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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, GMOs, Genetically modified food, Food
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Brazil, Economy, International relations
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Environmentalism, Activism, web platform
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Economics, Manufactured housing, income
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Conservation, Activism, Environmentalism
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Agriculture, Environmental Science, regulations
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Media culture, Harry Potter, Millennial generation
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Storytelling, Film, Writing
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
TED Talks
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Is women's sexuality actually more complicated than men's? The answer is no, says author Sarah Barmak. In an eye-opening talk, she shows how a flawed understanding of the female body has shaped our culture for centuries, debunking some age-old myths and offering a richer definition of pleasure that gets closer to the (actual) truth about women's sexuality.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, sex, science, culture, human body, society, women, relationships,...
TED Talks
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The Montreal Protocol proved that the world could come together and take action on climate change. Thirty years after the world's most successful environmental treaty was signed, atmospheric scientist Sean Davis examines the world we avoided when we banned chlorofluorocarbons — and shares lessons we can carry forward to address the climate crisis in our time.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, environment, science, nature, climate change, biosphere, social change,...
TED Talks
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Choosing to marry and share your life with someone is one of the most important decisions you can make in life. But with divorce rates approaching fifty percent in some parts of the world, it's clear we could use some help picking a partner. In an actionable, eye-opening talk, psychiatrist George Blair-West shares three keys to preventing divorce — and spotting potential problems while you're still dating.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, love, humanity, relationships, community, decision-making, personal...
TED Talks
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Women own 39 percent of all businesses in the US, but female entrepreneurs get only two percent of venture funding. What's causing this gap? Dana Kanze shares research suggesting that it might be the types of questions start-up founders get asked when they're invited to pitch. Whether you're starting a new business or just having a conversation, learn how to spot the kinds of questions you're being asked — and how to respond more effectively.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, entrepreneur, investment, start-up, women, women in business,...
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his law school memories
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks abouts his years before law school
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his pride for the law school
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his pride for family and career
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his involvement and interest in politics
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his family
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his career path
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about the changes in the practice of law
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his first day of law school
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his activities during law school
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about the changes in the practice of law
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about a story from his Courtroom
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his advice to law students
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Judge Gant talks about his undergrad years
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about how having a background in law is a tremendous asset no matter what field you end up in
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about his family
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about various positions he held after law school before focusing on his family business
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about his mentor and idol while he was attending Law School
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about being the first in his family to graduate from high school, the first to graduate from college and the first to graduate with a law degree
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about the impact of computers and the Internet on the practice of law
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer remembers his former law school faculty and classmates
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about how he balanced school, work and family
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer shares some valuable advice with students interested in attending law school
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about growing up in Kansas City before joining the Marine Corps
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about his ambission to be a US Diplomat before attending law school
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks advice to current students
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about his accomplishments
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about military service after law school
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about his legacy
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about a surprise witness
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about how law practice has changed over the last 60 years
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about participating in Moot Court
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about fond memories of law school faculty
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt gives back to the law school in the form of a scholarship
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about starting his law career
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Dewitt talks about his efforts to start intercollegiate athletics at UMKC
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about his retirement from law practice
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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DeWitt talks about moving to Kansas City and dreaming of a career in law
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about the desirability of a law degree.
Topic: Advice to Students
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about what influenced him to attend law school
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about finding valuable mentors
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about his accomplishments
Topic: UMKC Proud
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about former law school faculty
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about staying the course
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about changes affecting law practice today
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Falcone talks about keeping an open mind
Topic: Before law School
Port Washington Performing Arts
Dec 22, 2018 Varsity Choral Society
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2017 Varsity Choral Society 28th Annual Christmas Concert.  December 17th, 2017.  Congregational Church.  Manhasset, NY.  Directed by Craig S. Tocher.  Organist - Eric Birk.  Pianists - Eric Birk & Bernadette Hoke.
Topic: Varsity Choral Society
Port Washington Performing Arts
Dec 22, 2018 Varsity Choral Society
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2017 Varsity Choral Society 28th Annual Christmas Concert.  December 17th, 2017.  Congregational Church.  Manhasset, NY.  Directed by Craig S. Tocher.  Organist - Eric Birk.  Pianists - Eric Birk & Bernadette Hoke.
Topics: Varsity Choral Society, Choral, Christmas
TED Talks
Dec 20, 2018 TED.com
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After a visit to a European library in search of Arabic and Middle Eastern texts turned up only titles about fear, terrorism and destruction, Ghada Wali resolved to represent her culture in a fun, accessible way. The result: a colorful, engaging project that uses LEGO to teach Arabic script, harnessing the power of graphic design to create connection and positive change. "Effective communication and education is the road to more tolerant communities," Wali says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, language, art, society, Middle East, social change, graphic design, design,...
