This video series brings you mini-lectures from some of UD’s brightest minds.
Get insightful discoveries, life-changing advice and food for thought from the TEDxUniversityofDelaware talks.
The Blue Hen Minds series is brought to you by Delaware First: The Campaign for the University of Delaware.
Inhaling Anti-Blackness, Exhaling Liberation | Kisha Porcher | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
Anti-Blackness is smog, we all breathe it in. With guidance, wisdom and history of Black ancestors and scholars, Kisha Porcher Ph.D., vulnerably narrates her journey of internalized anti-Blackness to liberation. Porcher is an assistant professor of English at the University of Delaware, a mother, scholar-practitioner and agent of change for students. She works deliberately to disrupt anti-Blackness and racism in spaces she occupies and holds others accountable to dismantle and disrupt anti-Blackness and racism in their respectable spaces.
Inhaling Anti-Blackness, Exhaling Liberation | Kisha Porcher | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=PlGH8jhTriA
What do art and activism have in common? | Felicia Henry | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
Art-based activism can be used to amplify and center the voices of those impacted by violence and racial inequity in the U.S., providing solidarity across lines of difference and connect to our shared humanity. In this talk, UD grad student Felicia Henry demonstrates how Behind the Walls, Behind the Lines, a movement to deepen the awareness of the legacy of racial inequity, sparks social change.
What Do Art and Activism Have in Common? | Felicia Henry | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=GaTNC66txFw
Why Acts of Kindness Should Not Be an Act | Andrea Everard | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
Intentional, purposeful kindness is a learnable practice. In this talk, Andrea Everard, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the Lerner College of Business, encourages the practice of intentional kindness to improve leadership effectiveness.
Why Acts of Kindness Should Not Be an Act | Andrea Everard | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=U4HU39QpGj4
Learn My Name, I Learned Yours | Sansskruty Rayavarapu | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
In this talk Sansskruty explores the anglicization of names, and the effects of these types of race based microaggressions. She shares the importance of proudly owning your identity by reflecting on her own experiences of losing her name and fighting to reclaim it.
Learn My Name, I Learned Yours | Sansskruty Rayavarapu | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=GFvUgfjzaAE
Generation X: Why We Deserve New Branding | Jacquie Jordan | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
Was Nirvana your teen anthem? While the Millennials with little sister Gen Z and the Boomers duke it out in the workforce, in politics and in pop culture, where is the voice of Gen X? This branded Slacker Generation is suffering from Middle Child Syndrome. Find out what their superhero power actually is.
Generation X: Why We Deserve New Branding | Jacquie Jordan | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=CX9i8WbaE5g
What Happens to Those Left Behind? | Joshua Stout | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=uXUPQ8PcLe0
Don't Overthink, Just Do | Seyanna Barrett, AS20 | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=HMFMc7YP7fg
The Problem of the Hero | Dr. Steven Mortenson | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=bJP1QzT3alg
The Other Side of Bias | Dr. Quinetta Roberson, BE92 | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=H2vvYmEZaNk
The Shadow of Influence: Sexuality's Hold On Us: youtube.com/watch?v=FmURUb8B3qw
For a Great Career, Be a Rebel! | Sarah Baker Andrus | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
Hear from Sarah Baker Andrus, Assistant Director of Lerner Career Services at UD, about how you can find a great career fit through an adventurous change in your perspective, leaving you to wonder if you’re ready to step off the beaten path and into the unknown.
For a Great Career, Be a Rebel!: youtube.com/watch?v=j3Gd1DG2fUE
“The Life Autonomous - Exploration in the Age of Robotics” | Dr. Art Trembanis | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
Dr. Art Trembanis, a UD professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, shares “The Life Autonomous - Exploration in the Age of Robotics” with insights into how the age of robotics—whether in the air, underwater or in outer space—is giving human explorers to access to the world and universe like never before. At UD, Trembanis develops and utilizes advanced autonomous systems to explore oceans and lakes around the world filling in blank spots on the map, discovering ancient shipwrecks and modern aircraft and unraveling environmental mysteries along the way.
“The Life Autonomous - Exploration in the Age of Robotics ” by Dr. Art Trembanis: youtube.com/watch?v=_-oEDP6UnYk
“The Storyteller’s Adventure” | Nana Ohemaa Asante | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
In “The Storyteller’s Adventure” UD senior Nana Ohemaa Asante, honors student in the College of Arts and Sciences, shares the art of storytelling that lies within all of us, and her talk includes a poem she wrote about how each of us is our own complex story waiting to be read. The lyrical presentation demonstrates the importance of telling our stories.
“The Storyteller’s Adventure” by Nana Ohemaa Asante, a UD senior: youtube.com/watch?v=1_bvXgX9qwE
Preservation of Our Photographic Heritage for Future Generations: Here, There and Everywhere | Debra Hess Norris | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
Debra Hess Norris, chair of UD’s Art Conservation Department, professor of Photograph Conservation and director of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, shares why preserving our heritage in photography is crucial for future generations. Hess Norris gives insights on steps you can take to conserve your own photographic collections.
"Preservation of Our Photographic Heritage for Future Generations: Here, There and Everywhere" by Debra Hess Norris: youtube.com/watch?v=QSw0PCwe1oE
Six Steps to Defanging Your Vampire | Dr. April Kendra | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
In "Six Steps to Defanging Your Vampire" Dr. April Kendra, UD assistant professor in the English department and affiliate faculty member in Women and Gender Studies, shares the ways you can identify the "vampires" in your life—people, organizations, things that suck the control from your life. She then gives you steps to defang the vampires, taking back your power and living your best life.
Six Steps to Defanging Your Vampire” by Dr. April Kendra | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=EGx8ccM0V5I
Projecting Your Personal Shadow | Dr. Steve Mortenson | TEDxUniversityofDelaware
Dr. Mortenson takes us from unskillful behavior to skillful behavior in this talk focusing on the Personal Shadow and projecting it on to other people. Steve Mortenson is a professor of communication at the University of Delaware. His teaching and research focus on skillful communication, emotional management, and effective leadership.
Mental Health Needs to Move Beyond Just Being Aware | Katie Manta | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=5udJgxOBrtk
Mental Health Needs to Move Beyond Just Being Aware | Katie Manta| TEDxUniversityofDelaware
"Sometimes it's the adventures we don't ask for that we learn the most from." In her TEDx talk, Katie speaks to the dark days of her personal journey and provides a realistic way for us to actually make a difference in a society of stigma. Katie Manta is a senior Elementary Education Major with a Middle School Science Concentration. Driven by values of kindness, empowerment and growth her dream is to create a classroom where each student knows how important they are.
Mental Health Needs to Move Beyond Just Being Aware | Katie Manta | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=1GfBfuudLTg
"This is Why You Are a Perfectionist"
Mr. Elon Kline
Elon Kline is a UD student pursuing a degree in Interpersonal Effectiveness in Leadership. He gives insights on how we can all take control of our personal power by understanding the detrimental belief of perfectionism and embracing the idea that we are all naturally imperfect.
This is Why You Are a Perfectionist | Mr. Elon Kline | TEDxUniversityofDelaware: youtube.com/watch?v=ctTKBPMVtEg
"You Are the Only Thing in the Way"
Gillian Williams, a UD student majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Organizational and Community Leadership, sheds light on how we build, brick-by-brick, walls around us that prevent us from growing and moving forward.
You Are the Only thing in your way.: youtube.com/watch?v=0xgnm9y82R4
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