One Community/One Book

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:  Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu  or (210) 567-2406.

 

Announcing the One Community/One Book selection for Fall 2013

Louise Aronson

Louise Aronson

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and The Libraries are pleased to announce that Louise Aronson, physician-writer, geriatrician and author of A History of the Present Illness, a collection of stories, has accepted an invitation to speak at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on Thursday November 14, 2013, as part of a One Community/One Book project.

Dr. Aronson will be in town to give the keynote presentation and lead a workshop at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Consider adding A History of the Present Illness to your summer reading list.

“This collection of short stories… take place in and around a San Francisco hospital. But the stories are less concerned with medical details than with the inner lives of the characters and the psychological toll that health issues take on caregivers, patients and their families.”

Kirkus Review

Copies of A History of the Present Illness are available in the Briscoe Library, at the Ramirez Library in Harlingen, and in the Laredo Campus Regional Library.  Click here to link to the full catalog record.

Copies will also be available in San Antonio at the UT Health Science Center Bookstore for $18, 25% off the retail price.

One Community/One Book is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

 

Are you in? One Community/One Book training: February 4 at noon

Join the Club- Book CoverThis 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.

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)

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

 

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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.

Join the Club by Tina Rosenberg is the next common reading selection

Are You In?

Join the Club- Book CoverBecome part of One Community/One Book 2013

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 5th One Community/One Book program, which will feature Rosenberg’s book, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.

Book discussions will take place in February and March 2013, 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.

The Libraries will offer the One Community/One Book workshop.  “How to Lead or Host a Book Discussion,” at noon on Thursday, January 24 and Monday, February 4, 2013.

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 plus tax, 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:  Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu  or (210) 567-2406.

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One Community One Book 2016 Selection: 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 Sweet

The Briscoe Library in collaboration with the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics has chosen God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine as a 2016 One Community/One Book selection. The book’s author Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD will present the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture on the evening of March 17, 2016 in the Holly Auditorium. 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.

Dr. Sweet 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.

The Briscoe Library will hold a kick-off event and workshop on February 2, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library 5th floor, to support book discussion group leaders and to encourage conversation. This event is 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. Register Here. Book discussions will then be held throughout February and March, leading up to Dr. Sweet’s visit to campus on March 17, 2016.

For more information, please visit the One Community/One Book 2016: God’s Hotel website or contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

One Community One Book: Author Louise Aronson will speak on campus November 14

Louise Aronson

“These stories are about medicine exactly in the way that medicine is about life.” –A review of Louise Aronson’s A History of the Present Illness.

5:30 p.m. Author Presentation
6:30 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
UT Health Science Center Holly Auditorium

Louise Aronson, M.D., M.F.A., the author of A History of the Present Illness, this fall’s One Community/On Book selection, will speak in the Holly Auditorium Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Louise Aronson is an Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. She directs the Northern California Geriatric Education Center and the UCSF Medical Humanities program. Dr. Aronson’s clinical practice is through the Housecalls Program where she provides care to homebound older adults in underserved San Francisco neighborhoods.

Her research and scholarship focus on geriatrics education, reflective learning, and public medical writing.

For more information about Aronson’s November 14th appearance, call the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at 210-567-0795.

This year’s One Community/One Book program is the 6th such partnership for The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. Previous book selections included Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World (2008); Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (2009); The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010); Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child (2012); and Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World (Spring 2013). Since 2008, more than 800 individuals have participated in One Community/One Book book discussions, and as many as 2800 individuals have attended author events.

One Community/One Book is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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One Community One Book: Find a Discussion Group

Cover Photograph of God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet

The 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, MD, PhD as a 2016 One Community One Book selection. Dr. 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.

Conversation is the heart of One Community One Book. Book discussions will be held throughout February and March, leading up to Dr. Victoria Sweet’s visit to campus. To find a book discussion group or to register your discussion group, visit the One Community One Book 2016: Join the Conversation site.

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 Author Phil Klay Speaks on Campus

Cover of book RedeploymentThis year’s One Community/One Book project culminated with an appearance on the Health Science Center campus by former Marine Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction honoree. On October 30, approximately three hundred attendees filled the Holly Auditorium to hear the author discuss his collection of short stories based upon his duty as a Public Affairs Officer in Iraq’s Anbar Province during the surge. Members of the audience included individuals from the San Antonio community, local health professionals, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty, staff, and students, and area veterans. Video telecast was also available at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, at the Laredo Regional Campus, and at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mr. Klay’s presentation focused on the practice of storytelling in war and on readings from Redeployment. The author shared selections from two of his short storiesTen Kliks South and Bodies, and related how his experiences led him to write fictional accounts of members of the military as they struggle with the challenges of war and the readjustments of returning home. He also answered questions from the audience about how these communal stories of war encourage open dialogue about the meaningful issues they raise. A reception and book signing followed the engaging presentation, as enthusiastic attendees lined up to speak with the author and to have their books autographed.

Author Phil Klay at Book Signing

Photograph by Lester Rosebrock UTHSCSA Creative Media Services

Book discussion groups were held both leading up to and following the author’s presentation. Attendees examined the stories in the book, explored the various points of view, and sought to develop compassion for the veterans whom they encounter. Sixty individuals participated in book discussion groups, including UTHSCSA faculty, students, and staff, a psychiatric and mental health nursing clinical group, military health psychology students at UTSA, members of the Department of Research at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and an area women’s writers’ group.

On November 19, 2014, Redeployment by Phil Klay was awarded the prestigious 2014 National Book Award in Fiction (Video of the Announcement and Acceptance Speech). The National Book Foundation also named Phil Klay as one of 5 under 35, a set of five emerging young writers of fiction selected by previous National Book Award winners and finalists.

One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, with support from STRONG STAR. 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 Selection for Fall 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, The Libraries and STRONG STAR are pleased to announce that Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, has accepted an invitation to speak at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Holly Auditorium as part of a One Community/One Book project.

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.

In Redeployment, Phil Klay presents twelve gritty and compelling short stories on the experience of war in Iraq and the challenges faced by those returning home. 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.

The Briscoe Library will offer workshops in October to support book discussion group leaders and to encourage conversation. Book discussions will then be held throughout October, leading up to Phil Klay’s visit to campus on October 30, 2014.

For more information, please visit the One Community/One Book 2014 website or 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: Find a book discussion

Join the Club- Book CoverThis year’s One Community/One Book project is well underway.  We have given away almost 75 books, and trained many discussion group leaders.  Book discussions will be held throughout 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.

Many planned book discussions are open to anyone.  To find one at a place and time that is convenient for you, visit the One Community/One Book events page.

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.

Humanities 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.

 

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