TED Talks @ the SLRCEvery other Wednesday throughout the semester, come to the SLRC Teaching Gallery (12.805) at 11 a.m. with your lunch to watch and discuss a TED Talk. Everyone is welcome to attend!

What are TED Talks? "TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less)." Their aim "is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation." Learn more about TED.






Schedule of topics:

Links take you to the TED Talk online if you'd like to watch in advance, but it's not required!

Sept. 3 What makes a word “real”? – Anne Curzan
Moderated by Kitty Jordan
Set. 17 No TED today in lieu of a presentation from the Young Invincibles in observance of Constitution Day
Oct. 1 Every kid needs a champion – Rita Pierson
Moderated by Dr. Zack Coapland
Oct. 15 The key to success? Grit – Angela Lee Duckworth
Moderated by Stephanie March
Oct. 29 The happy secret to better work –  Shawn Achor
Moderated by Dennis Kaubisch
Nov. 12 The game that can give you 10 extra years of life – Jane McGonigal
Moderated by Adam Barber

 

Adopt a TED!

Got a favorite TED Talk you think everyone ought to see? Adopt a TED this semester and moderate the conversation! Email the librarians to let us know which Talk and day you'd like to do.

 

Take the conversation online with #SLRCTED

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