Chautauqua

Chautauqua Topic: "The Optimism Bias"

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How do emotion, motivation and social factors influence our expectations, decisions and memories?

Dr. Tali Sharot will attempt to answer that question when she addresses “The Optimism Bias” in a Chautauqua lecture at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Feb. 12. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building.

Concert Spotlights Japanese Koto

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The Japanese koto, a 13-string long zither that originated in China and was brought to Japan in the 8th century, will be spotlighted in a concert at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Chautauqua Lecture Focuses on Transforming Social Policy and Practice

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Many students begin their college years with lofty aspirations of making a difference in the world and improving the lives of others.

“But,” said Dr. Luis H. Zayas, “there are so many important social issues that we may be overwhelmed. We may ask ourselves, ‘Which one should I take up? Which one can I do something about with what I have?’”