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Videos and audiorecordings about the Free Speech Movement

Affirmative Action. 1986.
This event took place on February 2, 1986, at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. An exchange of views and a discussion on affirmative action between Charles Murray, Senior Research Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York, and Ronald Takaki, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. This event is organized by the Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley. Video/C 1409

Affirmative Action: The History of An Idea.
Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Looks at several different affirmative action programs including the Univ. of California, Berkeley, the U.S. Army, federal aid to minority businesses, and affirmative action in the Chicago Police Dept. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars. 1996. 56 min. Video/C 4999

Affirmative Action Panel, UCB, October 19, 1995.
A program designed to educate and inform the University community and the general public about the past, present and future of affirmative action policy and its impact on the University of California, Berkeley. Contents: The impact of affirmative action on the University of California, Berkeley (105 min.) -- Affirmative action: Where do we go from here? (45 min.) Video/C 4266

All for One: In the Spirit of the Race.
This first feature-length documentary film ever made about men's intercollegiate rowing, follows coach Steve Gladstone and his University of California Berkeley crew team in their quest to rebuild the once dominant rowing program. Having led Cal to their last national title in 1976 and now in his second stint at Cal in 1997, Gladstone produced immediate results by guiding the team to their best season in over a decade. 2001. 60 min.

American Cultures Requirement: After Ten Years.
Cassette 1. Introduction (6 min.) -- Creating the American cultures requirement / Lily Wong Fillmore, Roderic Park, W. Russell Ellis (90 min.) -- Cassette 2. Student perspectives on the American cultures requirement / Romola Sanyal, Denise Velasco (48 min.) -- Cassette 3. Future of the American cultures requirement / Elaine Kim, Jeff Romm, Romola Sanyal (84 min.).

A symposium examining the role and future of the American cultures requirement at the University of California, Berkeley ten years after it became a curriculum requirement. Held on October 19, 2001 in Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 228 min. Video/C 8445

Berkeley in the Sixties.
Contents: Pt. 1 Confronting the university: the Free Speech Movement-- pt. 2. Confronting America: the anti-war movement (32 min.) -- pt. 3. Confronting history: the counter-culture movement(45 min.). Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. A film by Mark Kitechell. 1990. 117 min. DVD 1460; also VHS Video/C 1761
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The Berkeley Rebels
Narrator: Harry Reasoner.Mario Savio, Clark Kerr, Sallie Learey, Ron Anastasi,Kate Coleman, Michael Rossman.

A unique documentary film presenting the 1964 Free Speech Movement demonstrations and sit-in at the University of California, Berkeley through first person accounts by four students involved in the protests. Includes debates between students with differing viewpoints of the movement, debates between faculty and students and an overview of the impersonal academic experience at the University which fueled the unrest. 1965? 57 min. DVD 1253 (preservation access copy); also VHS Video/C 5710

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The Big Game 1982 - Cal vs Stanford: The Final PlayFinal few minutes of the Cal/Stanford, 1982 Big Game showing the improbable play that won the game for the Bears. Plays several times sequentially. DVD X610; vhs Video/C 512

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The Black Panthers
This event is organized by the Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley. This event took place on October 25, 1990, at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. Speakers: Benny Stewart, Pedro Niguera. Sheba MacKeba, Baroni Stevens, Landon Williams, Bobby Seale. approx. 2 hours, 16 min. DVD X701; Video/C 2574

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Charter Day Honors Outgoing Chancellor Berdahl and His Wife, 4/15/04
Presents film coverage of the Charter Day ceremony of 2004 featuring a special farewell to the Berdahls, in which the Cal community expresses gratitude for the chancellor's leadership and celebrates his seven years of achievements at the University. 110 min. Video/C MM146

Diversity Matters: Perspectives Across the Disciplines on Affirmative Action.
Produced and directed by Mary A. Knighton and The Diversity Video Project Group. Professors and students at the University of California, Berkeley share their views on diversity in college student populations, debate definitions of diversity, multiculturalism in higher education and the need for affirmative action programs. Includes a historical look at resistance to affirmative action programs in the University of California college system. Contents: Part l. Present Matters: The Pipeline -- Retention, outreach and mentoring (Berkeley Pledge) -- Measuring diversity: Quotas? Equality of opportunity? Equality of results? -- Political correctness, the "multicultural wars," and affirmative action. -- Part 2. The Past in the present: Strikes against affirmative action: the U.C. Regents' SP-l and SP-2 (1995), and California's Proposition 209 (1996) -- Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1977) -- History 101 -- Gender in diversity. -- Part 3. The future is now: What do you think is the future of affirmative action? -- What would you say to continuing students and prospective students concerned about the educational climate at Berkeley? -- Why does "diversity" matter? 2000. 56 min. Video/C 6922

Identity in the Institution.
Interviews with college students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their experiences in classes, their attitudes towards the academic environment and their philosophies of education (i.e should education be learning for learning's sake or simply preparation for a career?) Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Anthropology. 1996. 19 min.

Instituting Change.
A production of the MacNeil/Lehrer news hour aired on KQED-TV on November 12, 1993. Featuring: Chang-Lin Tien (chancellor), James Mitchell, Richard Goodman, Dave Patterson, Tom Hayden, Stephen Greenblatt, Anne Healy. Spencer Michels interviews the chancellor, faculty members and students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning the impact of reduced state revenues on the educational excellence and reputation of the university. Film also explores the "brain drain" at the university and impact on various programs which has resulted from early retirement programs implemented in an attempt to address the fiscal crisis. 12 min. Video/C 3165

Mapping Feminism.
Directed by Lisa Robinson. Documentary film exploring the attitudes of students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning feminism and feminists. Interviews with students are interspersed with modern dance sequences. 1993. Video/C 3079

Mixed Feelings.
A documentary by Mikko Jokela. Through interviews with five U.C. Berkeley students and teachers of mixed ethnic heritage, the producer illuminates the experience of what it is like to grow up part Asian in American society. Those interviewed offer personal anecdotes of their families, how they initially perceived their own cultural identities and how they see themselves today. 1995. Video/C 6613

The Nobel Tradition at Berkeley.
Reviews Nobel prize winners on the Berkeley, UCB campus. 1985 Video/C 2303

On Strike! Ethnic Studies, 1969-1999
A historical presentation of the struggle to create and maintain a Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Berkeley. Includes interviews with participants in the 1969 demonstrations when the program was first established, with the 1999 demonstrators when the funding for the program was threatened and with Ethnic Studies faculty at U.C.B. Directed and produced by Irum Shiekh. 1999. 36 min. Video/C 6521
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Panel on Ethnic Diversity with Troy Duster, Elaine Kim and Alex Saragoza, January, 1991.
A panel of five faculty members discuss a report, chaired by Tony Duster. The Duster report concludes that students at the University of California, Berkeley, 50% of whom are of a cultural minority, tend to cluster into ethnic groups rather than interact. Julia Curry, Alex Saragoza, Elaine Kim, and Snow Arrow Fausett discuss problems facing various ethnic groups. UC Berkeley, Open Window series program; 921. Video/C 1932

