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Note: The streaming video collection is currently available on the UCR campus and from off-campus for RCTC students. WSU-R off-campus access is coming soon.


Arts and Humanities
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Explores the history and customs of Mexico?s culture through dance and music. Learn about the brilliant colors and vibrant dancing that makes this native folk dancing traditional and exciting. 2003, 15 minutes [From video case.]
Attorney Arnie Lutzker addresses the key concepts of copyright including fixation and originality, the definition of copyright "rights" statutory limitations, fair use, public domain, term of copyright, and other key concepts.
Days of the Dead: A Living Tradition   Opens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication
With the arrival of the conquistadors, many ancient Mesoamerican rituals were absorbed into Christian holidays. This program examines a collection of sacred, social, and artistic traditions that survived European assimilation and now compose one of Mexico's most important annual festivals. When you click this link, you will be directed to a 'Films on Demand' server from whom Goddard Library has licensed access to this video.
Philosopy Professor Thomas Keith looks at misogyny (hatred of women) and sexism in mainstream American media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed perpetuated at the very heart of our popular culture.
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator   Opens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication
A story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. When you click this link, you will be directed to a 'New Day Digital' server from whom Goddard Library has licensed access to this video.
Program features students presenting the many benefits of learning Spanish, from becoming culturally literate to being able to communicate in other countries. Examine the recent influx of Spanish speakers into the United States and how Spanish is second only to English as a national language. 2003, 35 minutes [Description from program distributor.]
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics.
Jean Killbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. This DVD includes a range of new print and television ads with a pattern of gender stereotypes, images, and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic and unhealthy perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. Challenges viewer to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence. (Description is from the DVD case)
This is an accessible and entertaining introduction to gender politics and gender theory. With clarity and humor Michael Kimmel?s lecture moves beyond the popular inter-planetary notion that ?men are from Mars and women are from Venus? to advance an interconnected view of the things men and women have in common.
Discussions about Minnesota's past and future taped at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair Big Top Chautauqua Tent and subsequently broadcast on tpt.
Bill Moyers conducts an interview with George Lucas in which he discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his own life, and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell.
Jean Kilbournes? award winning video offers an in-depth analysis of how female bodies are depicted in advertising images and the devastating effects of those images on women?s health. Slim Hopes offers a new way to think about life-threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and a well documented critical perspective on the social impact of advertising.
Tough Guise examines the relationship between images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. Jackson Katz argues that the widespread violence in American society, including tragic school shootings need to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity. The video program is followed by an 18 minute interview with Jackson Katz. 87 minutes, 2002

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Business
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Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner talk about the many relationships they discovered which involve economics and social characteristics of our current civilization. The two economists use interviews and statistical analysis to reveal their often surprising results.
Discussions about Minnesota's past and future taped at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair Big Top Chautauqua tent and subsequently broadcast on tpt.
One of the series of special reports broadcast under the umbrella "Critical condition : healthcare in America". This ABC news program seeks to understand what factors contribute to top-notch healthcare as it assesses the advantages and disadvantages of Canadian and U.S. systems.

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Education
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Discussions about Minnesota's past and future taped at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair Chautauqua Tent and subsequently broadcast on tpt.

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Faculty Lecture Series
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Arriving in Algiers before McDonalds Virginia Wright-Petersonmust be used on campus or via UCR authentication Catalog citation
Dr. Wright-Peterson spent spring semester 2005 teaching at the University in Algiers, Algeria on a Fulbright program. In her lecture, she will present observations on the global impact of the American Dream on developing nations and how cultural assimilation modifies the impact. Faculty Lecture Series
This lecture, based on a manuscript in progress, will focus on the stereotypes of the Gypsies from the past to the present with an attempt to correct those negative portrayals of a people both romanticized and reviled. The lecture materials will come from research, personal family history, and information garnered from leading ?Gypsy? authorities in the United States and Europe. Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Whitfield lived in China during the 1990's. She taught English teachers in training, traveled extensively, learned the language, and married a local man. Exactly ten years after coming home to the US, she returned to China to investigate how life has changed in the world's most populous and quickly developing nation. In this presentation, she will delve into economics, family life, consumerism, education, the environment, and public values to see how progress is impacting ordinary Chinese lives. Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Rodakowski was a Fulbright Scholar in India during the summer of 2005. While there, she studied the effects of British colonialism and post-colonialism on women in the arts, particularly literature. In her lecture, she will discuss her trip and what she learned from her study project. Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Casper has done considerable research on the effects of two different kinds of humor on mood, especially in people who have experienced an event of some significance to them. Some of the research focused on students in stressful situations such as right after major exams. Currently, she is undertaking similar research on the effects of these two kinds of humor on mood in the elderly. In her presentation, Dr. Casper will present data and results of her studies. Faculty Lecture Series
