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2021-2022: Origins

October

Fairmount Water Works Tour: Student Ticket Giveaway

*PLEASE NOTE: This has been postponed due to damage from Hurricane Ida. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date*

Join a guided tour of Fairmount Water Works, former water-pumping station for the City of Philadelphia, and presently a hub of innovative water and watershed education programming in the region. The tour will provide an overview of the history of water systems, water treatment, and Philadelphia’s water and sewer systems. The experience will also highlight themes from the current exhibition on display at FWW: Pool: A Social History of Segregation (POOL), a multi-disciplinary museum exhibition exploring the history and contemporary implications of segregated swimming in America. POOL will investigate the role of public pools in the United States with the goal of deepening understanding of the connection between water, social justice and public health.

Please note: Tickets are for Jefferson students only: supplies limited; first come, first served. 

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

September

Penn Live Arts presents Ten Thousand Birds at the Morris Arboretum: Student Ticket Giveaway 

Saturday, September 25, 1 p.m., Morris Arboretum (register here)

The “unusually versatile, reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble” (The New York Times) Alarm Will Sound makes its Penn Live Arts debut, returning to our city after a 12-year hiatus with the local premiere of Ten Thousand Birds by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy® Award-winning composer John Luther Adams. This experiential, open-ended collection of pieces is based on native birdsong, encompassing a range of colors and instrumentation and newly informed by actual migration patterns tracked at the Morris Arboretum. The audience roves freely around the space and the performers, experiencing the music from many perspectives as human creativity and natural phenomena blur. Learn more here.

Please note: Tickets are for Jefferson students only: supplies limited; first come, first served. Students will be responsible for their own travel to the Morris Arboretum.

Drawing to Decompress

Wednesday, September 22, 5-6 p.m., Online via Zoom (register here)

Open to Jefferson students, faculty, and staff

Explore the ways in which a drawing practice can bring balance to your healthcare studies or career. Artist and cardiologist Nazanin Moghbeli, MD, FACC, uses art to inspire, decompress, and deepen curiosity about the human body and medicine. Join Dr. Moghbeli for a workshop that will build on this wisdom to expand participants’ observational skills, promote self-care, and encourage burnout prevention. All drawing abilities and experiences are welcome! This workshop will discuss basic drawing techniques, composition, subject matter, three-dimensionality, and tips for forming a daily sketchbook practice.

Materials will be available for pick-up prior to the workshop, including: a small sketchbook and portable pocket version, drawing pencils, eraser, and two printed images. This workshop is open to all Jefferson faculty, staff, and students.

About the instructor: Nazanin Moghbeli, MD, FACC is an Iranian-American artist and cardiologist, and the director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Einstein Medical Center. Dr. Moghbeli is the current Humanities artist-in-residence. Learn more here.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

Schwartz Center Rounds: Journeying through Hope and Ambivalence

Wednesday, September 22, 12-1 p.m., Zoom (register in Canvas, see instructions below)

Presented by the Cancer Support and Welcome Center at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (*This is not our event! We are just spreading the word!*)

Join us to discuss the importance of both hope and ambivalence as it impacts spirituality and connection in medicine. Panelists to include: Dr. Andrew Newberg, Sister Cathe Shoulberg and more!

Schwartz Center Rounds are humanism in medicine events developed by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center to support and advance compassion in healthcare. They are named after Ken Schwartz who was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and came to realize that what matters most during an illness is the human connection between patients and their caregivers, that “the smallest acts of kindness” made “the unbearable bearable.” These Schwartz rounds create a forum and level playing field where providers from diverse disciplines discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. In our institution they are held monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at noon, formerly in a large conference room but now in a virtual format. 

Co-facilitators: Lisa Capparella, MSS, LCSW, OSW-C and Kathleen Mechler, MD. 

To access the registration link, participants must visit the Schwartz Rounds page in the Event Links module of the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas. Most Asano students are already users in the Humanities & Health Canvas course. If that is not the case, participants may self-enroll or email Matilda Ostow.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

Creative Approaches to Self-Care: Nature-Based Grounding

Monday, September 20, 5-6:30 p.m., Lubert Plaza (register here)

In this outdoor, nature-based workshop, participants will use art, movement and mindfulness practices to anchor in purpose and meaning, set intentions for the upcoming year, connect with themselves, each other and the natural world. Facilitated by Peggy Tileston and Sondra Rosenberg.

