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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

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Works: 18 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 76 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  History 
Classifications: HE7572.U6, 636.1
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Most widely held works by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Quality of life in the global environment preparing for the next century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A public forum to examine environmental trends, rethinking views of nature, worldwide development strategies affecting gender, poverty and the environment, and ethical, social and economic policies
Quality of life in the global environment sharing the earth's water supply ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A public forum to explore the underlying foundations of our thinking about water and the natural world, and the links between our personal decisions and our public environmental policies
Quality of life in the electronic village ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In tape 1, Stephen Acker, Bryan Pfaffenberger, and Donald Lindberg describe the effects of the information highway on education, the workplace, and medicine. In tape 2, Deborah Johnson discusses social issues. Marc Rotenberg raises concerns about privacy. In tape 3, the panelists discuss issues of equity on the Internet. In tape 4, Donald Lindberg discusses telemedicine, including 'Nintendo surgery'
Quality of life in the global environment preparing for the next century : a Choices and Challenges forum ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intelligence testing September 30, 1986 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In volume 1, psychologist Arthur Jensen defends his contention that intelligence is a fact of nature. He explains the 'g- factor' and maintains that it is correlated with a number of physical attributes. A different definition of intelligence and intelligent thinking is offered by psychologist Jonathan Baron, especially in relation to educational programs. Philosopher Richard Burian responds to the ideas put forth by Jensen and Baron. Volume 2 is Jensen's complete presentation, and Volume 3 is Baron's complete presentation
Intelligence testing ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In tape 1, psychologist Arthur Jensen defends his contention that intelligence is a fact of nature. He explains the 'g-factor' and maintains that it is correlated with a number of physical attributes
Art of the arctic : Exhibit catalogue, Artwork by indigenous and non-native peoples of the Canadian Arctic, collected 1986-1999 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Food frights? genetically modified foods ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panel forum, held April 11, 2002, that explores the health, environmental, social, ethical, and policy controversies surrounding the addition of genetically modified foods to our diet
Reinventing the human designer children ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A two-part program which examines the topic of genetic engineering of humans. Part one of the program focuses on the scientific, ethical, and social aspects of genetic enhancement of children. It includes videographics and a dramatic vignette to trigger discussion among the panelists. Part two explores the actions society might choose to take. Includes a question-answer session with the studio audience
An apple a day? the pesticide dilemma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In tape 1, following an introductory segment outlining the nature of the pesticide dilemma, environmental historian Thomas Dunlap describes the history of pesticide use in the United States. In tape 2, John Thorne, Allan Abramson, and Charles Benbrook present contrasting viewpoints on the safety and effectiveness of pesticide use from the perspectives of industry, of the EPA, and of advocates for alternative strategies. Safety analyst William Lowrance adds his perspective
CIS newsletter ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What it means to be a Virginia Indian in the 21st century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An informal panel discussion with representatives of Virginia's recognized Indian nations speaking "from the heart" about their personal and historical experiences as indigenous people in Virginia
The genie in the genome the Human Genome Project ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In tape 1, science policy analyst Robert Cook-Deegan and scientist Martin Rechsteiner disagree on the value of the Human Genome Project. In the question-and-answer segment following, historian Daniel Kevles and scientist Norton Zinder join the discussion. In tape 2, Cook-Deegan provides background on the goals of the Human Genome Project. Abbey Meyers, founder of the National Organization for Rare Disorders, responds by pointing out some of the possible social and ethical consequences of this scientiic effort. In tape 3, historian Daniel Kevles presents an overview of the history and politics behind the eugenics movement which flourished in the U.S., England, and Germany in the first half of the twentieth century
Indian nations and land grant institutions challenges and promises ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jay Stauss speaks on the relationship between land grant institutions and Native American education, citing problems and successes
Food fights ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In tape 1, medical ethicist Haavi Morreim discusses limitations associated with carrying out research and the difficulties of drawing conclusions. In tape 2, biologist David Klurfeld summarizes research studies used to establish the relationship between cholesterol levels and mortality, and offers his criticism of these studies as well as other food and drug-related research. Cardiologist Dennis DeSilvey and consumer advocate Michael Jacobson challenge his assertions. In tape 3, consumer advocate Michael Jacobson challenges deception in the food industry and laziness in regulatory agencies. A lively discussion with cardiologist Dennis DeSilvey and biologist David Klurfeld follows
Altering the aging process ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In tape 1, biologist Richard A. Lockshin explains why life extension should be an ethical issue; sociologist George Maddox presents the case for public interest in the concerns of the aging; and gerontologist Harry Moody suggests new ways to approach difficult decisions about priorities when making policy for both healthy and disabled elderly. In tape 2, demographer Robert Clark discusses male/female differences in retirement patterns, and tape 3 is a complete Maddox presentation plus audience response
Quality of life at the end of life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In tape 1, a dramatic vignette presents the case of a woman requesting assisted suicide. The panel discusses the merits and risks of providing this controversial option. In tape 2, a second vignette shows the same woman demanding instead that extraordinary and expensive measures be taken to extend her life. The panel and audience discuss questions of limits to care. In tape 3, both vignettes (described in tapes 1 and 2) without panel discussion
 
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Alternative Names
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Arts and Sciences. Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
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English (22)