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One Community/One Book 2010: Join the Conversation

 
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Cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksConversation is the heart of One Community One Book. The Libraries and the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching will offer three workshops in August to support discussion group leaders and hosts. The workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center and members of the broader community who are interested in planning a discussion opportunity. The workshops will be available on request in Harlingen and Laredo via V-tel.

Contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, for more information.

Online Book Discussions

When: Join anytime!
Where: http://library.uthscsa.edu/bookclub/
Facilitator: Luke Rosenberger

When: Integrated discussion group – Nurse Practitioner Program
Where: Blackboard- Course 6604
Facilitator: Margit B. Gerardi, RN, PhD (contact)

August Book Discussions

When: Wednesday, August 25th, 5:30pm
Where: India Palace (8474 Fredericksburg Rd.)
Facilitator & RSVP: Rajia Tobia

September Book Discussions

When: Thursday, September 16th, 6pm-8pm
Where: Location on RSVP
Facilitator: Dr. Ruth Berggren
RSVP to: Stephanie De La Vega, delavegas@uthscsa.edu

When: Saturday, September 25th, 1pm-2pm
Where: The Twig Book Shop (map)
Facilitator: Laura Venhaus
RSVP to: Laura Venhaus, laura.venhaus@swri.org

October Book Discussions

When: Friday, October 1st, 7pm-9pm
Where: Location on RSVP
Facilitator: Penelope Borchers
RSVP to: Penelope Borchers, borchers@uthscsa.edu

When: Tuesday, October 5th, 12noon-1pm
Where: Howe Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library
Facilitator: Rajia Tobia
RSVP to: Rajia Tobia, tobia@uthscsa.edu

When: Wednesday, October 6th, 12noon-1pm
Where: Greehey Childrens Cancer Research Institute
Facilitator: Helen Sorenson
RSVP to: Helen Sorenson, sorenson@uthscsa.edu

When: Thursday, October 7th, 12noon-1pm
Where: RAHC, 313A (Faculty Lounge), 3rd floor UT Pan American Library
Facilitator: Dr. Johnny D. Short

When: Thursday, October 7th, 12noon-1pm
Where: RAHC, 313A (Faculty Lounge), 3rd floor UT Pan American Library
Facilitator: Dr. Johnny D. Short

When: Monday, October 11th, 12noon-1:30pm
Where: Room 432F
Facilitator: Donald J. Dudley, M.D., Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

When: Monday, October 11th, 6pm-9pm
Where: Anaqua Room (2.03.08), UC Phase II, UTSA (map)
Facilitator: Carley R. Bach
RSVP to: Carley R. Bach, carley.bach@gmail.com

When: Wednesday, October 13th, 6pm-8pm
Where: Ramirez Library, RAHC Library Classroom 1.132
Facilitator: Martin Hechanova
RSVP to: RAHC Library, rahclibrary@uthscsa.edu

When: Thursday, October 21th, Noon-1pm
Where: Briscoe Library, Room 2.019
Facilitator: Humanities in Health Care/UTHSCSA Book Club
RSVP to: Katharine Zentner, zenter@livemail.uthscsa.edu

November Book Discussions

When: Tuesday, November 2nd, 3pm-4pm
Where: House of Pho (map)
Facilitator: Rebecca Grizzle

Facilitator and Host Training Workshops

August 19 2010, 12 noon – 1:30 pm. Collaboratory, Briscoe Library 4.074

August 21 2010, 12 noon – 1:30 pm. Collaboratory, Briscoe Library 4.074

August 27 2010, 12 noon – 1:30 pm. Collaboratory, Briscoe Library 4.074

Other Events

Science Communication Workshop

Human(e) Research – Your Responsibilities as a Scientist
When: Tuesday, October 12
Where: Medical School Room 309L
Reception to follow, hosted by the Graduate Dean

  • Dr. Michael Lichtenstein- History of Human Subject Research: “The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good”
  • Dr. Joseph Schmelz, Director, Institutional Review Board – Human Research at the UT Health Science Center: “Working Together”

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One Community/One Book 2010: Read the Book

 
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Cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksIn The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot provides detailed portraits of the people who played a role in, or whose lives were impacted by, the discovery of HeLa cells: Henrietta Lacks, her physicians, medical research teams, and her children. Skloot explores ethical issues that emerge from the interplay of race and poverty in one of the most important science stories of the 20th century.

