The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved

This week we have Robert Hazen, senior staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory & Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University. In his lecture entitled, “The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved.” Dr. Hazen discusses the grand and intertwined tale of earth’s living and non-living spheres that is only now coming into focus.

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Floodlights: Performing Arts Building

The week on The Rostrum, we are doing something a little different. In partnership with The Daily Utah Chronicle, K-UTE is launching a new investigative podcast called Floodlights. The show will be an in-depth interview with The Chronicle’s student journalists discussing their investigation into an issue on the U of U campus.

To kick things off we are talking with Jaycen Eggleston who has been investigating the Performing Arts Building on campus, and its problems as a learning environment.

Article: http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2017/12/05/chilling-state-us-arts-buildings/

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Photo: Adam Fondren

Sustainability Realized or “How” Sustainability is Realized

This week we have Francis McAllister, a sustainability and mining advocate. In his lecture entitled “Sustainability Realized or “How” Sustainability is Realized,” McAllister spoke about sustainable development looking toward the future. In thinking beyond the three pillars of sustainability; economic, social, and environmental; Mcallister also examines the factors of how this sustainability will be implemented through people, natural resources, innovation, peace, leadership, and integrity.

This audio was recorded on November 9th at the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building on the University of Utah campus.

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Ten Thousand Pages That Shook the World

This week we have Luise Poulton, Managing Curator of the Rare Books and Special Collections of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. In this lecture entitled, “Pioneers of Science: Ten Thousand Pages that Shook the World,” Poulton will speak about the the vast collection of first editions of some of the worlds greatest scientific minds, inclding Isaac newton, Johannes Kepler, Galileo, Carl Gauss, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, and more. Each of these books has its own story to tell. Together they give insight into the communication, conversation, collaboration, and controversy that made science possible.

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