Presents basic fundamentals of basketball. Coach Branch McCracken and the Indiana University basketball team demonstrate, in regular and slow-motion photography, ways of shooting, passing, dribbling, and defensive and offensive footwork. For intermediate grades, high school and college.
Short promotional film focusing on student learning at Indiana University. Begins with a tour of the buildings and resources of the Libraries, the "focal point of I.U.'s academic program." The film then moves on to highlight teaching at the university, showing history professor, R. Carlyle Buley in individual conference with a student as well as in the classroom. Finally the film shows how teaching and learning are not just confined to the classroom, but come about through student meetings and informal gatherings. Ends with I.U. students graduating and going on to become productive members of society, proving that "books do come alive."
Studies the early stages of the development of the axolotl, an aquatic salamander, with emphasis upon genetically determined characteristics. Mates two wild-type, dark axolotls, each heterozygous for white and albino mutations. Uses time-lapse photography to show cleavage to the blastula stage, gastrulation, and neurulation. Observes rotation and elongation of the embryo, followed by identification of the gills, somites, and eyes. Records as the embryo breaks free of the vitelline membrane. Shows the well-developed gills, heart, and eyes in a later state. Concludes by showing the dark, golden albino, white, and white albino larvae.
Celebrates the 1820-1970 sesquicentennial of Indiana University by surveying its history and current programs. Points out the admission of women and students from other countries. Covers the development of the schools of music, medicine, education, business, and law, as well as the growth of the College of Arts and Sciences. Features brief scenes of the five regional campuses and of various athletic programs. Includes footage of Chancellor Herman B Wells, former President Elvis J. Stahr, and current President Joseph Sutton.
An Indiana University student shows a prospective student's parents the campus and explains the counseling system. Includes academic and extracurricular activities, the extension centers, and many buildings on the Bloomington campus.
Surveys Jewish history as it relates to the Jewish religion. Points out the conviction of the Jewish people that every man has the right of justice, purity, and truth, which even the power of kings cannot erase. Discusses belief of the Jews that they are "the chosen people" and must rise above situations since they were elected, not to special privilege, but to special responsibility. Outlines the concept of the Jewish people that even though suffering, they will have learned more deeply the meaning of freedom and justice. Features Dr. Huston Smith, associate professor of philosophy at Washington University.
Examines the relationship between flooding and land use. Explains that the proximity to transportation, energy, and fertile soil has often outweighed the dangers of flood, and offers dams, levies, and flood-plan zoning as methods of controlling land use on flood plains.