Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Humanities & Health

Mike Natter, SKMC Class of 2017, "Neural Expressions," ink on paper, 2017
Mike Natter, SKMC Class of 2017, "Neural Expressions,"
ink on paper, 2017

Jefferson encourages student engagement in the arts and humanities in recognition of their capacity to foster essential skills related to healthcare including observation, critical thinking, self-reflection and empathy.

Each academic year, the Dr. Yoshihisa Asano Humanities & Health Series explores a thought-provoking theme from a broad range of perspectives, inviting consideration and action around urgent issues impacting how we improve lives. Series programs promote understanding of the social contexts of health and wellness, the lived experiences of diverse individuals and communities, and self-care for health professionals. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Asano Humanities & Health Series investigates the theme Safety.

Throughout the year, series programs will explore dimensions of Safety, including:

  • Safety as a social privilege related to age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation 
  • Inequities as causes of health vulnerabilities 
  • Burnout prevention for health professionals 
  • Creating safe spaces and supporting diversity of opinion 
  • Risk-taking in art, design and entrepreneurship 

Students are invited to complete the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending eight series events during the academic year and completing a portfolio of reflective response essays. Students who complete the certificate will be recognized during a Spring 2018 celebration.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register now for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate. 

Events below marked with an asterisk (*) may be counted toward the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate.  

The Dr. Yoshihisa Asano Humanities & Health Series is named for Dr. Yoshihisa Asano, whose generous support enables Jefferson educational programs that advance humanism and compassionate care. 

Questions? Contact Megan Voeller, Director of Humanities, Megan.Voeller@jefferson.edu.  

Announcements and Ongoing Programs

Jefferson students can take advantage of student discounts and pay-as-you-wish programs at many Philadelphia cultural organizations, including theaters and museums. For a select list of such programs, click here and scroll to Arts & Humanities. 

Inside Out Literary and Arts Journal

All Jefferson students and medical residents are encouraged to submit prose, poetry, art and photographs for publication in the annual literary and arts journal, Inside Out.

Submission deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Submissions may be emailed to Dorissa Bolinski, Inside Out staff advisor, dorissa.bolinski@jefferson.edu, and must include the following information in a separate cover document:

  • Writer/Artist’s name<
  • Email address
  • Local phone number
  • College, Program and Year of Graduation (or PG year/department, for medical residents)
  • Title and Medium (for visual art) of each submission piece

Four submissions per person. Submissions are judged anonymously by a panel of Jefferson student editors.

Interested in joining the Inside Out student editorial committee?

We’re looking for new members from East Falls and Center City. Editorial committee members must be current Jefferson students or medical residents and commit to attending two editorial meetings during the Spring 2018 semester. For more information or to join the editorial team, contact Inside Out co-editors Anya Platt, alp024@jefferson.edu, and Anitha Ahmed, afa008@jefferson.edu

Other questions? Please contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement, Center City, at 215-503-9050 or StudentLife@jefferson.edu.

To view and download a PDF of the 2017 edition of Inside Out, click here

From Kaitlyn Brown
Editor-in-Chief, The Digital Voice
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
brown5672@mail.philau.edu
The Digital Voice: http://wordpress.philau.edu/thevoice/

The Digital Voice is a student-run online and printed publication of the Law and Society program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) whose goal is to be a vessel in order to allow the students’ voices to be heard. While originating from the law program, a large portion of our staff comes to us from different majors, allowing for the broad array of articles topics that we have published, including, but not limited to, politics, culture, pop culture, current events, news, medicine, etc.

One of the best aspects of our publication is that the writers have the opportunity to choose the topics of their articles, allowing them to write about a things that truly interest them. As of last year, “medical” has become a major category on our website, as there was a strong interest in the subject. As our university expands to your medical institution, we want to give you all the same opportunity to write about things that are important to you. For example, if there is an important medical discovery you are passionate about or a research project that you are working on, we would love to have you write about it in the Digital Voice. Of course, you are not limited to write strictly about medicine, you are more than free to write articles concerning anything you would like.