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Reading, Writing & Race.
This program looks at the impact of affirmative action admissions policies, speech codes, and race relations on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Includes drama students enacting plays about racial conflicts and intolerance on campus. The film also examines the debate in California over a series of social studies textbooks which are under fire from critics, who charge that they do not adequately reflect California's multicultural heritage. 1991. Video/C 6790

[Glenn] Seaborg Tapes.
Tape 1. Seaborg in his office. Interview with Seaborg on his view of the role of education in science (60 min.) -- Tape 2. Interview -- Interview with students concerning the history and future of nuclear power. Historical photos of Seaborg and his career (60 min.) -- Tape 3. Interview with Seaborg concerning the future of chemical science and nuclear energy (60 min.). -- Tape 4. Interview. Lecture to University of California, Berkeley students on transuranium elements (60 min.) -- Tape 5. Lecture. Visit to Seaborg's laboratory at UCB where Plutonium was discovered. Historical photographs of his work (60 min.) -- Tape 6. Shots of his office and environment on campus (30 min.). Candid and relaxed interviews with Nobel prize winning chemist, Glenn Seaborg, including historical photographs of his achievements and lectures by Seaborg. He discusses his work with atomic fission, the discovery of the transuranium elements, the revision of the periodic table and his vision for the future of chemical science, physics and nuclear power. Video/C 4900

Sorority
Program about the sorority social life and rites and pressure of sorority members to conform. Women in the documentary are students and alumnae of the University of California at Berkeley. Produced by Pamela Rorke and Garth Lewis. Jerry Landis. 50 min. Video/C 661

Twenty Years After: The Third World Strike.
Original footage from the Third world strike and a discussion on what happened, why it happened, and what has happened since, with Carlos Munoz, Jr., Anthony Garcia, Octavio Romano V, Troy Duster. DVD 1188; also VHS Video/C 1403

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South African Divestment Day Hearing [ONLINE AUDIO RECORDING]

Berkeley Language Center -- Speech Archive SA 1221
June 8, 1978

Speakers include: David Saxon (UC President); Mervyn Dymally (California Lieutenant Governor); Tom Hayden; John Gaetsewe (South African Congress of Trade Unions); Jerry Brown (Governor, California); Jimmy Herman (International Longshoreman Workers Union, Calif.); Amnesty International; Harry Edwards (UCB Dept. African American Studies); Abraham Walker (former advisor to South African government); Albert Bowker (UC Chancellor); Maxine Waters (California Black Legislative Caucus)

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Soweto to Berkeley.
Documentary on the anti-apartheid and divestment movement at U.C. Berkeley. Interviews with student leaders. 1988. 60 min. Video/C 1442

U.C. Charter Day, 1982
Celebration of the 114th birthday of the University of California. Deena Gonzalez, Chair of the Graduate Assembly, delivers an address on the disproportionate low number of minority students enrolled at the University of California. Philip Habib, former Undersecretary of State and Special Presidential Envoy to the Middle East, delivers the keynote address on American foreign policy and the Middle East. Video/C 1718; Storage Info: B 4 452 406

U.C. Charter Day, 1975: 107th Birthday
Celebration of 107th birthday of the University of California. Senator Edward Kennedy delivers a keynote address on foreign policy. He calls for a negotiated settlement in Vietnam. Video/C 1716; Storage Info: B 4 452 404

U.C. Charter Day, 1974
Celebration of the 106th birthday of the University of California. Barbara Tuchman delivers the keynote address on writing history and on the future historical evaluation and interpretation of the 20th century. Video/C 1717; Storage Info: B 4 452 405

U.C. Charter Day, 1962. President John F. Kennedy
This film was shot at President John F. Kennedy's appearance at the University of California, Berkeley Charter Day, March 23, 1962 at which he was awarded an honorary LLD degree. On the platform with President Kennedy are Governor Edmund G. Brown, Chancellor Edward W. Strong, Chairman of the Board of Regents Edwin Pauley, and President of the University Clark Kerr. 19 min. DVD X1218

U.C. Berkeley Commencement Address, Spring 1987: Spiro Kostof
Presents film coverage of the Spring 1987 commencement address by UCB Professor of Architecture, Spiro Kostof. DVD 4121

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UC Berkeley Commencement Convocation, 2004
Held in the Greek Theater, Berkeley, Calif., on May 13, 2004. Speakers: Robert Berdahl (Chancellor), Emily Kagan (Commencement poem), Margaret Chow (University medalist), Ted Koppel (Keynote address) Presents film coverage of the 2004 Commencement Convocation at the University of California, Berkeley. Video/C MM181

U.C. Berkeley Convocation, 2004
Presents film coverage of the 2004 Commencement Convocation at the University of California, Berkeley. Speakers: Robert Berdahl (Chancellor), Emily Kagan (Commencement poem), Margaret Chow (University medalist), Ted Koppel (Keynote address). 67 min. Vido/C MM181

U.C. Berkeley Convocation, 1988
Jeff Chang, ASUC President, gives an address on the generation of the 1980's. Bob Woodward, journalist of the Washington Post, gives the keynote address on Richard Nixon and the capacity of a country to forget. DVD X566; vhs Video/C 1719

We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: A History of the Berkeley Student Movement.
History of the Berkeley student movement through photographs and narration. Script written by Robby Cohen, Michael Laslett, Kerry Nelson. DVD 7647 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1743

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Film and Videos Produced by Individuals Affiliated with UC Berkeley

Elaine Kim

Sa-I-Gu.
41 min. DVD 8551; vhs Video/C 2837
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For student films in MRC, see:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/StudentFilmsVid.html

Jon Else (Graduate School of Journalism) see:
Documentary Classics

Marlon Riggs (Graduate School of Journalism) see:
Documentary Classics

Ray Telles

Americas: Continent on the Move 1993. 60 min. Video/C 2810

Fight in the Fields 1997. 115 min. DVD 8780; vhs Video/C 4746

Race is the Place) 2005. 92 min. DVD 6153

Santeros (Saintmakers) 1986. 33 min. Video/C 1341

Trinh Minh-ha (Women's Studies) see:
Documentary Classics

Loni Ding (Ethnic Studies) see:
Documentary Classics

Teaching at Berkeley

Bears in the Library: Cal Students Talk About Research
Undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley discuss how they approach library research, their initial impressions of the campus libraries, the impact that library research instruction has had on their ability to locate and evaluate relevant scholarly resources and the transformative impact that independent research can have on the large lecture course format and on their experience of education. 12 min. DVD 2666

Developing the Next Generation of Mathematicians.
Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association of America, c1991.

Uri Treisman deescribes his work at the University of California, Berkeley which has led to increases in the academic performance and persistence of African-American, Hispanic, and other underrepresented minority students in freshman calculus. Film describes the origin and evolution of programs which draw students into mathematics and enables them to excel. c1991. 43 min. Video/C 2853

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugliest of Graduate Student Instructing.
Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Office of Media Services, [199-?].

Dramatization of successful and unsuccessful encounters between teaching assistants and students in classroom sections and during office hours. Produced by students of the Mechanical Engineering 301 course (at the University of California, Berkeley) under supervision of Dr. David A. Dornfeld, Dr. Patrick J. Pagni, Rachel T. Honjo. Video/C 2894

Innovative Teaching.
Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Office of Educational Development, 1992.

