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"Not the Usual Ethnic Subjects: The Significance of Guido for Italian American Studies"
Despite the fact that Guido – the subject of the popular television show, Jersey Shore – is an ethnic slur often associated with a hedonistic life style, it is an important aspect of Italian Am ... (more)
3/30/2011
01h: 00m:21s
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"What's New In American Elections"
Tea Party candidates are rallying around the country. Voters are furious at the country’s leaders, including a President who used to be incredibly popular. What might this mean for America’s future? ... (more)
11/10/2010
01h: 06m:12s
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"Eating the Past: Why and How To Study Food History"
Food is the ‘fiber’ of every sect of society around the world. Exploring what people ate in the past, how they ate, who shared their meals, and what they said about food helps us to understand not onl ... (more)
4/14/2010
01h: 10m:39s
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"The World in 2030: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and the Wealth of our Nations"
Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and the Henry Semat Professor at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has taught for more than 3 ... (more)
10/28/2009
01h: 04m:00s
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"The Rise of True Crime"
Based on her Edgar Award-nominated book The Rise of True Crime: 20th Century Murder and American Popular Culture, Dr. Jean Murley examines the true crime genre within popular culture. The lectu ... (more)
4/1/2009
01h: 01m:55s
2161 Views
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"Liberty and the News"
What is the relationship between media and democracy? What is the role of media, not only in safeguarding rights and informing citizens, but also in transmitting values and stimulating debate, discour ... (more)
10/15/2008
01h: 13m:35s
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Bearing Witness: Where the “Lost Generation” Might Have Gotten Lost
Dr. Humphries is the author of Different Dispatches: Journalism in American Modernist Prose (Routledge, 2006), a book which examines how developments in journalism influenced American literary moderni ... (more)
4/2/2008
47m:40s
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Citizenship and Higher Education: How 20th Century Egyptian and American Societies Empower or Enfeeble Its Citizens
Dr. Botman uses the insights she has gained from her research into Egyptian 20th-century history and its evolving notions of citizenship to set her discussion of 20th-century America's conception of c ... (more)
11/29/2007
50m:05s
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Cindy Sherman, Transformations: The Making of a Documentary
As an undergraduate, Paul Tschinkel studied painting at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, then, as a member of the New York art scene, pursued video as an art form early in its conception. Sinc ... (more)
3/21/2007
30m:38s
2666 Views
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Cindy Sherman, Transformations: The Making of a Documentary (Q&A Session)
Question and Answer session that followed the "Cindy Sherman, Transformations" presentation.
3/21/2007
10m:20s
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