John Rickford of Stanford University discusses how differences in language can lead to distrust and disregard among communities.
NPR’s National Education Correspondent Eric Westervelt, in conversation on education policy and the new administration.
UMass Professor David Reckhow suggests new perspectives and directions for future research on sanitizing and distributing drinking water.
Suzanne Fenton, a researcher and group leader at the National Institutes of Health, explained how early-life exposure to chemicals can lead to abnormal breast development in females and males during puberty
Franklin Odo spoke about Japanese Internment during World War II, the subsequent redress, and how Japanese Americans have been affected by discrimination.
Dennis Childs spoke about the past and present incarceration of the poor and people of color as a continuation of the modern practice of slavery in the U.S.
Harvard University Paleoanthropologist and biology professor, Daniel Lieberman, spoke about his work studying human athletic behavior and performance.
Nilanjana Dasgupta, a social psychologist and professor at UMass Amherst, discussed her studies on the constraints women face in their pursuit of academic and professional careers.
Citron focuses her lecture on threatening messages, revenge pornography and the debate over first amendment rights when it comes to posting content online.
The lecture looked at the history of how those living with mental illness have faced discrimination and ostracism, as well as the science behind why much of that treatment within the society still remains the same today.