Three prize winning college instructors comment upontheir educational philosophies and demonstrate the innovative techniques which they use to excite and motivate their students. Featuring: Steve Tollefson, Cherie Semans, Donald Bain, Gennaro Padilla, Alfred Arteaga. Video/C 2886

Lighting the Fire: Berkeley Students, Faculty and Librarians on Research
Commentary: Kristin Luker, Lynn Jones, Joseph Scalice, Mollie Caselli, Galen Cranz, Anthony Bliss, Gary Handman, Mary Ann Mahoney, Diane Fortner, Jim Church, Suzanne Calpestri, Milt Ternberg, John Roberts, Phoebe Janes, Carlos Delgado, Alexandra "Sasha" Doppelt. An investigation of research methodologies and philosophies presented by undergraduate students, faculty and librarians at the University of California, Berkeley. Covers such issues as undergraduate education and research, course design, and the location and evaluation of literary, audiovisual and on-line resources with an emphasis on primary sources. Producer, Patricia Davitt Maughan; art Director, Ann L. Moen. 2003. 19 min. Video/C 9598

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America, Behind Bars: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex: Critical Resistance
The growing reliance on prisons as the solution to systematic social problems, has created a punishment industry that bleeds taxpayers as it wields repression against the poor, immigrants and minorities. The first film, Visions of Freedom (32 min.), shows highlights from the Critical Resistance Conference held in Berkeley, California in 1998. Weaving music, poetry and speakers at the conference, this video highlights the growing outlines the growth of the prison industrial complex, the privatization of corrections and the social trade-offs being made to support it. The second film is USA, INCorporated (24 min.). Commentary: Angela Davis, Mike Davis, Ruthie Gilmore, Jose Lopez, Ramona Africa, Vince Shiraldi, Bruce Franklin, David Muhammad, Asha Bandele, Bernardine Dohrn, Luana Ross, Christian Parenti, Reese Erlich. "Produced in association with The Critical Resistance Conference, Berkeley, Calif., Sept. 25-27, l998. Produced in conjunction with Deep Dish TV's America Behind Bars series & The Prison Activist Resource Center." 1999? 56 min. Video/C 6451

American Justice Denied: The Reopening of "Korematsu vs U.S."
Conference sponsored by the Earl Warren Legal Institute, Asian American Studies Dept., Asian American Law Students Association and the Pacific Islander Law Students Association, UCB. Video/C 2216

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American Mathematical Society, International Congress of Mathematicians [20th: 1986: Berkeley, Calif.])
For listing see Physical Sciences: Mathematics

[Ames, Bruce] Interview with Professor Bruce Ames, 1988
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[Aquino, Corazon] Corazon Aquino at the Greek Theater.
University of California, Berkeley welcomes Corazon Aquino, 1986 recipient of the Berkeley medal. Video/C 916; Storage Info: B 4 175 538

[Baldwin, James] James Baldwin: Questions and Answers, Wheeler Auditorium, UCB, 4/26/74 DVD X703; vhs Video/C 2092 pt. 1-2

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The Berkeley Morris Dancers
Performance of a Morris dancers' group, videotaped live at the U.C. Berkeley campus, 1984. Video/C 698; Storage Info: pt. 1-pt. 2 pt. 1-2

Berkeley Shakespeare Festival Conference
Conference held at UCB, September 12, 1985. Video/C 2224; Storage Info: pt. 1-pt. 2 pt. 1-2

Berkeley Writers at Work

Berkeley Writers at Work: David Kirp, March 31, 2004David Kirp, Berkeley professor of Public Policy, is interviewed by College Writing Program lecturer, John Levine. Kirp discusses his writing process and answers questions from the audience. Video/C MM118

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Berkeley Writers at Work: Linda Williams, March 4, 2003. Linda Williams, author an director of the UCB Film Studies Program, reads from her works, discusses her writing process and answers questions from the audience. 73 min. Video/C 9646

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Berkeley Writers at Work: Robert Hass, December 12, 2002.
Robert Hass who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1995, reads from his works and is interviewed by Kaya Oak about his writing process and answers questions from the audience. Taped on sight by the Educational Television Office, University of California, Berkeley. This event took place on December 12, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley Main Library in the Morrison Room. 64 min. Video/C 9446

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Berkeley Writers at Work: Leon F. Litwack, March 12, 2002. Author Leon Litwack reads from his works and discusses his writing process, followed by an interview with Maggie Sokolik and questions from the audience. 81 min. Video/C 9645

Berkeley Writers at Work: Timothy Ferris, October 18, 2001. Author Timothy Ferris reads from his works and discusses his writing process, followed by an interview by Steve Tollefson and questions from the audience. 78 min. Video/C 9643

Berkeley Writers at Work: Orville Schell, Fall 2000. A brief lecture by professor and author Orville Schell followed by an interview in which he discusses his writing process. 80 min Video/C 7882

Berkeley Writers at Work: Bharati Mukherjee, March 13, 2000. A brief lecture by professor and author Bharati Mukherjee followed by an interview in which she discusses her writing process. 80 min DVD 8413; vhs Video/C 7881

Berkeley Writers at Work: Adam and Arlie Hochschild, April 11, 2001. Authors Adam and Arlie Hochschild read from their works and discuss their writing process, followed by an interview with Maggie Sokolik and questions from the audience. 78 min. Video/C 9644

Berkeley Writers at Work: Alan Dundes, Fall 1999. A brief lecture by professor and author Alan Dundes of the Department of Anthropology, UCB, followed by an interview in which he discusses his writings in folklore and answers questions from the student audience. Video/C 6835

Berkeley Writers at Work: Frederick Crews, October 6, 1998. brief lecture by professor and author Frederick Crews followed by an interview in which he discusses his writing process and answers questions from the student audience. 79 min. Video/C 5870

Berkeley Writers at Work: Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Spring 1998. A brief lecture by professor and author Nancy Scheper-Hughes followed by an interview in which she discusses her writing process and insights she has gleaned from research on mental illness, concluding with questions from the student audience. 70 min. Video/C 5871

Berkeley Writers at Work: Robin Tolmach Lakoff, Fall 1997. A brief lecture by professor and author Robin Tolmach Lakoff followed by an interview in which she discusses her writing process and answers questions from the student audience. 70 min. Video/C 5869

Berkeley Writers at Work: Ron Takaki, Spring 1997. A brief lecture by professor and author Ron Takaki, followed by an interview in which he discusses his writing process and his insights on the "hidden history" of minorities in America, followed by questions from the student audience. 79 min. Video/C 5872

Biography of a Biography: Writing the Life of William Randolph Hearst.
David Nasaw, author and professor at City University of New York, lectures on the noted California newspaperman and national political figure, William Randolph Hearst. Concludes with questions from the audience. A lecture presented in Dwinelle Hall, University of California Berkeley for the Friends of The Bancroft Library, April 7, 2001. 61 min. War, the Press and U.S. Power: Diplomacy and Conflict in the Post-9/11 World. Panel host: Orville Schell. A panel discussion with Strobe Talbott, former Deputy Secretary of State and president of the Brookings Institution, professor Mark Danner of the UCB Graduate School or Journalism and professor Peter Tarnoff, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, two days before the beginning of the war on Iraq concerning American foreign policy and the impact and implications of the impending war. A Berkeley Webcast event ; sponsored by the Goldman Forum on the Press and Foreign Affairs and the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, 3/18/03. 93 min.

