Welcome New Grads
We'd like to welcome new University of Minnesota graduates to the Alumni family. Learn more about the Alumni Association and the benefits at MinnesotaAlumni.org/newgrad
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Dani Rodrik: "The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy"
Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, discussed "The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy" on Thursday, April 28.
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Guide to the Records of the Young Friends of North America, Committee on Conscription, 1968-1969
The Young Friends of North America, whose members were between the ages of 18-30, established a Committee on Conscription in the fall of 1968. The Committee on Conscription facilitated communication among members who were involved with draft resistance. The Committee also collected information from members who have resisted the draft since the 1940's and from those who were imprisoned for draft resistance. This collection contains photocopies of memoranda, minutes, questionnaires, brochures, bro
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Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Assistant University Librarian for Archives and Special Collections. Perm

Who is That?
Students will research an individual that they admire and present the information they find through an oral presentation to the class.
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Learn Hindi Daily Show (price; ने; past tense transitive; mystery word; The Clever Bird)
Mystery Word From The Last Episode In our last episode, we challenged you to understand a mystery word.  This is to give you practice listening for a word, and looking...
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How to Study Effectively
A two minute video that quickly reviews tips to study better from getting the right equipment, place, and materials before you start. This video has lots of good ideas and is well worth showing students. Visualizing is also stressed as a form of mentally preparing for a test as the Greeks did.
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Autism
The country's fastest-growing developmental disability, Autism, is a disorder with no known cause, and no known cure. The disorder challenges Autistic children, their families, and their teachers everyday. This video does interviews with several individuals who explain some traits as well as some ways to deal with it. 3:49

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"The Great Gatsby"
A short description of the novel "The Great Gatsby" is the subject of this two minute video with connections to the book's author.
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Diabolo Tricks (Chinese YoYo) For Beginners
Eight Diabolo tricks are shown with good instructions. No narration. This is a good video to start students thinking about this type of hobby as it improves concentration, fine motor coordination and helps with risk taking.
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" They Were the Pilgrims"- A Song About the Journey of the Pilgrims
This computer-animated video features a song which traces the journey of the Pilgrims to America.  The selection includes maps and describes challenges faced by the Pilgrims. ( 2:24)
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Counting By Fives Song
This cute animated video will help students learn to count by 5's. The lyrics repeat themselves several times. The numbers appear on the screen as they are said. (3:04)
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Animal Life Cycles by StudyJams
Every animal's life goes through the same cycle: reproduction, growth, maturity, and finally, death.  Learn more about the animal life cycle with this slide show from StudyJams.  Vibrant images are set to music with information written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link. 
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The Mayans
These are Mayans and they were part of South America and they were one of the many important civilizations in the continent and the topic of this 48 minute video. It is slow loading so it should be downloaded before viewing online. There are images shown that may be offensive to some so a preview is a must. Provides students with a better perspective of how progressive these people were and adds to the mystery of what happened to them.
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How to Identify a White Pine
This 1:35 video explains what a White Pine looks like and ways to identify it. Its vitamin content is explained and how to use it needles to make a tea is also shown.
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The Spread of the Apple Tree from the Romans
This 12 minute video traces how the apple tree came to the New World and its uses. There is some mention of sex, but the video's subject matter is overwhelming fit for most classrooms. Sometimes the speaker wanders from the topic.
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25 Years Later: Nuclear Expert Robert Alvarez Speaks on Chernobyl and Fukushima
On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded. The resulting meltdown became the world's worst nuclear disaster. 25 years later, as Japan struggles to contain its own nuclear disaster, Institute for Policy Studies nuclear expert Robert Alvarez discusses health effects from the Chernobyl disaster, what we can expect for Japan and what we have learned about nuclear power.
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"Good Morning Dear Students" by Kenn Nesbitt (poetry reading)
The pictures are of Professor Jimmy Edwards, the crooked headmaster from the TV comedy series Whacko! and the film Bottoms Up.
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Reuters: 21 Journalists Slaughtered in Philippines Massacre
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crowds walking towards Green Park
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Dog eavesdrops as a person begs for food
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/04/nosy-dogs-know-who-to-beg-for-treats.html
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