1. MNU 7x7 2015 - Abby Hodges

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    2015 7x7 Challenge participant Abby Hodges.

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    • Andrew Beveridge on Income Inequality | Social Explorer

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      Andrew Beveridge, Co-Founder and CEO of Social Explorer discusses income inequality in the United States. http://www.socialexplorer.com/ Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. In addition to its comprehensive data resources, Social Explorer offers features and tools to meet the needs of demography experts and novices alike. From research libraries to classrooms to government agencies to corporations to the front page of the New York Times, Social Explorer helps the public engage with society and science. http://www.socialexplorer.com/ © Oxford University Press

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      • What makes Geico's pre-roll more effective than other pre-roll advertisements?

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        ENC 1142 - Academic Argument

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        • Mirror: A Short Video Adaptation of Sylvia Plath

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          We live in a society right now which is mainly composed of teenagers and adolescents obsessed with social media. From Instagram, to Facebook, to Twitter, we can’t help but follow or like accounts and pages of celebrities that we look up to. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. It only becomes bad when it reaches a point wherein we glorify their images too much that, in return, we feel insecure, ugly, and hopeless. This is an effect of the power of media and how it that it can dictate the “norm” from what is not. And, almost all of the time, this affects the way that girls look at their selves. We are blinded by what “beautiful” is supposed to look like and we get misled by all of these starving and artificial models. If we get exposed to this portrayal of beauty too much, how will we ever look at ourselves in the mirror again without thinking – “I am not enough.”? Literary reference: "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath: I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful ‚ The eye of a little god, four-cornered. Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall. It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers. Faces and darkness separate us over and over. Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me, Searching my reaches for what she really is. Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon. I see her back, and reflect it faithfully. She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands. I am important to her. She comes and goes. Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness. In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish. ##

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          • Webinar: Be. Still. Move. Creative Contemplative Movement

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            A webinar with Stephanie Briggs Assistant Professor of English, Community College of Baltimore County Originally broadcast on March 25, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm ET Be. Still. Move: Creative Contemplative Movement employs movement, storytelling, and art to discover students’ embodied knowledge towards developing a connection to personal body/mind insights and the internalization of new knowledge, leading to open awareness and acceptance of academic and educational obstacles. Please note that this webinar has an interactive component. Participants are asked to bring with them colored pencils, crayons, or markers and one piece of 5×7 card stock paper. Stephanie Briggs is an Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches Developmental English and English Composition I classes. In addition to English classes, for the past 15 years she’s taught and assisted in the long-term development of the college’s History of Hip Hop course. She is a graduate of the New School and New York University in New York City. Her program, “Be. Still. Move: Creative Contemplative Movement,” was developed using the teachings and various practices of a number of mindfulness practitioners. In 2006, Stephanie began exploring the use of movement and mindfulness in the college classroom after studying multi-disciplinary mindfulness practices, movement and vocalization with director/choreographer Meredith Monk. She also took Mudra Theater classes with Elaine Yuen, teacher and student of Chogyam Trungpa. She recently studied the research-to-performance methodology developed by teacher/poet Sekou Sundiata, and use his of storytelling and creative writing to create social engagement around social justice issues developed through his “America Project.” In addition, Stephanie studied combining arts, play, and mindfulness practice with Thich Nhat Hanh ordained Buddhist nun, Sister Jewel.

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            • PSJA ISD Tri-City District Track Meet

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              PSJA ISD high schools compete head-to-head in various events at the Tri-City District Track Meet. March 2015

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              • Puso 2

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                Puso 2 is a video ad that highlights the University of the Philippines Cebu as the national university's campus in the Central Visayas; an academic institution that takes its character from the region's quintessential food fare, puso (hanging rice). As it drums up itself as the centre of creativity, innovation, and service, it also reflects on it's role as nurturer of knowledge and learning; a catalyst of inspiration for generations of students seeking their destined place in nation building.

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                • AACS First LEGO Robotics Team

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                  Six students from AACS’ robotics team “Brick Warriors” successfully defended their title at this past winter's FIRST LEGO League state championship. Over the past months, the team built and programmed an autonomous robot, demonstrated gracious professionalism by helping other teams, and designed an innovative solution to fit this year’s theme, World Class Learning. Recognized as a “powerhouse” by other schools now, the team earned the highest score out of the 50 teams competing, and their robot was the only one that completed the hardest task, which was appropriately named “Out-of-the-box thinking”. The team also helped mentor other teams inside FIRST LEGO League and held a series of robot workshops at a tutoring program in Detroit. For their science project, the team created a new tool for learning world language vocabulary. They wrote a PHP-based website (qrtranslate.org) that generates QR codes and translates them to text and audio in 23 different languages. Their tool has been used over ten thousand times in 170 countries. As state champions, the Ann Arbor Christian School team will represent Michigan at the FIRST LEGO League World Festival, held in St. Louis, MO in April 2015. The school wishes to particularly thank Coach Peter Chen who had mentored and guided the students over three outstanding seasons.

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                  • John Brittain's Academic Resume Video

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                    This video has been prepared for academic selection committees potentially interested in Dr. John Brittain as a candidate for professor or another academic role.

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                    • The Question of Fruit Flies

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                      What shapes the questions asked by scientific researchers? As part of the series A Portrait of a Question, this short documentary explores Dr. Kevin McGhee's interest in schizophrenia and how fruit flies can help identify some of the genetic factors behind this brain disorder.

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