Compassion is a word we use a lot, but rarely do we use it with a precise sense of what it means. What exactly is compassion, and what role does it play in our ethical lives? Dr. Bein will discuss the link between compassion and the concepts of self and other, and show how Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist philosophies of selfhood contribute to a robust account of compassion. Faculty Lecture Series
A presentation by Mieca Valen, Ph.D. WSU-R Nursing Department. An innovative, evidence-based approach to diabetes education was developed and implemented at the Rochester, MN Migrant Health Clinic. Local bilingual, Hispanic community health workers were educated to present Type 2 Diabetes education. Recorded at UCR Hill Theatre on September 20, 2010. Faculty Lecture Series
The Democratic Peace Atef Dimianmust be used on campus or via UCR authentication Catalog citation
A theory placed by Immanuel Kant argues that since leaders in democratic societies are accountable to its citizens, the leaders are less likely to go to war. The argument today is that democratic societies are less likely to go to war with each other. Mr. Dimian will define the idea of democratic peace and how it relates to historical and modern international relations in the world theater. Faculty Lecture Series
Economic and Geographic Morocco Laurel Panser and Darlene Voeltzmust be used on campus or via UCR authentication Catalog citation
This presentation covers economic and geographic issues about Morocco including women in business, globalization as it impacts Morocco, development issues within Morocco, urbanization, and sounds/sites of North Africa. This Lecture Series Presentation is by RCTC faculty members Laurel Panser and Darlene Voeltz, both of whom received Fulbright-Hays Fellowships to travel to Morocco. Faculty Lecture Series
Robin Fruth-Dugstad's lecture will focus on ethnobotany -- how plants have been or are used, managed and perceived in human societies. The focus will be on the Mayans, tribes of the Amazon, and native Hawaiians, with the information gathered from various study trips Ms. Fruth-Dugstad has taken to these areas. Faculty Lecture Series
This lecture grows from research done through WSU's nursing division. When a person seeks treatment for mental illness, the family frequently gets involved as well. This qualitative study explored the uncertainty of a first time hospitalization for a mental illness for family members. In this lecture, the stigma of mental illness, resources needed, and what might help family members in this situation, such as allowing them to tell their stories about the illness process, will be discussed by Dr. Forsyth. Faculty Lecture Series
A presentation by Lori Halverson-Wente, RCTC Speech Department. Investigates tensions between commitments to equality of the sexes and a desire to respect cultures and religions that might not possess a commitment to equality of the sexes. Polygamy, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, escalation of the sex trade, human trafficking in women, and the struggle for human and women's rights is included. Recorded at UCR Hill Theatre on October 20, 2010. Faculty Lecture Series
This emphatically positive presentation will summarize recent discoveries in the science of aging that are changing the way we think about late life. This presentation by Dr. Tom Davis of the RCTC Sociology and Psychology Departments was recorded in UCR?s Hill Theatre on November 17, 2009. Faculty Lecture Series
What should the average person know when seeking mental health services? Dr. Ruiz will inform audience members about issues related to the use of mental health professionals. Participants will learn about clients? rights, licensing requirements and codes of conduct for mental health professionals, important considerations regarding mental health diagnoses, and resources available when clients think they are not receiving adequate service. Faculty Lecture Series
A presentation by Dr. Lisa Schnepper, WSU-R, Department of Nursing. Evaluates ?Healing Touch? as an alternative medicine to improve the quality of life for women with early stage breast cancer while receiving radiation therapy. Recorded at UCR Hill Theatre on February 19, 2010.
Every 2nd and 5th grader in Rochester public and private schools take part in TOUCH Continuum?a sexual abuse prevention program. However, no research had been conducted to assess (1) if students learn anything and (2) children?s reaction to the program. This lecture will summarize a program evaluation that Dr. Casper conducted?including more than 500 children?that assessed the children?s knowledge of sexual abuse. It also outlines the characteristics of children who become afraid from taking part in such a program. Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Johansen will take a University of Minnesota Human Resource & Development class to Iceland in May of 2005. The goal is to look at training and human resource development practices in Iceland, and Dr. Johansen will discuss the results of the trip. Faculty Lecture Series
The image of the labyrinth, which has been around since practically the beginning of fiction, underwent dramatic changes as it became relevant for 20th, and now 21st, century readers. Costello?s presentation begins with Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian writer who, influenced by Einstein and the new developments in quantum science, created a body work filled with new types of labyrinths. Then presentation will show how Borges? influence has spread and how the labyrinth continues to be a favorite image of postmodern writers. The discussion will be somewhat interdisciplinary, including the work of M. C. Escher's art to show how the developments in science are spreading throughout art and literature. Faculty Lecture Series