[Borlaug, Norman] 60 Years of Fighting Hunger
A lecture by Norman Borlaug, who was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize for developing methods to help the world's poorest nations feed themselves. He is currently engaged as a senior consultant to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico and as a professor of International Agriculture at Texas A&M University. Video/C 9653

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[Bush, George ] George W. Bush: A Midterm Analysis, 4/21/03
Panel: Michael Nacht, Eleanor Clift, Nelson Polsby ; panel moderator: Gerald Lubernow ; introduction: Michael Lesser. Presidential scholars and White House reporters provide an inside assessment of the 43rd president's handling of the war on terrorism, the war in Iraq, homeland security, corporate ethics and the economy, as President Bush prepares to run for reelection. A Berkeley Webcast event ; co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies and University Extension, University of California, Berkeley. 2003. 69 min. Video/C 9585

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California Since the Sixties: Revolutions and Counterrevolutions. (California Studies Conference. [11th: 1999: University of California, Berkeley]). Videographer: Harold Adler
For complete description of this event and online access to the video, SEE 1960s videography

Campus Forum: Implications of War in Iraq
To initiate a campus dialogue about the Iraq war, a panel of UC Berkeley faculty experts were invited to explore the war's economic, political and regional implications. The event was introduced by Chancellor Robert Berdahl and the panel was moderated by David Leonard, Dean of International and Area Studies. The panelists and their areas of knowledge are Nezar Al Sayyad, Middle Eastern Studies; Thomas G. Barnes, law and history; David D. Caron, law; Laura Nader, anthropology; Steven Weber, political science; and Janet L. Yellen, economics. Each faculty member makes a presentation, followed by an all-panel discussion. The live event took place on April 1, 2003 in Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley. 1 hour, 58 minutes. Video/C 9527

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Cannabis, The Importance of Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire
Michael Pollan, author of "The botany of desire: a plant's-eye view of the world," has done a range of work in journalism, environmentalism and architecture. Here he discusses his approach to plants and their relationship to people. Concludes with questions from the audience. Held on November 12, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley. 78 min. Video/C 9449

[Chomsky, Noam] Naturalism and Dualism in the Study of Language and Mind
Lecture taped by the Office of Media Services, University of California, Berkeley. Noam Chomsky, noted professor of linguistics, expounds upon the unification of linguistics with the natural sciences and dualism versus the scientific approach in the philosophy of language. U.C. Berkeley, April 5, 1994. 100 min. Video/C 2696;

[Clinton, William Jefferson]Address at Zellerbach Hall, University of California at Berkeley, January 29, 2002
Opening commentary (19 min.): Robert Berdahl, Gray Davis. Former President Clinton addresses an audience at the University of California Berkeley expounding on the economic prosperity of the 1990s in the United States, saying that its lopsided nature also bred terrorism and identity politics and that an increase of financial foreign aid is needed to combat terrorism. Produced for the Office of Public Affairs and the Office of the Chancellor by Educational Technology Services, University of California at Berkeley. 94 min. DVD 1160; also VHS Video/C 8910

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Conversations With History (Institute of International Studies) See http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/conversations/ for listing (MRC has these on tape)

Does America Need an Empire?
Max Boot, author of Savage wars of peace: Small wars and the rise of American power, presents the 2003 Nimitz Memorial lecture in which he discusses American foreign policy and America's place in the world as a global "policeman." He addresses the question "Should America assume the responsibility of policing the world, and if so, why and how?". Recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley on March 12, 2003. Video/C 9511

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[Dyson, Freeman] Freeman Dyson on the Origins of Life: An Abstract Model for the Origin of Life. (Hitchcock lecture ; 2).
Professor Dyson draws equations to present his mathematical model for the origin of life. He talks about the random drift from disordered to ordered situation and explains the transition from a "neutral model" (disorder) to the Darwinian selection (order). Video/C 376

[Dyson, Freeman] Freeman Dyson on the Origins of Life: Experimental and Theoretical Background (Hitchcock lecture ; 1).
As philosopher and physicist, Professor Freeman J. Dyson guides experiments about origins of life and explains how and why physicists are involved in biology. He sees the Earth as a living organism in homeostatic stability and makes mathematical models to explain origins of life. Video/C 375

[Dyson, Freeman] Freeman Dyson on the Origins of Life: Questions Arising From My Model and Others (Hitchcock lecture ; 3).
Speculations that polypeptides may have been the original organisms on Earth and that cells developed before genes. People broke away from the tyranny of genes but they are governed by culture which overrides the genes. Video/C 377

[Dyson, Freeman] Freeman Dyson on the Origins of Life: Theology and the Origin of Life.
Discussion of two concepts of life: Life as result of random processes and life as part of God's plan. According to professor Dyson God is not omniscient or omnipotent. He grows with the universe and learns as the universe develops. Video/C 382

[Eakin, Richard]Charles Darwin
Professor Richard M. Eakin of the Dept. of Zoology, University of California presents a lecture in which he impersonates Charles Darwin in the words, dress, and manner of his time. Tells of his epic voyage on the Beagle, observations of Galapagos finches that figured in his conclusions on organic evolution, and the writing of the books in which he outlined his theory of natural selection. c1973. 24 min. DVD 7234; vhs Video/C MM758

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[Eakin, Richard]Gregor Mendel
Professor Richard M. Eakin of the Dept. of Zoology, University of California, presents a lecture in which he impersonates Gregor Mendel in the words, dress, and manner of his time. Describes his interest in heredity and his experiments with the pea plant, and comments on the elementen, his hypothetical units of heredity. c1973. 24 min. DVD 7307 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C MM757

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[Eakin, Richard] Hans Spemann and Embryonic Development
Dr. Richard Eakin, professor emeritus of zoology presents Hans Spemann speaking about his investigations in embryonic development. c1973. 42 min. DVD 7305; vhs Video/C 664

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[Eakin, Richard] Louis Pasteur
Recreation of Louis Pasteur by Professor Richard Eakin of the Dept. of Zoology, University of California, Berkeley. 1974. DVD 7334; vhs Video/C 2023

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[Eakin, Richard] William Beaumont and Alexis' Stomach.
Recreation of the scientist William Beaumont by Professor Richard Eakin, Zoology Dept., UC Berkeley. DVD 7333; vhs Video/C 2025

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[Eakin, Richard] William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood.
Recreation of William Professor Richard M. Eakin, Dept. of Zoology, University of California, Berkeley. DVD 7306 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 2024

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[Ehrlich, Paul] Paul Ehrlich Lecture.
Noted environmentalist and social critic speaks on his work The Population bomb. Lecture held at the University of California, Berkeley, Nov. 9, 1983. 70 min. DVD X698; vhs Video/C 2221