TED Talks
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If you ever struggle to make decisions, here's a talk for you. Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths shows how we can apply the logic of computers to untangle tricky human problems, sharing three practical strategies for making better decisions — on everything from finding a home to choosing which restaurant to go to tonight.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, computers, cognitive science, decision-making, choice, TEDx, technology,...
TED Talks
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When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock reveals what happens in your brain and body when you choke in stressful situations, sharing psychological tools that can help you perform at your best when it matters most.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, brain, cognitive science, science, TEDMED, biology, human body,...
TED Talks
Dec 20, 2018 TED.com
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Archaeologist and curator Chip Colwell collects artifacts for his museum, but he also returns them to where they came from. In a thought-provoking talk, he shares how some museums are confronting their legacies of stealing spiritual objects and pillaging ancient graves — and how they're bridging divides with communities who are demanding the return of their cultural treasures.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, museums, United States, art, indigenous peoples, history, archaeology,...
TED Talks
Dec 20, 2018 TED.com
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Writer and activist Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes lights up the stage with a powerful poem about hope, truth and the space between who we are and who we want to be.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, poetry, performance, performance art, personal growth, art, TED2017, 2017
TED Talks
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Kristie Overstreet is on a mission to ensure that the transgender community gets their health care needs met. In this informative, myth-busting talk, she provides a primer for understanding gender identity and invites us to shift how we view transgender health care — so that everyone gets the respect and dignity they deserve when they go to a doctor.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Transgender, health, health care, medicine, TED2017, 2017
TED Talks
Dec 20, 2018 TED.com
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Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain — and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation of antibiotics.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, biology, science, TEDx, insects, medicine, animals, medical research, future,...
TED Talks
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Many African countries are poor for a simple reason, says entrepreneur Magatte Wade: governments have created far too many obstacles to starting and running a business. In this passionate talk, Wade breaks down the challenges of doing business on the continent and offers some solutions of her own — while calling on leaders to do their part, too.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, entrepreneur, Africa, women in business, business, global issues, economics,...
TED Talks
Dec 20, 2018 TED.com
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Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past, explaining how they've shared information that has shaped society — and why they need our trust and protection.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, corruption, crime, history, politics, social change, society, TED2017,...
TED Talks
Dec 20, 2018 TED.com
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What do Tourette syndrome, heroin addiction and social media obsession all have in common? They converge in an area of the brain called the striatum, says neuroscientist Rachel Wurzman — and this critical discovery could reshape our understanding of the opioid crisis. Sharing insights from her research, Wurzman shows how social isolation contributes to relapse and overdose rates and reveals how meaningful human connection could offer a potentially powerful source of recovery.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, brain, medical research, science, neuroscience, biology, opioids, addiction,...
TED Talks
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How does Hollywood choose what stories get told on-screen? Too often, it's groupthink informed by a narrow set of ideas about what sells at the box office. As a producer, Franklin Leonard saw too many great screenplays never get made because they didn't fit the mold. So he started the Black List, an anonymous email that shared his favorite screenplays and asked: Why aren't we making these movies? Learn the origin story of some of your favorite films with this fascinating insider view of the...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, film, entertainment, movies, storytelling, social change, creativity,...
TED Talks
Dec 20, 2018 TED.com
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Adults tend to think of kids as "future citizens" — their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today. But kids make up a quarter of the population, so shouldn't they have a say in what the world they'll inherit will look like? Urban planner Mara Mintzer shares what happened when she and her team asked kids to help design a park in Boulder, Colorado — and how it revealed an important blind spot in how we construct the built environment. "If we aren't including...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, children, TEDx, youth, creativity, social change, urban planning, society,...
TED Talks
Dec 20, 2018 TED.com
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Only if you are truly open to the possibility of being wrong can you ever learn, says researcher Alex Edmans. In an insightful talk, he explores how confirmation bias — the tendency to only accept information that supports your personal beliefs — can lead you astray on social media, in politics and beyond, and offers three practical tools for finding evidence you can actually trust. (Hint: appoint someone to be the devil's advocate in your life.)
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, politics, TEDx, social media, personal growth, society, data, trust,...
TED Talks
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Our oceans are unexplored and undersampled — today, we still know more about other planets than our own. How can we get to a better understanding of this vast, important ecosystem? Explorer Sebastien de Halleux shares how a new fleet of wind- and solar-powered drones is collecting data at sea in unprecedented detail, revealing insights into things like global weather and the health of our fish stocks. Learn more about what a better grasp of the ocean could mean for us back on land.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, drones, oceans, alternative energy, exploration, science, nature, fish,...
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 15, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Norman Besheer talks about being the first in his family to graduate from high school, the first to graduate from college and the first to graduate with a law degree. 
Topics: UMKC Law, Legacy