With Good Reason

Archive for November, 2006

Crude Awakenings
November 25th, 2006 - (0 Comments)

This summer, oil prices reached record high levels and many wondered whether we were headed towards another 1973-style oil shock. Steve Yetiv (Old Dominion University) believes that the world market in petroleum products is far more stable and predictable than what is portrayed to us by the media and lawmakers. Also: Nathan Busch (Christopher Newport University) says the global […]

Why We Do Good
November 18th, 2006 - (0 Comments)

What makes ordinary people do “good deeds” without expecting anything in return? Why do people give money to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts but far less to earthquake victims in Pakistan? Psychologist E. Scott Geller (Virginia Tech) talks about altruism or “active caring” and our sense of moral responsibility. Also: Robert Vaughan (VFH) offers a compelling personal story of one […]

Historically Black Colleges
November 11th, 2006 - (0 Comments)

Historically black colleges are facing competition for minority students from predominantly white colleges that are trying to become more diverse. In addition, more and more African American students are opting to learn in an integrated environment. Elsie Barnes (Norfolk State), Julian Bond, Christina Draper (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities) and Lucious Edwards (Virginia State) all give their perspectives on the […]

Into the Light
November 4th, 2006 - (0 Comments)

People experiencing out of the body near death experiences have been depicted in movies and even television shows like the Sopranos. Bruce Greyson (University of Virginia) is one of the first researchers to gather empirical data near-death experiences using scientific methods. He has documented clear patterns in the long-term health of those who have experienced near-death phenomena. […]