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101.

The National Commission on Federal Election Reform Report

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Dr. Zelikow, executive director of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, discusses election administration and summarizes the recommendations given in the Commission's report. These include statewide voter registration systems, an election holiday, voting rights restored for convicts who have served their terms, simplifying absentee voting, a 2% maximum for over-votes and under-votes per precinct, and federal voting system standards. States would need to meet certain goals to receive federal funds, but could determine how to meet their goals; specific voting methods were not mandated.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
102.

AIDS Doctors: Looking Backward, Confronting the Future

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Dr. Bayer discusses the experiences of AIDs doctors in the United States in treating their patients since the disease was discovered, and how the outlook about and treatment of the disease has changed.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
103.

American Sins, Urban Solutions: Understanding the Politics of Hip Hop

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Rev. Sekou speaks about the conditions of African Americans today, and the leadership needed by Afrian Americans in all aspects of life including the clergy to improve these conditions.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
104.

Children Who Claim to Remember Previous Lives

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Dr. Stevenson described his research with children who exhibited criteria of reincarnation. He described specific cases and pointed out the methods of research used in this field.
VHS
2002; 2001
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105.

Shifting Paradigms, Changing Perceptions, and New Perspectives

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Rev. Flake, a former Congressman from New York State, discusses the population shift which is occurring in the United States, and its impact on society.
VHS
2002; 2001
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106.

How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine

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Dr. Satel believes that political correctness, which she defines as an orthodoxy intended to maintain a victim status, is corrupting medicine. She discusses some myths including the exclusion of women from medical clinical trials, and the claim of bias in health care by race. She also talks about how social activists against organized psychiatry are trying to run the system.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
107.

An Evening With Isabel Allende: Hosted by David T. Gies

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An interview with Isabel Allende in which David T. Gies asks her about her experiences writing various novels, having her work turned into movies, and her relationship to and writing about the death of her daughter, Paola.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
108.

Jefferson's Children in Black and White

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Shannon Lanier, a black male descendant of Thomas Jefferson, and Jane Feldman, a professional photographer specializing in family photography, described their experiences compiling the book, Jefferson's children : the story of one American family. They discussed the recent research concerning Jefferson's family, the meetings of family members, and their interviews with Jefferson's descendants. They broadened their presentation to include definitions of a family and how this research relates to other multiracial or adoptive families.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
109.

Mentoring and Generation X: Women in the Workplace

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Ms. Tibbits -- an University of Virginia alumna and journalist who has worked for Working woman, Ms. and other publications -- talks about changes which are occurring for women in the workplace including such things as flex-time, job sharing, and on-site childcare. She emphasizes the importance of networking for women in any field.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
110.

Science and Society: The Role of the Research University

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Dr. Baltimore, President of the California Institute of Technology, discussed the importance of the research university to scientific research and to American society. His talk included a history of the research university, the kinds of research which must be done today, and the kind of atmosphere which should exist in a research institution.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
111.

An Unquiet Mind: Personal Reflections on Manic-Depressive Illness

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Dr. Jamison relayed her experiences with being a sufferer of manic depression from the perspective of the disease itself and the realities of needing and taking lithium.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
112.

Class of 2002, University of Virginia

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Highlights of the May 19, 2002, University of Virginia commencement exercises including the processional, remarks by University President John Casteen, the commencement address, and the awardings of degrees. For the commencement address, Governor Mark Warner spoke about the importance of a liberal education.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
113.

A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide

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Ms. Power lectured about the genocide which has occurred in the late 20th century in various developing countries, using Rwanda as a case study. She related the U.S. and U.N. response to it.
VHS
2002; 2001
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114.

Waging War on Terror and Pursuing Middle East Peace

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Mr. Ross talked about the current situation in the Middle East and options which he believes exist for the United States and for the governments of those areas to bring about peace.
VHS
2002; 2001
Ivy (By Request)
115.

Trade and Economic Development: A Long-Term Perspective

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Mr. Schwartz lectures on the shift from agricultural to manufactured exports in third world countries over the past thirty years and the effects of this change on labor markets, income, productivity, and long-term growth prospects.
VHS
2002
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116.

Exploring Global Fundamentalism

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Dr. Hunter spoke about religious fundamentalism from a sociological viewpoint, and how certain religions dealt with western modernity through withdrawal, accommodation, or resistance.
VHS
2003
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117.

Diplomacy and the Resolution of Civil Wars in Africa: Liberia as a Case Study

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Dr. Robinson examined a number of situations in which diplomacy was used in resolving conflicts in African countries with special emphasis on Liberia. He emphasized that Africa contains 54 separate sovereign nations with different problems and that the continent should not be viewed as a single country.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
118.

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission: A Model for Other Divided Societies ?

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Graybill showed how South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission worked through 3 structures: the human rights violations committee, the amnesty committee, and the reparations and rehabilitation committee following Apartheid. She spoke of the implications of this model for the situation in Rwanda.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
119.

Funding Social Security and Medicare in the New Era of Budget Deficits

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Through a discussion of recently passed legislation, Pashnik focused on three topics in his lecture: (1) the Bush tax cut and the return of budget deficits, (2) is social security being raided? and (3) what both political parties don't want you to know about the U.S. budget.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
120.

Ethics and Equity: Current Challenges in International Health

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Dr. Farmer spoke about poverty and the epidemiology of communicable diseases, using tuberculosis and HIV in Haiti and Peru as examples.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)