One Community/One Book

One Community/ One Book 2012: Facilitator and host training continues on January 11

Attend training, receive the book for free!

Perhaps you have thought about becoming involved in One Community/One Book, either as a book discussion facilitator or by hosting  a discussion.  If so, consider attending the final Facilitator and Host Training for One Community/One Book  2012, 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 11 in the Briscoe Library Collaboratory, room 4.074.   Taught by Dr. John Littlefield, director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching, the workshop will teach skills for planning and leading a book discussion that will continue to be useful, even after One Community/One Book  2012 is over.  Lunch is included in the class, and individuals who volunteer to host or lead a book discussion will also receive a free copy of Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child, the One Community/One Book selection for 2011-2012.

In Barefoot Heart, Elva Trevino Hart, who is retired after 17 years with IBM, writes of  being the youngest child in a family of migrant farm workers who traveled north to Minnesota and Wisconsin over several summers in the 1950s to work in beet fields.  As a personal memoir, Hart’s book invites reflection on a number of themes including the importance of family and community, education as a way out of poverty, cultural diversity, and the promotion of cultural competence and empathy.

Elva Trevino Hart will speak in the Holly Auditorium on the Long Campus on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 12:00 noon.  The event, which is open to the public, is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To register for Facilitator and Host Training on January 11, email Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, at hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

One Community/One Book 2010

The Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching and The Libraries offer training for discussion group leaders

On October 15, 2010 at noon Rebecca Skloot, the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be the speaker at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics’ Frank Bryant, Jr. M.D. Memorial Lecture.   In the weeks leading up to the Bryant lecture, The Libraries and the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching are co-sponsoring the third annual community read on the UT Health Science Center campus.

One goal of One Community/One Book: to encourage as many students, faculty and staff as we can to read the same book.  Another goal:  To encourage gatherings of colleagues and friends, perhaps good food (that’s up to you), and definitely good conversation. We think we’ve found in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks material for some excellent conversations about a fascinating true story in the history of science.

Dr. John Littlefield, Director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching, and Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, will offer three workshops for individuals who are interested in leading or hosting a book discussion:

Thursday, August 19 , 12:00 noon

Saturday, August 21, 12:00 noon

Friday, August 27, 12:00 noon

 

Through a grant from Humanities Texas, we will be able to provide copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for individuals who volunteer to host or lead a book discussion.  Books will be available on a first come/first served basis for individuals who register for the workshops.  Workshops will also include lunch, and will take place at noon in the Collaboratory on the 4th floor of the Briscoe Library. 

Registration for each of the three workshops can be found on the library’s Web site: http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/events/onebook2010events.cfm.

This is the third One Community/One Book project at the UT Health Science Center campuses. Previous book selections included Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder (2008) and Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (2009), by Pauline W. Chen, M.D.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is available at the Briscoe, Downtown, Ramirez and Laredo libraries, and at the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at Texas Research Park. Call number: QU 300 S628i 2010. Copies are also available in the UT Health Science Center Bookstore at a 25% discount.

For more information about One Community/One Book contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

One Community/One Book 2010: Calendar of Events

Science Communication Workshop

Human(e) Research– Your responsibilities as a scientist

When:  Tuesday, October 12
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
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”

8th Annual Frank Bryant, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics

Speaker: Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
When: Friday, October 15
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Reception and Book Signing: 1:30 PM
Where: Health Science Center Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr San Antonio, TX
Lecture telecast live to the RAHC in Harlingen and the Laredo Regional Campus
More information about the lecture

October Book Discussions

When: Friday, October 1
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Location on RSVP
Facilitator: Penelope Borchers
RSVP to: Penelope Borchers, borchers@uthscsa.edu

When: Tuesday, October 5
12noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: Howe Room,
5th floor, Briscoe Library
Facilitator: Rajia Tobia
RSVP to: Rajia Tobia, tobia@uthscsa.edu

When: Wednesday, October 6
12 noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute
Facilitator: Helen Sorenson
RSVP to: Helen Sorenson, sorenson@uthscsa.edu

When: Thursday, October 7
12 noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: RAHC, 313A (Faculty Lounge), 3rd floor
UT Pan American Library
Facilitator: Dr. Johnny D. Short

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

When: Monday, October 11
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
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 13
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Where: Ramirez Library, RAHC Library Classroom 1.132
Facilitator: Martin Hechanova
RSVP to: RAHC Library, rahclibrary@uthscsa.edu

Online Book Discussion: Join anytime!
Where: http://library.uthscsa.edu/bookclub/
Facilitator: Luke Rosenberger

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 tells stories of migrant life in South Texas

Photograph of Elva Trevino Hart

Elva Trevino Hart is the author of the 2012 One Community/One Book selection.

The UT Health Science Center Libraries’ popular One Community/One Book program will continue in the months ahead with reading and discussion of Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child, by Elva Trevino HartThe Libraries are pleased to announce that One Community/One Book 2012 recently received the support of Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities in the form of a community projects grant award.

The Health Science Center’s 4th One Community/One Book selection is a book with deep roots in South Texas. Author Elva Trevino Hart tells stories of growing up in Pearsall, Texas as the youngest child in a family of migrant farm workers who traveled north to Minnesota and Wisconsin over several summers in the 1950s to work in the beet fields.   The book details her family’s struggle to make a living and to overcome prejudice and poverty through education.  She also explores her family’s roots in Mexico, and the historical events that carried her father and his family north to Texas and beyond.  Barefoot Heart encourages reflection on a number of themes including the importance of family and community, education as a way out of poverty, cultural diversity in our own South Texas communities, and the promotion of cultural competence and empathy as we train tomorrow’s health care professionals.

