The University of Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en TU's Department of Theatre Presents "Tartuffe" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-department-theatre-presents-tartuffe <p>Molière's "Tartuffe" --- or "The Impostor" --- is a classic French play that was first performed in 1664. Bitingly satirical and LOL funny, this play tells the story of a deplorable religious con-man who tries to obtain the title to his friend's estate by sending him to jail; the title character of this ever-popular comedy also tries to rob that friend blind, to seduce his wife and daughter, and so on. "Tartuffe" is a work that's often revived in updated versions or alternate settings, and such is the case with the production of "Tartuffe" that TU's Department of Theatre is now staging. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:03:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 55582 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Department of Theatre Presents "Tartuffe" Political Satirist, Bestselling Author, and "Wait, Wait" Panelist P.J. O'Rourke to Speak at TU http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/political-satirist-bestselling-author-and-wait-wait-panelist-pj-orourke-speak-tu <p>On this installment of ST, we offer a conversation with P.J. O'Rourke, the well-known conservative American satirist and journalist who's been writing articles and books about --- and just basically poking fun at --- politics, economics, culture, and current events for nearly forty years now. O'Rourke's bestselling books include "Give War a Chance," "Holidays in Hell," "Parliament of Whores," and "The CEO of the Sofa" --- and his newest book, "The Baby Boom," is due out later this year. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:55:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 45911 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Political Satirist, Bestselling Author, and "Wait, Wait" Panelist P.J. O'Rourke to Speak at TU Detailed Notes on State-Run Oil Companies: A Chat with Dr. Mark Thurber of Stanford University http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/detailed-notes-state-run-oil-companies-chat-dr-mark-thurber-stanford-university <p>On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with Dr. Mark Thurber of Stanford University, who will give a lecture this evening (Monday the 28th) at 7pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on the University of Tulsa campus. His address is presented as part of the TU Collins College of Business Energy Lecture Series; Dr. Thurber will be discussing state-run oil companies, which actually control most of the world's oil production. A well-respected expert whose scholarship has focused on the role of state-owned firms in the most crucial energy markets around the globe, Dr. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:45:21 +0000 Rich Fisher 33194 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Detailed Notes on State-Run Oil Companies: A Chat with Dr. Mark Thurber of Stanford University Detailed Notes on Prairie Dogs: A Chat with Prof. John Hoogland of the University of Maryland http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/detailed-notes-prairie-dogs-chat-prof-john-hoogland-university-maryland <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are discussing the interesting characteristics, colonies, mating practices, defense maneuvers, and kinship structures of prairie dogs --- yes, prairie dogs: those once-plentiful-but-now-dwindling rodents that exist in five different species throughout the grasslands of North America. Highly communicative and actually able to "speak" via several distinct and sophisticated (and quite discernable) calls, these burrowing mammals have long been studied --- much like, say, apes or whales --- for social/behavioral reasons. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:36:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 30716 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Detailed Notes on Prairie Dogs: A Chat with Prof. John Hoogland of the University of Maryland At TU's National Energy Policy Institute: "Hydraulic Fracturing vs. Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-national-energy-policy-institute-hydraulic-fracturing-vs-mountaintop-removal-coal-mining <p>Oil output in the U.S. is poised to surpass that of Saudi Arabia within the next decade, as has been widely noted, but what about the serious if not alarming environmental costs associated with this surge in production? On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Dr. Brian Lutz of the Department of Biology and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He'll soon deliver a free-to-the-public address on "Hydraulic Fracturing vs. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:27:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 30160 at http://publicradiotulsa.org At TU's National Energy Policy Institute: "Hydraulic Fracturing vs. Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining" TU's Presidential Lecture Series to Feature the Noted Musician and Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-presidential-lecture-series-feature-noted-musician-and-conductor-michael-tilson-thomas <p>On this installment of our program, we are pleased to speak by phone with Michael Tilson Thomas, the renowned musician, conductor, and music director who has won ten Grammy Awards over the course of his still-thriving career (and who has appeared on scores of albums). Thomas has long served as music director of the San Francisco Symphony, a post in which he has flourished. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:09:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 30100 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Presidential Lecture Series to Feature the Noted Musician and Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas Noted British Historian and Biographer Andrew Roberts to Appear at TU http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/noted-british-historian-and-biographer-andrew-roberts-appear-tu <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Andrew Roberts, a longtime historian and biographer whose many books include "The Storm of War," which was named among the "100 Most Notable Books of 2011" by The New York Times. Roberts will give a free-to-the-public lecture on "Why Hitler Lost" at the University of Tulsa's Lorton Performance Center on Monday the 12th (the day after Veterans Day) at 7pm. This address is presented by Office of the Provost at TU, and copies of "The Storm of War" will be on sale before and after the event. (Mr. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 19:11:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 29296 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Noted British Historian and Biographer Andrew Roberts to Appear at TU "Which Millionaire Are You Voting For?" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/which-millionaire-are-you-voting <p>On this edition of ST, we welcome Dr. Nicholas Carnes, an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He's a 2006 graduate of The University of Tulsa; in 2011, he received a doctorate in Politics and Social Policy at Princeton University. Last week, Dr. Carnes presented two lectures as part of TU's Distinguished Alumni Lectureship in Law and Politics. The talks he delivered were entitled "What's the Matter with Law School? Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:58:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 28641 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Which Millionaire Are You Voting For?" TU Only Oklahoma School On Best College List http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tu-only-oklahoma-school-best-college-list <p>U.S. News &amp; World Report's 2013 edition of Best Colleges has named The University of Tulsa as the 83rd best national research university.</p><p>This marks the 10th consecutive year that TU has been listed in the top 100 national universities --- TU is the only Oklahoma university to be included in the top 100. The publication's 2013 rankings, released on Sept. 12th, also show TU at 48th among the nation’s private doctoral universities.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:00:05 +0000 University Relations 26019 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU Only Oklahoma School On Best College List "Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/police-training-and-nation-building-american-century <p>Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Jeremy Kuzmarov, the Jay P. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:47:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 25618 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century"