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One Community/One Book 2012: Hear the Author

  • Photograph of Elva Trevino HartElva Treviño Hart will speak in the Holly Auditorium on the campus of the UT Health Science Center at noon on Friday, February 24. The program will be telecast live and can be viewed in Harlingen in RAHC 2.120 and in Laredo in  AB 1.106.
  • She will also speak the previous evening, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Public Library Central Library, 600 Soledad.
  • Both events are free and open to the public.

“I am nobody,” she begins.  “And my story is the same as a million others…  You have seen us if you have driven through south Texas on the way to Mexico.  We are there—walking barefoot by the side of the road.  During harvest time there are fewer of us—we are with our families in the fields.  Some of us grow up and move to cities.  We work downtown and speak perfect English.  Others of us stay.  I don’t know which is better.”

Elva Treviño Hart did not stay.  After graduating as valedictorian of her class at Pearsall High School she went on to study theoretical mathematics at UT Austin, and later attended Stanford University, where she earned a master’s degree in computer science/engineering.   Her first job in the computer industry was with Control Data Corp, after which she went on to work for 17 years for IBM.

Only after proving “that a Mexican migrant girl could do it all and have it all,” did she turn to writing.  “I wanted to take people with me to the migrant camps and the fields so they could see what it is like,” she says.

In 2000, her book, Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child, was a winner of the American Book Award and the American Library Association’s Alex Award for books with a special appeal for young adults.  It is the One Community/One Book selection for 2012.

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One Community/One Book 2012: Join the Conversation

Conversation is the heart of One Community One Book.

The Libraries and the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching will offer workshops in December and January to support discussion group leaders and hosts. The workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center and members of the broader community who are interested in planning a discussion opportunity. The workshops will be available on request in Harlingen and Laredo via V-tel.Contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, for more information.

Book discussions will be held throughout January and February, in the weeks leading up to Elva Trevino Hart’s visit to campus on February 24, 2012.  Details about book discussions can be posted on this page. Just fill out and submit the online form.  Also, please be sure to print a sign up sheet for your group and mail to Susan Hunnicutt at the email address on the form.  These sign-in sheets are an important part of the evaluation and reporting process for One Community One Book.

Resources for Discussion Group Leaders

Teaching Guide: Barefoot Heart, by Elva Trevino Hart (Huntington Beach Reads, pdf)
Questions for Discussion by Adelita Cantu, R.N., Ph.D., School of Nursing

Facilitator and Host Training Workshops

December Trainings

Monday, December 12
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register

January Trainings

Wednesday, January 11
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register

Book Discussions

February Discussions

When: Thursday, February 2nd, Noon-1 p.m.
Where: Dean’s Conference Room, HP 5.202
Facilitator: Susan Dollar, School of Health Professions
RVSP to: Susan Dollar

When: Thursday, February 9th, Noon-1 p.m.
Where: Dean’s Conference Room, HP 5.202
Facilitator: Susan Dollar, School of Health Professions
RVSP to: Susan Dollar

When: Wednesday, February 22nd, 12 noon and 4:30 p.m.
Where: UT School of Public Health
Facilitator: Sharon Cooper, UTSPH San Antonio Regional Campus Dean and Ruth Morris UTSPH Student Association Executive Director
RSVP to: Ruth Morris

When: Thursday, February 16thnd, Noon-1 p.m.
Where: Dean’s Conference Room, HP 5.202
Facilitator: Susan Dollar, School of Health Professions
RVSP to: Susan Dollar

When: Thursday, February 16th, Noon-1 p.m.
Where: Admin Conference Room, Briscoe Library
Facilitator: Herlinda Howard & Susan Hunnicutt
RSVP to: Herlinda Howard

When: Wednesday, February 22nd, 5:50 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: Cha-Cha’s Mexican Restaurant
Facilitator: Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries
RSVP to: Rajia Tobia

When: Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m
Where: UTSA (1604 Campus), Paloverde Room UC 2.01.36
Facilitator: Caitlin Castle, UTSA Pre-Medical Society
RSVP to: Caitlin Castle

