Past Lectures

Drug Discovery Using a Surprising Ally—The Zebrafish

Lecture by Randall Peterson, Ph.D., L. S. Skaggs Presidential Endowed Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy


Cutting Off the Nose to Spite the Face: Utah’s Role in Defeating Melanoma

Lecture by Glen M. Bowen, M.D., Director, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute; and Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology


Big Black Holes

Lecture by Anil Seth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy


Watch Out – The New Technology in Your Car Will Drive You to Distraction

Lecture by David L. Strayer, PhD, Professor, Cognition and Neural Science, Department of Psychology


Civility, Debate, and Compromise: The Fundamental American Principle

Lecture by Elizabeth Whitsett, Instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Thinking All Wrong About How We Die

Lecture by Margaret P. Battin, PhD, distinguished professor of Philosophy; and adjunct professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics


Rebuilding Broken Hearts

Lecture by Dr. Stavros G. Drakos and Dr. Craig Selzman


From Animal House to Facebook: How Entrepreneurs Became the Big Men and Women on Campus and are Changing the Face of Higher Ed

Lecture by Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director, The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and associate dean, David Eccles School of Business


Historical and Cultural Roots of the Current Problems in the Middle East

Lecture by M. Hakan Yavuz, Professor, Department of Political Science


The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Missions

Lecture by Colonel Stephen C. Hall, United States Air Force (Retired), Instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute