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The Economist as Sleuth and the Economist as Novelist

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Dr. Elzinga, an economist who writes mystery novels, had three main points: to explain things about mystery writing, to discuss the economics of writing fiction, and to encourage people to publish novels. He discussed the methods of solving crimes and his use of economics in solving them, using his novel, A Deadly indifference, as an illustration.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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How the Earthquake Bird Got Its Name and Other Tales of an Unbalanced Nature

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Dr. Shugart used the story, The wolf who was woman's best friend, to illustrate how stories can illustrate important ecological concepts. He talked about the relationships of various animals in evolution, and mentioned the ecological and environmental concepts of several important people in the past including Francis Galton and Daniel Webster.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference

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Dr. Edmundson told the story of his teacher, Frank Lears, and talked about writing the book about him. He also talked about responses he had received about this book, and encouraged the audience to write books.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863

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Ayers talks about researching his book, "In the presence of mine enemies," about the Civil War in two towns at the opposite ends of the Shenandoah Valley, and discusses his findings.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Flat Broke With Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform

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Dr. Hays discusses the results of the welfare reform act signed in 1996 by President Clinton. She describes life as seen in a welfare office, and the kind of people on welfare, primarily women, living below the poverty level.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Overtime: The Election 2000 Thriller

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Instead of discussing the 2000 election, which has been heavily analyzed, Sabato discussed presidential elections in general. Three predictors for success in presidential elections are economics, war and peace, and scandals. Near the end of his speech, Sabato talked about the 2004 race including the Democratic Party situation.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks: A Journey Into the Violence of Colombia

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Braun gave a dramatic reading from his book, "Our guerrillas, our sidewalks," about the kidnapping of his brother-in-law, Jake Gambini.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)