Speaker: Elizabeth Long

Professor of Sociology and Department Chair


Speaker: John B. Boles

William P. Hobby Professor of History/Editor, Journal of Southern History

"Getting to Know President Lovett"

Speaker: Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Stanley C. Moore Professor of Bioengineering and Chair, Department of Bioengineering

"Learning to Swim"

Speaker: Robert Yekovich

Dean, Shepherd School of Music and Elma Schneider Professor of Music

"Turrell with Music"

"The Power of Ideas"

Friday, October 12, 2012

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Garden Brochstein Pavilion, Rice University


Shepherd School of Music



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