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Environmental Design: College of Environmental Design Lecture series, SEE separate listing of these lectures

Ethno-racial Classification in Public Policy: Does it Have a Future?
Introductions: Michael Nacht, Henry Brady, Lee Friedman (14 min.) -- Lecture: Kenneth Prewitt (82 min.) Kenneth Prewitt, director of the U.S. Census Bureau from 1998 to 2001, speaks about ethno-racial classification in the United States and where he thinks its going with particular reference to ethnic representation in the 2000 census and the social ramifications of race in the 21st century. Held at the University of California, Berkeley on April 10, 2003 and recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley. Video/C 9587;

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Food Politics and the Obesity Epidemic: How the Food Industry Influences Health and Diet
Dr. Marion Nestle, chair of NYU's Dept. of Nutrition and Food Studies and author of "Food politics," discusses the obesity epidemic in the United States and the political issues that surround it. Held at the University of California, Berkeley on April 1, 2003 and recorded by Educational Technology Services, University of California, Berkeley. A Berkeley Webcast event; sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. 2003. 53 min. Video/C 9588

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[Free Speech Movement, 30th Anniversary]
SEE Free Speech Movement videography

[Gore, Al] Al Gore at UC Berkeley. 1997.
A town hall meeting between Vice President Al Gore and 150 UCB undergraduates investigating the need for financial aid for college students. Among issues discussed were federal scholarship programs, federal financial aid, tax credits for educational expenses, campaign reform and affirmative action. This event took place on February 19, 1997 at Krutch Auditorium, Clark Kerr Campus, University of California, Berkeley. 60 min. Video/C 4691

[Hawking, Stephen] Hitchcock Lectures, UC Berkeley.

The Origin of the Universe. April 3, 1988. 61 min. Video/C 1199

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Baby Universes, Children of Black Holes. April 5, 1988. The nature of black holes, baby universes and the cosmological constant of the universe. DVD X702; vhs Video/C 1200

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The Direction of Time. April 7, 1988. On the thermodynamic, psychological and cosmological properties of time. Video/C 1201

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[Hawking, Stephen] Physics/Astronomy Colloquium with Dr. Stephen Hawking, University of California, Berkeley Wednesday, March 23, 1988
A technical lecture by Dr. Stephen Hawking, sponsored by the Departments of Physics and Astronomy on quantum theory, which allows for the branching of baby universes and effective interactions that are not predictable like the non-renormalizable theory of quantum gravity. Video/C 1202

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[Hawking, Stephen] Hawking Seminar
Presented at the Physics/Astronomy colloquium with Dr. Stephen Hawking, University of California, Berkeley, March, 1988. A brief glimpse of eminent physicist Stephen Hawking addressing a seminar. DVD 9606; vhs Video/C 695; Storage Info: B 2 506 513

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[Hawking, Stephen] Strictly Speaking. (J. Robert Oppenheimer Lecture)
Introductions: Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau, Mark A. Richards, Marvin Cohen. Stephen Hawking, Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Cambridge University, discusses theories on the origin of the Universe. He explains how time can have a beginning and the progress made by cosmologists in an area that has traditionally belonged to theologists and philosophers. Presented at the University of California, Berkeley on March 13, 2007. 67 min. DVD 7972

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A House for Someone Unlike Me.A film by Bruce Bassett. Documents the architectural design studio led by Ray Lifchez at the University of California, Berkeley as consultants with disabilities work with Lifchez, co-instructor Barbara Winslow and architectural students, in the midst of a creative and reflective design process, illuminated by personal stories of the consultants. Commentary: Raymond Lifchez, Barbara Winslow, Sara Anne Towery, Dennis Heubner, CeCe Weeks, Peter Trier, Cheryl Davis. [United States] : National Center for a Barrier Free Environment ; Boston, Mass. : Adaptive Environments Center, c1984. 38 min. Video/C 8379

John Milton's Masque: Comus
Performed by students at the University of California, Berkeley on May 2-3, 1994 in The Fife Room, Wheeler Hall. Produced, directed and scripted by Hugh Richmond. A Student production of John Milton's Comus plus two scenes from Paradise lost. 77 min. Video/C 6212

[Kostof, Spiro] Lectures from Architecture 170 class, University of California, Berkeley
One semester of lectures in Historical Survey of Architecture and Urbanism (Architecture 170) class, taught by Spiro Kostof between January 31, 1991 and May 7, 1991 at the University of California, Berkeley. Video/C 2388; Storage Info: pt. 1-pt. 26 pt. 1-26
This lectures are available for online viewing. See separate listing for contents and links.

[Kroeber, A.L.] Samuel Barrett Interviews A.L. Kroeber, 1960
Samuel Barrett, the first Ph.D in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, interviews anthropologist A.L. Kroeber, the first faculty member in the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology. 1:09 minutes.

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Looking at America from Abroad: A European Media Perspective
A panel discussion by European journalists discussing the future of the Atlantic Alliance and how the war with Iraq is precipitating shifting political alliances and the balance of power worldwide. Also examines how the War in Iraq has been reported by the European media. Moderator: Orville Schell; Panel: Federico Rampini (La Repubblica), Patrick Jarreau (Le Monde), Annette Levy-Willard (Liberation), Anthony Gooch (Great Britain), Godfrey Hodgson (Oxfore Univ.). A Berkeley Webcast event; sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. 2003. 4/3/03 110 min. Video/C 9509

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Lunch Poems and other UCB Poety Readings See:
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Malcolm X
Malcolm X, being interviewed by Professor John Leggett and Herman Blake (graduate student)(Dept. of Sociology) at the University of California, Berkeley in October 1963, discusses being a Black Muslim, the conditions of Blacks in this country, their relation with white people, and states the case for Black separatism. Originally recorded October 11, 1963, Lecture #22, Sociology 1-A, University of California, Berkeley. ©UC Regents. 40 min. DVD 1159; also on VHS Video/C 8501

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"Martial Races" and "Ladies' Drinks": How Racialized Gender Has Militarized the World.
A lecture by Cynthia Enloe, author and nationally recognized scholar of militarism, state policies, politics and their impacts on the lives of people throughout the world. [Berkeley, CA] : Center for Race and Gender. Lecture, April 29, 2002. 89 min. Video/C 8867

The New Majority: Beyond the Melting Pot; a report on California's cultural and racial demographics and how they affect our society.
Part of the UC Berkeley Open Window Series. California's cultural and racial demographics - by K. Russell -- Diversity: Changing the face of politics; election reapportionment - by T. Mock -- Hate crimes - by K. Debro -- Labor unions and the new immigrants - by H. Frieze -- University of California, Berkeley: Multicultural education - by W. Lasola -- The arts - by H. Norman -- English only initiative - by J. McKelvey -- The lives of immigrants - by B. Pimentel -- A look at immigration policy - by F. Langner. © UC Regents. DVD 9607; vhs Video/C 2010

