Synopsis

Moraine Valley Community College Library, Palos Hills, Illinois, USA. The Library Event PodCasts are intended to be a flexible, portable record of the events held within the Moraine Valley Library. As such, they are intended to enhance library programs and the larger Moraine Valley curriculum.These events are hosted by the library in the spirit of public discussion, open debate, and intellectual growth. The views expressed by panel members, lecturers, or audience members are their own and are not necessarily the official views of the Moraine Valley Community College board of trustees, staff, faculty, or administration.

Episodes

  • Silence is Loud

    Silence is Loud

    10/04/2007

    Panel discussion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus to raise awareness students. Sponsored by Moraine Valley's GLOW Student Group.

  • Soviet Era Gulag Camps

    Soviet Era Gulag Camps

    27/03/2007

    Lecture by Alan Barenberg, University of Chicago The University of Chicago. Alan Barenberg is a scholar who has written and spoken about life within and outside of the Soviet era gulag camps. This event is sponsored by the Moraine Valley Global Education Program and is a part of the One Book, One College program on Orwell's 1984.

  • The Iraq War Four Years Later: A Panel Discussion Reconvened

    The Iraq War Four Years Later: A Panel Discussion Reconvened

    06/03/2007

    Four years ago, on March 19, 2003, the Moraine Valley Library held a panel discussion about the just war theory. Through eerie coincidence, this event fell on the very day that the US started bombing Iraq. Now, four years later, this panel of experts reconvenes to talk about the last four years and the future. As in the book, 1984, war has become an ongoing part of life.

  • Is Love Really All We Need?: How Does Society Shape Our Relationships?

    Is Love Really All We Need?: How Does Society Shape Our Relationships?

    14/02/2007

    At the heart of Orwell’s novel 1984, is the love story between Winston and Julia. Their love is one of protest and escape. Yet, in the end, their love crumbles under the oppression of Big Brother. While 1984 is not often discussed as a love story, Orwell does challenge the reader to consider how personal relationships and expressions of love are impacted, supported, or destroyed by our larger society.

  • Panel Discussion: Arab Customs and Etiquette

    Panel Discussion: Arab Customs and Etiquette

    28/11/2006

    Faculty members discuss what is welcomed, deemed appropriate and what is taboo in social gatherings and personal interaction. This is part of the Arab Heritage Month events.

  • Big Brother and Our Communities: Sharing, Joining, and Participating in a Monitored World

    Big Brother and Our Communities: Sharing, Joining, and Participating in a Monitored World

    08/11/2006

    What does it mean to be in a community? How do Communities express their ideas? How does modern technology, the War on Terror, and our global economy impact the ways that communities form within and connect with larger society? Our expert panel will tackle these questions and more.

  • Dan Dinello lecture Techno-Totalitarianism-Science Fiction Visions of Social Control

    Dan Dinello lecture Techno-Totalitarianism-Science Fiction Visions of Social Control

    12/10/2006

    A filmmaker, writer and teacher, Dan Dinello recently published his first book Technophobia!-a critical analysis of science fiction visions of 21st century technologies. A faculty member in the film and video department at Columbia College Chicago, Dan received a M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He will do a lecture/presentation on Mad Scientists at the November 2006 Chicago Humanities Festival.

  • Panel Discussion on 1984: 60 Years Later, Does This Book

    Panel Discussion on 1984: 60 Years Later, Does This Book

    11/10/2006

    First published in 1948, does Orwell's 1984 still matter today? How do we think about this book's themes, and how does it speak to us in the year 2006? This event is part of the One Book, One College program.

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