Plans for One Community/One Book include workshops for discussion group leaders, book discussion groups, and several speaking engagements for the author from February 23-25, 2012.   Ms. Hart will speak on campus Friday, February 24 at 12:00 noon.  She will also speak on Saturday, February 25  at the Spring Conference of the Voelcker Biosciences Teacher Academy.  Copies of the book are available through the library, and the bookstore is selling Barefoot Heart at a 25% discount.

A book signing will follow Ms. Hart’s talk on February 24.

One Community/One Book 2012 is a collaborative effort between The Libraries, the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching (ACET), and the San Antonio Public Library.  It is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information about One Community/One Book, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: Call 567-2406 or email Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

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.

 

One Community/One Book: Find a discussion group

A History of the Present Illness

Conversation is the heart of One Community One Book.

Louise Aronson is the author of A History of the Present Illness, this fall’s One Community/One Book selection.  She will be the keynote speaker at an author event sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and The Libraries:

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Holly Auditorium.

As in the past, The Libraries offered workshops in early September to support book discussion leaders and hosts.

Book discussions will be held starting in mid- September, leading up to Louise Aronson’s visit to campus.

Information about One Community/One Book discussion events — continually updated –  is posted below.

Louise Aronson

Author Louise Aronson will speak in Holly Auditorium, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Long Campus, on Thursday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Training for Discussion Group Leaders and Hosts: 

  • Wednesday, September 4, 3:00 p.m., Briscoe Library Collaboratory;
  • Friday, September 6, noon, School of Nursing room 1.202.

Book Discussions:

Multi-Meeting Book Discussions

Tuesdays, October 22 and 29: School of Health Professions, Deans Conference Room, 426 MED. Facilitator: Susan Dollar, dollar@uthscsa.edu.

Wednesdays, October 23 and 30, School of Health Professions, Deans Conference Room, 426 MED. Facilitator: Susan Dollar, dollar@uthscsa.edu.

For information about how to to be a part of One Community/One Book, or to submit information about a discussion opportunity you are planning, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: email hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

 

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 out how you can participate

Barefoot Heart CoverOne Community/One Book 2012 is well on its way!  More than 30 individuals attended training for discussion group leaders in December and January.  The training is not required, and anyone can plan a book discussion. The encouragement and the information we provide helps build confidence to get the discussion groups off the ground.

Another resource to support book discussions is the One Community/One Book project website:

http://library.uthscsa.edu/onebook

Some of the things that can be found there:

  • A printable flyer
  • Information about the One Community/One Book 2012 selection, Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child, by Elva Treviño Hart
  • A set of clinically-oriented questions written by Dr. Adelita Cantu of the School of Nursing, which some groups may find useful
  • Post Your Book Discussion, a form to use if you would like us to help you publicize your book discussion on the website
  • A Book Discussion Sign In Sheet  that we will use to evaluate the effectiveness of the program once it is complete
  • Information about Elva Treviño Hart’s two public events in San Antonio, on the evening of February 23 (at San Antonio Public Library) and at noon on February 24 (in the Holly Auditorium in San Antoni0, with videoconferencing to Harlingen and Laredo)
  • A little bit about the history of One Community/One Book at the UT Health Science Center, and about our planning process

If you do host or lead a book discussion, please be sure your group completes the Book Discussion Sign In Sheet.  These can be sent to Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

One Community/One Book 2012 is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

One Community/One Book: Talking about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

In August twenty-six individuals representing UT Health Science Center schools, University Health System, UTSA, the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research,  and Southwest Research Institute attended noon-hour workshops to train small-group discussion leaders for One Community/One Book 2010.

Discussion opportunities resulting from the workshops will be posted on the library Web site throughout September as we are notified about them by discussion group leaders.

To register a discussion opportunity and/or post it on the project Web site, fill out the online form (doc file).

For more information about One Community/One Book, about currently listed discussion events, and about related resources, visit the Join the Conversation page.

Rebecca Skloot, the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be the featured speaker at the Frank Bryant, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics.  The lecture, sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics,  will take place in the Parman Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15.

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: Workshops for discussion leaders February 4 and 13

Humanities Texas LogoThe 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 noon-hour workshops  on 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.  For information about how to to be a part of One Community/One Book, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: email hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

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.

Training for discussion group leaders

Patrick Lemelle, an outreach library assistant in the Briscoe Library, talks about books and small groups with Tatjana Walker of Family and Community Medicine and Amanda Miller, a physician assistant student in the School of Health Professions. The three attended a workshop for book discussion leaders in late January.

 

The One Community/One Book selection for 2010 is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The UT Health Science Center Libraries are pleased to announce that The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is the One Community/One Book selection for 2010.  One Community/One Book 2010 is planned to coincide with the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics’ 2010 Frank Bryant, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture.   Rebecca Skloot will be the featured speaker at that event.

The Libraries will host or support a series of discussion opportunities in September and early October, leading up to the Bryant Lecture, which will take place on October 15, 2010.

In 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.

This is the third One Community/One Book project on the UT Health Science Center campuses;  previous books were Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder (2008) and Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (2009), by Pauline W. Chen, M.D.

Copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks are available at the Briscoe, Downtown, Ramirez and Laredo libraries, and at the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at Texas Research Park:  Call number QU 300 S628i 2010.  Also, beginning in May, the UT Health Science Center Bookstore will have copies of the book, which can be purchased at a 25% discount off the list price.

Susan Hunnicutt

Special Projects Librarian

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