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Shaping Reality

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VR goes useful.  The application of Virtual Reality in video gaming is well-known, but how can VR be used to teach?  The team at the Center for Creative Instruction and the University of Toledo Medical Center are exploring how 3D graphics, database design, big servers, artificial intelligence and some cool software merge to create exciting learning environments.

Heavy Burden

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Pediatrician Joan Griffith wrote a paper when at Harvard, and continues her research at UTMC, about the factors that lead to obesity in kids today.   UTMC pre-doctoral fellow, Terry Hinds, is running a study with the National Institute of Health to study genetic factors of obesity

Dr. David J. Schwab | ''The Role of Weather in the Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald'' | November 12, 2009 | Lake Erie Center

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Run Time: 53:19

Dr. David Schwab spoke at the Lake Erie Center about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald.  Once the largest ship in the Great Lakes, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in the deep waters of Lake Superior on November 10, 1975, with all hands aboard. Dr. David J. Schwab from the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory recounted the ship's last, fateful journey.

A Sensitive Skyway

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Most of the civil infrastructure of America is half a century old, and memories of the actual building of the Interstate Highway System have faded away. Are we doomed to a nationwide crumble? How are today’s roads and bridges designed to last for the next 65 years? 100? 200? Plugged-In reporter, David Davis, explores the largest transportation project in the history of Ohio - the Veteran’s Glass City Skyway Bridge - from construction design to a view from the top.

Carmen Phelps | "Performative Politics in Chicago: Women Writers of the Black Arts Movement" | December 3, 2009 |University of Toledo

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Run Time: 32:55

Carmen Phelps, University of Toledo Assistant Professor, presented:  "Performative Politics in Chicago: Women Writers of the Black Arts Movement".

Carey Neumeier | "Nutrition: Welcome to the Grocery Store" November 14, 2009 | Toledo Hilton

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Run Time: 55:48

Carey Neumeier helped participants take a virtual tour of a grocery store to learn ways to eat diabetic-friendly foods, and doing so on a tight budget in todays economy.

The presentation was held at the Toledo Hilton.

Dr. Tim Berra | "Chasing Nurseryfish and Avoiding Crocodiles in Northern Australia" | November 17, 2009 | University of Toledo.

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Run Time: 1:28

Dr. Tim Berra spoke at the University of Toledo on "Chasing Nursery Fish and Avoiding Crocodiles in Northern Australia."

Dr. Tim Berra | "Charles Darwin: The Story of an Extraordinary Man" | November 17, 2009 | University of Toledo

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Run TIme: 1:28

Dr. Tim Berra presented his multi-award winning talk (acclaimed by the journal Science and universities around the world), "Charles Darwin: The Story of an Extraordinary Man", featuring the impact of Darwin's life, thoughts, and work. Dr. Berra is Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University  .

The presentation was held at the University of Toledo.

Toledo City Council | December 9, 2009

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Run Time: 1:14:09

 

Toledo City Council Meeting on December 9, 2009.

Toledo Public Schools Board Meeting | November 24, 2009

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Run Time: 2:30:56

Toledo Public Schools Board Meeting on November 24, 2009.

Matt Tavares | Mazza Weekend Conference | November 6, 2009 | Mazza Museum

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Run TIme: 43:27

Maine artist and artist, Matt Tavares, spoke at the Mazza Museum.  Matt Tavares has written and/or illustrated many books for children some of which are:  Zacharys Ball, Olivers Game, Mudball, Lady Liberty: A Biography, Iron Hans: A Grimms Fairy Tale and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Steve Jenkins | Mazza Weekend Conference | November 7, 2009 | Mazza Museum

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Run Time:  45:10

Steve Jenkins spoke at the Mazza Museum.  He has written and illustrated over 20 picture books, including the Caldecott Honor book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?  His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous and masterful!  He lives in Colorado with his wife & sometimes collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.

 

Bob Barner | Mazza Weekend Conference | November 7, 2009 | Mazza Museum

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Run Time: 30:25

Bob Barner spoke at the Mazza Museum.  His collage art is very popular with the younger children that his books are in high demand.  From his home/studio in San Francisco, he has produced many award winning books such as: We Need a Bigger Zoo!, The Elephants Visit, To Everything and Dem Bones for which he won the Silver Honor Award, Parents Choice.

Matt Tavares | Mazza Weekend Conference | October 6, 2009 | Mazza Museum

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Run Time: 43:27

Maine artist and author Matt Tavares spoke at the Mazza Museum.  He has written and illustrated many books for children some of which are:  Zacharys Ball, Olivers Game, Mudball, Lady Liberty: A Biography, Iron Hans: A Grimms Fairy Tale and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Live Stream - Ottawa Hills Village Council Meeting | November 23, 2009

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Ottawa Hills Village Council Meeting
Monday, Nov. 23th - 7:30 pm
at Ottawa Hills Elementary School Gym

In order to reach an audience beyond those who physically attended the November 23rd meeting, the Village of Ottawa Hills collaborated with WGTE Public Media to stream the meeting, gavel to gavel, live on the Internet. Anyone with a computer and Internet access will be able to watch the meeting live by going online at www.knowledgestream.org.

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