The University of Alabama
Lecture and Book Talk Video Series: 06-07
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Welcome to the University of Alabama Libraries' Lecture and Book Talk Video Series Page! This Vodcast was begun in the Fall of 2006. On this page, you will find archived video streams, progressive downloads, and a subscription to our vodcast of various University Libraries' events and programs. Our video streams are hosted from a Quicktime streaming server. Therefore, you will need to have Quicktime installed on your computer.

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EPISODES

A Different Perspective: A First-Hand Look at the War in Lebanon
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Presentation by Kisten Trotter Chick who is the Student Life Editor for the University of Alabama's Newspaper, The Crimson White. She speaks about her recent experiences in Lebanon. This event occurred on September 14, 2006 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 34 minutes and 59 seconds.

Talking about Her Book, A Mansion's Memories 
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Presentation by Mary Chapman Mathews who is a former first lady of the University of Alabama. She talks about her recently published book, A Mansion's Memories, which is a history of the University of Alabama's President's Mansion and its inhabitants. This event occurred on September 18, 2006 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 32 minutes and 30 seconds.

The University of Alabama's Historic Architecture 
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Presentation by Dr. Robert Mellown who is an Associate Professor of Art History in the University of Alabama's Department of Art. He talks about the Historic Architecture on the University of Alabama Campus. This event occurred on October 26, 2006 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 43 minutes and 44 seconds.

The Ghosts of the University of Alabama 
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Presentation by Jerry Oldshue who is a retired Vice-President for Student Affairs of the University of Alabama. He talks about the ghosts of the University of Alabama. This event occurred on October 31, 2006 in the Hoole Special Collections Library. Episode's length is 31 minutes and 44 seconds.

Alva Woods and the Problem of Discipline 
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Presentation by Dr. Stephen Tomlinson who is a Professor in the College of Education of the University of Alabama. He discusses Alva Woods and the problem of Discipline at the University of Alabama, 1831-1837. This event occurred on November 14, 2006 in the Hoole Special Collections Library. Episode's length is 56 minutes and 12 seconds.

Civil War and Reconstruction at the University of Alabama 
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Presentation by Guy Hubbs who is a UA Alum and Associate Professor at Birmingham Southern College, He discusses the Civil War and Reconstruction at The University of Alabama. This event occurred on November 30, 2006 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 45 minutes and 10 seconds.

Autherine Lucy Foster’s Visit to the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library 
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Autherine Lucy Foster visited the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library on Thursday, November 30, 2006. She discussed her own personal experiences at UA from 1950s through the present. Ms. Foster reflected upon her life leading up to to her short-lived enrollment at The University of Alabama as the first African-American student in 1956. She also discussed her experiences and the aftermath of those days, as well as her time at UA as a graduate student in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as thoughts on her experience and how it relates to the future leaders in higher education. This event was part of Dr. Steven Katsinas’ graduate course on the history of higher education. Students in that course and others had the unique opportunity to hear about Ms. Lucy’s experiences and thoughts firsthand. Episode's length is 1 hour and 35 minutes and 2 seconds.

On the Trail of America's Oldest Writing Systems 
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Presentation by Dr. Richard Diehl who is a UA Professor of Anthropology and author of The Olmecs He is presenting "On the Trail of America's Oldest Writing System: UA Research Projects, 1990-2007." This event occurred on January 11, 2007 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 54 minutes and 2 seconds.

Alabama Folk Pottery 
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Presentation by Joey Brackner who is the author of Alabama Folk Pottery He is presenting a talk on the history of Pottery in Alabama. This event occurred on February 1, 2007 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 33 minutes and 52 seconds.

Race Beat 
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Presentation by Hank Klibanoff who is an editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the author of The Race Beat He is presenting a talk on minority media coverage during the Civil Rights Movement. This event occurred on February 13, 2007 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 51 minutes and 21 seconds.

Worming Out Causes and Cures 
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A presentation by award-winning UA professors of biology Kim and Guy Caldwell titled "Worming Out Causes and Cures to Human Brain Diseases." They will talk on their recent research and possible implications. This event occurred on February 22, 2007 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 58 minutes and 55 seconds

A Writer's Life 
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A presentation by a UA graduate and author of "A writer's Life" This event occurred on March 8, 2007 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 55 minutes and 43 seconds

Double-Wide
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A reading by Michael Martone a UA professor and director of the creative writing program. Professor Martone will be reading from his most recent publication "Double-wide" and others. This event occurred on March 29, 2007 in the Gorgas Library. Episode's length is 51 minutes and 31 seconds

50% Moonshine and 50% Moonshine
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A presentation by Lisa Lindquist Dorr a UA Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. She will be speaking on flappers, dating, drinking during the 1920's Prohibition. This event occurred on March 28, 2007 in Hoole Library. Episode's length is 60 minutes and 45 seconds

Dwelling Places
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A Reading by Vinita Wright of her novel Dwelling Places including insight to some of her creative process for writing the novel. This event occurred on April 12, 2007 in Morgan Auditorium. Episode's length is 48 minutes and 6 seconds