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From global terrorism threats to water insecurities wrought by climate change, the study of national and international s...
06/26/2019
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From global terrorism threats to water insecurities wrought by climate change, the study of national and international security issues requires interdisciplinary and comparative analysis.

Introducing the new Security Issues Online collection. This distinctive database is carefully curated by faculty and provides historical context and resources on key past and present global crises with a focus on modern history’s pivotal threats, including:

✅ Intelligence and espionage
✅ Insurgency and counter-insurgency
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✅ Cyber-security
✅ Terrorism and counter-terrorism

It brings together the political, social, ideological, cultural and historical contexts necessary for the study of these critical global issues.

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A unique database for the study of terrorism, cybersecurity, intelligence and other global issues

The opera “Carmen” was first performed in 1875 in Paris and remains one of the most popular operas in the classical ...
06/25/2019
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The opera “Carmen” was first performed in 1875 in Paris and remains one of the most popular operas in the classical canon. It was written by French composer Georges Bizet in the genre of opéra comique, where musical numbers are separated by dialogue.

It takes place in Spain and tells the story of Don José, a soldier who is seduced by the gypsy Carmen. The opera’s portrayal of lawlessness, immortality and proletarian life, and the tragic death of the main character on stage, were highly controversial at the time.

In fact, the premier produced such a hostile reaction that Bizet left Paris physically and psychologically ill. He died three months later after two serious heart attacks. The scandal may have been partially the result of Bizet’s attempt to reform the opéra comique genre. But, it must still be said that Carmen is operatic history’s most famous example of a failure being corrected by the passage of time.

Watch a clip of the famous aria “Habanera” from Act 1. This production of Carmen from #AcademicVideoOnline and ARTHAUS Musik was performed at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1991. American opera singer Maria Ewing was cast in the role of Carmen.

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The libretto, by Henri Meilac and Ludovic Halévy, is based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée. The first performance of Carmen on 3 March 1875, produced such a hostile reaction that Bizet left Paris physically and psychologically ill, and died only three months later on 3 June 1875, following two se...

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06/21/2019
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"I heard people screaming and they put us all in one enormous horrible, ugly, cold room, filthy. It's not a room for human beings."
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06/18/2019
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“VR gives people the ability to live stories as opposed to being told stories.”

Virtual Reality Video Now Available from ProQuest: http://ow.ly/Z24H50uH5C5

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06/13/2019
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“The National Theatre Collection from ProQuest will provide a comprehensive insight into British theatre-making and aims to transform learning in schools, libraries and universities across the globe."

A “kiki” is a social gathering, usually for casually “kicking back,” gossiping and sharing stories. Historically...
06/13/2019
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A “kiki” is a social gathering, usually for casually “kicking back,” gossiping and sharing stories. Historically it is connected to LGBTQ communities. Alternatively, kiki is also the name of a ballroom drag subculture and dance that celebrate racial diversity, sexual openness and gender nonconformity.

From #AcademicVideoOnline and Sundance Selects, the award-winning documentary “Kiki” is a captivating look into the daily lives of a group of LGBTQ youth who comprise the Kiki scene in New York City. Viewers will journey alongside the group as it prepares for and performs at fierce and exuberant ballroom competitions.

Awards:

🏆 Nominated 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize, Documentary
🏆 Winner 66th Berlin International Film Festival, Teddy Award
🏆 Nominated Film Independent Spirit Awards 2017, Truer Than Fiction Award
🏆 Winner Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Inspiration Award
🏆 Nominated GLAAD Media Awards 2018, Outstanding Documentary
🏆 Winner L.A. Outfest, Special Programming Committee Award
🏆 Winner Long Beach QFilm Festival 2016, Best Documentary Feature

Documentaries provide a lens into others’ realities and offer viewpoints that challenge our opinions and assumptions. They encourage students’ critical thinking and are a valuable addition to any curriculum.

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06/09/2019
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"She became the driving force at the State Department for postwar restitution between 1946 and 1962.”

Meet the "white-gloved scholar” responsible for hunting down Nazi-plundered art: http://ow.ly/BIQo50uzpU9

How does gender differ from sexual orientation? What is the difference between gender expression and gender identity? Wh...
06/06/2019
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How does gender differ from sexual orientation? What is the difference between gender expression and gender identity? What does “cisgender” mean?

Join Katie Couric as she explores our evolving understanding of gender identity, speaking with transgender and intersex individuals about their experiences. “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” from National Geographic is one of the most-watched gender studies video in #AcademicVideoOnline.

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06/04/2019
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This week's free download is the Symphony No. 5 by Austro-Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) performed by the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. It was released in 2014 on Hänssler's Profil label. Check it out today!

Infidelity is the most common reason for couples to seek counseling, and yet the odds of successful treatment are not ve...
05/30/2019
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Infidelity is the most common reason for couples to seek counseling, and yet the odds of successful treatment are not very good. Why? Many counselors aren’t specifically trained—and don’t feel comfortable—treating couples where infidelity is the primary issue.