A presentation by Lynn Guenette, RCTC Sociology Department. Lynn Guenette traveled to China during the summer of 2009 as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar. Her lecture is a sociologist?s view of the McDonaldization of China. What happens when the world?s largest fast food company and largest country meet? Recorded at UCR Hill Theatre on March 24, 2010. Faculty Lecture Series
Terry has spent two years in Swaziland, Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer about 20 years ago. He as there when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa. Through this experience, he learned a great deal about himself, his home country, his host country, and the Swazi people. He will share his experiences with us. Faculty Lecture Series
The increasing numbers of nursing homes being closed over the past several years has generated interest in the concept of closure and relocation. Yet the consequences of these closures have not been determined. In this lecture, Dr. Gaspar will present the results of a research study addressing the effect of nursing home closure on nursing home residents their families, the nursing home staff and administration. Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Bein will compare and contrast two schools of Japanese Buddhism, Soto Zen (the largest Buddhist sect in Japan) and Pure Land Buddhism (among the largest sects in Japan). He will discuss some of the notable differences between these two profound systems of thought, most importantly the doctrines of self-power (jiriki), other-power (tariki), and nondualism. This presentation by Dr. Steve Bein of the RCTC Philosophy Department was recorded in UCR's Hill Theatre on October 22, 2009. Faculty Lecture Series
The growth of medical physics is an example of the ever-increasing trend of interdisciplinary science. Both imaging and radiotherapy rely on the interaction between physics and medicine; this kind of work across discipline boundaries is exciting and increasingly important. This talk will touch on radiology, medical physics, interdisciplinary work, and Dr. Milbrandt?s experiences in the teaching, research, and clinical worlds. Faculty Lecture Series
Piracy currently occurring in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia has deep parallels with that of the ?Golden Age? of piracy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This lecture will place today's piracy in an historical context and will discuss the economic, social and political purposes of piracy in both periods. This presentation by Barry McKnight of the RCTC History Department was recorded in UCR?s Hill Theatre on September 25, 2009. Faculty Lecture Series
Mike Mutschelknaus is currently finishing his dissertation. Soon-to-be Dr. Mutschelknaus will present to us the results of his interviews and research with Somalis at RCTC over the past year. Mutschelknaus discovered that Somali students must develop internal motivations during their college experience in order to offset the external pressures they face. To do this, they develop support groups and seek out significant relationships with counselors and teachers. Those who succeed have an 'I can do this' epiphany at some point during their college experience. Faculty Lecture Series
This lecture will focus directly on college-age students who are among the most intensely-targeted consumers in our society. What choices they make, and the rights and responsibilities that those choices create, will be the focus of this lecture presented by Joe Marchesani, a lawyer on the UMR administrative staff. Faculty Lecture Series
This lecture will focus on the social/cultural history of rock and roll, including the historical events and topics of the past 50 years in relation to rock music. These issues/ topics include race issues/civil rights, anti-war, youth culture, environmental and economic issues. Faculty Lecture Series
A presentation by Dr. Matt Hafar, RCTC Music Department. Shout bands began at some predominately African American Protestant Churches in the 1920s. Brass players formed predominately trombone based bands performing music inspired by jazz, blues, gospel, and spirituals. Recorded at UCR Hill Theatre on April 20, 2010. Faculty Lecture Series
Economics and business professor Darlene Voeltz traveled to Peru and Argentina as a Fulbright Scholar during the summer of 2005. Her study project dealt with the entrepreneurial economics of those two developing countries. In this lecture, Voeltz will discuss the economics of the two countries and why the governmental structure lends itself to entrepreneurs of all ages. Faculty Lecture Series
The Democratic Party has changed. More often than not, it loses national elections, and we have seen the erosion of important parts of its base. Dr. Taylor looks beyond the shortcomings of individual candidates to focus on the party's real problem: Its philosophical underpinnings have changed in ways that turn off many Americans. This lecture is based on a book that Dr. Taylor has recently had published. Faculty Lecture Series
Women in Islam Rana Mikatimust be used on campus or via UCR authentication Catalog citation
What does Islam say about women, their rights and their duties, their role in the society? Rana Mikati, a Muslim woman who was born and reared in Lebanon and who is now teaching Arabic at both RCTC and WSU, will look at the difference between how Islam views Muslim women and how cultures treat the women. Faculty Lecture Series

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Health/Nursing
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A documentary on drug use and abuse in America, encompassing tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, opium, cocaine, LSD, marijuana and other substances. Indicates that drug use is not a contemporary phenomenon or problem but has been a constant presence throughout the country's social history.
Antibiotics initially saved millions of lives, but in just decades many of these wonder drugs are ineffective. This program reports how this happened, tracing the history of antibiotics and showing how they have been misused or overused in medicine, agriculture and domestic cleaning products. Special attention is given to the world's first case of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or VRSA. Among those who discuss the issue are Dr. Richard Besser, director of the CDC's national campaign to reduce antimicrobial resistance, and Dr. Stuart Levy, author of The antibiotic paradox and founder of the Alliance for the Prudent.
