Words Matter Podcasts

 Dr. Peter Mercer, President of Ramapo College - Mahwah

Dr. Peter Mercer, President of Ramapo College - Mahwah

WORDS MATTER - PART 1 - DR. PETER MERCER

Peter Mercer, President of Ramapo College, shares thoughts, humor, and personal anecdotes on the challenges and rewards of college leadership, the central role of humanities in education, and the importance of words and meaning.

Published 6.11.14
Runtime: 8:11


 Dr. Judith Stark, Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University - South Orange

Dr. Judith Stark, Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University - South Orange

WORDS MATTER - PART 2 - DR. JUDITH STARK

6/11/2014 - Dr. Judith Stark, Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University, offers new 'quality of life' metrics, and underscores the need for citizen responsibility, respect for nature, and a rich interior life to ensure a healthy planet.

Published 6.11.14
Runtime: 7:13


 Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University - Newark

Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University - Newark

WORDS MATTER - PART 3 - DR. NANCY CANTO

Dr. Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark, speaks about Newark’s potential for growth, her love of Social Psychology and creative dialogue, and the news media’s role in empowering diverse voices and fostering collaboration.

Published 6.16.14
Runtime: 7:33


 Dr. Michael Zavada, Dean of Arts and Sciences, with Dr. Judith Stark, Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University -  South Orange

Dr. Michael Zavada, Dean of Arts and Sciences, with Dr. Judith Stark, Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University - South Orange

WORDS MATTER - PART 4 - DR. MICHAEL ZAVADA & DR. JUDITH STARK

An interview with Dr. Michael Zavada, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Judith Stark, Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University. Dr. Zavada speaks about environmental change as a “test of humanity,” and the necessity of citizen knowledge and civic action.

Published 6.16.14
Runtime: 9:52


 Dr. Shirley Tilghman, President Emerita, Princeton University

Dr. Shirley Tilghman, President Emerita, Princeton University

WORDS MATTER - PART 5 - DR. SHIRLEY TILGHMAN

Dr. Shirley Tilghman, President Emerita, Princeton University, discusses arts as central to undergraduate education, the urgency of "putting a price on carbon" to motivate environmental stewardship, and the need for women in leadership.

Published 6.18.14
Runtime: 7:08


“Words Matter” was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations in this video do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.