Spring 2011

Insight: Wanted, A New Way of Thinking

Wanted: A New Type of Thinking

David Hulme

It takes a real shock to the system to make us step back and ponder the state of things. We often just go on ignoring potential difficulties though we suspect or even know they exist.

Global Problems, Global Solutions: What Shall We Eat and Drink?
Global Problems, Global Solutions, Part 2

What Shall We Eat and Drink?

David Hulme

International agencies calculate that nearly a billion people go hungry every day. What will it take to solve the perennial problem of inadequate food and freshwater in vast regions of the world?

What the Hungry Need

What the Hungry Need

David Hulme

David Hulme speaks to Tony P. Hall, former congressman and member of the diplomatic corps who has focused much of his attention on the world’s hungry.

The Eternal Quest: What Is Truth?

The Eternal Quest: What Is Truth?

Peter Nathan

True or false. Black or white. This or that. Is truth a simple binary choice? Does it change with the times? Neither science nor philosophy—nor traditional religion—has provided satisfactory answers. 

Know Thyself

Know Thyself! 

Michael McKinney

It’s an imperative with a millennia-long history. But why is it important to develop self-awareness?

It's a Small World

It’s a Small World

Dan Cloer

The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Chemistry. While the world celebrates a century of scientific progress, we have to ask how our dreams of a synthetic utopia might end. 

economic freedom

A Question of Liberty

Steven D. Andrews

A rallying cry for more than 200 years, We the People still resonates as nations seek the freedom they equate with democracy. But what is freedom?

Interview with Laurie Kramer: Brothers and Sisters, Unite!

Brothers and Sisters, Unite!

Gina Stepp

Vision interviews Laurie Kramer, associate dean and professor of applied family studies at the University of Illinois. It’s never too late to build healthy relationships between children or to mend a broken sibling bond, says Dr. Kramer.  

Biography: Marie Curie

Marie Curie: Blazing a Trail

Dan Cloer

Little Manya Sklodowski (Marie Curie) became the first woman to earn the Nobel Prize in Physics, and the first person ever to earn a second Prize.