Quinnipiac professors and students share insights through TEDx

Kevin Barry
Kevin Barry, professor of law, presented "Hip-Hop and Altruism" during TEDxQuinnipiacU held April 27, 2014 at Quinnipiac

July 10, 2014 - This past spring, Quinnipiac professors and students shared their expertise and perspective in a series of videos as part of the University's first TEDx event. The five, 18-minute TEDxQuinnipiacU presentations were recently released to the public. Watch videos

The topics ranged from the paradox of knowing to how today's hip hop movement can be a catalyst for tomorrow's altruism.

TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading," started as a conference in California 26 years ago. TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives. The theme of this year's TEDx program is, "From Present to Future." 

Quinnipiac participants included Kevin Barry, professor of law, who presented "Hip-Hop and Altruism"; Kathy Cooke, professor of history and director of the University's honors program, who discussed "How We Don't Know and How Not Knowing Can Make Us Better"; Timothy Deenihan, a QU Seminar adjunct faculty member and professional actor, who presented "An Actor's Guide to Real Life"; Theodore Siggelakis, a Class of 2014 graduate, who discussed "Living with ADHD in an ADHD World: How the ADHD Mind Mirrors the Age of Information and Social Media"; and Lucy Freeman and Jirina Fargeorge, students from Anthropology 300 "Ancient Food for Thought," who presented "Can We Convince University Students to Eat Insects?"

The TEDxQuinnipiacU organizing committee included Greg Garvey, a professor of interactive digital design and chair of visual and performing arts, Guido Lang, assistant professor of computer information systems, Abuzer Rafey, a sophomore at the University, David Tomczyk, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and strategy, and David Vance, a part-time faculty member in the department of philosophy and political science.