Announcing the One Community/One Book selection for 2013

Are You In?

Become part of One Community/One Book 2013

Howe Conference Room- Briscoe Library 5.076

Friday, November 30, 12:00 noon

Peer pressure can sometimes lead people to make unwise choices.  But it can also inspire courage and promote a more expansive vision of the world. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg , peer pressure draws its energy from the powerful human desire to be connected to others.  How peer pressure might be deployed in the service of better health is one question that will be considered during the UT Health Science Center’s fifth One Community/One Book program, which will feature Rosenberg’s book, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.

The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics will host an event, Are You In?, on Friday, November 30 at noon to kick-off  One Community/One Book 2013.  The event is open to faculty, staff, students and members of the San Antonio health care community.  The first ten attendees to arrive  will receive a free copy of Join the Club.  Information will be available about the One Community/One Book workshop:   “How to Lead or Host a Book Discussion,” that will be offered twice, on January 23 and February 4, 2013.

The goal of the book give-away and the workshops is to encourage reading and conversation about what Rosenberg calls “the social cure.”  Book discussions will take place in February and March, leading up to Rosenberg’s appearance on campus on April 4, 2013, as the keynote speaker at the annual Community Service Learning Conference organized by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.

Copies of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World are available in the Briscoe Library, the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, and the library at the Laredo Regional Campus  (HM 831 R813j 2012) .  The book is also available at the UT Health Science Center Bookstore for $12.71, a 25% discount off the retail price.

One Community/One Book 2013 is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian:  or (210) 567-2406.