Set in the Chicago suburbs and then the city itself, Elizabeth Shue decided to babysit when she found out her boyfriend stood her up. When her best friend calls for help from the downtown bus station, it's the babysitter to the rescue. But she can't leave her two charges, so she takes them with her and adventures ensue. This is Chris Columbus' debut movie, and he went on to direct Mrs. Doubtfire and later on the first two Harry Potter movies.
Decades ago, Charles Hanson began to study the ways that people get along with each other. He studied how we treat the people and things we love and how we treat those we don’t love. He was stunned to discover that there are only a certain number of ways to treat others, and for others to treat you. He realized that this was a secret that never should have been a secret at all. Even though his work has recently been published, his sister Elaine McClellan has also published a book relating these steps in a more readable manner. Mrs. McClellan will talk about her brother's research and her book.
We're showing as much of the first season of this popular comedy (and scientific) television show as we can in two hours. If you 've never seen this show, you're in for a treat. Come ready to laugh in any case as we watch the lives of four nerdy science geeks stay friends while dating and other annoyances. We'll have popcorn too.
Urbane William Powell, fun-loving heiress Myrna Loy and Asta their dog. One of the first detective movies, this movie became a classic and spawned several sequels. Oddly enough, the book the movie is based on was written by Dashiell Hammett, not known for humor.
Sherlock Holmes and science - a perfect match! Retired professor and enthusiastic Sherlockian Marino Alvarez will speak about Sherlock Holmes and his use of deduction and science in solving crimes. The mysteries starring Sherlcok Holmes ushered in the age of using forensic science to study the crime scene and to deduce who comitted the crime. If you like any of the CSI television shows, you'll want to some to this program.
Janna Andronowski, an instructor at the Anthropology Department at UT, will introduce the methods employed by forensic anthropologists at the Forensic Anthropology Center in their examination of human skeletal remains, as well as the Anthropological Research Facility, both at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A visual presentation and hands-on demonstration will show how forensic anthropologists extract vital information on the identity of unknown individuals and the circumstances surrounding their deaths. The field of forensic anthropology applies the science of biological anthropology to the legal process for the purpose of identifying skeletal, significantly decomposed or otherwise unidentifiable human remains. As a sub-specialty of Anthropology, experts in this field draw upon knowledge of both biological and cultural processes in the examination of human remains.
Do you have a public speaking engagement or presentation? Learn how you can use PowerPoint to enhance it. This class will show participants the basics in creating a PowerPoint slide show, from changing the slide background and colors to adding clip art and sounds. *Prerequisites: "Introduction to the Computer" or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.
This classic film is a 1959 spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. It is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop his interference in their plans to smuggle out microfilm containing government secrets.
Learn about Twitter -- what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to your advantage personally, or for your business. Class includes step-by-step site navigation and account set up and maintenance.