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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Works: 508 works in 665 publications in 1 language and 9,499 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Personal narratives  Conference papers and proceedings  Music  Apocalyptic films  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Funder, Publisher, Editor, Other
Classifications: D843, 967.571043
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Most widely held works about John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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Most widely held works by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Ghosts of Rwanda( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, when the United Nations sent peacekeepers to the small, Central African nation, most of the policymakers involved believed it would be a straightforward mission that would help restore the UN's battered reputation after failures in Bosnia and Somalia. Few could imagine that, a decade later. Rwanda would be the crisis that still haunts their souls. This documentary marks the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide - a state-sponsored massacre in which some 800,000 Rwandans were methodically hunted down and murdered by Hutu extremists as the United States and international community stood by, refusing to inervene. Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors of the slaughter, Ghosts of Rwanda offers groundbreaking, firsthand accounts of the genocide from those who lived it: the diplomats on the scene who thought they were building peace only to see their colleagues murdered; the Tutsi survivors, who recount the horror of seeing their friends and family members slaughtered by Hutu friends and co-workers; and the UN peacekeepers in Rwanda who were ordered not to intervene in the massacre happening all around them. The documentary features interviews with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Canadian General Romeo Dallaire, and former National Security Advisor Anthony Lake as well as haunting interviews with the Hutu killers themselves. Ghosts of Rwanda also examines the aftermath of the genocide, the lessons learned - and not learned - by the international community, and question whether the phrase "never again" has more meaning today than it did ten years ago
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices
Psychodynamics and cognition by Psychodynamics and cognition( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MacArthur fellows : the first 25 years, 1981-2005 by MacArthur Fellows Program( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milking the rhino by D.E Simpson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ferocious kill on the Serengeti; warnings about endangered species ... These clichés of nature films ignore a key landscape feature: villagers just off-camera who endure the dangers and costs of living with wild animals. The Maasai tribe of Kenya and Namibia's Himba -- two of earth's oldest cattle cultures -- are emerging from a century of 'white man's conservation, ' which threw them off their lands, banned subsistence hunting and fueled resentment. They are discovering that earnings from wildlife tourism can rival the benefits of livestock. But change is not easy. Charting the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations, [this film] offers complex, intimate stories of Africans at the forefront of community-based conservation."--Container
Perspectives on behavioral inhibition by Perspectives on behavioral inhibition( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behavioral inhibition, often displayed as shyness in children and avoidance in animals, can be observed in the earliest stages of infancy. Recent research indicates that in extreme cases the tendency to either approach or withdraw from uncertain events continues through late childhood and is supported by specific biological mechanisms, suggesting a genetic basis. To effectively study behavioral inhibition, researchers are departing from the essentially experiential and descriptive techniques of traditional psychology and turning to a multidisciplinary approach that integrates psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, genetics, and ethology. Perspectives in Behavioral Inhibition brings together the most current research of leading scholars in the various disciplines involved."--Publisher description (LoC)
Health psychology : a discipline and a profession by Health psychology( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missile by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missile documents the 14-week training of the Air Force officers who, if ordered, will launch the nuclear firepower of the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
The atomic cafe by Kevin Rafferty( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collage film focuses on the 40's and 50's, showing clips of soldiers wearing sunglasses going into areas devastated by nuclear detonation and suburban families practicing using their bomb shelters. An entertaining look at how we got where we are
The development of future-oriented processes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do children develop an understanding of future events? In this state-of-the-art review of two decades of empirical and theoretical work, leading researchers in developmental psychology and neuroscience explore what is known about the development of future-oriented processes. Following Marshall Haith's seminal studies on early infant anticipation, this collection begins with a survey of current knowledge about the early development of expectations. Addressing both the state of neural research in this field and the role of language and social context in the development of future orientation, the authors discuss the nature of planning in action, future orientation in humans and in nonhuman primates, and the development of intermediate and long-term expectations with regard to cognitive skills and scientific activity. Combining developmental and cognitive perspectives, this volume will interest professionals in developmental psychology, child development, and neuropsychology
