Category Archives: Events

Events sponsored or hosted by the library.

Harriet A. Washington, MA (Columbia), author of Medical Apartheid – Oct 7-8, 2021 Virtual Lecture Series & Community Read

The Max and Sara Cowan Memorial Lectures in Humanistic Medicine & the Priscilla M. Mayden Endowed Lecture with Harriet A. Washington, MA (Columbia) virtual lecture series October 7 & 8, 2021. The Eccles Health Sciences Library will also be hosting this semester’s Community Read of Ms. Washington’s books: Carte Blanche AND Medical Apartheid – Tuesdays, Sept 14 – Oct 26, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm MDT  via Zoom: Registration is Required.

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Community Read: Nuances of American Indian Health: Heart Berries, Tuesdays, June 15 – July 20, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT  

“Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest.”

Community Read: Indigenous Students in Higher Education: Developing a Praxis of Survivance, May 4, 11

Indigenous Students in Higher Education: Developing a Praxis of Survivance community read seeks to provide education and insight to university stakeholders and community members about the barriers that Indigenous people face with the aim of transforming our education system at the University of Utah to support the goals of Indigenous students.

Art Aloud! 6 Year Anniversary Virtual Open Mic – April 23, 2021 @ 12pm

Join us for Art Aloud! Friday April 23, 2021 from 12pm-1pm. U of U health-care professionals, students, faculty, patients, and family members are all invited to join us and and read a piece of original writing.

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Women’s Week: Inspiring a Movement March 8-12

Women’s Week is an annual, weeklong event focused on the issues and challenges faced by those who identify as female or women. Topics are relevant to today’s socioeconomic and political climate, intersectionality and cultural movements. Women’s Week is planned by a volunteer committee of students, faculty, and staff collaborating across the university. All are welcome to get involved and participate!

Mend: Re-examining Racism in Medical History through Contemporary Poetry with Kwoya Fagin Maples – Feb 24 & 25, 2021

Mend: Re-examining Racism in Medical History through Contemporary Poetry with Kwoya Fagin Maples  Wednesday,February 24, 2021,5:30-7pm MT  plus two related writing workshops on February 25, 2021 (see below)   https://utah.zoom.us/j/94333052554 Passcode: 845689 CME for February 24th Evening Ethics Event Code 55019; Call (801) 478-5852 (always the same) Mend, a unique poetry collection by Kwoya Fagin …Read More »

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Community Read: Black Man In A White Coat, Jan 26 – Feb 23

“Black Man in a White Coat” examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of many health problems in the black community.