February 5, 2007 — Now everyone with access to a computer and the Internet can enjoy some of the University of Utah’s stimulating guest speakers and interviews with professors at their own convenience.
With the recent launch of “Podcasting from the U,” an Internet site from which listeners can download audio broadcasts-commonly known at “podcasts,” noteworthy lectures and discussions by prominent thinkers and educators can be accessed online for free at www.utah.edu/podcast.
Listeners anywhere in the virtual community can convert U lectures into portable files by simply downloading them to an iPod or MP3 player.
Podcasts from the U are continually updated, and are organized into the disciplinary channels of humanities, politics, health and wellness, science and technology, and arts and culture. Listeners can also subscribe to receive new content from each of these areas.
Podcasts from the U offer intelligent discourse that goes on every day on campus. Current content includes an interview with Norman L. Foster, professor of neurology and director of the U’s Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research. Foster is a senior investigator with the U of U Brain Institute and discusses the symptoms and care for Alzheimer’s patients and the ensuing challenges for their caregivers. Another offering is an interview with Jensie Anderson, a professor in the S. J. Quinney College of Law, talking about her work with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, which works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. Also included is a recent lecture by social activist Angela Davis, who gave the keynote presentation at the University’s 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
“The University welcomes the community to campus to enjoy its wide range of engaging discourses and cultural programming,” notes Mark Woodland, associate vice president of marketing and communications for the University. “However, downloading a podcast is another way to provide the best of the University’s programming to listeners. And they can listen without leaving the comfort of their own ear piece or computer. Podcasts from the U are just one more way the University stimulates thought and delivers education to increasing numbers of people.”
To listen from your computer or for information on subscribing, visit www.utah.edu/podcast.