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Kearns, Michael 1950-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 56 publications in 2 languages and 1,618 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Rules  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: Q325.5, 006.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Kearns
Eisenhower was my boss by Kay Summersby Morgan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
T-cells & sympathy : monologues in the age of AIDS by Michael Kearns ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The solo performer's journey : from the page to the stage by Michael Kearns ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written and performed by: a credit that suggests the profound artistic commitment of the solo performer to the creation of a project. Yet one-person shows are rarely individual efforts, being instead a collaborative voyage between a writer-performer and a host of people from theatre professionals to creative muses to friendly well-wishers."
Acting=life by Michael Kearns ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Getting your solo act together by Michael Kearns ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life expectancies : monologues that challenge by Michael Kearns ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The average life expectancy is about 75 years. But there's another kind of life expectancy, one that describes how we each feel our life ought to go, ought to be lived. When conflict, obstacles, and tragedies shake our lives, these life expectancies are challenged, stretched to their limits - and sometimes they break. For Michael Kearns this friction between expectation and the unexpected is a wellspring for vivid, authentic drama about everyday and extraordinary people." "In Life Expectancies Kearns grapples with the difficult feelings that result when our expectations don't match our reality, and the resulting monologues challenge the audience and the performer to humanize topics and people who are often willfully ignored. Whether entering the shadow world of the homeless through a street person's thoughts, going far afield to see war's devastation through eyes that have experienced Iraq up close, or clinging to home in order to unknot a father-child relationship, the humor, humanity, and emotional honesty in Kearns' collection of outcasts and misfits prove they are not society's losers, but rather its graceful, artful survivors."--BOOK JACKET
Iran's young rebels ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nearly three quarters of the Iranian population is under the age of 30, and many are bursting with dissatisfaction. Evan Solomon goes inside Iran to explore an underground world where young people are rebelling in very typically Western ways -- punk bands, rap music, drugs, speed racing, defying gender roles -- but face much bigger consequences breaking rules under an authoritarian government. Theirs is not a political rebellion; it's a social revolution, one that's young, dangerous and hidden."--Distributor's website
Nine lives ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of eight gay men dealing with the intricacies of intimacy and love. The lives of nine strangers intersect in ways none of them imagine
News in review ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a series which presents stories from news coverage on the National in more depth and detail than given during the actual broadcast
News in review, 2001, September ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
WALKERTON LEGACY : ONGOING VIGIL : In May 2000 seven people in Walkerton, Ontario died after being poisoned by tainted tap water. Since then water safety crises have erupted throughout Canada, most recently in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland. News in Review examines the issue of dangerous drinking water in this country with special emphasis on the dramatic evidence emerging from the judicial inquiry into the Walkerton disaster. [CBC Website]
News in review, 2002, April ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ZIMBABWE : A VERY CONTROVERSIAL ELECTION : In this report we look at the controversy and conflict surrounding what has been referred to as the "clouded" election in Zimbabwe. We examine the allegations that Robert Mugabe -- Zimbabwe's first and only prime minister since it declared independence from Britain in 1980 -- concentrated his hold on power by rewriting the constitution and rigging the election. The tragic civil unrest, the economic ruin of a nation that initially showed promised of prosperity, and the response of other Commonwealth member countries are key aspects of the story
News in review, 2002, September ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PILGRIMAGE TO CANADA : YOUTH, FAITH AND THE POPE: Hundreds of thousands of Catholic youth from around the world converge in Toronto for pilgrimage and an opportunity to meet and pray with the Pope. We look at the issue of young people and faith -- mainly from a Catholic perspective but also including the views of young people from other religions
News in review ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of current news stories featuring the following segments: UN peacekeeping in the new millennium, Margaret Atwood, and The Sydney Olympics
Learning boolean formulae or finite automata is as hard as factoring by Michael J Kearns ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intimacies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Successful Hollywood actor Michael Kearns saw his career go down the drain when he announced that he had HIV. Starving for work, he developed his own one man play called Intimacies and took it on the road. With only a red sash as a prop, Kearns plays six very different characters with HIV, a Hollywood accountant in deep denial, to wisecracking black hooker and a confused flamenco dancer. This raw and powerful piece of theatre is brilliantly transposed to film in this cinema-verite documentary look at Actor-writer Michael Kearns and his work
James Carrol [l] Pickett's Dream man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrayal of a purveyor of male homosexual fantasies over the telephone
Bounds on the sample complexity of Bayesian learning using information theory and the VC dimension by David Haussler ( )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "In this paper we study a Bayesian or average-case model of concept learning with a twofold goal: to provide more precise characterizations of learning curve (sample complexity) behavior that depend on properties of both the prior distribution over concepts and the sequence of instances seen by the learner, and to smmoothly unite in a common framework the popular statistical physics and VC dimension theories of learning curves. To achieve this, we undertake a systematic investigation and comparison of two fundamental quantities in learning and information theory: the probability of an incorrect prediction for an optimal learning algorithm, and the Shannon information gain. This study leads to a new understanding of the sample complexity of learning in several existing models."
An introduction to computational learning theory by Michael J Kearns ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emphasizing issues of computational efficiency, Michael Kearns and Umesh Vazirani introduce a number of central topics in computational learning theory for researchers and students in artificial intelligence, neural networks, theoretical computer science, and statistics.Computational learning theory is a new and rapidly expanding area of research that examines formal models of induction with the goals of discovering the common methods underlying efficient learning algorithms and identifying the computational impediments to learning.Each topic in the book has been chosen to elucidate a general principle, which is explored in a precise formal setting. Intuition has been emphasized in the presentation to make the material accessible to the nontheoretician while still providing precise arguments for the specialist. This balance is the result of new proofs of established theorems, and new presentations of the standard proofs.The topics covered include the motivation, definitions, and fundamental results, both positive and negative, for the widely studied L. G. Valiant model of Probably Approximately Correct Learning; Occam's Razor, which formalizes a relationship between learning and data compression; the Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension; the equivalence of weak and strong learning; efficient learning in the presence of noise by the method of statistical queries; relationships between learning and cryptography, and the resulting computational limitations on efficient learning; reducibility between learning problems; and algorithms for learning finite automata from active experimentation
News in review, September 2001 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of current news stories featuring the following segments: Stockwell Day's misalliance, The Walkerton legacy, Beijing 2008, and Bullies in schools
Cèl·lules T i simpatia : monòlegs en el temps de la sida by Michael Kearns ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in Catalan and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Micahel Kearns
Languages
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