If you wish to become a member, submit an article or have any questions concerning the Digital Voice, please contact me at brown5672@mail.philau.edu.

Graphic medicine has come to the Scott Library. Almost 100 graphic novels on medical themes have been donated for use of the Jefferson community. The collection is currently being processed, and the volumes will be shelved in the 1st floor reading area, with a 3-week circulation period. New titles are being added regularly, so check back often. View a complete list of the available titles.

 

These stories invite readers to understand and empathize with patients and their caregivers, encountering medical dilemmas with new eyes. The cartoon format with both words and pictures delivers a visceral impact as well as entertainment and information. Creators include doctors, patients, patient advocates and relatives, and others interested in depicting compelling health dramas.

Here are a few highlights, to pique interest:

The Bad Doctor, by Ian Williams (Myriad Editions, 2014) fiction
Iwan James is really quite a good doctor, but up against his own history of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) compounded by massive insecurity. Moreover, his wife doesn’t appreciate his passion for cycling, his douche-bag senior partner embraces the bottom line more than medicine, and other women he admires are not attracted to him. A serious yet puckish slice-of-life drama.

Cancer Vixen, by Marisa Acocella Marchetto.( Knopf, 2009) memoir
Living the fabulista life in New York, the 43-year-old Marchetto is about to be married for the first time when she finds a lump in her breast. “Listen, Cancer, ya sick bastard,” she exclaims, “now is not a good time!” Poignant and hilarious, Marchetto’s masterful use of graphics conveys her emotional turmoil throughout diagnosis, chemotherapy, and wedding.

I Am Not These Feet, by Kaisa Leka (Absolute Truth Press, 2008) memoir
With malformed and very painful arthritic feet, Leka elected to have them amputated at age 24. In surprisingly lighthearted drawings that show characters with ears or bird heads, she tells the story of her operation, learning to bind her stumps, and getting used to her springy new carbon fibre prosthetic feet. She has since taken long cycling trips with her husband.

The Long Road Home, by Gary Trudeau. (Andrews McMeel. 2005) fiction
B.D. started out as Michael Doonesbury’s roommate. Now a veteran re-enlisting after 9/11, he ships off to Iraq where a rocket grenade destroys his Humvee and takes off his leg. Slowly and painfully, he makes his way through triage, medical rescue, and the even slower and also painful physical and psychological rehabilitation stateside. Foreword by Senator John McCain.

Monsters, by Ken Dahl (Secret Acres, 2009) memoir
In self-flaying humor run amok, Dahl renders his genital herpes as fuzzy and gooey giant disease cells, creeping over everything and reshaping his reality into a walking disaster. As time goes on, his social life and psychological state go downhill until hitting a reality check from a more level-headed friend. Probably the most hilarious and graphic STD educational tract ever written.

My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s (Penn State University Press, 2015) memoir
Anchorage Daily News staffer Dunlap-Shohl learns that Parkinson’s disease won’t kill him, but it doles out worsening symptoms in disabling dribs and drabs. Initially contemplating “suicide by bear” in the forest, he finally decides to remake himself through exercise, deep brain stimulation, a rainbow of medications, and support from family, friends, and the medical community.

Our thanks to Martha Cornog, a former librarian who is the graphic novel reviewer for Library Journal, for donating this fascinating collection of visual stories (along with the mini-reviews above) to Scott Library. Look for announcements of programming to complement these materials in the near future.

November

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m., September 18-December 18, 2017
Location: Scott Memorial Library Room 200A
Please note: PDF copies of the readings may be downloaded from the Health Ecologies Lab website: http://healthecologieslab.org/initiatives/reading-group-at-jefferson

Nov 27
How Much Sex Is Healthy? The Pleasures of Asexuality
Eunjung Kim  

Jefferson Humanities and Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health.