When: Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library, RAHC 1.132
Facilitator: Armando Lopez, Director of Lower Rio Grande Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
RSVP to: Kathy Carter

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One Community/One Book 2012: The Book

Barefoot Heart Cover

From Barefoot Heart:

In the spring of 1953, Apá interrupted our family life at Tio Alfredo’s to take us to work in the beet fields of Minnesota. Since we had no car, we went in a troca encamisade with another family. The back of this huge truck was covered with dark red canvas… The man who owned the truck was nick-named “El Indio” because his skin, like that of an Indian, was the same color as the canvas, a dark, strong red. I thought he must be very rich to own a huge truck like that. We, on the other hand, owned no car, no house, almost nothing…

Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child, was a winner of the American Book Award and the American Library Association’s Alex Award for books with a special appeal for young adults.  It is the One Community/One Book selection for 2012.

To read more:

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One Community/One Book 2013

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Read the Book

Join the Conversation

Hear the Author

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.

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One Community/One Book 2013: Find Out More

Links to interviews and commentary:
Can Social Networking Cure Social Ills?
By Jeffery D. Sachs
Published: May 20, 2011

Tina Rosenberg: “Join the Club”
Guest Host: Susan Page
The Diane Rehm Show
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Peer pressure as social cure; Rosenberg’s “Join The Club”
Social Capital Blog
The Saguaro Seminar at Harvard University: Civic Engagement in America
May 16, 2012

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One Community/One Book 2013: Hear the Author

Hurd Auditorium, School of Nursing

April 4, 9:00 a.m.

Tina Rosenberg

Photo by Noah Greenberg.

Tina Rosenberg is the author of Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America; The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; and this year’s One Community/One Book selection, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.

She was the first freelance journalist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics will bring Tina Rosenberg to campus on Thursday, April 4, 2013, when she will be the keynote speaker at the Center’s 6th Annual Community Service Learning Conference.

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One Community/One Book 2013: Join the Conversation

Are you interested in receiving a free copy of this year’s One Community/One Book reading selection?

This year The Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, have chosen Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World for a One Community/One Book read.   Tina Rosenberg, the author of Join the Club, will be the keynote speaker at the CMH&E’s Community Service Learning Conference, which will take place on April 4, 2013.

The Libraries will offer three noon-hour workshops, January 28, February 4, and February 13, to support discussion group leaders and hosts. The workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center and members of the broader community who are interested in planning a discussion opportunity.

The workshops will be available on request in Harlingen and Laredo via V-tel.

Book discussions will be held throughout February and March, in the weeks leading up to Tina Rosenberg’s keynote address at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics Community Service Learning Conference on April 4, 2013.

General Discussion Group Sign in Sheet

Join the Club Discussion Questions

Registration for Facilitator and Host Training Workshops

NOTE: You will receive a message confirming your registration.  Please email Susan Hunnicutt (Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu) if you do not receive email confirmation within a week of registering.

January Training

Monday, January 28
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register Online

February Training

Monday, February 4
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register Online

Wednesday, February 13
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register Online

January Book Discussions

Wednesday, January 23
PrISM (Professional Interest in Social Media) Book Discussion
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Briscoe Library 2.039

March Book Discussions

Tuesday, March 19
Noon to 1:oo p.m.
Howe Conference Room, 5th Floor Briscoe Library
Hosted by Melanie Stone, MPH, M.Ed. and Jessica Mendez, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
“Bring your own lunch, light refreshments will be provided.”
Please RSVP to  CSL@uthscsa.edu

April Book Discussions

Tuesday, April 2
6:00 p.m.
Off Campus
Hosted by Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
RSVP for location to Jason at RosenfeldJ@uthscsa.edu

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One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from HumanitiesTexas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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One Community/One Book 2013: The Book

According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg, peer pressure draws its energy from the powerful human desire to be connected to others. Because the desire for connection is so strong, peer pressure is “a mighty and terrible force—so powerful that, for the vast majority of people, the best antidote to it is more peer pressure.”

What do you think? Is peer pressure a tool that can be employed in the service of better health?
This 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.

To read more:

  • Borrow from the UTHSC Libraries
  • Borrow from the San Antonio Public Library (En Español)
  • Purchase at the UT Health Science Center Bookstore for $12.71, at 25% off the retail price

Humnanities Texas LogoOne Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.