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Panel on Ethnic Diversity.
A panel of five faculty members discuss a report, chaired by Tony Duster. The Duster report concludes that students at the University of California, Berkeley, 50% of whom are of a cultural minority, tend to cluster into ethnic groups rather than interact. Julia Curry, Alex Saragoza, Elaine Kim, and Snow Arrow Fausett discuss problems facing various ethnic groups. UC Berkeley, Open Window series program; 921. Video/C 1932

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Panorama: A Multimedia Happening
Directed by Lisa Wymore of UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS), Panorama, will use large– and small–scale projections juxtaposed with live dance, robotic cameras and tele-immersion and audio technologies to draw audience members to participate in the performance at any time. The event is inspired by Nine Evenings: Theater & Engineering, seminal 1966 performance pieces instigated by artist Robert Rauschenberg and featuring such artistic and technological luminaries as John Cage, Yvonne Rainer, Frank Stella, Steve Paxton, Deborah Hay and Meredith Monk, among others. Panorama brings together more than 60 students, artists and scientists from UC Berkeley and other universities. The event honors the pioneering explorations at the heart of the Cunningham–Cage–Rauschenberg legacy. Held Friday, November 14, 5–7:00 P.M., Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley.
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People of Color Symposium
Symposium on Clark Kerr Campus, University of California, Berkeley, January 15, 1988. Video/C 2219;

Physiology of Aging: What it is and What it Could be
(Meredith Morgan Symposium; UC Berkeley). Profssor Timiras lectures on the aging process and gives an historical overview of life expectancy at the turn of the century to the present. Video/C 2264

Race, Gender & the "War on Terrorism"
Contents: Terror, structural adjustments and the warfare system / Ruth Wilson Gilmore -- Women, war and racism / Linda Burnham -- Selective images: the selling of the war on terrorism / Hatem Bazian. A panel featuring UC Berkeley professor and prison activist Ruthie Gilmore speaking about terror, structural adjustments and the warfare state; Women of Color Resource Center executive director Linda Burnham talking about women, war and racism and Al-Qalam Institute director Hatem Bazian discussing the selling of the war on terrorism [Berkeley, CA] : Center for Race and Gender. Lecture, April 1, 2002. 89 min. Video/C 8868

Redrawing the Map of the Arab World,
A lecture by Azmi Bishara, leading Palestinian human rights activist and one of only seven Arab members of the Israeli Knesset, the Parliament. Bishara presents some of his ideas about the general situation in the Middle East and about the current war in Iraq and its implications for Arab-Israeli relations. A Berkeley Webcast event; co-sponsored by the Dept. of Near Eastern Studies andthe Office of the Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley. 117 min. Video/C 9537

Restoring the Earth Conference.
UC Berkeley. Proceedings of a 4 day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, 1988. First national gathering organized to foster the exchange of knowledge about environmental restoration. 1988. Video/C 2227

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Reflections by an Eminent Chemist.

Melvin Calvin. The Nobel Prize winner and professor of chemistry Melvin Calvin talks about his work on photosynthesis. The interview, conducted by George Pimentel and David Ridgway, was recorded at the University of California, Berkeley, May 6, 1981. 3/4" UMATIC. ( NRLF #: B 3 969 147) Video/C 371
Dr. Joel Hildebrand. Professor Hildebrand talks about his early work withiodine solutions, about intermolecular interaction an don solubility in general. The interview, conducted by George Pimentel and David Ridgway, was recorded at the University of California,Berkeley, September 9, 1981. Video/C 372
Dr. Glenn Seaborg. The Nobel Prize winner and university Professor Glenn Seaborg talks about the separation of isotopes, the transuranian elements and nuclear energy in general. The interview, conducted by George Pimentel and David Ridgway, was recorded at the University of California,Berkeley, May 21, 1981. Video/C 378 NRLF #: B 3 969 155

Refuseniks: Why Do We Refuse to Serve in the Occupied Territories?
Speakers: Ishai Rosen Zvi, Ofer Shorr and Ron Gerlitz (speakers represent Courage To Refuse and Yesh G'vul). Over 1000 Israeli officers and reservists have declared their refusal to serve in the Occupied Territories, while maintaining their commitment to serve in the IDF to protect Israel. In this presentation three "Refuseniks," representing the groups Yesh G'vul and The Courage to Refuse, discuss issues of human rights in Palestine and their reasons for refusing to participate. Recorded 2003-03-11 105 min. Video/C 9512

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Restoring the Earth Conference,
UC Berkeley. Proceedings of a 4 day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, 1988. First national gathering organized to foster the exchange of knowledge about environmental restoration. Video/C 2227

Rim of Heaven
A dance choreographed by David Wood and performed by students from the Dramatic Art Department, University of California, Berkeley." "Performed in Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, April, 1984. Music, John Thow. Video/C 718; Storage Info: B 4 175 399

[Salgado, Sebastiao] Migrations, Humanity in Transition by Sebastiao Salgado: Followed by a Conversation with Orville Schell
Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado comments on his photographic collection "Migrations: photographs by Sebastiao Salgado," which range across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Salgado sees evidence of what he calls "a revolution in the way we live, produce, communicate and travel," often summarized by the catchword "globalization." His presentation is followed by a conversation with the author Orville Schell who continues the discussion on Salgado's work and visions of the social ramifications of globalization. "Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of Migrations: Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, January 16-March 24, 2002.". Held on February 11, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley. 85 min. Video/C 8758

[Salgado, Sebastiao] Migrations, Humanity in Transition by Sebastiao Salgado: Follow-up Discussion to the Avenali Lecture
A panel discussion of the work and issues presented by the Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado in his ethnographic photographic collection "Migrations: photographs by Sebastiao Salgado," which presents a commentary on human migration and the social ramifications of globalization. "Produced in conjunction with the exhibition of Migrations: Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive, January 16-March 24, 2002." Held on February 13, 2002 at the University of California, Berkeley. 120 min. Video/C 8759

Seeing the Difference: An Interdisciplinary Discussion of Death and Dying
Selected presentations and discussions from a two dayinstitute with clinicians joined by artists and humanists in a discussion of what it means to die in American in the twenty-first century.

Seeing death and being seen / Jim Goldberg -- When deathbecomes plausible / Sandra Gilbert -- Acknowledging /Jodi Halpern, Patricia Benner, Elizabeth Davies, John Gillis, Thomas Cole -- When is death? / Guy Micco -- Altered states : conceptions of dying in a technological age: I. Expectations and reality in "triumph over nature" / Debu Tripathy. II. Accepting the natural / Lawrence Schneiderman -- Knowing / Frank Gonzalez-Crussi, Michael Whitmore -- Closing the door/ Madelon Sprengnether, Sandra Gilbert. Held at the University of California, June 1-2, 2000. Berkeley, CA: Doreen B. Townsend Center for theHumanities, [1995]. 46 min. Video/C 8747

Shakespeare productions at UCB. See: MRC Shakespeare videography
[Stone, Oliver] Oliver Stone. U.C.B. Commencement Convocation, Spring 1994.
75 min. Video/C 2728

Television and Terrorism, Who Calls the Shots?
Reviews the events of Sept. 27, 1990 in Berkeley, Calif. when 33 people were held hostage and one killed by Merhdad Dashti in the Durant Hotel. A panel of newscasters discusses the challenges and techniques of broadcasting news without editing directly from the sight of crisis situations. Moderated by Fred Friendly. 1990. 60 min.