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading 'Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality' (2010), a collection of essays edited by Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland that examine the politics of health. Topics include our relationship to food, race, disability, mental health, sexuality, and more.

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis; please feel free to bring your own lunch.  

If you are interested, please subscribe to our listerv: info@healthecologieslab.org

Questions? Contact Megan Voeller, megan.voeller@jefferson.edu.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Tues., Nov. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., JAH Brent Auditorium

Weds., Nov. 29, 12-1 p.m., JAH 407

 Effective leadership includes critical self-reflection as a component of good goal-setting and decision-making. Self-reflection enables us to move past mere reaction by allowing us to identify the dynamics in ourselves, others, and our contexts, and then thoughtfully determine appropriate actions and steps to take. This session will explore the benefits of, and techniques for, engaging in self-reflection as a regular practice. A focus will be on developing practices of reflective writing, with opportunities to begin that practice. The goal is for participants to be better able to find practical avenues for critical reflection, and to develop habits that promote thoughtful awareness, good planning, and informed adaptation designed to encourage improvement, growth, and effective leadership. Presenters: James Dyksen, MSEd, Chris Miciek, MA, and Briana Schwartz, MA.

*Students may earn dual credit for both the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate and Leadership LIVE by attending this program.

Wednesday, November 29, 6:00-7:30PM
Location:
Foerderer Auditorium, College Building
Presented By: Student National Medical Association (SNMA), sponsored by ODII and OSLE

Description: Presenter Dr. Edith Mitchell, a practicing Jefferson oncologist, is widely known for her work in fighting cancer disparities. She is a past president of the National Medical Association and a member of Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot Initiative. She will be lecturing on Improved Survival but Continued Disparities in Cancer: The 1971 National Cancer Act through Moonshot 2017. 

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

December

Thrive: Trauma-Informed Practice in Community-Engaged Art  

Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Center City, Jefferson Alumni Hall Eakins’ Lounge and Atrium, 1020 Locust Street, Ground Floor

Pre-registration required. Registration available HERE

Join arts and health professionals, students and community members in conversation at the intersection(s) of trauma-informed practice and community-engaged art. Hear from Philadelphia arts organizations using trauma-informed approaches to promote wellness in various communities, where healing, protection and growth necessitate understanding individual and historic contexts of adversity, trauma and toxic stress. Learn more about trauma theory from health professionals, and discuss how practitioners from different disciplines can cooperate and collaborate to support resilience and recovery from trauma through the arts.   

Featured Presenters
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Bloom, MD, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Mural Arts Philadelphia's Porch Light Program

The Village of Arts and Humanities

BuildaBridge

Warrior Writers

Schedule
9-9:30 a.m.
Light breakfast and networking

9:30-11 a.m.
Keynote presentation and Q&A - Sandra Bloom, MD, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Brief presentations, followed by interactive breakout groups led by BuildaBridge; Mural Arts Philadelphia's Porch Light Program; The Village of Arts and Humanities; Warrior Writers

12-1 p.m. - Lunch (provided)

1-2 p.m. - Panel discussion and reflection 

Panelists: 

Rachel Brandoff, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Art Therapy Specialization, Community and Trauma Counseling Program, Jefferson

Norma Padrón, Associate Director, MLHS Center for Population Health Research at LIMR, Assistant Professor, College of Population Health, Jefferson

Christopher Rogers, Public Programs Director, Paul Robeson House Museum

Moderated by Michael O’Bryan, Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs, The Village of Arts and Humanities

This event is free and open to the public.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this program.

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m., September 18-December 18, 2017
Location: Scott Memorial Library Room 200A
Please note: PDF copies of the readings may be downloaded from the Health Ecologies Lab website: http://healthecologieslab.org/initiatives/reading-group-at-jefferson

Dec 4
Be Prepared
S. Lochlann Jain

Jefferson Humanities and Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health.