About the Creative Approaches to Self-Care series

In order to care effectively for others, we must first learn to care for ourselves. This interdisciplinary series, led collaboratively by an arts therapist and music therapist, is designed to engage students in self-care practices that promote healthy stress management and burnout prevention. Workshops will address topics including how to cope with stress and anxiety, cultivate relaxation techniques, find balance and develop self-compassion. 

Co-presented with the Student Counseling Center (SCC). Pre-registration required. 

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

WHYY presents In Du Bois’ Footsteps: The Health of our Cities Then and Now

Wednesday, September 15, 6-7 p.m., Online via Zoom (register here)

Free and open to the public

Presented by WHYY and the Pulse (*This is not our event! We are just spreading the word!*)

In 1899, W. E. B. DuBois published his groundbreaking book, The Philadelphia Negro, the first sociological study of an African American community in the United States. The study would go on to shape the field of social science for decades to come. More than 100 years after its publication, racial health disparities persist, and Philadelphia is the “poorest” of the largest U.S. cities, with almost a quarter of residents living in poverty.

A growing body of research shows that social factors like housing, education and income shape the health of people in countless ways, but how has our understanding of the health of our cities changed over the last century? Join WHYY & The Pulse for a conversation about the legacy of The Philadelphia Negro and the path towards more equitable cities.

Panelists:

  • Elijah Anderson, Sterling Professor of Sociology & African American Studies - Yale University
  • Tawandaa Austin, Community Health Worker - Penn Medicine
  • Sharrelle Barber, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics - Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health & Inaugural Director of the Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity
  • Tayyib Smith, Co-founder - Little Giant Creative: 7th Ward Tribute

Hosted by: Sojourner Ahébée, Commonwealth Fund Health Equity Fellow - The Pulse

Introduction by: Tukufu Zuberi, Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania

Support for this event, and for WHYY's coverage on health equity issues comes from the Commonwealth Fund.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

PAFA presents Art at Noon: Anna Russell Jones

Thursday, September 9, 12-1 p.m., Online via Zoom (register here)

Free and open to the public

Presented by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (*This is not our event! We are just spreading the word!*)

For this special Art at Noon get an inside look at the African American Museum in Philadelphia's exhibition Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design with curator Huewayne Watson. This lecture will focus on Anna Russell Jones within the wider visual domain in the twentieth century whereby dispossessed African-descended people in the U.S. created visual cultures—invoking real and imagined lineages and ancestries—through life-long study and work in the arts.

With special guest Dr. Anna O Marley, this lecture will tie into the exhibition Women in Motion: 150 Years of Women's Artistic Networks at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Anna Russell Jones (1902-1995), was the first African American graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, now Moore College of Art and Design, and an alumna of the anatomy department of Howard Medical School, now Howard University College of Medicine. She was known to contemporaries as a talented artist, working in wallpaper and carpet design, as a civil service illustrator, and freelance artist.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

DocNights: Mossville Film Screening and Talkback

Tuesday, September 7, 7-9:30 p.m., BLSB101 (register here)


Open to Jefferson students, faculty, and staff (and PFS members with proof of vaccination)

DocNights, the Jefferson Humanities & Health collaboration with Philadelphia Film Society, reboots this fall with a new programming focus: environmental justice. Join us for our first event of the year, a screening and talkback about the film Mossville: When Great Trees Fall.

About the film

Mossville, Louisiana: A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes, and those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos and injustice stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land - and his community.

About the talkback

Following the screening, special guests Alexander Glustrom, Director/Editor of Mossville, and Daniel Bennett, Producer of Mossville, will join us via Zoom for a film talkback, moderated by Denine Crittendon, MPH, PhD(c), Instructor, Master of Public Health Program, Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

August

Anti-Racism in Health Focus: Discussing Race and Medicine 

Thursday, August 26, 12-1 p.m., Hamilton Building (register here)

Open to all Jefferson students, faculty, and staff

Continue the conversation about race and medicine following Professor Dorothy Roberts’ Berkowitz Humanism in Medicine lecture. Join a small-group discussion, facilitated by a Jefferson faculty member, to debrief with classmates about ways to integrate the history of race and medicine into both the present moment, and your future professional practice.

Jefferson faculty facilitators:

  • Denine Crittendon, MPH, PhD(c), Instructor, Master of Public Health Program, Jefferson College of Population Health.
  • Dimitri Papanagnou, MD, Associate Dean, Faculty Development, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

Please note: These discussions will take place in-person, in the Hamilton Building on Jefferson's Center City campus. Participants will be randomly assigned to a small group and notified of the room number leading up to the event; lunch provided.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

^This workshop counts as credit towards the Anti-Racism in Health Focus, a subset of the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate. Learn more here.

Berkowitz Humanism in Medicine Lecture presents Dorothy Roberts 

Wednesday, August 25, 4-5:30 p.m., Zoom (link in Canvas, instructions below)

The 2021 Berkowitz Humanism in Medicine Lecture presents Dorothy Roberts – Race and Medicine: Toward More Ethical Care. 

Dorothy Roberts, JD, internationally acclaimed scholar, activist, and social critic, is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology, and the Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at University of Pennsylvania. Professor Dorothy Roberts has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, bioethics, and child welfare. Her latest book, Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, documents the rise of a new racial politics that relies on re-inventing the political system of race as a biological category written in our genes and obscures deepening racial inequities in a supposedly post-racial society.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College is grateful to Mr. Ed Berkowitz and his family for the generous donation that has established the Berkowitz Humanism in Medicine Lectureship. The Berkowitz Humanism in Medicine Lectureship will help engage Jefferson’s students and physicians on various areas in medical humanism, including topics that will enhance their compassion toward patients, improve their communication skills with patients, and allow for a better understanding about how to practice medicine with a patient-centered vision of delivering improved humanistic medical care.

To access the registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas, or email Matilda Ostow, and visit the Event Links module. 

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

Music as Care

Wednesday, August 18, 5:30-7 p.m., Zoom (register here)

Open to all Jefferson and Penn students, staff, faculty and the public. 

Join us to celebrate the publication of Music as Care: Artistry in the Hospital Environment with author Sarah Adams Hoover, DMA, Associate Dean for Innovation, Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Community Initiatives, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University. Music as Care provides an overview of professional musicians working within the healthcare system and explores programs that bring music into the environment of the hospital. A new resource in the field of Arts in Health, Music as Care considers what happens when musicians interact with the clinical environment as artists, and how musical careers and artistic practices can develop through work in a hospital setting. This event will also focus on the role of music and improvisation in health professions education and how the incorporation of music can promote professional development for healthcare providers, as well as patient-centered care. 

Professor Hoover will be joined in conversation by Philadelphia-area practitioners including Josh Robinson, percussionist and 2019-2021 Jefferson Humanities & Health Artist-in-Residence, and Mary Javian, Chair of Career Studies, Curtis Institute of Music. Moderated by Amanda Finegold Swain, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, and Megan Voeller, Director of Humanities, Office of Student Life & Engagement and Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. 

Following a presentation and panel discussion of concepts from Music as Care, attendees will be invited to join breakout groups led by the panelists for demonstrations and/or further discussion of ways to integrate music into clinical and educational settings in healthcare.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design at AAMP – Student Ticket giveaway

Reserve a free ticket by Friday, August 13 at anna-russell-jones-tix.eventbrite.com

Tickets are for Jefferson students only, supplies are limited; first come, first served. Students will be contacted about how to redeem their tickets at the museum during visiting hours.

Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design is on display at the African American Museum in Philadelphia until September 12, and Jefferson Humanities & Health has some tickets to offer to Jefferson students to use on your own time!

About the Exhibit

Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design highlights the diverse treasures of AAMP’s permanent collection. Anna Russell Jones (1902-1995), was the first African American graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, now Moore College of Art and Design, and an alumna of the anatomy department of Howard Medical School, now Howard University College of Medicine. She was known to contemporaries as a talented artist, working in wallpaper and carpet design, as a civil service illustrator, and freelance artist.

The exhibition surveys original art and design by Jones, displaying the intricacies of the artist’s practice and highlighting significant archival materials from this rare collection; illustrating her interest in and the importance of African American history and civil rights, commitment to public service, and fascination with medical practice.

Designing Motherhood at the Mütter Museum – Student Ticket Giveaway
Reserve a free ticket by Sunday, August 8 at designing-motherhood-tix.eventbrite.com
Tickets are for Jefferson students only; supplies are limited, first come first served. Students will be contacted about how to pick up their ticket on Jefferson's Center City campus the second week of August. 

Designing Motherhood—exhibition, book, and series of public programs—is a first-of-its-kind consideration of the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design. The Designing Motherhood exhibit is currently on display at the Mütter Museum and Jefferson Humanities & Health has some tickets to offer to Jefferson students to to use on your own time!

About the Exhibit
Design impacts each step in the arc of human reproduction, from the intrauterine device that prevents the process of fertilizing an egg, to the midwife who advocates for culturally appropriate care or the breast pump flange that helps produce, gather, and store breast milk.

