It’s Oscars nominations week! If you missed all the drama, this year’s story lines were highlighted by the acclaim for favorites Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and controversy over the omission of the cast of critical favorite Selma in key categories.
The Academy Awards have become one of the world’s most talked-about annual cultural events in large part because they give us an opportunity to revel in the year’s greatest cinematic achievements. The Oscars allow us to bear witness to the power of film to educate and entertain in equal measures. Whether it’s facts in the documentaries, the stories in the dramas, or laughs in the animated features, film has since it’s very invention been a medium that connects over time and distance and communicates with a power unmatched by any written word.
Of course, most of us won’t have the opportunity to bring our ideas to the silver screen. But as ever more of us are learning, that doesn’t mean we can’t still take advantage of the medium to shine a little light on the information that matters most to us.
And today, presentation recording software like Panopto is lending a little movie magic to everyone — making memos into must-see features, classes into can’t-miss series, and live events into roles of a lifetime.
This week we saw more and more people taking advantage of video to share ideas, send messages, and make a statement. And in the spirit of passing it on, these are just a few of the ideas shared this week with Panopto.
Join the scholars, writers, artists, activists, policymakers, and community members that have come together in at the University of Arizona to discuss what can be done about racialized violence. This live stream of conference sessions includes lectures, working sessions, arts and performances, and social justice actions, as well as open conversation on this important subject. Linked above are the opening sessions of the 3-day conference — the complete conference is being webcast on Panopto, and links to all the sessions of the event can be found on the conference website.
Hear from Dr Elizabeth David of the UC Davis Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery about the latest research and understanding of mesothelioma, including how healthcare providers should evaluate patients and what surgical options exist for treatment. Physicians continue to learn more about treatment options for those suffering from this rare and aggressive form of cancer — you can learn more about our best understanding of the disease in this recorded lecture.
Academic freedom is a value universally celebrated in the abstract, but highly contested in its application. Recent controversies have highlighted these different conceptions of academic freedom — and in his most recent book, Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution, professor Stanley Fish finds just about all of them wrongheaded. Join Cardozo Law School for this powerful panel discussion on academic freedom between Professor Stanley Fish; Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University; and John Sexton, President of New York University.
Listen in as Dr Sally Hayes talks about Bordieu’s theory of socially constructed “lenses” on reality, and why she used it to inform the conceptual framework for her recently completed doctorate. Hayes’s research questions whether and how the move to an all-graduate profession will change nursing, and what implications that will have for the policy and direction of nursing as a profession. A fascinating watch for anyone interested in the ongoing evolution of the healthcare practice.
Panopto makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to record presentations and share them online, both as live streaming webcasts and recorded on-demand video. To see how Panopto can help you share your ideas, contact our team for a free trial today.