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61.

Fast Times at West Philly High: Also Includes Middle School Moment

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In Fast times at West Philly High, can a group of inner-city high school students beat the odds and build the next great super-hybrid car? In Middle school moment, statistics show that middle school is a critical period for dropout rates, retention, and success of students.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
62.

Fridays at the Farm [electronic resource]

Feeling disconnected from their food, a filmmaker and his family decide to join a local community supported organic farm. As he photographs the growing process, the filmmaker moves from passive observer to active participant in the planting and harvesting of vegetables. Featuring lush time-lapse and macro photography sequences compiled from nearly 20,000 still images, this personal essay is a father's meditation on his blossoming family and community.
Online
2007
63.

Pennsylvania Dance Theatre [electronic resource]

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The Pennsylvania Dance Theatre performs four original dances in their entirety, featuring choreography by Megan Brazil, Colin Conner, JoAnna Mendl Shaw, and Ann Van Kuren. Provides excellent examples of inventive choreography, music, and professional modern dance. Produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting, this is a rare chance to see contemporary choreography in performance.
Online
1997
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Mr. Philadelphia [electronic resource]: The Story of Albert M. Greenfield

This documentary recounts the life and career of one of Philadelphia's great 20th-century leaders, The film features Albert Greenfield's realization of the "American Dream," as he worked his way up from humble beginnings to become a real estate mogul, university trustee, and philanthropist as well as an adviser to church leaders, educators, mayors, governors, four presidents of the United States, and world leaders.
Online
2014; 2009
65.

Kids for Cash

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Examines the "kids for cash" scandal, in which two Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges had set up a system by which they would end up receiving $2.6 million from privately-owned juvenile detention centers for convicting more than 3,000 youths for mostly minor offenses.
DVD
2014; 2013
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Telling Amy's Story

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Actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay and Detective Deirdri Fishel present an emotional story about America's pervasive and largely unreported epidemic--domestic violence. Telling Amy's story is based on a timeline of events leading up to a domestic violence homicide that occurred in central Pennsylvania in 2001.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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"Of Science and Humanity": The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

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Gretchen Worden, B.A. (Curator and Director, Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia) presented a history of anatomical museums in general and an extensive viewing and description of the many anatomical and pathological specimens in the Mütter Museum. Barry Hinton, Ph. D. (Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Virginia) concluded by remarking how "we have gone full circle in public dissection." Dr. Hinton showed several images beginning with a 17th century's public viewing of dissection followed by a 19th century's private scene and ended with a 21st century public viewing of corpses that had been plasticized.
DVD
2000
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
68.

Longwall Gallery [electronic resource]

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Online
2003
69.

Under the Gun [electronic resource]: Whose Right? Whose Responsibility?

As the death toll mounts in high schools and neighborhoods, America urgently needs to balance Second Amendment rights with gun-related youth violence. In part one of this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent David Turecamo consider the badlands of Philadelphia, where hundreds of teens and young adults are killed or maimed each year by easily purchased but illegally owned handguns. In part two, Koppel and Turecamo consider the predicament of gun manufacturers, who claim that any legislative restrictions will hamper how they market their products to law-abiding citizens. Can lawmakers, manufacturers, and partisan lobbies stop fighting each other long enough to attack the roots of gun violence together?
Online
1998
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Battlefield Detectives: Civil War :Gettysburg

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July 1-3, 1863: Over three hot days, Union and Confederate forces clashed in and around a small Pennsylvania town. When the Battle of Gettysburg ended, the two exhausted sides had inflicted more than 50,000 casualties upon one another--the largest battle ever fought on American soil. The third day is considered the Confederacy's "high-water mark"--When General Robert E. Lee lost the decisive battle of the Civil War. But scientific battlefield evidence now suggests that by the time the artillery began firing that day, the Confederate fight was already doomed. And when Pickett's Charge--the famous full frontal attack against Union lines--got underway, the battle effectively was over. Experts in physics, geology, crowd control, and cartography join forces with military historians to bet [...]
Online
2004
71.

Chamberlain at Gettysburg

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Online
2005
72.

The Irish at Gettysburg

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Online
2005
74.

Union Officers at Gettysburg

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Online
2006
75.

Lincoln and Gettysburg

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Discusses the casualties at Gettysburg and Lincoln's memorial to the men who died there.
Online
1995
76.

Pickett's Charge [electronic resource]

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Examines the spectacular failure of Pickett's charge on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg.
Online
1995; 1993
77.

Battle of Gettysburg: Overview

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Online
2006
78.

Battle of Gettysburg

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Online
2006
79.

Jennie Wade of Gettysburg

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Online
2005
80.

Lee at Gettysburg

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Online
2005