But who shapes these designs? Some of the objects and systems you’ll encounter in this exhibition are the product of medical knowledge that was once guarded, like the forceps, while others have been shaped by dire need and collective political will, like the at-home abortion kit and women’s health zines. Still others have been conceived by feminist engineers frustrated at the lack of innovation in designs for reproductive health, such as the twenty-first-century silicone pessary.

While being born is a universal human experience, the designs that shape it are not. Many remain taboo, rarely considered, and inaccessible to many. Designing Motherhood invites you to consider why and how we have developed designs to facilitate reproductive health, and to ponder the political, economic, and social implications of how we medicalize reproduction. These are not just women’s issues. They are human issues. They matter to us all.

July

Schwartz Center Rounds: Switching Roles During a Pandemic

Wednesday, July 28, 12-1 p.m., Zoom (register in Canvas, see instructions below)

The pandemic has brought about numerous changes for all staff.  Join us for this Schwartz Center Rounds as our panelists discuss how their roles has changed over the last year and how they’ve navigated these changes amidst a pandemic.

Schwartz Center Rounds are humanism in medicine events developed by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center to support and advance compassion in healthcare. They are named after Ken Schwartz who was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and came to realize that what matters most during an illness is the human connection between patients and their caregivers, that “the smallest acts of kindness” made “the unbearable bearable.” These Schwartz Rounds create a forum and level playing field where providers from diverse disciplines discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. In our institution they are held monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at noon, formerly in a large conference room but now in a virtual format.

Presented by the Cancer Support and Welcome Center at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; Co-facilitators: Lisa Capparella, MSS, LCSW, OSW-C and Kathleen Mechler, MD.

To access the registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas, or email Matilda Ostow, and visit the Schwartz Rounds page in the Event Links module. 

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

June

The Human Side of Healthcare with Dr. Don Friedman

Session 5: Medicine as Soul Work

Tuesday, June 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m
., Online via Zoom (registration link in Canvas, instructions to access below)

In patient care, it is so easy to focus on the breadth of medical knowledge and the technology available today that we can easily ignore the human side of what we do as physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals when we interact with our patients. To examine this aspect of clinical care, these sessions will explore the humanity behind the practice of medicine from the patient perspective and from the healthcare professional perspective as well. The five sessions will focus on either different aspects of patient and practitioner interactions or the concept of self-care as a practice that can sustain us in our work and help find meaning in what we do.

There is no required reading and no commitment to all 5 sessions, but hopefully everyone interested will attend as many sessions as possible to gain a general perspective on this topic. Each hour-long session will involve a 20-minute presentation followed by 40 minutes of discussion and questions. References for further exploration will be offered. Open to medical and nursing students and students in other allied health departments at Thomas Jefferson University.

Session Overview

  • Tuesday, June 29 – Medicine as Soul Work

    How can medicine be soulful? How can what we do as healthcare professionals help us find meaning in our lives?

To access the session registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas and visit the Event Links module, or email Matilda Ostow at Matilda.Ostow@jefferson.edu.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register, here.

Thomas Eakins and the World's Fairs

Thursday, June 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zoom (access the registration link in Canvas, instructions below)


Free and open to Jefferson students 

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents:

Thomas Eakins’ two medical masterpieces, The Gross Clinic and The Agnew Clinic were both displayed at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. This three-part lecture series with Dr. Paul Sivitiz examines Eakins’ use of a long-standing genre which he “modernized” (and the reason why The Gross Clinic was so off-putting to viewers at the 1876 World’s Fair). We will also explore if Eakins’ participation (essentially virtual, of course) in the Chicago World’s Fair contributed to the racial inequality promoted by the fair’s organizers.

Week 3: Eakins and the World’s Fairs (Thursday, June 24)

World’s Fairs in America during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries could best be described as “edutainment.” Fair organizers overtly promoted racial inequality, and the Eakins Clinic paintings helped undergird this strategy.

To access the event registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas and visit the Event Links module, or email Matilda Ostow at Matilda.Ostow@jefferson.edu. Registering for one of the sessions registers you for all three.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas.  Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

Schwartz Center Rounds: Providing Compassionate Care in Difficult Patient Encounters

Wednesday, June 23, 12-1 p.m., Zoom (register in Canvas, see instructions below)

Challenging patient encounters are unavoidable, and it is our calling as providers in a medical setting to nurture our relationships with our patients so that both parties are able to minimize frustration, engage in a patient-centered approach, and ultimately engage in successful therapeutic interventions. Join us for this Schwartz Center Rounds as our panelist share stories related to dealing with difficult encounters.

