Spring 2011 Spring 2011 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. Spring 2011 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 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. Spring 2011 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. In Pursuit of Veritas In the Graeco-Roman world, the goddess Veritas embodied all that was understood as “truth.” What is truth and how can we recognize it? The Truth of the Matter The Gospel of John is replete with the discussion of truth, including the scenario of Jesus on trial before Pilate who asked Him: “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Spring 2011 Know Thyself! Michael McKinney It’s an imperative with a millennia-long history. But why is it important to develop self-awareness? Getting to Know You What can you do to develop better self-awareness on the road to personal change? Spring 2011 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. Precautionary Principles We can learn from our mistakes. Recognizing and correcting errors, and the sources of errors, can help us avoid future errors. Spring 2001 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. Spring 2011 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? Spring 2011 My Brother’s Keeper: From Sibling Violence to Brotherly Love Gina Stepp Sibling violence is as old as Cain and Abel. Where is the line between “normal” sibling conflict and abusive behavior, and how and when should parents intervene? Proverbially Speaking . . . Conflict between siblings is so common that it often goes unremarked, even unseen in many families, but its effects can be extremely damaging. Spring 2011 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.