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21.

Blues Biology

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Musician Corey Harris discusses the history of blues and describes how this music has been used to help alleviate human pain and illness. He sings and plays several musical selections during his presentation. Music performed includes: High fever blues, C. C. pill blues, Love is more precious than gold, Cat fish blues, and Didn't by Lord deliver David?
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
22.

Faith, Certainty, and the Presidency of George W. Bush

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Journalist Ron Suskind discussed the relationship of the White House to the press, and the work climate for the top employees in the Bush administration.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
23.

Homeless and Poor in America: Implications for Health and Health Care

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Dr. Hopper discussed methods for counting the homeless, types of health problems they encounter, etc. He stressed that the real problem was poverty, the underlying structure of getting basic needs met, especially in the area of housing. Ms. Ehrenreich discussed her experiences of trying to live on low wages while researching her book, Nickel and dimed, and the experiences of her co-workers during that period, especially concerning housing and health care.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
24.

Human Experimentation: From Tuskegee 1932 to Today

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Dr. Harper, last surviving health care worker from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and retired U.S. government health care policy-maker and adviser, discusses the issue of clinical trials and human experimentation in medicine, especially as it relates to minorities. The impact of the Tuskegee study has resulted in the mistrust of minority people in clinical trials; however, medical research is needed for minorities in order to diagnose and treat them effectively.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
25.

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)
26.

Love and Hate in Jamestown

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Price talked about the stories of Jamestown, including the founding of the colony as an investment, the story of John Smith, and the relationship of the English colonists and the natives. He read excerpts from his book, Love and hate in Jamestown. A question and answer period followed the talk.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
27.

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)
28.

Beyond the Hype: Trafficked Persons to the United States Rebuild Their Lives

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Dr. Brennan discusses the situation of trafficked people in the United States; people who come to this country to work for others. She compares their situation to that of migrant workers.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
29.

The Next New Orleans

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Dr. Upton discussed the typography of New Orleans in relation to the flood, and Dr. Morrish discussed the difficulty of dealing with natural disasters.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
30.

2005 Final Exercises

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DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
31.

How Safe Is the Homeland?

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Pope, former acting coordinator of the U.S. Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, spoke as a private person. He discussed both the international community's efforts in combating international terrorism and the United State's efforts to combat terrorism at home. The U.S. effort included both the governmental and private sectors. Although the United States is better prepared for terrorism than it was prior to September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack is possible.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
32.

Learning the Language of Peace: The Spiritual Vision of the Civil Rights Movement and Its Promise for the Present Age

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Ms. Adams describes her life as an activist in the civil rights movement, and discusses the importance of spirituality, including singing, in holding the movement together.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
33.

Is There an Ethicist in the House?: On the Cutting Edge of Bioethics

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Moreno, who has a Ph.D. but is not a medical doctor, related his personal experiences with medical ethics including the health issues of his mother and the terminal illness of his father. He read excerpts from his recent book, Is there an ethicist in the house. Among the issues he discussed are doctor/patient relationships, the amount of information a patient should be given concerning his/her medical condition, and the use of the word "doctor" for persons who are not actually medical doctors.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
34.

Space Travel: A Dream Come True

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Olsen described his training for traveling in space through the Russian cosmonaut program, and his space travel in the International Space Station in which he conducted three experiments. A question and answer period featuring both Olsen and Anderson, who is president of the company which organized the space flights, followed the talk.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
35.

What's the Matter With Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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Dr. Frank considers the strategy by which over the past 35 years the Republicans have transformed themselves from an aristocratic miniority into the nation's dominant political party. He talks about the shape of American politics, and his book, What's the matter with Kansas. A question and answer period followed the talk.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
36.

The Watoto Village: Nairobi Street Children

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The founder of Watoto Village, an organization to better the lives of ophaned street children in Nairobi, Kenya, discusses this program which provides housing, healthcare, education, and love to these children.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
37.

Address by Distinguished Alumna for 2005, University of Virginia

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Geolot discusses her career as a nurse and talks about the changing nursing profession.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
38.

Song and Dance: Poems

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Through his poetry, Alan Shapiro shared personal reflections on the illness and death from brain cancer of his brother, actor David Shapiro. Professor Shapiro discussed his writing of poetry, and read selected poems from his book, Song and dance: poems.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
39.

A New United Nations for the 21st Century

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Ms. Sorensen, who worked at the United Nations for approximately 20 years, discussed the importance of the United Nations and of the United States working with it. She gave a history of relationship of the United States to the United Nations over the years, and commented on the deep divide which now exists between the two organizations. She aimed to combat the UN bashing which is now occurring in the United States.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
40.

Public Service, the Constitution, and the Rule of Law

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In the keynote address at the 2006 Conference on Public Service & the Law at the University of Virginia Law School, Senator Kennedy discusses public service law and the Constitution.
VHS
2006
Ivy (By Request)