(Dis)honesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Including Ourselves

A lecture by Dan Ariely
Wednesday, November 14
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Dan Ariely offers a thought-provoking look at how and why we lie, explores conflicts of interest, whether the chance of getting caught affects how likely we are to cheat, and whether companies pave the way for dishonesty.

‘Desire Across Borders’ : Love, Globalization, and Modern Marriage in Rural Mexico

A lecture by Jennifer Hirsh
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Jennifer Hirsch explores changes in the ideals and practices of love, sexuality, and marriage in rural Mexico.

Public Feelings Salon

A discussion with Lauren Berlant, Ann Pellegrini, José Muñoz, Lisa Duggan, Tavia Nyong’o, and Janet Jakobsen
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Prof. Alexandra Horowitz discusses dog vocabulary study

Psychology professor and author of Inside a Dog comments on language and animal behavior.

Dig Deeper Into Yourself, Not Your Wallet

April Lane Benson '73, PhD: To Buy or not to Buy: Why We Overshow and How to Stop, Trumpeter Books, $16.95

Russell Romeo, Psychology

When asked if he always wanted to be a scientist, Russell D. Romeo answers instantly and without equivocation: "Absolutely not. When I arrived at college, I planned to major in music theory and train as a classical guitarist."

But Edinboro University's first-year courses in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy introduced him to the study of human behavior and the workings of the brain.
"For me, the combination of those courses was the perfect storm of getting interested in the mind," Romeo recalls. "I decided I didn't want to be a starving artist my whole life. I decided to be a starving scientist instead."