The FHU Connections Series is a week-long program held each semester that highlights the interdisciplinary linkages impacting a topic of national importance. The goals of the program are:
- to provide students with academic activities both inside and outside of the classroom.
- to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty.
Program details Spring 2013:
Topic: "Truth or Dare: The Consequence of Progress"
Date: March 11-16
Advances made in science, industry, education and the humanities benefit our culture in a variety of ways. However, progress comes at a price. This spring's Connections Series theme explores the consequences, both positive and negative, that result from risk taking and experimentation.
The week will include spirited discussions, art events, Collision Courses and a service project. A play presented during the week entitled "Radium Girls," explores the theme.
Tuesday, March 12
The Dueling Documentaries event allows the eye of the filmmaker to provide a context for discussion. Attendees view documentaries that espouse very different points of view on a topic of national importance. Following the viewing, both audiences come together and, under the guidance of the moderators, debate the points raised by the filmmakers.
This semester's Dueling Documentaries are "Gas Land" and "Frack Nation." Each explore the impact of "fracking" on the environment. Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is the practice of using pressurized liquid to enlarge fractures in a rock layer, simplifying the removal of valuable resources.