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

  • What Matters Films Discussion: Turning Apathy to Action (Discussion 2)

    What Matters Films Discussion: Turning Apathy to Action (Discussion 2)

    29/04/2014

    his film that tells the story of three friends—two idealistic activists and one skeptic—attempting to live across three continents in poverty on $1.25 a day.

  • The Truth about Vaccinations and Herd Immunity

    The Truth about Vaccinations and Herd Immunity

    29/04/2014

    This faculty panel will discuss some of the issues and present valuable information about the safety of vaccines.

  • Preservation Reclaiming and Maintaining My Identity as an Arab-American Woman

    Preservation Reclaiming and Maintaining My Identity as an Arab-American Woman

    22/04/2014

    Souzan Naser shares the complexity and negotiation process of weaving in and out of her two identities and how she strikes a balance between staying true to her Arab ethnicity while also integrating mainstream American values.

  • Suicide A Human Condition featuring Dr. Jason Burns

    Suicide A Human Condition featuring Dr. Jason Burns

    03/04/2014

    Dr. Burns is a psychiatrist at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He will explore cultural, legal, and ethical issues surrounding suicide.

  • Meaning in Destruction Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Literature

    Meaning in Destruction Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Literature

    02/04/2014

    A panel of Moraine Valley Faculty members address the meaning, value, and history of post-apocalyptic literature.

  • Science Fair Podcast

    Science Fair Podcast

    01/04/2014

    Interviews with participants in the 2014 library science fair.

  • Psychology of Zombies

    Psychology of Zombies

    27/03/2014

    Moraine Valley Psychology faculty members will discuss resilience, evolution and survival, obedience, the nature of fear, PTSD, and many other topics that relate to zombies.

  • Public Health Preparedness Whole Community Involvement featuring Jeremy Hirst

    Public Health Preparedness Whole Community Involvement featuring Jeremy Hirst

    25/03/2014

    Public health emergencies may impact the economic viability of a community, debilitate business operations, or cause major concern among citizens.

  • Preserving My Memory in a Digital Drop Box featuring John Neff

    Preserving My Memory in a Digital Drop Box featuring John Neff

    20/03/2014

    John Neff discusses some ways that he utilizes cloud storage and social media to create a digital drop box that is designed to preserve a more encompassing memorial of his life.

  • Education and Democracy Featuring Ann Henson

    Education and Democracy Featuring Ann Henson

    20/03/2014

    Ann Henson discusses the connections between Education and Democracy

  • Feminism and Democracy featuring Tamarra Coleman-Hill

    Feminism and Democracy featuring Tamarra Coleman-Hill

    20/03/2014

    Tamarra Coleman-Hill discusses the connections and meanings between Feminism and Democracy

  • Finding My Voice in a Quiet World featuring Maura Vizza

    Finding My Voice in a Quiet World featuring Maura Vizza

    28/02/2014

    Through some life experiences and a chat with Eddie Vedder, Maura Vizza found strength and her voice.

  • Democracies and Republics Then and Now

    Democracies and Republics Then and Now

    19/02/2014

    History faculty member Jim McIntyre opens up the MVCC Democracy Commitment faculty lecture series.

  • Giving Life New Hope: Life Beyond Tragic Times

    Giving Life New Hope: Life Beyond Tragic Times

    18/02/2014

    Beverly McLaughlin tells her story of overcoming the death of her daughter, raising her grandchildren, and starting an orphanage in Kenya.

  • The Fall of the Yemen Government and Its Implications

    The Fall of the Yemen Government and Its Implications

    13/02/2014

    A conversation with Kip Cozad about the developing situation in Yemen and its implications for global politics.

  • Modern Muslims Three Young Muslim Women Finding a Balance at MVCC

    Modern Muslims Three Young Muslim Women Finding a Balance at MVCC

    05/02/2014

    These young women will share their day-to-day experiences navigating two worlds as they embrace their faith in this uniquely diverse and complex culture.

  • How Plagues, Disease, and Outbreaks Have Changed History

    How Plagues, Disease, and Outbreaks Have Changed History

    04/02/2014

    Historians consider the role of disease, plagues, and outbreaks throughout history.

  • Emergency Responses at Moraine Valley Featuring MVCC Police Chief Patrick OConnor

    Emergency Responses at Moraine Valley Featuring MVCC Police Chief Patrick O'Connor

    29/01/2014

    MVCC Chief O'Connor will discuss emergency preparedness at MVCC.

  • Longevity: the Ageless Quest

    Longevity: the Ageless Quest

    17/01/2014

    Scott Murdoch invites us to go further. Combining wise lessons from ancient elders with data from modern research, he discusses ways we can add yet more happy years to our life.

  • From History to Mystory: My Journey to the 2009 Presidential Inauguration

    From History to Mystory: My Journey to the 2009 Presidential Inauguration

    20/12/2013

    Charmaine Sevier takes us on the journey of how history became a part of her personal story as she planned for and attended the 2009 presidential inauguration.

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