Schwartz Center Rounds are humanism in medicine events developed by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center to support and advance compassion in healthcare. They are named after Ken Schwartz who was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and came to realize that what matters most during an illness is the human connection between patients and their caregivers, that “the smallest acts of kindness” made “the unbearable bearable.” These Schwartz Rounds create a forum and level playing field where providers from diverse disciplines discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. In our institution they are held monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at noon, formerly in a large conference room but now in a virtual format.

Presented by the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Co-facilitators: Lisa Capparella, MSS, LCSW, OSW-C and Kathleen Mechler, MD.

To access the registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas, or email Matilda Ostow, and visit the Schwartz Rounds page in the Event Links module. 

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

The Human Side of Healthcare with Dr. Don Friedman

Session 4: Perfectionism, Shame, and the Inner Critic

Tuesday, June 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m
., Online via Zoom (registration link in Canvas, instructions to access below)

In patient care, it is so easy to focus on the breadth of medical knowledge and the technology available today that we can easily ignore the human side of what we do as physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals when we interact with our patients. To examine this aspect of clinical care, these sessions will explore the humanity behind the practice of medicine from the patient perspective and from the healthcare professional perspective as well. The five sessions will focus on either different aspects of patient and practitioner interactions or the concept of self-care as a practice that can sustain us in our work and help find meaning in what we do.

There is no required reading and no commitment to all 5 sessions, but hopefully everyone interested will attend as many sessions as possible to gain a general perspective on this topic. Each hour-long session will involve a 20-minute presentation followed by 40 minutes of discussion and questions. References for further exploration will be offered. Open to medical and nursing students and students in other allied health departments at Thomas Jefferson University.

Session Overview

  • Tuesday, June 22  – Perfectionism, Shame, and the Inner Critic

    How do these factors, so rampant in healthcare, block us from our authentic selves, healthy achievement, and sustained growth? What are some antidotes to their negative effects?
  • Tuesday, June 29 – Medicine as Soul Work

    How can medicine be soulful? How can what we do as healthcare professionals help us find meaning in our lives?

To access the session registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas and visit the Event Links module, or email Matilda Ostow at Matilda.Ostow@jefferson.edu.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

Thomas Eakins and the World's Fairs: Modernism and Thomas Eakin’s Clinic Paintings 

Thursday, June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zoom (access the registration link in Canvas, instructions below)


Free and open to Jefferson students 

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents:

Thomas Eakins’ two medical masterpieces, The Gross Clinic and The Agnew Clinic were both displayed at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. This three-part lecture series with Dr. Paul Sivitiz examines Eakins’ use of a long-standing genre which he “modernized” (and the reason why The Gross Clinic was so off-putting to viewers at the 1876 World’s Fair). We will also explore if Eakins’ participation (essentially virtual, of course) in the Chicago World’s Fair contributed to the racial inequality promoted by the fair’s organizers.

Week 2: Modernism and Eakin’s Clinic Paintings (Thursday, June 17)

The Gross Clinic was originally scheduled to be displayed at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia, but it was likely Eakins’ “modern” approach to his subject that scrapped the plan. A generation later, The Gross Clinic and The Agnew Clinic were displayed at The World’s Columbian Exposition (aka The Chicago World’s Fair) in 1893. Why? 

Week 3: Eakins and the World’s Fairs (Thursday, June 24)

World’s Fairs in America during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries could best be described as “edutainment.” Fair organizers overtly promoted racial inequality, and the Eakins Clinic paintings helped undergird this strategy.

To access the event registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas and visit the Event Links module, or email Matilda Ostow at Matilda.Ostow@jefferson.edu. Registering for one of the sessions registers you for all three.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas.  Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

The Human Side of Healthcare with Dr. Don Friedman

Session 3: Characteristics of Effective Practitioners

Tuesday, June 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m
., Online via Zoom (registration link in Canvas, instructions to access below)

In patient care, it is so easy to focus on the breadth of medical knowledge and the technology available today that we can easily ignore the human side of what we do as physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals when we interact with our patients. To examine this aspect of clinical care, these sessions will explore the humanity behind the practice of medicine from the patient perspective and from the healthcare professional perspective as well. The five sessions will focus on either different aspects of patient and practitioner interactions or the concept of self-care as a practice that can sustain us in our work and help find meaning in what we do.