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading 'Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality' (2010), a collection of essays edited by Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland that examine the politics of health. Topics include our relationship to food, race, disability, mental health, sexuality, and more.

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis; please feel free to bring your own lunch.  

If you are interested, please subscribe to our listerv: info@healthecologieslab.org

Questions? Contact Megan Voeller, megan.voeller@jefferson.edu.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Creative Approaches to Self-Care
Mon., Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Topic: Creating Change

Pre-registration is required. Register HERE starting Mon., Nov. 13.   

In order to effectively care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This monthly interdisciplinary workshop series, led collaboratively by three creative arts therapists, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including grounding and relaxation techniques, finding balance, transforming negative emotions, challenging perfectionism and developing self-compassion. A light dinner will be provided at the beginning of each workshop. 

Instructors: Peggy Tileston, MA, MT-BC; Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC; Rebekka Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

In this art and movement based workshop, we will focus on creating change in your life. We will guide you through a process of identifying something you are working on changing in your life, assessing where you are in relation to that change, envisioning where you want to be and creating concrete steps to move you toward your goal. Special emphasis will be placed on how to overcome obstacles that you anticipate facing on your journey.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m., September 18-December 18, 2017
Location: Scott Memorial Library Room 200A
Please note:
 PDF copies of the readings may be downloaded from the Health Ecologies Lab website: http://healthecologieslab.org/initiatives/reading-group-at-jefferson

Dec 11
In the Name of Pain
Tobin Siebers

Jefferson Humanities and Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health.

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading 'Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality' (2010), a collection of essays edited by Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland that examine the politics of health. Topics include our relationship to food, race, disability, mental health, sexuality, and more.

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis; please feel free to bring your own lunch.  

If you are interested, please subscribe to our listerv: info@healthecologieslab.org

Questions? Contact Megan Voeller, megan.voeller@jefferson.edu

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m., September 18-December 18, 2017
Location: Scott Memorial Library Room 200A
Please note:
 PDF copies of the readings may be downloaded from the Health Ecologies Lab website: http://healthecologieslab.org/initiatives/reading-group-at-jefferson

Dec 18
Conclusion: What Next?
Anna Kirkland

Jefferson Humanities and Health and the Health Ecologies Lab at the University of Pennsylvania are excited to offer a reading group to students, faculty, staff and community members. We will gather weekly to think critically about health as it is understood across disciplines, institutions, and social systems in order to envision new ecologies of health.

The reading group offers an informal learning environment, facilitated by participants from the humanities, social policy and health disciplines. This semester we will be reading 'Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality' (2010), a collection of essays edited by Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland that examine the politics of health. Topics include our relationship to food, race, disability, mental health, sexuality, and more.

All are welcome. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis; please feel free to bring your own lunch.  

If you are interested, please subscribe to our listerv: info@healthecologieslab.org

Questions? Contact Megan Voeller, megan.voeller@jefferson.edu.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

January

One Book, One Philadelphia - The Colored Girls Museum: Urgent Care
Thurs., Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium

The Colored Girls Museum is a memoir museum that honors the stories, experiences and history of Colored Girls. Housed in the historic Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown, the museum celebrates the ordinary object, submitted by the colored girl herself, as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history.

Learn more about TCGM from founder and executive director Vashti DuBois and curator Michael Clemmons, as they discuss the museum and its most recent exhibition, Urgent Care: A Social Care Experience. Followed by Q&A with Jefferson Assistant Professor of African American Studies Marilisa Navarro.

This event is part of the Free Library of Philadelphia's annual One Book, One Philadelphia program. One Book, One Philadelphia "promotes literacy, library usage, and citywide conversation by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. From January 17 to March 14, nearly 100 events and programs will center around a featured book, the 2016 National Book Award finalist Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson." (Source: The Free Library)

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m. 

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

February

Creative Approaches to Self-Care
Mon., Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Topic: Balance

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting Mon., Jan. 8.   