Tibetan Tradition in Crisis.
Kenting Tai, the situ rinpoche, discusses the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism. Examines the impact of the Chinese occupation of Tibet and more recently on the opening of Tibet on traditional beliefs and religious institutions. 1986. Video/C 866; Storage Info: B 4 175 498

[Tutu, Desmond] Bishop Tutu at the Greek Theater.
Bishop Tutu's speech and program at the Greek Theater, May 13, 1985.
59 min. Video/C 770

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U.C. Berkeley College of Environmental Design Architecture Lecture Series. 2000/2001
For listing see http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/EnvidesignVid.html

UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
The Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum invites notable entrepreneurs, industry analysts, venture capitalists, and business leaders to present their business experiences and candid insights in entrepreneurship. See http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/entrepreneurs.html for listing of lectures

Visions of a Common Good: A Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, and American Common Ground
Nathan Glazer, Ronald Takaki, Robert Pickus. William Simmons, moderator. Professors Glazer (Harvard) and Takaki (UCB) seek to define a common cultural ground for an America that is diverse, united and fulfills the best of its founder's values. Co-sponsors, World Without War Council, James Madison Foundation and the Center for Teaching and Study of American Cultures." Joint lecture delivered 4/26/94 at the University of California Berkeley. 90 min. DVD 4221; Video/C 2713

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Voices of Black Panther Women.
A panel discussion of women who are members of the Black Panther party in which they relate their personal struggles and experiences as "Panther women" engaged in civil rights activism. Symposium at UC Berkeley, date unknown. ©UC Regents. DVD 1345; also VHS Video/C 2557

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[Walcott, Derek]Derek Walcott Poetry Reading
The Caribbean writer, Derek Walcott, reads selections from his own writings.This event took place on November 20, 1997 in the Maude Fife Room at the University of California, Berkeley. Video/C 5198; Storage Info: $B 703 507

War, the Press and U.S. Power:Diplomacy and Conflict in the Post-9/11 World
Panel host: Orville Schell. A panel discussion with Strobe Talbott, former DeputySecretary of State and president of the BrookingsInstitution, professor Mark Danner of the UCB GraduateSchool or Journalism and professor Peter Tarnoff,former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs,two days before the beginning of the war on Iraqconcerning American foreign policy and the impact andimplications of the impending war. A Berkeley Webcast event ; sponsored by the GoldmanForum on the Press and Foreign Affairs and theGraduate School of Journalism, University ofCalifornia, Berkeley, 3/18/03. 93 min. Video/C 9526

Weapons of Mass Destruction in an Age of Terror: Living in the Second Nuclear Age,4/30/03
Introduction: Orville Schell. Panel: Jonathan Schell, Frances FitzGerald, Michael Nacht, Mark Danner. A panel discussion held a few days after the conclusion of the 2003 war in Iraq, featuring authors on American foreign policy and academics concerning nuclear,chemical, and biological arms as an increasingly central issue driving American foreign policy decisions. A Berkeley Webcast event ; co-sponsored bythe Graduate School of Journalism and The Commonwealth Club of California. 2003. 95 min. Video/C 9586

Who Owns the Body International Human Rights Conference(2000: University of California, Berkeley).
"Human dignity, human rights and the integrity of the body are abused by persons, institutions and governments around the world. The critical questions of State-sponsored torture and terror, repatriation of Native American remains and international trafficking in human organs will be addressed by scholars and human rights activists from the United States, Europe, Bosnia, Croatia, Chile and South Africa."

Keynote Address: Modern Slavery and the New Abolitionists. Keynote speaker: Judith Lewis Herman. Professor Herman of Harvard Medical School explores the trafficking of human beings for forced labor, marriage, domestic servitude, prostitution and incest as themost persistent, endemic, and invisible forms of slavery throughout the world. Most of the victims are women and children. This global market now involves some 4 million people per year and although this traffic is nominally criminalized, it effectively operates with impunity.

The Body and the State.Panel 1: Witnesses from the Grave: Mass Graves and Communities of Loss. Forensic resurrectionists: mass graves and the return of mortal remains / William Haglund. -- All that remains: the body in the aftermath of Srebrenica /Laurie Vollen -- Srebrenica 1995: a genocide / Amor Masovic.

Forensic resurrectionists: Addresses the accepted legal positions on the body as property and gives an overview of what this means to survivors in the context of international human rights investigations.

All that remains: Investigates the fall of Srebrenica and the role of the body in its aftermath particularly the mass grave exhumations begun in Bosnia in1996, the rights of survivors to the remains as well as their importance to the criminal justice system.

Srebrenica 1995, a genocide: A member of Parliament ofthe Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina investigates the difficulties of identification of the victims and the lack of support by the international community in the investigations. 128 min. Video/C 7407

The Body and the State. Panel 2: Broken Bodies: State-sponsored Torture and Terror Reflections on pain and memories / Elizabeth Lira --Tortured bodies without ancestors / Eric Harper -- Healing the individual, family, and communities after the war / Dean Adjukovic.

Reflections on pain and memories: Addresses memories that follow torture: experiences of grief, anger, and fragmentation of identity and the healing process necessary to regain wholeness. Recovery depends on working through the pain and memories in different levels and putting words to them.

Tortured bodies without ancestors: Examines some of the ways terror and torture in South Africa resulted inthe death of the African family through an attack on traditional law and examines what occurs when the body is subjected to torture.

Healing the individual, family and communities after thewar: Analyzes the use of deliberate terror inflicted upon the populace during the Yugoslav War. The emphasis is on how the destruction of communities and individuals is linked to manipulation and creation of powerlessness. The ethnic cleansing and war-rape were carefully designed to create terror among civilians and create millions of refugees. Refugees's experiences and the psychosocial consequences of uprooting are discussed in the context of massive traumatization and the learned helplessness model. 105 min. Video/C 7408

The Body and the State.Panel 3: Saying goodbye: Grieving Communities State terror and human dignity in a Guatemalan village /Beatriz Manz -- Rituals as community resources / James Kelly -- Lessons from the Stockton massacre /Wendy Walker-Moffat.

State terror and human dignity in a Guatemalan village: One of the hundreds of villages destroyed by the Guatemalan military was Santa Maria Tzeja. Survivors experienced human rights abuses and in some cases years in refugee camps. This speaker tells of the rebuilding, healing and reconciling in the village as they cope with the past in order to build a dignified future.

Rituals as community resources: Reviews the potentially powerful connection between official responses to disasters and ongoing "natural" community rituals. Offers as an example the coming together of Afro-American communities in Chicago after the homicides of young boys and the homicides of prostitutes. Such issues as racism, community pride, value for self-sufficiency, and religious beliefs we repart of the constraints and resources in moving beyond these two disasters.

Lessons from the Stockton Massacre: A specialist in refugee emergency response addresses the situation in Stockton California when a young white man in 1989fired an automatic weapon into a schoolyard of children killing minority children and further traumatizing the Southeast Asian refugee community. 109 min. Video/C 7409

Native American Remains and Human Rights / Walter Echo-Hawk -- Human remains and NAGPRA: responsibilities and requirements / Frank McManamon --Native and other bodies: addressing NAGPRA / Jace Weaver -- Bone courts and Native American sovereignty/ Gerald Vizenor.