There is no required reading and no commitment to all 5 sessions, but hopefully everyone interested will attend as many sessions as possible to gain a general perspective on this topic. Each hour-long session will involve a 20-minute presentation followed by 40 minutes of discussion and questions. References for further exploration will be offered. Open to medical and nursing students and students in other allied health departments at Thomas Jefferson University.

Session Overview

  • Tuesday, June 15 – Characteristics of Effective Practitioners   

    What approaches to patient interactions can be healing? How do we as healthcare providers establish meaningful relationships with patients, no matter what our field is. What role does skillful listening play in reaching this goal?
  • Tuesday, June 22  – Perfectionism, Shame, and the Inner Critic

    How do these factors, so rampant in healthcare, block us from our authentic selves, healthy achievement, and sustained growth? What are some antidotes to their negative effects?
  • Tuesday, June 29 – Medicine as Soul Work

    How can medicine be soulful? How can what we do as healthcare professionals help us find meaning in our lives?

To access the session registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas and visit the Event Links module, or email Matilda Ostow at Matilda.Ostow@jefferson.edu.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

Thomas Eakins and the World's Fairs: Medical Art and the Gross Clinic 

Thursday, June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zoom (access the registration link in Canvas, instructions below)


Free and open to Jefferson students 

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents:

Thomas Eakins’ two medical masterpieces, The Gross Clinic and The Agnew Clinic were both displayed at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. This three-part lecture series with Dr. Paul Sivitiz examines Eakins’ use of a long-standing genre which he “modernized” (and the reason why The Gross Clinic was so off-putting to viewers at the 1876 World’s Fair). We will also explore if Eakins’ participation (essentially virtual, of course) in the Chicago World’s Fair contributed to the racial inequality promoted by the fair’s organizers.

Week 1: Medical Art and the Gross Clinic (Thursday, June 10)

The Gross Clinic was part of a tradition of medical painting and illustration dating back several hundred years. This lecture explores how Thomas Eakins not only continued in that tradition, but also expanded its possibilities.

Week 2: Modernism and Eakin’s Clinic Paintings (Thursday, June 17)

The Gross Clinic was originally scheduled to be displayed at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia, but it was likely Eakins’ “modern” approach to his subject that scrapped the plan. A generation later, The Gross Clinic and The Agnew Clinic were displayed at The World’s Columbian Exposition (aka The Chicago World’s Fair) in 1893. Why? 

Week 3: Eakins and the World’s Fairs (Thursday, June 24)

World’s Fairs in America during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries could best be described as “edutainment.” Fair organizers overtly promoted racial inequality, and the Eakins Clinic paintings helped undergird this strategy.

To access the event registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas and visit the Event Links module, or email Matilda Ostow at Matilda.Ostow@jefferson.edu. Registering for one of the sessions registers you for all three.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program and register here.

The Human Side of Healthcare with Dr. Don Friedman

Session 2: Spirituality and Healthcare

Tuesday, June 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m
., Online via Zoom (registration link in Canvas, instructions to access below)

In patient care, it is so easy to focus on the breadth of medical knowledge and the technology available today that we can easily ignore the human side of what we do as physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals when we interact with our patients. To examine this aspect of clinical care, these sessions will explore the humanity behind the practice of medicine from the patient perspective and from the healthcare professional perspective as well. The five sessions will focus on either different aspects of patient and practitioner interactions or the concept of self-care as a practice that can sustain us in our work and help find meaning in what we do.

There is no required reading and no commitment to all 5 sessions, but hopefully everyone interested will attend as many sessions as possible to gain a general perspective on this topic. Each hour-long session will involve a 20-minute presentation followed by 40 minutes of discussion and questions. References for further exploration will be offered. Open to medical and nursing students and students in other allied health departments at Thomas Jefferson University.

Session Overview

  • Tuesday June 8 – Spirituality and Healthcare

    Why is spirituality an important part of patient care? How do you take a spiritual history?
  • Tuesday, June 15 – Characteristics of Effective Practitioners   

    What approaches to patient interactions can be healing? How do we as healthcare providers establish meaningful relationships with patients, no matter what our field is. What role does skillful listening play in reaching this goal?
  • Tuesday, June 22  – Perfectionism, Shame, and the Inner Critic

    How do these factors, so rampant in healthcare, block us from our authentic selves, healthy achievement, and sustained growth? What are some antidotes to their negative effects?
  • Tuesday, June 29 – Medicine as Soul Work

    How can medicine be soulful? How can what we do as healthcare professionals help us find meaning in our lives?

