Entries tagged with ‘lfltranscripts’

S.2 E.7: “Serving and Advancing the College”

Recently retired CEO of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Gustavus trustee John Hallberg, Class of ’79, recalls his undergraduate years and discusses his work and vision as a member of his alma mater’s Board. Season 2, Episode 7: “Serving and Advancing the College” Transcript: Greg Kaster: Learning for Life at Gustavus is produced by […]

S.2 E.6: From Chemistry Major to College Chaplain

Learning for Life @ Gustavus host Greg Kaster interviews Gustavus chaplain and special assistant for diversity, equity, and inclusion Siri Erickson.

S.2 E.5: From Black and Gold to Blue and Gray

Renowned Civil War historian James M. McPherson, Gustavus Class of ’58, reflects on his Gustavus education, his path from there to leading scholar of the war, his civil rights activism as a graduate student in Baltimore, and the searing conflict that preserved the Union and gave it, in Lincoln’s magnificent words, “a new birth of […]

S.2 E.4: “You Don’t Need to Show a Child an Elephant”

Paschal Kyoore, Professor of French and Director of African Studies at Gustavus, explains the meanings and functions of proverbs and folktales in his native Ghana, and the importance of foreign language study. Featuring also Spider, Guinea Fowl, and Rabbit. Season 2, Episode 4: ““You Don’t Need to Show a Child an Elephant” Transcript: Greg Kaster: […]

S.2 E.3 “We Are What We Remember Ourselves to Be”

Professor Jennifer Ackil of the Gustavus Psychological Science Department and an expert in memory talks about remembering and misremembering, memory and trauma among children and mothers, whether women remember better than men, and why studying psychology matters. Season 2, Episode 3: “We Are What We Remember Ourselves to Be” Transcript: Greg Kaster: Learning for Life […]

S.2 E.2 Sweden’s Response to Covid-19, plus an Immigrant Success Story

Distinguished historian of Scandinavia and Gustavus Professor Emeritus of History and Scandinavian Studies Byron Nordstrom on Sweden’s novel response to the novel coronavirus, the life of Swedish immigrant Swan Turnblad in Minnesota, and learning and teaching at liberal arts colleges. Season 2, Episode 2: Sweden’s Response to Covid-19, plus an Immigrant Success Story Transcript: Just […]

S.2 E.1 Little Rock 1957 / Minneapolis 2020

Dr. Misti Harper, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Gustavus, discusses the role of “respectability politics” among black women in the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School, the Minnesota context of Mr. George Floyd’s murder by police in Minneapolis 63 years later, and her undergraduate course on Prince. Season 2, Episode 1: Little Rock […]

S.1 E.10 “Unwanted”

Learning for Life @ Gustavus host Greg Kaster interviews immigration historian and author Maddalena Marinari.

S.1 E.9 The Chemistry Lab and the Alchemy of Student Growth

Gustavus chemistry professor and chromatography expert Dwight Stoll on working with students in his highly-regarded campus lab, facilitating their development as individuals and scientists, and enjoying the College’s newly renovated and expanded Nobel Hall for state-of-the-art science research and education in the 21st century. Season 1, Episode 9: The Chemistry Lab and the Alchemy of […]

S.1 E.8 “Shame Shame Shame”

Political theorist Jill Locke of the Gustavus political science department talks about her critique of “The Lament that Shame Is Dead” in her engaging and provocative book, Democracy and the Death of Shame (2016). Season 1, Episode 8: “Shame, Shame, Shame” Transcript: Greg Kaster: Learning for Life at Gustavus has produced by JJ Akin and […]