|In this week’s episode, Ken White shares the latest Darden news and introduces Dean Bruner’s First Coffee remarks on the tragedy at Virginia Tech last week.
|Members of the Cowan Fellows Human Rights Study Project, who traveled to India earlier this year to conduct research on human rights issues, presented their findings and experiences.|
Dr. Norman Doidge joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss his new book, The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. He’s a psychiatrist an psychoanalyst on the faculty of Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytical Training and Research in New York, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.
|This week on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, Todd Barnett of the Field School of Charlottesville speaks about his all-boys middle school scheduled to open this fall. Callers discuss the benefits and disadvantages of single-sex education for boys, and how the Field School will attempt to cater to boys’ unique needs. Barnett also talks about the difficulties in starting up a school from scratch: the financial needs, attracting teachers, and recruiting students.|
The Field School will hold an information session at the Village School on May 19th at 2:00 PM.
|Charlottesville City Councilor Kevin Lynch joins Coy Barefoot to talk about city politics and issues. On the agenda: the decline of “community policing” due to terrorism preparation, his recent vote against the city budget, replacement parkland for the Meadowcreek Parkway, his disapproval of a ward system of electing councilors, and his reasons for not seeking re-election this year. Coy also asks Lynch to talk about his disappointments and proudest achievements of his seven years on the council.
|U.Va Law School Professor Jim Ryan gave the annual Charge to the Class April 24 in Caplin Pavilion to students who will be graduating this spring.|
|Hidden in the heart of the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, string theory, and modern cosmology lies one concept – symmetry. Symmetry has been a key idea for artists and musicians for centuries, but within mathematics it remained until very recently an arcane pursuit. In the 20th century, however, symmetry emerged as central to the most fundamental ideas in physics and cosmology.Ian Stewart is professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick and director of the Mathematics Awareness Center. He’s written many books on the subject, including From Here to Infinity, Does God Play Dice?, the Problems of Mathematics, and Letters to a Young Mathematician. His new book is Why Beauty is Truth, A History of Symmetry.
Stewart joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss his work, and how he got started as a mathematician. He also offers recommendations to parents on how to get their children interested in math and science.