The "BIG PICTURE" is a collaborative project that employs photography as a conversational medium to explore the ways in which large issues, such as science and religion, are conceptualized and communicated. Partnering with a number of community organizations, the project has recruited numerous photographers, most of whom are experiencing homelessness, and invites them to consider these issues in part by photographing the every day subjects of their lives. The “BIG PICTURE” is invested in prioritizing perspectives that are so often marginalized in academic discourse.
Dr. de Franciscis is the President of the Lourdes Office of Medical Observations,or the Bureau des Constatations Medicales. The Bureau was founded in 1883 to record, study and judge the healings and cures reported by pilgrims at the Shrine of Lourdes. 7,000 cases of unexplained cures have been recorded, and a total of 69 cures related to Lourdes have been declared Miracles. The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes is where Mary the mother of Jesus appeared in 1858 to Bernadette Soubirous. Since then, pilgrims have come to the sancturary to drink from and bathe in the sacred springs.
This is a classic film about the showdown between evolution and creation in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial that was held in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. After its release in 1960, "Inherit the Wind" set the tone for cultural imagining of the events of the Scopes trial for decades to come. However, the film was a fictionalized account of the trial that served as an analogy for the evils of McCarthyism. How were the events of "Inherit the Wind" different from the actual trial? What do these changes tell us about the legacy of the evolution-creation debate in the 1960s and today?
For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. In The American Health Care Paradox, Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor marshal extensive research, including a comparative study of health care data from thirty countries, and get to the root of this paradox. They show us how and why the US health care “system” developed as it did; examine the constraints on, and possibilities for, reform; and profile inspiring new initiatives from around the world.