Since 2003, the 60-Second Lecture Series has challenged Arts & Sciences faculty to distill a wealth of knowledge into a one-minute talk.
Every Wednesday in September and April sees Penn Arts & Sciences faculty members standing at a podium on College Green and lecturing on topics ranging from human history to fractions to fly fishing—all in under a minute.
The latest OMNIA Podcast recaps the spring 2019 lectures and highlights two favorites from our archive. You’ll learn about race in the U.S. from a philosophical perspective, the psychology of why we quit, why truth matters to democracy, and new pedagogies for teaching in the age of climate change.
Our dip into the archives features the 2016 60-Second SLAM winning talk, "The Other Opioid Crisis: How We Learned to Ignore Untreated Pain in Poor Countries," by then History and Sociology of Science Ph.D. candidate Luke Messac, and a 2006 talk, "Beyond the Founding Fathers," by Kathy Peiss, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History.
Many thanks to our spring 2019 lecturers: Quayshawn Spencer, Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy; Joseph Kable, Baird Term Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of MindCORE; Sophia Rosenfeld, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History; and Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities and her students, Tathagat Bhatia, C'21, Lucy Corlett, C'20, and Claire Hampton from Bryn Mawr.
To view the complete archive of 60-Second Lectures featuring faculty, students, and alumni, visit the Penn Arts & Sciences Vimeo library.