Past Lectures

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


University of Utah Sports Medicine: A 5-year Explosion

Lecture by Dr. Travis Maak, Assistant Professor and Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Utah Jazz


Coming to Our Census: Utah’s Ongoing Economic, Demographic, and Cultural Transformation

Lecture by Dr. Pamela S. Perlich, Director of Demographic Research, The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute


Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

Lecture by Dr. Joshua D. Schiffman, Edward B. Clark, MD Chair in Pediatric Research, Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology), Investigator, Huntsman Cancer Institute