In the video “A Family Systems Guide to Infidelity: Helping Couples Understand, Recover From, and Avoid Future Affairs” from #AcademicVideoOnline, Dr. Paul Peluso, Professor of Counseling at Florida Atlantic University, presents a three-step model. It is both an explanatory model and a treatment model for infidelity. It has the benefit of being simple to describe, which is often a comfort to couples who are in crisis. And, it provides a roadmap for both the couple and the couple’s counselor for how to guide treatment.

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Infidelity is the most common reason for couples to seek counseling, and yet the odds of successful treatment are not very good. Why? Many counselors aren’t specifically trained—and don’t feel very comfortable—treating couples where infidelity is the primary issue. In this video, Dr. Paul Pe...

Heading to ALA? Don't miss this session!Kick off your ALA experience with a provocative discussion on: - Preliminary fin...
05/30/2019
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05/30/2019
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"Rather than fumbling through life's daily highs and lows in the dark, [mindfulness] is the equivalent of turning on the light and seeing everything more clearly.”
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Dr. John Bowlby (1907 – 1990) was a British psychiatrist, psychologist and psychoanalyst, known for his interest in ch...
05/22/2019
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Dr. John Bowlby (1907 – 1990) was a British psychiatrist, psychologist and psychoanalyst, known for his interest in child development and attachment theory.

The film “John Bowlby: Attachment Theory Across Generations” from #AcademicVideoOnline and Davidson Films shows how relational patterns set early affect emotional bonds later in life. Therapeutic applications of the theory are illustrated, along with new insights that neuroscience brings in understanding the legacy of attachment histories.

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John Bowlby's Attachment Theory shows how relational patterns set early in life affect emotional bonds later in life. This film's focus is on attachment theory as it explains many aspects of personality development from childhood through to adulthood. The film is a companion piece to our very popula...

‘Dead Birds’ is a 1963 documentary film by American anthropologist Robert Gardner (1925-2014) about the Dani people ...
05/15/2019
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‘Dead Birds’ is a 1963 documentary film by American anthropologist Robert Gardner (1925-2014) about the Dani people of New Guinea. It was produced during the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to study the highlands of New Guinea. At the time, the area was one of a few in the world still uncolonized by Europeans.

From #AcademicVideoOnline and Documentary Educational Resources, the film was later selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

Its title is borrowed from a Dani fable that Gardner recounts in the voice-over. The Dani people, whom he identifies mysteriously as "a mountain people," believe that there was once a great race between a bird and a snake, which was to determine the lives of human beings. Should men shed their skins and live forever like snakes, or die like birds? The bird won the race, dictating that man must die.

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"A cinematographic interpretation of the life of a group of Grand Valley Dani, who are mountain Papuans in West New Guinea (Irian Barat, Indonesia), studied by the Harvard-Peabody Expedition (1961-1963). This film was made by Gardner in 1961, before the area was pacified by the Dutch government. The...

How is the idea of freedom transforming the modern world?Filmed over three years in five countries, Freedom For The Wolf...
05/07/2019
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How is the idea of freedom transforming the modern world?

Filmed over three years in five countries, Freedom For The Wolf from #AcademicVideoOnline and The Freedom Project Documentary is an epic investigation into democracy. From the young students of Hong Kong, to a rapper in post-Arab Spring Tunisia, #BlackLivesMatter activists in the United States and the viral comedians of Bollywood, viewers discover how people from every corner of the globe may be fighting the same struggle.

A ground-breaking original statement on the status quo of global politics, this film is the first to provide global context around the issue.

🏆 Winner: 2018 Slamdance Film Festival Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature

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05/07/2019
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This week's free download is Stravinsky's 'Petrushka' ballet suite performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky. Check it out today!

“Puppetry: Worlds of Imagination” from #AcademicVideoOnline and the Cinema Guild is a documentary that surveys revol...
04/25/2019
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“Puppetry: Worlds of Imagination” from #AcademicVideoOnline and the Cinema Guild is a documentary that surveys revolutionary new developments in puppet theater.

The film profiles many of puppetry’s most imaginative contemporary artists, including:

• Basil Twist, who used bits of fabric, feathers, plastic and other materials in a 1,000-gallon tank of water to create a visually stunning underwater ballet
• Michael Curry, who created masks and puppets for the Broadway production of The Lion King, as well as the Super Bowl, the Olympics and the Millennium Celebration in New York City
• Cheryl Henson, daughter of Jim (The Muppets) Henson who discusses the biannual Jim Henson International Festival of Puppet Theatre

The film also takes viewers into one of puppeteer Janie Geiser's classes at the California Institute of the Arts, touches on new directions and new ideas in puppetry and discusses how puppetry is transforming opera, music, theater and dance.

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This documentary surveys the revolutionary new developments in American puppet theater, profiling many of puppetry’s most imaginative contemporary artists, including Basil Twist, who uses bits of fabric, feathers, plastic and other materials in a 1,000-gallon tank of water to create a visually stu...

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