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Viral Science: H1N1 under the microscope

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The H1N1 flu virus threatens the health of millions of Americans.  Beyond the headlines, the science of the flu virus and vaccine development tells us much more about how to stay well and informs us on how the medical community deals with the possibility of an epidemic.  Find out why this virus poses unique threats to certain population groups and why it is more of a danger than the seasonal flu.

Student 2.0: Tech savvy students use new ways to learn

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Today’s university student is adept at using the latest technology to communicate, find entertainment and research coursework.  From iphones and laptops to wikis and skype, there are more doors that can open minds to our ever expanding world.  How are students and professors using the latest technology to communicate, share resources and educate?

Never Ending Chain: Altruistic kidney donation

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At the UT Medical Center, Dr. Michael Rees has developed the Alliance for Paired Donation.  Kidney donors are paired with those in need of an organ transplant in a unique and innovative matrix that creates a chain for donation.  We explore the science of surgery and transplant compatibility from inside the operating room.

Is There Life On Mars? Using light to find life on other planets

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The factors that came together to create an environment that sustains life on our planet, gives us a base of understanding to know what to look for when searching for similar life elsewhere in our universe.  One way to search the stars for planets similar to our own is by using the light spectrum to analyze environments light years away.  Life could be out there, and light may lead the way.

Peter Kuper | "Thinking Outside the Box: The Possibilities of Graphic Novels" | October 30, 2009 | Toledo Museum of Art

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Run Time: 42:09

Toledo City Council Meeting | November 10, 2009

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Run Time: 1:41

Toledo City Council Meeting on November 10, 2009.

Dr. Steven Squyres | "Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and Exploration of the Red Planet" | March 16, 2009 | Ohio Northern University

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Run Time: 1:06:52

Dr. Steven W. Squyres, Goldwin Smith professor of astronomy at Cornell University and principal investigator for the science payload on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover project, spoke on "Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and Exploration of the Red Planet".  The presentation was held at Ohio Northern University.

Nancy Knapke | ''The Battle of the Wabash'' | November 4, 2009 | Wolcott Grounds

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Run Time: 48:20

Nancy Knapke detailed the fascinating facts of  The Battle of the Wabash.  The battle was in 1791 and pitted the Western Confederation of Indians against the United States in the greatest loss of American Forces against the Native Americans in the history of the United States Army. It eventually led to the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

The program was sponsored by the Fallen Timbers Preservation Commission in cooperation with the Library.

Cynthia Ingham | ''Through the Looking-Glass and What I Found There'' | October 22, 2009 | University of Toledo

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Run Time: 38:46

Cynthia Ingham, University of Toledo Assistant Professor, History presented, "Through the Looking-Glass and What I Found There: Reflections on Peace Corps Service in China".

Toledo Public Schools Board Meeting | October 27, 2009

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Run Time: 2:41:32

Toledo Public Schools Board Meeting on October 27, 2009.

Brian Fies | Author, Mom's Cancer | October 2, 2009 | Toledo Museum of Art

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Run Time: 41:50

Writer and cartoonist, Brian Fies, talked about comics as a uniquely powerful medium that combines words and pictures to tell a story more effectively than either words or pictures alone. He reflected on this unique medium that he uses to take an honest, unflinching, and sometimes humorous look at the effects that serious illness can have on families. Brian has appeared in USA Today, NPRs "All Things Considered", CNNs Situation Room, German televisions "Kulturreport", KTVU-TVs "Mornings on Two", Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly.

Dr. Jennifer Hohman | "Bumps to Blotches" | September 23, 2009 | Delphos Knights of Columbus Hall

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Dr. Jennifer Hohman, a pediatrician at Van Wert Pediatrics, presented an overview of childhood rashes. 

Ann Bowers | ''Early Women Settlers in NW Ohio'' | October 20, 2009 | Sauder Village

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Run Time: 39:25

Ann Bowers, National Student Affairs Archivisit, BGSU, and women's history researcher, spoke about the contribution the early women settlers in NW Ohio made to the development of this region.

The lecture was held at the Sauder Village Inn.

Dr. Donald Buerk | "Counter Movements" | October 29, 2009 | Defiance College

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Run Time: 1:05

Donald Buerk, Ph.D. spoke on Lincoln and the Peace Movement.  He is an Associate Professor of History at Defiance College.
 

Asra Q. Nomani | "Standing Alone: An American Womans Struggle for the Soul of Islam" | October 29, 2009 | The University of Toledo, Law Center

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Run Time: 1:21:47

Asra Q. Nomani spoke at the University of Toledo Law Center.

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