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa - two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim - are the focus of this program. While the first deprives the body of food, the other causes its victims to compulsively purge food through vomiting. Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors have nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families. An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders. (15 minutes)
Intrusive, repetitive thoughts, often of a disturbing nature, are the symptoms of the anxiety-related condition, OCD. In the program, two people whose lives have been shattered by OCD tell their stories. An 18-year-old woman talks about how she feels compelled to perform detailed rituals every day of her life. A man tells how he is tormented by the obsessive belief he has killed someone. A professional psychiatrist sheds light on this bewildering condition. (15 minutes)
This program shows panic attacks as a symptom of other stress-related conditions-specific phobia, acrophobia, generalized anxiety disorders and also as a separate condition. A housewife and businessman tell how panic attacks placed limitations on their daily lives and how they finally sought help and relief. A specialist in behavioral psychotherapy provides professional advice on how to identify panic attacks and what treatments are available. (15 minutes)
Cancer Story, a television series of approximately four one-hour programs (1.What is cancer? 2.Voices 3.New directions 4.Prevention and screening), is designed to simplify and put the complexities of cancer into terms the average person can understand and use.
Focuses on the physiological, psychological and emotional changes a woman goes through during the postpartum period. Discusses the importance of emotional support and patient education during the postpartum phase of care.
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What's it like to go through chemotherapy or radiation after you've been diagnosed with cancer? This program follows several people through the process, detailing the treatment, side effects, and emotional ups and downs. Information is provided on the combined chemo/radiation therapies, as well as new treatments that extend life expectancy for lung cancer. Patients with breast, lung, prostate, ovarian cancer and Hodgkin's disease are shown in treatment and talk about how they incorporate it into their daily lives. When you click this link, you will be directed to a 'Films on Demand' server from whom Goddard Library has licensed access to this video.
Jean Kilbourne exposes the manipulative marketing strategies and tactics used by the alcohol and tobacco industries. Illustrating her analysis with current advertising examples from mainstream and trade sources, Kilbourne presents a compelling argument that these industries have a clear and deep understanding of the psychology of anxiety and addiction; an understanding they exploit to create and feed life-threatening dependencies on their products. A 33 minute abridged version follows the full length video.
Presents strategies to stretch your food budget without sacrificing nutrition. Gives examples of healthy, inexpensive foods in each food group (using MyPlate as a guide,) and identifies quick, healthy, low-cost meals and snacks.
Offers ideas for incorporating whole grains, fresh fruits, and veggies in a holiday meal. Includes suggestions for lower sodium and reducing fat and/or sugar in holiday cooking. Tips to control portion sizes are suggested.
Discusses the basics of weight management, how to read a food label, the NuValTM Nutritional Scoring System, and Lancer's Create-a-Balance program.
Discusses "lifestyle change" and offers suggestions for not falling "off track." Tools for tracking nutrition intake and physical activity introduced.
Identifies the new USDA food icon and components of a balanced plate. Examples of healthy food choices and suggestions for implementing MyPlate into one's own life are provided.
Uses American Indians to examine the cause and effect of Fetal alcohol syndrome and shows that it can cause a severe form of retardation. Also shows how other drugs can injure the fetus.
This program uses stunning imagery to describe the battles our immune system wages inside our bodies, showing how it sets up defenses against viral invasion. It explains how, by means of vaccination, we can use the functions of the immune system to prevent disease. The program also shows how, in the case of organ transplants, the immune system must be suppressed, and shows how the anti-rejection drug, Cyclosporine, works.
A mother shares her story about her 18-month old daughter, Josie, who died at Johns Hopkins as a result of medical mistakes. Includes information on the founding of the Josie King patient safety program at Johns Hopkins and the Pay-It-Forward program.
This three time award winning documentary offers an unprecedented look at cancer journeys of five young people, their families and caregivers over a six year period. Explores the ongoing risks of cancer and treatment, the difficulties of facing the death of a child, and the role of long-term follow-up care after treatment. Part 1. 110 min. 2006.
This three time award winning documentary offers an unprecedented look at cancer journeys of five young people, their families and caregivers over a six year period. Explores the ongoing risks of cancer and treatment, the difficulties of facing the death of a child, and the role of long-term follow-up care after treatment. Part 2. 115 min. 2006.
Medcom Trainex Nursing Video Collection   Opens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication
Access to over 200 streaming full-length videos related to nursing and allied health education. Topics include: Basic Clinical Skills, Infection Control, Legal Aspects, Nursing Assessment, Safety and more.
This program, filmed in real family settings, demonstrates how positive discipline techniques, including home rules, problem-solving, and honest communication, can be used to deal with the behavior problems associated with growing up.
Discussions about Minnesota's past and future taped at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair Big Top Chautauqua Tent and subsequently broadcast on tpt.
Looks at women in a therapy group who have eating disorders.
50 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity.
This program discusses ways you can exhibit professionalism while caring for patients. It focuses on improving communications with patients and colleagues and how to improve professionalism through development.
This program discusses the elements of professionalism focusing on personal behavior, attitude, and professional attire, and how these approaches and behaviors can ensure you are a responsible, accountable, and self-directed member of the nursing profession.