Best boy Best man by Ira Wohl( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary, shot by his cousin, of the problems of a mentally retarded 52-year-old man whose elderly parents are ailing
Points in space by Elliot Caplan( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In two parts, the video presents the process and then the product of a collaboration between Merce Cunningham, the choreographer, and composer John Cage
Threads by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the possible environmental, physical, and psychological consequences of a nuclear attack on England, during the events leading up to the attack and for thirteen years afterwards
Public schools : issues in budgeting and financial management( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolitan Avenue by Christine Noschese( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspiring film about community that addresses the changing role of women and how powerful ordinary people can be when they join together to fight for something they believe in. Racial tensions, cutbacks in municipal services, and a changing economy threaten a lively Brooklyn neighborhood. Traditional homemakers from various ethnic backgrounds organize and lead the struggle to save their community
Integrating thinking, reading, and writing across the curriculum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This teleconference for teachers, administrators, and parents addresses the issues of improving comprehension, cognitive coaching, the link among thinking, reading, and writing, and the integration of instruction and assessment
A primer on criminal law and neuroscience : a contribution of the law and neuroscience project( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This handbook condenses three years of interdisciplinary study supported by the MacArthur Foundation. The varied chapters provide a range of opinions and insights as to the usefulness of neuroscience in criminal law. The book's approach is to address both conceptual problems and empirical evidence relating to the relevance of neuroscience in the courtroom."--Publisher's website
Open access and the public domain in digital data and information for science : proceedings of an international symposium( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data and information produced by government-funded, public-interest science is a global public good caught between two different trends. On the one hand, the Internet provides valuable new opportunities for overcoming geographic limitations and the promise of unprecedented open access to public information for research on a global basis. On the other hand, there are growing restrictions on the availability and use of public data and information arising from the privatization and commercialization of such sources. This countervailing trend undermines the traditional scientific cooperative and sharing ethos. It diminishes the public domain and open access to such global public goods and leads to a host of lost opportunity costs at both the national and international levels. To address these issues the International Council for Science (ICSU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the U.S. National Academies, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) jointly organized this symposium, which was held on March 10-11, 2003, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The symposium brought together policy experts and managers from the government and academic sectors in both developed and developing countries to do the following: (1) describe the role, value, and limits that the public domain and open access to digital data and information have in the context of international research; (2) identify and analyze the various legal, economic, and technological pressures on the public domain in digital data and information and their potential effects on international research; and (3) review the existing and proposed approaches for preserving and promoting the public domain and open access to scientific and technical data and information on a global basis, with particular attention to the needs of developing countries
Anticipatory governance practical upgrades : equipping the executive branch to cope with increasing speed and complexity of major challenges by Leon Fuerth( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report suggests (a) four concrete initiatives and eighteen specific proposals for organizing foresight as an input into the policy process; (b) eight initiatives and thirty-eight specific proposals for improving the capacity of existing systems to mesh their activities for coherent effect (i.e., networked governance); and (c)five specific, sequential initiatives to detect and respond to error and unintended consequences in mid-stream, before calamities occur (i.e., feedback). Vetted against strict criteria, these suggestions are practical: these are measures which can be approached on a gradual, modular basis; they do not require legislative action, and can be carried out under existing laws and presidential authorities; they are designed to be carried out without requirements for new "brick and mortar" institutions or large expenditure of resources; and they intentionally leverage existing personnel and processes under new arrangements in order to strengthen the Executive Branch
Report on activities by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Ghosts of Rwanda
Alternative Names
Fond Dzhona D. i Kėtrin T. Mak'Arturov

Fundação MacArthur

John and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago)

MacArthur foundation

English (86)

Psychodynamics and cognitionPerspectives on behavioral inhibitionHealth psychology : a discipline and a professionThe development of future-oriented processesBest boy Best manOpen access and the public domain in digital data and information for science : proceedings of an international symposium