Monday, May 09, 2011

Dr. Fred Gates Appeared on OETA's Oklahoma Forum

From the SWOSU news page:

"Dr. Fred Gates, associate professor of history in the SWOSU Department of Social Sciences, recently appeared on OETA's weekly discussion show Oklahoma Forum hosted by Dick Pryor.

Dr. Gates was invited by OETA to participate in a round table discussion on immigration. The discussion focused on the National Issues Forum that was held across the state in public libraries to discuss the immigration issue. Dr. Gates participated in the forum held in Weatherford and was chosen to discuss the experience.

The show originally aired on May 1 but is being replayed on OETA stations throughout the month."

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Latin American Cinema

Latin American cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of Latin America. Latin American film is both rich and diverse, but the main centers of production have been Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba.

Movies such as Como agua para chocolate (1992), City of God (2002, Amores perros (2000), Y tu mamá también (2001), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Battle in Heaven (2005) have been successful in creating universal stories about contemporary subjects, and were internationally recognized, as in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Mexican directors Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga have gone on to Hollywood success.

Link on Latin Cinema for a quick review or better yet come check out the films currently on display at the Al Harris Library. Con Gusto!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Top 50 Think Tanks

Founded in 1989, the Think Tanks and Foreign Policy Program has laid the foundation for a global initiative that will help bridge the gap between knowledge and policy in critical policy areas such as international peace and security, globalization and governance, international economics, environment, information and society, poverty alleviation and health.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead

Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been killed by U.S. forces in what is being described as a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan, ending one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.