This program explains how epilepsy--which affects over one million Americans--is diagnosed and what treatments are available, how an EEG measures the electrical activity of the brain and how CAT and RMI scans take pictures of the brain. Profiling a controlled epileptic, the program discusses some of the misconception about epilepsy, discusses the available drug therapies and surgical treatments, and shows what to do for someone experiencing a seizure.
Can one's faith or beliefs have an impact on illness? This program reviews the current state of research in spirituality and healing. 24 min. 2007.
This program illustrates how to encourage teenage independence while using positive discipline techniques that promote taking responsibility for actions and behavior. Footage of real families is combined with expert explanations of how to use democratic discipline, honest communication, and other techniques to make this challenging time of life a time of growth for all.
"Shows age-appropriate discipline issues and presents effective disciplining options for parents and caregivers. Experts show how to utilize several positive disciplining models instead of using ineffective and negative punishment."--Publisher's catalog.
Diabetes in two Native American communities. (29 mins)
Latino immigrants arrive healthy but don't stay that way. (28 mins)
Marshall Islanders are caught between the developing and industrialized worlds. (29 mins)
What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and sking color? (55 mins)
Unemployment takes a toll in Michigan but not in Sweden. (30 mins)
Where you live predicts your health. (29 mins)
How racism gets embedded in the body and affects birth outcomes. (29 mins)
One of the series of special reports broadcast under the umbrella "Critical condition : healthcare in America". This ABC news program seeks to understand what factors contribute to top-notch healthcare as it assesses the advantages and disadvantages of Canadian and U.S. systems.
This program clearly and concisely maps out the complicated human immune system, explaining both how it keeps the body health and what happens to the body if it malfunctions ? or even worse, if it shuts down completely.

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Literature
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A poignant film adaptation of Alice Walker's widely studied short story, "Everyday Use."
What were Alice Walker's motivations in writing "Everyday use?" In this program the author discusses her short story with her official biographer, Evelyn C. White. Over the course of the interview, Walker talks about the autobiographical aspects of the story, the significance of quilting to African-American women, the perception of class differences, and the important life lessons she wished to explore.
This documentary looks at science fiction classic films and novels, pulp fiction, B movies, and the special-effects wizardry of science fiction adventure epics. Interviews with key writers and filmmakers of the genre map out the history of science fiction while clips from a selection of popular films visually demonstrate an "image of the future."
Chinua Achebe: Africa's Voice Written and directed by David Akinde; narrated by Marshall Bean.must be used on campus or via UCR authentication Catalog citation
This program analyzes the impact Chinua Achebe and his writings have had on world literature, as well as his influence as an editor and a spokesman for a generation of African writers. Dr. Achebe, professors Abiola Irele and Gerald Graff, and Charles Larson, editor of the anthology Under African Skies, discuss the characterization, social implications, and levels of interpretation of Things Fall Apart. Vital concepts indigenous to the Ibos of southeastern Nigeria such as oral culture, reincarnation, and negotiation₇ concepts essential to a deep understanding of the novel₇ are also presented.
Provides a biographical sketch of O'Connor and examines the absurdity of the human condition and incendiary social issues. Readings from "Wise Blood," "The Displaced Person," "The River," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," and "Revelation" are included.
An adaptation of the 14th century poem, Gawain and the Grene Knight, which raises a number of questions about human virtue and imperfectibility in Gawain?s quest to keep his word and prove his worthiness.
Written in the 14th century, The Canterbury Tales has stood the test of time as a landmark in the development of English literature. In this program, expert commentators Dr. Christiania Whitehead and Dr. Peter Mack, both of the University of Warwick, discuss the tradition of 14th-century poetry, the General Prologue, Chaucer?s social grouping of the pilgrims and the themes they explore, and the poem as a reflection of Medieval English society. Dramatic reenactments of the pilgrims on horseback and numerous period images help bring the tales to life.
Set during the 1930s, this autobiographical dramatization is about an impoverished working-class mother who must hold down a job and care for her children at the same time. Central to the plot is the metaphor of a mother ironing her daughter's dress as she mentally attempts to "iron" out her uneasy relationship with her oldest daughter through a stream-of-consciousness monologue. The story exemplifies the unfairness of some women's lives and portrays the self-doubt of mothers when they know their children need more nurturing attention. The story raises questions about individual identity, the role of women in society, the effects of poverty and abandonment on children, and the nature of intimacy.
Traces the life of Donne from his extraordinary life as a lawyer, lover, sailor, father, preacher and poet. Manuscripts and paintings are combined with readings from many of Donne?s most famous writings, including "The Flea," "Elegy XX," etc.
"When Queenie and her friends, dressed only in bathing suits, enter Lengel's A & P to buy kipper snacks, the life of Sammy the cashier is changed forever. This program presents a dramatization of John Updikes? frequently anthologized story of irony and innocence. Updike himself comments on the story in an interview with Donald M. Murray, columnist for The Boston Globe and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer"
Adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale, shot on location in historic Salem. Captures the mystery and the menace of the primordial forest and the terrifying drama of a witches' sabbath. After the film the filmmakers discuss the context of the story.
Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy, in which Iago plots to ruin Othello by planting the seeds of doubt in his mind regarding Desdemona's fidelity. Part 1
Dramatization of Shakespeare's tragedy, in which Iago plots to ruin Othello by planting the seeds of doubt in his mind regarding Desdemona's fidelity. Part 2
"Robert, a blind man and now a widower, has come to visit his friend and her husband. Prompted by a television show, the apprehensive husband asks Robert if he really knows what a cathedral is: his answer is a lesson in how truly to see. This dramatization of Raymond Carver's classic short story 'Cathedral' presents a minimalist exploration of loneliness, vision, and personal spirituality. An interview follows with Carver's widow, Tess Gallagher, whose poem 'The hands of the blindman' is excerpted in the production"
"Filmed with the cooperation of Frost as part of the CBS News series Accent, this vintage television broadcast presents a portrait of the poet in his own words, along with remarks John F. Kennedy recorded for the program in early 1961"
Discusses the life of the playwright, his family, the social and economic situation of the South and the effect these had on his writing. Includes scenes from his most memorable works, footage of a television interview, and a reenactment of the life of the young Williams.
Historian Peter Carroll interviews Tillie Olsen about her well-known short story "I stand here ironing", and about the catalyst that transformed her back into a professional writer after 20 years of motherhood. Tillie also reads from her work.
Presents a unique literary biography, tracing Whitman?s childhood, various careers, and the evolution of the masterpiece that proved his lifelong work, Leaves of Grass. A collage of photos, paintings, and manuscripts accompanies excerpts of letters from Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as readings from sections of Leaves of Grass.
Six-part series filmed during Writer's Week at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000 as a workshop, featuring professional authors who talk about the writing process. Contributors include: A. Scott Berg (Lindbergh), Vikram Seth (A suitable boy), Fay Weldon (Godless in Eden), Thomas Keneally (Schindler's list), Janet Evanovich (High five), and others.
Six-part series filmed during Writer's Week at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000 as a workshop, featuring professional authors who talk about the writing process. Contributors include: A. Scott Berg (Lindbergh), Vikram Seth (A suitable boy), Fay Weldon (Godless in Eden), Thomas Keneally (Schindler's list), Janet Evanovich (High five), and others.
Six-part series filmed during Writer's Week at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000 as a workshop, featuring professional authors who talk about the writing process. Contributors include: A. Scott Berg (Lindbergh), Vikram Seth (A suitable boy), Fay Weldon (Godless in Eden), Thomas Keneally (Schindler?s list), Janet Evanovich (High five), and others.
Six-part series filmed during Writer's Week at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000 as a workshop, featuring professional authors who talk about the writing process. Contributors include: A. Scott Berg (Lindbergh), Vikram Seth (A suitable boy), Fay Weldon (Godless in Eden), Thomas Keneally (Schindler's list), Janet Evanovich (High five), and others.
Six-part series filmed during Writer's Week at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000 as a workshop, featuring professional authors who talk about the writing process. Contributors include: A. Scott Berg (Lindbergh), Vikram Seth (A suitable boy), Fay Weldon (Godless in Eden), Thomas Keneally (Schindler?s list), Janet Evanovich (High five), and others.
Six-part series filmed during Writer's Week at the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000 as a workshop, featuring professional authors who talk about the writing process. Contributors include: A. Scott Berg (Lindbergh), Vikram Seth (A suitable boy), Fay Weldon (Godless in Eden), Thomas Keneally (Schindler?s list), Janet Evanovich (High five), and others.

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Focuses on the physiological, psychological and emotional changes a woman goes through during the postpartum period. Discusses the importance of emotional support and patient education during the postpartum phase of care.
Experienced OAO (Online Accelerated Option) instructors present best practices for developing a course in this 4 week intensive and immersive format. Panel members include Tom Kerr, ViAnn Olson, Julie Rodakowski, and Dan West with an introduction by Michael Bequette.
This program celebrates RCTC?s people and events which have been part of '90 years of excellence'.The sixty minute video presents a history of Rochester Community and Technical college from 1915-2005. Prior community college names were Rochester Junior College and Rochester Community College. Prior technical college names included Rochester Area Vocational and Technical Institute, Rochester Technical Institute, Rochester Technical College, and Minnesota Riverland Technical College - Rochester.
Guidance for Surviving an Active Shooter Situation.

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Science
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Dr. Stanley Temple, Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation at the University of Wisconsin and Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation spoke about the meticulous phenological observations recorded in the journals of Aldo Leopold. Analyzing his historical observations as well as recent records helps us understand how climate change is affecting the ecological community. This was the 3rd annual lecture in the RCTC Environmental Program Speaker Series. Recorded April 4, 2013. 60 minutes.
Bees in Crisis: Colony Collapse Disorder, Honey Laundering and Other Problems Bee-Setting American Apiculture  Dr. May R.  BerenbaumOpens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication
Dr. Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses the history and health of honey bees, and their importance as pollinators, including her research on colony collapse disorder. She has written hundreds of technical and popular press articles and books, including Buzzwords: A Scientist Muses on Bugs, Sex, and Rock and Roll and Honey I'm Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive across the Centuries and around the World.