Native and other bodies: Addresses the track record of NAGPRA (Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act) and also looks at objects other than human remains as a kind of "cultural body," thus looking at NAGPRA as an internally consistent whole.

Native American remains and human rights: Despite the passage of NAGPRA Native Americans are still being confronted by scientists claiming a right to own or control dead Indian bodies in order to conduct experiments on them perpetuating a double standard which began with early North American exploration that treated Indian bodies as property, curios or archaeological artifacts while dead bodies and gravesof other citizens were protected by laws.

Human remains and NAGPRA: The chief archaeologist of the National Park Service explains the procedures and requirements of NAGPRA that requires the repatriation of Native American human remains and other cultural objects in public museum collections and those recovered from federal lands.

Bone courts and Native American sovereignty: Considers aproposal to establish a Bone Court -- a new federal judicial forum to hear and decide disputes over museum collections of human remains, repatriation, burial sites, research on bones and to protect native sovereignty. 180 min. Video/C 7410

Native American Indian Repatriation. Panel 2: Ishi and Kennewick Man: Science, Ethics, and Native Rights

Kennewick Man: setting limits to NAGPRA / James C. Chatters -- History and repatriation of Ishi/ Orin Starn -- From performance to record: Ishi's music and speech / Irfa Jhacknis -- The humanity of Ishi / Karl Kroeber.

Panel: Joseph Myers (Introductions), William Johnson(Moderator), James C. Chatters, Orin Starn, Ira Jacknis, Karl Kroeber, Karen Biestman (Discussant).

Kennewick Man: NAGPRA was intended to return the remains of recent Native American dead to their nearest of kin but was not intended to hand over ancient human ossils to modern-day Indian tribes, yet that is howit is being interpreted by some. Much of the scientific community and American public feels ancient remains, which often cannot be linked to modern tribes, should not be summarily reburied for temporal political reasons. This talk addresses this conflict which came to a head with the case of the Kennewick Man, a ca. 9,500 year old skeleton.

History and repatriation of Ishi: A small group from thePit River Tribe held a private ceremony last month to rebury Ishi, the last Yahi Indian. This paper offers one view of the campaign to repatriate Ishi and what it can tell us about anthropology, Native America, andthe politics of memory and identity.

From performance to record: Ishi's music and speech: Between 1911 to 1914, T. T. Waterman and Alfred Kroeber recorded Ishi, his music and narration of stories. This talk examines the preservation of these recordings and their content.

Humanity of Ishi: Historical evaluation of Ishi'sbehavior challenges judgments that reduce his role tothat of passive victim. Such reduction in fact is aninverse expression of the cliche of the "noble savage," and diminishes understanding of and respect for theunique individuality of Ishi's impressiveness as ahuman being. 153 min. Video/C 7411

Commodification of the Body. Panel 1: The Body in Question Corpses for dissection, organs for transplant / Ruth Richardson -- On being good-as-dead in a world short of organs / Margaret Lock -- Who owns the donor body? / Lesley Sharp -- The brain and human death / Alan Shewmon.

Panel: Nancy Scheper-Hughes (Introduction), Ruth Richardson, Margaret Lock, Lesley Sharp, Alan Shewmon, Laura Nader (Discussant).

Corpses for dissection, organs for transplant: Considers the current world organ shortage in a long historical perspective and compares the procurement histories oforgans for transplant and corpses for dissection drawing disquieting parallels between them.

On being good-as-dead in a world short of organs: Examines the concept of brain death and its viability as a diagnostic tool of "death," since new medical technologies have kept bodies "alive" for more than ayear after brain death has occurred. Increasing world-wide demand for organs for transplant and thedebate about giving legal recognition to "social death," highlights the urgency to clarify the way in which medical and bioethical professionals define death.

Who owns the donor body?: In the past donor's identities have been anonymous but recently donor kin have asserted their rights to proclaim publicly the personal identities of organ donors through new memorial forms that circumvent professional involvement. This talk explores the conflicts that arise as lay versus professional parties assert competing claims upon the donor body and its parts and the means by which the former now circumvent the obstructionist strategies of the latter.

The Brain and human death: Widespread confusion surrounds both the precise signification of "brain death," and the rationale for its purported equivalence with death. Here a neurologist reconsiders whether "brain death" is any longer conceptually viable or even pragmatically necessary. 184 min. Video/C 7412

Commodification of the Body. Panel 2: Traffic in Bodies and Body Parts

The medical triangle: India, surgery and the anthropology of transplant / Lawrence Cohen -- The right to sell a kidney: current practices and debate in Israel / Michael M. Friedlaender -- The bodyand commodity fetishism / Nancy Scheper-Hughes --Human rights violations at the Cape Town police mortuary / Rosemary Thandiwe Sitsheshe -- Personal accounts of organs and tissue theft / Linda Johnson --Kidney theft in a modern private hospital / Liliana Goffi.

Panel: Guy Micco (moderator), Lawrence Cohen, Michael M.Friedlaender, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Rosemary Thandiwe Sitsheshe, Linda Johnson, Lilian Goffi.

Medical triangle: Reviews the history and sociology of organ procurement and transplantation in India focusing on the origins of the market in kidneys, the emergence of marked regions of kidney sales, the role of private hospitals and their funding, of politicians and bureaucrats and foreign agents of various sorts.

Right to sell a kidney: A kidney transplant clinic in Jerusalem has been treating Arab and Israeli patients returning after buying kidneys abroad. These transplants, which are illegal in Israel, are discussed making a strong case for both the legalization of remuneration for kidney donation and also for strengthening the restraints on illegal transactions.

Body and commodity fetishism: The global traffic inhuman organs, tissues and body parts -- from the living as well as from the dead -- is examined as an anthropological analysis of postmodern forms of human sacrifice disguised as a "donation," rendered invisible by its anonymity, and hidden under the medical rhetoric of "life saving" and "gift giving.".

Human rights violations at the Cape Town police mortuary: A loophole in the South African Organ and Tissue Act has allowed some doctors to harvest tissues and organs without considering feelings of the next of kin, justifying their actions as motivated by the altruistic desire to "save lives.".

Personal accounts of organs and tissue theft: Recounts the experiences of an American wife who donated her husband's organs upon physician's request to discover later that they have been sold by "body brokers" in Germany.

Kidney theft in a modern private hospital: Recounts the theft of a kidney from a living patient in Argentina which occurred while she was being operated on for another medical condition. 184 min. Video/C 7413

Views From Within: The Japanese American Wartime Internment Experience, September 19-20, 1987, University of California, Berkeley.
For complete description of this event and online access to the video, SEE Japanese Internment videography

Wellness Lecture Series. 1991/92.
Wellness lecture series sponsored by the California Wellness Foundation, the University of California and Health Net. Videotaped at the University of California, San Diego by the Office of Learning Resources-Television. For listing of lectures see http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/LifeSciVid.html To the top

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