A collection of recordings from talks and presentations by visiting speakers and faculty, held at Lehigh University. Library and Technology Services hosts a number of events each academic year, many sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries.
Multisolving: Protecting the Climate While Improving Health, Equity, Biodiversity, and Well-Being
Dr. Sawin discusses how multisolving has been used around the world to address climate change while also producing benefits in health, equity, and well-being.
Public Perceptions of Risk and Policy Creation around the Danger of Floods in Response to Climate Change
In the coming decades, public policy must account for “managed retreat” from flood-prone areas. Dr. Casagrande describes the current policy context of managed retreat and presents research he conducted with people living in flood-prone areas
Postcards, Places, & Participation
It’s easy to think of postcards as simply the souvenir stuff of holidays, travel, and tourism. (“Having a wonderful time, wish you were here!”) But postcards are personal. They connect people and geographies and have for the last 150 years.
Performance Goals for Civil Infrastructure: Managing Risk in an Era of Climate Change
The reality of climate change will have a disruptive and substantial impact on the design and performance assessment of civil infrastructure facilities.
Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi
In 2006, Abu Dhabi launched an ambitious project to construct the world’s first “zero-carbon” city: Masdar City. This talk investigates the construction of renewable energy and clean technology infrastructures in oil-rich Abu Dhabi, as the era of abundant oil supplies slowly comes to an end.
Adapting to Climate Change in One Square Mile: Lessons Learned from Hoboken, NJ
As an urban coastal city, Hoboken is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which continues to threaten quality of life for Hoboken residents.
The Adjacent Possible: Poems of Emergence and Relation
Julie Phillips Brown, an interdisciplinary poet, visual artist, literary critic, and editor reads from her latest book, The Adjacent Possible, published in 2021.
Who Decided to Commemorate the Walking Purchase and Why: 1920s Fanfare and Local Opposition
The Walking Purchase of 1737 was a controversial land deal between Pennsylvania proprietors and four Delaware (Lenape) leaders that granted proprietors over 700,000 acres in the Lehigh Valley & beyond. Delaware participants protested the transaction, leading to official inquiries in the 1750s.
Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the U.S.
Drawing on decades of research on political and media psychology and media effects, as well as historical accounts and interviews with comedians and comedy writers, Young unpacks satire's liberal "bias" and juxtaposes it with that of outrage's conservative "bias."
Conspiracy Theories and the Manufacture of Dissent
Dr. DiMaggio's talk emphasizes the rise of modern conspiracy theories in an era of rampant misinformation and disinformation. He discusses his research findings in relation to the primary factors that fuel public acceptance of conspiracies, with a specific focus on conspiracies of the last decade.
Infodemic: The Pandemic of Misinformation
The rampant spread of misinformation is a global phenomenon and poses new challenges for navigating life today. While the concept of misinformation has been around since the late 1500s, the nature of how information spreads has gone through drastic transformations over the last decade.
From Imaginary to Reality
Manguel, whose indispensable The Dictionary of Imaginary Places inspired the current Lehigh Libraries Special Collections exhibit Visit Imaginary Places!, shares his experience researching the world literature he surveys in this catalog of fantastical settings.
A Reading and Conversation with Lauren K. Alleyne
Lauren K. Alleyne reads from her latest poetry collection Honeyfish and talks about her experiences as the Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center.
A Conversation with Osagie K. Obasogie on Bioethics, Race, and Health
From COVID-19 to recurring acts of police violence, issues of ethics, race, and health shape how we live our lives, how we understand our world, and how we treat one another.