Fool Me Twice  Shawn  OttoOpens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication Catalog citation
Shawn Otto discusses his book "Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America." "Fool Me Twice" is a 2012 Minnesota Book Award winner, and deals with the antiscience forces that are harming the United States. This program was presented at UCR on Feb. 21, 2013 and was sponsored by Southeastern Libraries Cooperating using funds from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Goddard Library hosted the event.
Dr. Edward O. Wilson talks about the evolution and diversity of life. 47 minutes.
Dr. Paul Strode discusses how science works and gives important examples of science around us every day, with special emphasis on evolution.
Based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, this film follows her journey across North America spreading information about cancer and its environmental links. 55 minutes.
Discussions about Minnesota's past and future taped at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair Big Top Chautauqua Tent and subsequently broadcast on tpt.
"In this program, Bill Moyers pays tribute to environmental crusader Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Grim footage of ecological degradation from the pre-Carson era is combined with generous excerpts from actress Kaiulani Lee?s one-woman play about Carson?s life called A Sense of Wonder to honor the legacy of an individual who, heedless of personal cost, sounded the alarm that launched the environmental movement. Moyers also talks with photographic artist Chris Jordan, who turns the statistics of consumerism into indelible images of consumption and waste."
Dr. Hayes is known internationally for his research on atrazine, which is shown to alter reproductive development in frogs. Dr. Hayes' findings on amphibians may have strong implications on human health in southeastern Minnesota, as atrazine is found in drinking water throughout the region. 54 min, 2010.

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Across Africa, women are leading a grassroots movement to end the 5,000 year old practice of female genital mutilation. With little more than a fierce determination and deep love for their communities, brave African activists are leading a formidable, fearless grassroots movement to put an end to this human rights violation. Convincing circumcisers to lay down their knives, engaging the police to implement the law, and honing leadership skills in girls, these determined activists have been working tirelessly for years to conceptualize their campaign. This film paints an intimate portrait of the broadly based but little-known anti-FGM movement and shows that courageous, creative, and resourceful individuals can change the course of history.
A documentary on drug use and abuse in America, encompassing tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, opium, cocaine, LSD, marijuana and other substances. Indicates that drug use is not a contemporary phenomenon or problem but has been a constant presence throughout the country's social history.
Presents our legal heritage including Draconian Laws, Hammurabi, Roman Civil Law, the Magna Carta, and Stare Decisis. Presents the United States law process including how laws are made, the court system, criminal law, civil law, and lady justice.
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The documentary explores the history of the Barbie doll, through older and contemporary clips. Includes interviews with Barbie fans, foes, and fetishists; these are people of all ages and sexes who either covet or revile Barbie. Visits conventions and auctions, where early dolls and memorabilia are bought and sold. Also tells the story of Barbie's creator and Mattel co-founder: Ruth Handler, whose commentary runs throughout the film. When you click this link, you will be directed to a 'New Day Digital' server from whom Goddard Library has licensed access to this video.
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This film tells the story of Jamie Nabozny, a gay student who endured relentless bullying in both middle and high school despite seeking help from school administrators. Jamie fought back, not with his fists but in a courtroom. His historic federal case established that gay and lesbian students have a constitutional right to be free from harassment and bullying.
Indians from North, Central, and South America speak of the impact the Columbus legacy has had on the lives of indigenous people.
Attorney Arnie Lutzker addresses the key concepts of copyright including fixation and originality, the definition of copyright "rights" statutory limitations, fair use, public domain, term of copyright, and other key concepts.
Granito: How to Nail a Dictator   Opens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication
A story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. When you click this link, you will be directed to a 'New Day Digital' server from whom Goddard Library has licensed access to this video.
Owners of small coffee farms and members of the coffee cooperative Manos Campesinas are interviewed in this documentary about coffee production in Guatemala.
Live video presentation of Deborah Tannen's seminal contributions to the understanding of gender, language and communication. Produced, edited and paced for curricular use in communication, linguistics, psychology, sociology and other social sciences classes. 53 minutes.
Illegal Immigration: A Dangerous Journey   Opens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication
For many teenagers in Mexico, heading across the U.S. border after high school is much more common than heading off to college. But as law enforcement continues to tighten security, that journey is growing more and more hazardous. When you click this link, you will be directed to a 'Films on Demand' server from whom Goddard Library has licensed access to this video.
Looks at the reasons for the attack on anti-Vietnam-war student demonstrators on the Kent State University campus on May 4, 1970 by National Guardsmen. Shows the build-up of the protest against the Vietnam War, and follows the stories of the four students who were killed at Kent State. Includes interviews with people who witnessed the events including a wounded student-activist, a now paralyzed student, three former National Guardsman, and a sociology professor. 47min, 2009
Based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, this film follows her journey across North America spreading information about cancer and its environmental links. 55 minutes.
