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Al Pisano, Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego, presents a host of projects demonstrating the role of engineering in medical advances, transportation safety, sustainable energy and other solutions for the developing world. Pisano's talk concludes a seven-part series on The Good Life, sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.

New York Times best-selling author Ayelet Waldman's new novel, "Love and Treasure," was called a "treasure trove" by Joyce Carol Oates. Previous books include "Red Hook Road" and "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace." Her novel "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" was made into a film starring Natalie Portman. Waldman's personal essays, profiles and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, "All Things Considered" and "The California Report." She reads to an audience at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 04/10/2014.

University of Virginia's Charles McCurdy explores how the Founding Fathers dealt with the unanticipated emergence of hotly contested, increasingly political interpretations of the Constitution during the first decade of the Early Republic and also how they responded to fact that constitutional change had occurred through interpretation rather than through constitutional amendment. Recorded on 04/03/2014.
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