Episodes
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Harriet Murav, professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, discusses the history of Jews in the Soviet Union.
Published 05/23/12
Published 05/23/12
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Timothy D. Taylor, professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses his book "The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture." Taylor tells the story of an infectious part of our musical culture and tracks the use of music and jingles in American...
Published 05/01/12
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Jean Comaroff, an anthropologist who is a leading expert on South Africa, its societies and cultures, gave the 2011 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture on Tuesday, May 17, at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall. Comaroff, the Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor in Anthropology and the College at the...
Published 07/19/11
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Oleg Kruglyakov, balalaika virtuoso, and Terry Boyarsky, masterful pianist, give a concert of soulful, passionate music. Their collaboration highlights the mysterious sounds of the balalaika underscored by the vast expressive range of the piano. Featuring vocals and Russian percussion, their extensive repertoire draws from...
Published 02/23/11
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Published 11/30/10
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday reveals a cross-section of unsung, dynamic men and women pioneering political and social change. There is the Kuwaiti sex therapist in a leather suit with matching red headscarf, and the Syrian engineer advocating a less political interpretation of the Koran....
Published 01/20/10
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] The 2009 Cafferty Lecture will be presented by Professor Wayne A. Cornelius from the University of California, San Diego, on Thursday, October 1, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the University of Chicago's downtown Gleacher Center. He will present "Toward a Smarter and More Just U.S. Immigration Policy: What Mexican Migrants Can Tell...
Published 10/07/09
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] A journalist for more than 20 years, Tom Rosenstiel designedand directs the Project for Excellence in Journalism. He alsoserves as vice chairman of the Committee of ConcernedJournalists, an initiative engaged in conducting a nationalconversation among journalists about standards and values.A former media critic for the Los...
Published 07/31/09
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] Paul Sereno, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, discusses an unexpected discovery he made while searching for dinosaur fossils in the Sahara desert in 2000. Sereno and his team uncovered a massive graveyard containing over 200 burials. By combining techniques from paleontology and archeology, the team was able to...
Published 07/31/09
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Published 07/31/09
If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to [email protected] University of Chicago Divinity School Professor Wendy Doniger explores the cultural fascination with pretending to be another version of oneself, a popular theme in film, theater, and literature. Copyright 2005 The University of Chicago.
Published 07/31/09