Mexico City: The Largest City   Opens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication
This program defines Mexico City's globalization in terms of winners and losers, examining how, in the world's largest metropolis, immigration challenges are linked to poverty and population influx from surrounding rural areas. The video contrasts the city's high-tech facilities and fashionable neighborhoods with its sprawling slums and their struggling inhabitants. When you click this link, you will be directed to a 'Films on Demand' server from whom Goddard Library has licensed access to this video.
This program, filmed in real family settings, demonstrates how positive discipline techniques, including home rules, problem-solving, and honest communication, can be used to deal with the behavior problems associated with growing up.
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This program looks at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, Muslims explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, and provides a deeper understanding of the political forces at work among Muslims around the world. The program emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism and looks at diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people. A video by Mystic Fire Video, Inc, Independent Production Fund. 120 minutes, 2002
NAFTA and the New Economic Frontier: Life Along the U.S./ Mexico Border   Opens in new window must be used on campus or via UCR authentication
In this program, ABC News correspondent Judy Muller reports on the quality of life along the international border between El Paso and Juarez since the implementation of NAFTA. When you click this link, you will be directed to a 'Films on Demand' server from whom Goddard Library has licensed access to this video.
"How are ideas of beauty influenced by race, history, and geopolitics? With a rich selection of film clips and archival footage, NEVER PERFECT examines the dramatic rise in popularity of cosmetic surgery among Asian-American women...Follows the complex journey of a young Vietnamese-American as she struggles with her decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure known as double-eyelid surgery"--Container.
Five U.S. military veterans, including a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and a female West Point graduate, speak out about terrorism, patriotism, and their transformation from warriors to peace activists. A veteran reminds us of the tens of thousands of people killed by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA), whose name changed to the Western Hemisphere Institute on Security Cooperation (WHISC). Their statements are interspersed with relevant footage. 18 minutes, 2002.
Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. (Abridged version-30 minutes).
Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. (Full version-80 minutes)
50 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity.
Timothy George, author of "Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?"; Amina Wadud, author of "Qur'an and Woman"; and Ibrahim Kalin, author of many articles on Islam and Islamic thought present their perspectives on the texts of the three religions of the Book.
Produced by the Minnesota County Attorneys Association and featuring Don Shelby, this video features interviews with recovering addicts, medical professionals, criminal justice officials and others familiar with the drug's devastating impact. 55 minutes. 2007.
Focuses on 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu, as she discusses the lack of human rights for the indigenous people of Guatemala and her commitment to the struggle for a more egalitarian society.
Activists protest the training of Latin American soldiers at the Fort Benning School of the Americas (SOA). Footage of mass graves and bodies of victims of murders attributed to SOA graduates is included. 22 minutes, 2000
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Discusses the many ways stress can affect people of all ages and demonstrates proven methods of coping with the pressures of life.
This program illustrates how to encourage teenage independence while using positive discipline techniques that promote taking responsibility for actions and behavior. Footage of real families is combined with expert explanations of how to use democratic discipline, honest communication, and other techniques to make this challenging time of life a time of growth for all.
"Shows age-appropriate discipline issues and presents effective disciplining options for parents and caregivers. Experts show how to utilize several positive disciplining models instead of using ineffective and negative punishment."--Publisher's catalog.
Three young characters talk about a problem they have encountered with their parents. Each has either told a lie or deliberately withheld the truth. When the parents find out about it, each reacts in a remarkably different way, emphasizing their own parenting styles.
This video program discusses the nature of prejudice and the effect it has on individuals and society as a whole. Begins with a historical overview and defines key terms such as prejudice, discrimination, and bigotry. Interviews provide insight into different kinds of prejudices and stereotypes.
Diabetes in two Native American communities. (29 mins)
Latino immigrants arrive healthy but don't stay that way. (28 mins)
Marshall Islanders are caught between the developing and industrialized worlds. (29 mins)
What connections exist between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and sking color? (55 mins)
Unemployment takes a toll in Michigan but not in Sweden. (30 mins)
Where you live predicts your health. (29 mins)
How racism gets embedded in the body and affects birth outcomes. (29 mins)
Exposes how presidential administrations of both parties have relied on a combination of deception and media complicity to sell one war after another to the American People. Narrated by Sean Penn and based on the book by Norman Solomon. Provides parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq.
Leila Ahmed, professor of women's studies at Amherst, argues the case for revision of the widely-held views of the Islamic world about the role of women, using examples from history and the role played by women in the contemporary society. She explains the origin of the veil, and discusses the issue of marriage and women's rights within marriage.
Educators agree that World Population is the best-ever graphic simulation of human population growth. As the years roll by on a digital clock from 1 A.D. to 2030, dots light up on a world map to represent millions of people added to the population.
The story of a woman who feels oppressed by marriage and motherhood. While taking a rest cure she becomes obsessed with the wallpaper and begins to imagine that there is a woman behind the paper.

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