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Medicine and the Arts Series

Connecting the visual, literary, and performing arts to the meanings of illness and caregiving

This annual series includes readings, movies, round table discussions, and trips to museums and theaters. Open to all students, the events are a rich, co-curricular opportunity for pre-health professionals and those in the Medicine and Society Program. For more information, contact the series director, Dr. Woods Nash, at mwnash@uh.edu.

Fall 2018 Schedule

  • Round Table: Tuesday, September 4, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, September 18, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Reading: Esi Edugyan and Meg Wolitzer, Monday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday, September 24, 2018
    7:30 p.m.
    Cullen Performance Hall

    Inprint Reading: Esi Edugyan and Meg Wolitzer

    For more information about this reading, visit:
    https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-esi-edugyan-meg-wolitzer-reading/

    To receive a free ticket, please visit the Inprint table in the foyer of the Cullen Performance between 7:15 and 7:30 on the night of the event. Identify yourself as a UH student attending a Medicine and the Arts event.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, October 2, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, October 16, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Medflix: Dallas Buyers Club, October 25, 7pm

    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    7:00 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Movie Night – Dallas Buyers Club

    In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help persons with AIDS get medication--a business that, for him, has a very personal side to it.

    Pizza and popcorn will be served.

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  • Round Table: Tuesday, October 30, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Guest Presentation: Zack McDermott, Thursday, November 8, 6:00 p.m.

    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    6:00 p.m.
    Honors Commons 

    Guest Presentation: Zack McDermott

    Zack McDermott is the author of Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love. He worked as a public defender for The Legal Aid Society of New York for six years. His work has appeared in The New York TimesThis American Life, Morning Edition, GawkerDeadspin,and SplitSider. He is from Wichita, KS and a graduate of The University of Kansas and The University of Virginia School of Law. For more on McDermott, visit his website here: https://zackmcdermott.com/

    The first 20 students to arrive will each receive a free copy of McDermott's book (if they don't already own one)!

     

  • Round Table: Tuesday, November 13, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.

  • Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine, Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    5:30 p.m.
    McGovern Medical School
    Room 2.135

    Off Script: Stories from the Heart of Medicine

    Event Details: 
    Physicians, nurses, and two UH students will share stories on the theme Giving Thanks. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

  • The Art of Observation: Thursday, November 15, 6pm

    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    6:00 p.m.
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    The Art of Observation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Led by Dr. Kelley Magill (University Programs Specialist at the MFAH), this foray in the exhibit space helps students, as she puts it, “hone their observation skills, practice accurate description, develop empathetic communication, and explore how emotions and bias can affect objective observations.”

    The event is free, but space is limited to 20 students. Sign up at the link below, and one week before the event (November 8th), Dr. Nash will email you to confirm your attendance, or to notify you that space was no longer available.

    For more information, contact the series director, Dr. Woods Nash, at mwnash@uh.edu.

    Signup Link for RSVPs.

  • Round Table: Tuesday, November 27, 12 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Honors Commons

    Round Table – A laidback discussion of podcasts, paintings, poems, and other portrayals of illness and medical care. To spark conversation, feel free to share song lyrics, an ad, or short fiction—anything that soothes or itches. Bring your own lunch.