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Several Shades of Gray: A Different Kind of Research
Focus: Somewhere between an idea and a polished publication is the gray area of "science right now" reports. Explore the sources of Gray Literature and bump up your expectations of research sources.
Make Joseph Kony Famous
Focus: Lords Resistance Army and Joseph Kony
Focus: Time Magazine's 2011 Person of the Year: The Protester and past American protest movements.
Focus: Major legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage, domestic partners, and civil unions.
Famine in Historic Context
Focus: Locating primary documents that report on famine, food security, and humanitarian aid. No snacks will be provided for this workshop.
There Be Pirates!: piracy past and present
Focus: Contrasting methods of reporting news of Priacy from 1790 to present day.
Teatotalers and Bootleggers: the 100 year path to the 18th/21st Amendments
Focus: Primary resources documenting the Temperance Movement, the passage of Prohibition and its repeal.
Looking for Lucretia, Elizabeth, and Susan B.
Focus: Searching for women who put the "Rage" in suffrage!
Focus: 1) Iowa City 21-only ordinance 2) underage drinking on campuses nationwide
The Life and Times of Khaddafi
Focus: Foreign media coverage of Libyan leader, Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi, for past and present events.
Environmental Tragedies: Human-Made Disasters
Focus: Find investigative reports and news accounts of events in the aftermath of human-made disasters. The list is long, but here are a few:
- Dust Bowl (1930-40)
- Love Canal (1978)
- Bhopal Gas Leak (1984)
- Exxon Valdez (1989)
Violence and Mass Media
Focus: Under Construction