Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New DVD Arrivals at your UNT Dallas Library!!!

Come check out the latest DVD arrivals @ the library, for Free!!

Clint Eastwood. Gran Torino. Warner Bros.116 Minutes. 2008 Matten Productions GMBH & Co. Kg. (DAL DVD 115)

            From back cover: “Korean War vet and retired autoworker Walt Kowalski doesn’t much like how his life or his neighborhood has turned out. He especially doesn’t like the people next door, Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia. But events force Walt to defend those neighbors against a local gang that feeds on violence and fear.”

Bubbles, Jaws, Moose Tests, and More: The Wonderful World of Numerical Simulation. 90 Minutes. Springer. 2005 Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. (DAL DVD 116 PAL) with Guide

            From back cover: “In this video scientist from mathematics, computer science, physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, and medicine join their efforts for better mathematical models faster numerical algorithms, enhanced numerical software for super computers, and up-to-date experimental validation techniques. This film will allow an insight into the wonderful world of numerical simulation.”


Glory. 124 Minutes. 1989 TriStar Pictures, Inc. (DAL DVD 114)

            From back cover: “The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, GLORY, stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.”

Slum Cities. 46 Minutes. Films Media Group. New York, NY (DAL DVD 112R)

            From back cover: “Viewers are shown the lives and homes of those who struggle in the slums of Mumbai, India, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and who face the threat of eviction, the spread of disease, and rampant drug dealing and gang violence on a daily basis. Slum residents, as well as those who have broken out of the cycle of poverty, share their personal insights and frustrations regarding this urgent international issue.

Video Math Festival. 82:55 Minutes Springer Science+Business Media. Springer-Verlag. Berling Heidelberg 2005. (DAL DVD 113) with Guide

            From back cover: “This is a collection of juried mathematical videos presented at ICM ’98 in Berlin. The videos are winners of a worldwide competition, in which the international jury evaluated their mathematical relevance, technical quality and artistic imagination. The mathematical themes include problems in topology and geometry and their recent solutions, visualizations of classical ideas of Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Pythagoras, and Fibonacci, topics in high school mathematics, and applications of modern numerical methods to real world simulations.

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