Media and History

#MeToo: Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

#MeToo:  Overcoming Sexism and Harassment Hollywood Style / Lauren LoGiudice

  #metoo happened and #TIMESUP was created … now what? In this entertaining interactive, multi-media lecture, students will find out how to navigate the terrain between #metoo and a new world. Through video clips, audio samples, and rare photos, students will uncover the stories of the fierce women and LGBT people  of Hollywood’s scandalous past [Read more…]

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. Culture of Firearms / Dr. Warren Blumenfeld

The U.S. ranks first among 178 countries for the highest per capita rate of firearm ownership. On average, each year firearms account for approximately 11 thousand homicides, another 22 thousand suicides and accidental deaths, and many more injuries. In the wake of these fatalities and high-visibility mass shootings, a very contentious debate has continued in [Read more…]

Show Me Democracy!

Show Me Democracy!

Amidst the storm of the Ferguson, MO, shooting, seven St. Louis college students evolved into advocates and activists as they demanded change through policy and protest. From 100 hours of footage shot over two years, the film Show Me Democracy has been woven into a powerful story of young people engaged in key issues: race, [Read more…]

Subliminal Sex In Advertising / William Cane

Subliminal Sex In Advertising / William Cane

    Advertisers are hiding sexual, death, and religious messages in the backgrounds of advertisements you view hundreds of times every day. These ads appear on TV, on the Internet, and even on your cell phone. Most importantly, there is no way to defend yourself against the insidious effects of subliminal advertising. Now see these [Read more…]

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Think you have nothing to hide?  Guess again! Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets…and are not [Read more…]

Your Brain on Politics / Rick Shenkman

Your Brain on Politics / Rick Shenkman

  We’ve just been through one of the most fascinating and disturbing elections in American history. Why did people vote the way they did? Until recently, no one really knew because we lacked insight into how the human brain digests political information. But now we do. With the help of science we now know why [Read more…]