We hope that our students, staff, and faculty are home enjoying the break. The library is closed until January 2nd, but don’t forget that our online tools never close. We offer many streaming videos. Visit our online catalog to see what we offer: Streaming Videos.
Here’s a video from our TLC event last spring:
Perseverance and Hope: The Words of My Life
Presentation Description: Our experiences help to define who we are. LaWanda Burrell discusses how using perseverance and hope helped define her purpose in the eye of a life-altering storm. (Date of Presentation: February 16, 2012)
In October, the library held a discussion and film viewing about the crisis in Syria (see Discussion and Viewing of “Suffering Grasses” to watch the video of this event). Yesterday, NPR had a piece about a meeting intended to organize (or reorganize) the Syrian opposition. This is a useful followup to the discussion held in the library:
Ms. Auerback emailed our library to let inform us about the event below which will be held in the Chicagoland area. Since so many students, faculty and community members were interested in our conversations around Iran, we thought that our community may find this valuable as well:
A Presentation on Human Rights in Iran
Dr. Arash Alaei(Former prisoners of conscience in Iran)
Music by Alessandro Giua
Baha’is House of Worship Choir
Sunday, November 11, 2012, 1:00 PM
at The Baha’i House of Worship Foundation Hall
100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
For more information, please call Wayne Heimbach 847-414-5160
Sponsored by Amnesty International & Chicago area Baha’i Assemblies
On November 1st at 11am, we will host a panel discussion entitled “Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: causes, diagnosis, and treatments” which will feature our psychology and counseling faculty. This is part of our One Book, One College program. PTSD is an important issue impacting many people in our society. In preparation for this event, I wanted to share this video that helps to outline some of the challenges faced by veterans with PTSD.
Coming Home: Justice for our veterans Summary: An alternative court program in Harris County, Texas, seeks to rehabilitate veterans who turn to crime for the first time. Scott Pelley reports.
This 60 minutes piece below outlines some of the challenges involved with the ongoing civil war in Syria. The library will be hosting a film and a discussion about the Syrian conflict on Monday, October 22nd, 12pm – 2pm, Library Lounge, Building L. This event will feature the documentary The Suffering Grasses and a discussion by Ramah Kudaimi a Syrian-American activist living in Washington, DC. Ramah serves as the Membership and Outreach Coordinator at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, and has worked at other grassroots activist organizations including CODEPINK and the Washington Peace Center.
Here is the piece by 60 minutes: Inside Syria’s civil war Summary: Sneaking across Syria’s border, Clarissa Ward reports from its most dangerous city, Aleppo, where a battle rages between rebel groups and Syria’s military.
Are you thinking of attending one of the Global & Diversity Education Events this fall? If you want some more information about the event topics check out some of these books from the Moraine Valley Library.
Yesterday, I heard an NPR piece about diseases that do not respond to any drugs called superbugs. (I pasted the story below). This is a serious issue, which is also why our library has scheduled this special event on the topic:
How Research is Making Healthcare Better: Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship Wed, Oct 10th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Join us as we welcome Dr. Emily Landon of the University of Chicago Medicine Antibiotic Stewardship Program. Dr. Landon will discuss current research in preventing the spread of infection and the stewardship of antibiotics.
NIH Takes Extraordinary Steps In Fighting ‘Superbug’ When an outbreak of a highly drug-resistant infection occurred at the National Institutes of Health’s research hospital, doctors took extraordinary measures to try to stamp it out. Among them was quickly deciphering the entire genetic code of the bug to try to trace how the germ spread. Audie Cornish talks to Rob Stein.