In order to effectively care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This monthly interdisciplinary workshop series, led collaboratively by three creative arts therapists, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including grounding and relaxation techniques, finding balance, transforming negative emotions, challenging perfectionism and developing self-compassion. A light dinner will be provided at the beginning of each workshop. 

Instructors: Peggy Tileston, MA, MT-BC; Rebekka Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT, LPC. 

Juggling school along with other life commitments is a challenge that may result in feeling overly stretched in one direction and off- balanced. In this music and movement based workshop we will practice exercises that promote an awareness of what balance actually feels, sounds and looks like.  We will explore setting boundaries, how to prevent burnout, and how to listen to and recognize one’s needs along with how to restore these needs.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

February 27, 12-1 p.m., JAH Eakins Lounge 
Plucks & Hammers: A mélange of music for guitar and piano

Join us for a free concert and lunch (first come, first served) at the Dean’s Concert Series!

Guitarist/composer Allen Krantz and pianist Gilya Hodos will present a mélange of music for guitar and piano featuring repertoire by the 3 Bs -- Bernstein, Beach, and Beethoven. The program will also include early 19th century music by Diabelli and Guiliani as well as a world premier of a new work for piano and guitar by Allen Krantz.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

March

Creative Approaches to Self-Care
Mon., Mar. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Topic: Coping with Stress

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting Mon., Feb. 5. 

In order to effectively care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This monthly interdisciplinary workshop series, led collaboratively by three creative arts therapists, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including grounding and relaxation techniques, finding balance, transforming negative emotions, challenging perfectionism and developing self-compassion. A light dinner will be provided at the beginning of each workshop. 

Instructors: Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC; Rebekka Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

This art and movement based workshop will focus on coping with stress. Learn how to identify the physical and emotional symptoms of stress, as well as how to move through them to a more grounded and relaxed state. Each participant will leave with a personalized “coping toolbox” of their own design.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Dual Face | Dwimuka: Didik Nini Thowok
Sunday, March 11, 7 p.m., International House Philadelphia, Ibrahim Theater (3701 Chestnut St.)

Pre-registration required at https://dwimuka.eventbrite.com

A gesture. A smile. A costume. All define our identity—or do they? Renowned Indonesian cross-gender dancer Didik Nini Thowok reveals a radiant and insightful artistic interpretation.

As Indonesia's most acclaimed cross-gender dance artist, Didik Nini Thowok is the successor of many cross-gender dance forms in Indonesia. Combining diverse classical, modern and contemporary movement techniques, Thowok crosses intersecting layers of gender and cultural identity through richly storied dances and his own distinctive comedic expression. (Source: Intercultural Journeys)

About Didik Nini Thowok

Didik Nini Thowok is the director of the Vocational Dance Education of Natya Lakshita Institute, the Didik Nini Thowok Foundation, and the Didik Nini Thowok Entertainment, and has performed for dignitaries throughout the world. His unique style combines classical, folk, modern, and comedic dance, as well as various forms stemming from topeng (mask dance), Sudanese, Cirebon, Balinese, and Central Javanese traditions.

Thowok is a thoughtful artist who deftly uses storytelling and comic gesture to present a layered look at gender identity within the historic yet marginalized art form of cross-gender dance.  Thowok believes that dance is a vehicle to entertain and to cheer up the heart and soul of the public. (Source: Intercultural Journeys)

This event is open to Jefferson students only. 

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

March 20, 12-1 p.m., JAH Eakins Lounge 
WindSync

Join us for a free concert and lunch (first come, first served) at the Dean’s Concert Series!

Hailed by The Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is North America's foremost emerging wind quintet. The ensemble is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. The young, adventurous group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building a connection with the audience through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence. 

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

April

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

Creative Approaches to Self-Care
Mon., Apr. 2, 5-7 p.m.
Topic: Anxiety Management

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting Mon., Mar. 5.

