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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.

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.

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.

One Community/One Book 2014

“In Redeployment, his searing debut collection of short stories, Phil Klay … gives the civilian reader a visceral feeling for what it is like to be a soldier in a  combat zone, and what it is like to return home, still reeling from the dislocations of war.”                                                                            The Madness of War Told in the First Person

Book cover of RedeploymentThe Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, in cooperation with the Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, have chosen Redeployment for the 2014 One Community/One Book selection.

Read the Book

Join the Conversation

Hear the Author

In Redeployment, former U.S. Marine Phil Klay presents twelve gritty and compelling short stories on the experience of war in Iraq and the challenges faced by those returning home. This collection is based on the author’s duty as a Public Affairs Officer in the Anbar Province, Iraq during the surge in 2007 and 2008. Each story is told from a different perspective, including those of a young artillery man, a member of Mortuary Affairs, a military chaplain, and a Foreign Service Officer. Redeployment has been selected as one of five finalists for the prestigious 2014 National Book Award.

Due to the nature of its subject matter, this book contains raw depictions and graphic language.

For more information on One Community/One Book, please contact Lisa Finnie, Assistant Records and Archives Librarian 210-567-2406.

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 Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

One Community/One Book 2014: Hear the Author

Photograph of Phil KlayAbout the Author

After graduating from Dartmouth College with a BA in English and Creative Writing, Phil Klay was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar Province as a Public Affairs Officer during the surge in 2007 and 2008. Upon discharge in 2009, he attended the City University of New York- Hunter College where he received an MFA in Creative Writing. He also sharpened his writing skills at the New York University Veterans’ Writing Workshop. His works have been published in Newsweek, the New York Times, and the New York Daily News. Redeployment has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2014 National Book Award.

Hear the Author

Phil Klay will present Redeployment: A Marine’s View of War and Homecoming in the Holly Auditorium on the Long Campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12 Noon. This program may also be viewed in Harlingen at the RAHC in the Ramirez Library Room 1.132.00; at the Laredo Regional Campus in the Laredo Library Room 1.101.07; and at the University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus in the John Peace Library Room JPL 3.03.54.

A book signing and reception will follow the author’s presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event through the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Bookstore.

The event is free and open to the public.

For a preview, please consider viewing or listening to these two recent appearances by Phil Klay:

  • In this 48-minute video produced by C-Span 2, Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, speaks with Anthony Swoffor, author of Jarhead, at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Santa Monica, California on April 22, 2014.
  • The Pen/Faulkner Foundation presents this 56-minute audio-recorded interview with Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, from March 14, 2014 at the Hill Center in the Old Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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 Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

One Community/One Book 2014: Join the Conversation

Conversation is the heart of One Community/One Book.

The Briscoe Library will offer workshops in October to support discussion group leaders and to encourage dialogue about the book. These events are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, as well as members of the broader community, who are interested in planning a book discussion opportunity. Please, contact Lisa Finnie, Assistant Records and Archives Librarian, for more information.

Book discussions will be held throughout October, leading up to Phil Klay’s visit to campus on October 30, 2014. Details about book discussion groups can be posted to this page by submitting the Discussion Group Registration Form. Also, please be sure to print out a Discussion Group Sign-In Sheet and e-mail the completed form to Lisa Finnie. These sign-in sheets are an important part of the evaluation and reporting process for One Community/One Book. In addition, a list of Suggested Questions for Discussion is available to help get the conversation going!

If you do not have enough time to read the entire collection of stories, we suggest the following:

  • Redeployment
  • Prayer in the Furnace
  • Psychological Operations

If you would like for your Discussion Group to focus on one short story or a particular set of stories, please include that information on your Discussion Group Registration Form.

 Resources for Discussion Group Leaders

Facilitator and Host Training Workshops

Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:00 Noon – 12:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

Book Discussion Groups

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Laurel Ridge Psychiatric Center
Hosted by: Adelita Cantu, PhD, UTHSCSA School of Nursing
Dr. Cantu’s Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Clinical Group

Thursday, October 23, 2014
2:30 pm
University of Texas at San Antonio
Hosted by: Alan L. Peterson, PhD, UTHSCSA School of Medicine; Director, STRONG STAR Consortium
Dr. Peterson’s Military Health Psychology Class

Monday, October 27, 2014
12:00 Noon
South Texas Veterans Health Care System Department of Research
Hosted by: Ruth M. Morris, MPH, UTHSCSA Translational Science Training Scholar

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00 pm
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Hosted by: Ruth M. Morris, MPH, UTHSCSA Translational Science Training Scholar
Topics in Translational Science Class

 

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 Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

One Community/One Book 2014: The Book

Book cover of RedeploymentTo Read the 2014 One Community/One Book Selection Redeployment by Phil Klay:

If you do not have enough time to read the entire collection of stories, we suggest the following:

  • Redeployment
  • Prayer in the Furnace
  • Psychological Operations

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 Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

One Community/One Book 2016: God’s Hotel

“Others have written about the relationship between time and medical care with similar eloquence and urgency, but the centuries of perspective that Dr. Sweet brings infuse the point with unforgettable clarity. Sick people need time, she demonstrates repeatedly, and their doctors do, too.”                                                                                                                                                                                                             A Hospital That Gave Its Patients Time to Heal

Cover Photograph of God's Hotel by Victoria SweetThe Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have chosen God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet as a 2016 One Community/One Book selection.

Read the Book

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Hear the Author

Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Following her BS in Mathematics from Stanford University and her MD from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Sweet earned an MA and a PhD in the History of the Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focused on the 12th-century German abbess, composer, theologian, visionary, and medical practitioner Hildegard von Bingen.

In God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, the author weaves stories of her experiences caring for patients at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, the last almshouse in the country, with her studies of medieval medicine. In the process, Dr. Sweet comes to appreciate the importance of slow medicine and the efficiency of inefficiency.

For more information on One Community/One Book, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

One Community/One Book 2016: God’s Hotel: Hear the Author

Photograph of Dr. Victoria SweetAbout the Author

Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Following her BS in Mathematics from Stanford University and her MD from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Sweet earned an MA and a PhD in the History of the Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on the 12th-century German abbess, composer, theologian, visionary, and medical practitioner Hildegard von Bingen.

In God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, the author weaves stories of her experiences caring for patients at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, the last almshouse in the country, with her studies of medieval medicine. In the process, Dr. Sweet comes to appreciate the importance of slow medicine and the efficiency of inefficiency.

Hear the Author

Dr. Victoria Sweet will present The Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture in the Holly Auditorium on the Long Campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio on the evening of Thursday, March 17, 2016. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm with the author’s presentation at 6:00 pm and a book signing to follow at 7:00 pm.

To register for free for this event, visit http://www.texashumanities.org/.

Copies of God’s Hotel will be available for purchase at the event through the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Bookstore.

For a preview, consider viewing Dr. Victoria Sweet’s TEDx Middlebury presentation: The Efficiency of Inefficiency.

For more information on One Community/One Book, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.