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Mother is on Strike

Between 1959 and 1963, Tex-Son workers in San Antonio were on strike. In the first year of the stoppage, the union produced a film that described the circumstances of the strike and appealed to…

From  Melissa Wallace on April 12th, 2018 92 plays 0  

Nancy Marie Brown: Ivory Vikings

In the early 19th century, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory and whales’ teeth between AD 1150-1200. Norse…

From  Sean Taylor on November 18th, 2015 47 plays 0  

American Ideals 24. The Stoics, Part 1

The importance of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his Meditations in developing Stoic philosophy, religion, and a way of life are discussed. Understanding the true self, standing apart from the…

From  DCAPS CUL on September 3rd, 2015 4 plays 0  

American Ideals 22. Alexander the Great

Professor Konvitz sets Alexander in his historical context as the greatest conqueror in human history. Alexander spread Greek culture and learning throughout his empire by establishing garrisons and…

From  DCAPS CUL on September 3rd, 2015 8 plays 0  

American Ideals 19. Socrates, Part 4

Responding to a student question, Professor Konvitz uses the incident of the Camden (New Jersey) 28 assault on draft records to distinguish between revolution and civil disobedience. He then goes on…

From  DCAPS CUL on September 3rd, 2015 2 plays 0  

American Ideals 12. Freedom

Professor Konvitz responds to student questions about the apparent contradiction between the omnipotence of God and the concept of human freedom. Man is free but always judged, he suggests. This…

From  DCAPS CUL on September 3rd, 2015 11 plays 0  

The Travelling Tulip: Light in Winter Lecture

As part of Ithaca’s 2010 Light in Winter festival Chad Miller (PhD candidate, Dept. of Horticulture) presents a lecture on the detailed history of the tulip, from its origin in Asia, to modern…

From  DCAPS on February 5th, 2013 24 plays 0  

Interspecific Competition in Birds

Three main types of biotic interactions between individuals of different species exist in nature: competition, predation, and mutualism. All three exert powerful selection pressures, and all three…

From  DCAPS on February 5th, 2013 101 plays 0  

The CIARD Initiative: A Global Infrastructure for Linked Open Data

In a presentation given at Mann Library in May 2011, FAO’s Dr. Johannes Keizer reviews some of the work of the Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD)…

From  DCAPS on February 5th, 2013 29 plays 0