Highly recommended new film by Richard and Carole Rifkind in the UT Libraries collection:
Naturally obsessed the making of a scientist (link to film Web site)
Info from the UT Libraries’ catalog
- Author: Richard A. Rifkind 1930- ; Carole Rifkind ; Lawrence Shapiro ; Robert Townley ; Gabe Cubberley ; Kil Carroll ; Buddy Squires ; Richard Hankin ; Lisa Palattella ; David Majzlin ; Frank Morris ; Caroline Morris ; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) ; ParnassusWorks (Firm) ; ParmassusWorks Foundation. ; PBS Distribution (Firm) ; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) ; American Public Television.
- Subjects: Columbia University — Graduate students ; Mentoring in science ; Scientists ; Graduate students in science ; Proteins — Research ; Documentary television programs ; Nonfiction television programs ; Science television programs ; Video recordings for the hearing impaired
- Description: Special features (ca. 47 min. total) : Committing to science [Menu title: The pipeline of future scientists] — Mentoring and being mentored [Menu title: Mentoring] — New technology to answer new questions [Menu title: Technology at the cutting edge] — Protein structure and biological behavior [Menu title: Basic research and drug design] — Talking to my Grandpa ; Discussion guide for a general audience [pdf document ; DVD-ROM feature] ; Discussion guide for teachers [pdf document ; DVD-ROM feature]
“Mixing humor and heartbreak, [the film] delves into the lab of charismatic professor Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, and follows three irrepressible graduate students on their determined pursuit of a PhD and scientific success…. Their road to success: years of trial and error, unflinching dedication, rock-climbing, rumors of pickle juice, and the music of The Flaming Lips.” — Container.
- Publisher: Arlington, Va. : Distributed by PBS Distribution
- Creation Date: c2010
- Format: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in..
- Language: English
Thanks to Teresa Berry, science librarian at UT, for telling us about this film.