In order to effectively care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This monthly interdisciplinary workshop series, led collaboratively by three creative arts therapists, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including grounding and relaxation techniques, finding balance, transforming negative emotions, challenging perfectionism and developing self-compassion. A light dinner will be provided at the beginning of each workshop. 

Instructors: Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC; Rebekka Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

This art and movement based workshop will directly address stress and anxiety management.  We will guide you through relaxation, meditation and breathing exercises that you can easily practice at home.  We will connect these embodied exercises with visual art that will be a comforting reminder of skills that are available to you.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Jefferson Night at the Orchestra: Philadelphia Voices
Saturday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center (300 South Broad St.) 

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting March 2. 

Mix and mingle with fellow Jefferson students, faculty and staff during an evening at The Philadelphia Orchestra!

"MIT professor and inventor of new technology for music Tod Machover has been called “America's most wired composer.” In this crowd-sourced Philadelphia Orchestra commission, he creates a piece infused with sounds and voices contributed by today's Philadelphians. Inspired by the hundreds of thousands who sang in unison on the Parkway during the visit of Pope Francis in 2015, and reflecting the Orchestra's deep relationship with, and commitment to, its city and community, this work will represent Philadelphia Voices in the truest sense. The Chichester Psalms, setting psalms in their original Hebrew, is one of Bernstein's most overtly religious works and an exquisite choral plea for peace. We conclude with Musorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition in Ravel's orchestration, a glorious showcase of the Philadelphia Sound." (Source: Philadelphia Orchestra)

Students tickets include pre-concert reception and performance.

 

6:30 PM - Private pre-concert reception with musician to be announced

8 PM - Concert at Verizon Hall 

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus

 

PROGRAM

Bernstein - Chichester Psalms

Machover - Philadelphia Voices

INTERMISSION

Musorgsky - Pictures from an Exhibition

 


*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

April 10, 12-1 p.m., JAH Eakins Lounge 
Jefferson Chamber Orchestra

Join us for a free concert and lunch (first come, first served) at the Dean’s Concert Series!

Jefferson Chamber Orchestra is a student-run organization that has been an active contributor to the artistic and creative landscape of Thomas Jefferson University since 2007. Along with faculty mentor, Dr. Bruce Fenderson, the Orchestra is composed of students from the Medical College, College of Nursing, and the College of Health Professions, as well as faculty and physician residents from Thomas Jefferson University. 

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson Humanities and Health
Mondays 12-1 p.m.

The Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson continues during the Spring 2018 semester. More information available soon.

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium

Pre-registration available HERE

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus entertains audiences, supports communities and fosters acceptance through exceptional musical performance. Formed in 1981 by a group of Christmas carolers, PGMC has grown to 140+ active tenor, baritone and bass chorus members. Since 2014, PGMC has partnered with schools and universities to perform outreach concerts for more than 9,700 local students, fostering understanding and personal growth in young audiences. PGMC continues to support the LGBTQ+ community and empower young people by providing them with an opportunity to enter into a safe and affirming environment free from the threat of harm, regardless of how they self-identify. (Source: PGMC)

This event is open to the public

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

May

Creative Approaches to Self-Care
Mon., May 7, 5-7 p.m.
Topic: Connection With Self and Others

Pre-registration is required. Registration is available HERE starting Mon., April 9.

In order to effectively care for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This monthly interdisciplinary workshop series, led collaboratively by three creative arts therapists, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including grounding and relaxation techniques, finding balance, transforming negative emotions, challenging perfectionism and developing self-compassion. A light dinner will be provided at the beginning of each workshop. 

Instructors:  Peggy Tileston, MA, MT-BC; Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC; Rebekka Hartwell, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

Research has shown that our relationships with ourselves, others, and even nature have a profound impact on physical health and psychological well-being. In this workshop we will use art, movement and music to explore ways of building and maintaining this all-important sense of connection.

*Students may earn credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate by attending this event. 

Please note: Events are added to the calendar below as they are confirmed. Please check regularly for additional events. 

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