To access the session registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas and visit the Event Links module, or email Matilda Ostow at Matilda.Ostow@jefferson.edu.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas.  Learn more about the Asano Certificate program, and register here.

HIV Round Table: Breaking the Tradition 

Tuesday, June 8, 12-2 p.m., Zoom


Free and open to all

Presented in partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia

Join the Men’s Coffee Talk Think Tank at the People’s Emergency Center, along with ACT UP and the AIDS Health Foundation, for a panel discussion that draws from poems in Jericho Brown's book The Tradition to explore how to challenge white supremacy in the healthcare system and overcome barriers to healthcare access for people of color, queer communities, and those who are living with HIV.

We will participate in group discussions, learn about prevention strategies and pandemic resources, engage in creative activities, and read from The Tradition.

Panelists include Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, organizer writer, and founder of the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative; Dr. Stuart Burstin from AIDS Health Foundation; and Jose de Marco from ACT UP.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. Learn more about the Asano Certificate program and register here.

The Human Side of Healthcare with Dr. Don Friedman

Session 1: Mindful Self-Compassion

Tuesday, June 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m
., Online via Zoom (registration link in Canvas, instructions to access below)

In patient care, it is so easy to focus on the breadth of medical knowledge and the technology available today that we can easily ignore the human side of what we do as physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals when we interact with our patients. To examine this aspect of clinical care, these sessions will explore the humanity behind the practice of medicine from the patient perspective and from the healthcare professional perspective as well. The five sessions will focus on either different aspects of patient and practitioner interactions or the concept of self-care as a practice that can sustain us in our work and help find meaning in what we do.

There is no required reading and no commitment to all 5 sessions, but hopefully everyone interested will attend as many sessions as possible to gain a general perspective on this topic. Each hour-long session will involve a 20-minute presentation followed by 40 minutes of discussion and questions. References for further exploration will be offered. Open to medical and nursing students and students in other allied health departments at Thomas Jefferson University.

Session Overview

  • Tuesday, June 1 – Mindful Self-Compassion

    What is it? How do you practice it? What are its benefits?
  • Tuesday June 8 – Spirituality and Healthcare

    Why is spirituality an important part of patient care? How do you take a spiritual history?
  • Tuesday, June 15 – Characteristics of Effective Practitioners   

    What approaches to patient interactions can be healing? How do we as healthcare providers establish meaningful relationships with patients, no matter what our field is. What role does skillful listening play in reaching this goal?
  • Tuesday, June 22  – Perfectionism, Shame, and the Inner Critic

    How do these factors, so rampant in healthcare, block us from our authentic selves, healthy achievement, and sustained growth? What are some antidotes to their negative effects?
  • Tuesday, June 29 – Medicine as Soul Work

    How can medicine be soulful? How can what we do as healthcare professionals help us find meaning in our lives?

To access the session registration link, participants may self-enroll in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas and visit the Event Links module, or email Matilda Ostow at Matilda.Ostow@jefferson.edu.

*If you would like to receive credit for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate, please fill out this attendance form after the event. All event attendance forms can be found in their respective event listings or on Canvas. 


2020-2021: Creativity

Each academic year, the Jefferson Humanities Forum 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 2020-2021, the Jefferson Humanities Forum speaker series brought a handful of multidisciplinary scholars and thinkers to investigate the theme Creativity, as it relates to:

  • Breaking with past paradigms and reinterpreting established problems and histories
  • Imagining and working toward more just and equitable futures
  • Developing new ways to build relationships, connections and provide care 
  • Achieving cross-disciplinary thinking and practice through collaboration 
  • Cultivating creative process in the face of difficulty and failure 
  • Virtual Narrative Medicine Workshop - May 6, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday Wellness Day: Writing Prompts - May 13, 12 p.m.
  • Virtual Narrative Medicine Workshop - May 13, 6 p.m.
  • The Student Counseling Center presents: Coping with COVID-19 - May 15, 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday Wellness Day: Colorful Moments - May 20, 12 p.m.
  • The Student Counseling Center presents: Celebrating Milestones During COVID-19 - May 20, 4 p.m.
  • Virtual Narrative Medicine Workshop - May 20, 6 p.m.
  • The Student Counseling Center presents: Coping with COVID-19 - May 22, 1 p.m.
  • Summer Intensive Creative Workshop - May 26-June 11
  • Wednesday Wellness Day: Affirmations & Gratitude - May 27, 12 p.m.
  • CHATT presents: Exploring Loneliness in Medicine - May 27, 12 p.m.
  • Virtual Narrative Medicine Workshop - May 27, 6 p.m.
  • The Student Counseling Center presents: Coping with COVID-19 - May 29, 1 p.m.
  • The Human Side of Healthcare - June 3, 5 p.m.
  • Honoring Black lives lost to police brutality - June 5, 1 p.m.
  • The Student Counseling Center presents: Coping with COVID-19 - June 5, 1 p.m.
  • Participate in a B.R.A.V.E Conversation - June 8, 3 p.m.
  • Participate in a B.R.A.V.E Conversation - June 10, 3 p.m.
  • The Human Side of Healthcare - June 10, 5 p.m.
  • Virtual Town Hall on Healthcare Disparity - June 10, 6 p.m.
  • The Student Counseling Center presents: Coping with COVID-19 - June 12, 1 p.m.
  • Participate in a B.R.A.V.E Conversation - June 12, 3 p.m.
  • Virtual Cooking with Vetri - June 16, 5 p.m.
  • The Human Side of Healthcare - June 17, 5 p.m.
  • The Student Counseling Center presents: Coping with COVID-19 - June 19, 1 p.m.
  • AAMP's Juneteenth 2020 Virtual Festival - June 20, 11 a.m.
  • The Johnson House's Virtual Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival - June 20, 12 p.m.
  • Philly Queer March for Black Lives - June 21, 1:30 p.m.
  • Exquisite Corpse Drawing Game - June 23, 5 p.m.
  • The Human Side of Healthcare - June 24, 5 p.m.
  • The Student Counseling Center presents: Coping with COVID-19 - June 26, 1 p.m.
  • The Human Side of Healthcare - July 1, 5 p.m.
  • Virtual Cooking with Vetri - July 14, 5 p.m.
  • Learn From Our History - Living Beyond the Walls of the Institution - July 22, 4:30 p.m.
  • Schwartz Rounds - July 29, 12 p.m.
  • Medicine+Music: Mindfulness Workshop - August 4, 6 p.m.
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - August 10, 12 p.m.
  • Exquisite Corpse Drawing Series - August 11, 5:30 p.m.
  • Schwartz Rounds - August 12, 12 p.m.
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - August 17, 12 p.m.
  • Virtual Cooking with Vetri - August 18, 5 p.m.
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - August 24, 12 p.m.
  • Schwartz Rounds - August 26, 12 p.m.
  • Berkowitz Humanism in Medicine Lecture: Stephen Trzeciak - August 26, 4 p.m.
  • Schwartz Rounds: Uncertainty & Silver Linings - September 9, 12 p.m.
  • Neurodiversity Symposium: Space Inclusivity and Autism Spectrum Disorder - September 11, 10 a.m.
  • Neurodiversity Symposium: Reflecting on the ADA and Those Left Behind - September 12, 11:30 a.m.
  • Neurodiversity Symposium: Round Table Discussion - September 14, 12:20 p.m.
  • Jefferson Humanities Forum: Dave Isay - September 16, 12 p.m.
  • Do No Harm: Screening and Panel Discussion - September 16, 6 p.m.
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - September 21, 12 p.m.
  • Creative Approaches to Self Care: Connecting - September 21, 5 p.m.
  • Exquisite Corpse Drawing Series: September 22, 5:30 p.m.
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - September 28, 12 p.m.
  • Why Doctors Write: Panel Discussion - September 29, 5:30 p.m.
  • Inis Nua Reading Series: Reconceiving Family - October 1
  • Mural Mile Walking Tour - October 3, 2 p.m.
  • DocNights: For They Know Not What They Do - October 6, 7 p.m.
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - October 12, 12 p.m.
  • Exquisite Corpse Drawing Series - October 13, 5:30 p.m.
  • Jefferson Humanities Forum: Nikole Hannah-Jones - October 14, 12 p.m.
  • Inis Nua Reading Series: Reconceiving Family - October 15
  • Special Olympics Selective Kickoff - October 15
  • Creative Approaches to Self Care: Creating Balance - October 19, 5 p.m.
  • Virtual Cooking with Vetri - October 20, 5 p.m.
  • Sara Jensen Carr: Embodied Environments - October 21, 5 p.m.
  • Better Together Interprofessional Story Slam - October 26, 4 p.m.
  • Story Initative Panel: Diversity & Activism in Children's Storytelling - October 26, 5 p.m.
  • Schwartz Rounds: From Apathy to Action - October 28, 12 p.m. 
  • Drawing to Decompress - October 28, 5 p.m.
  • Inis Nua Reading Series: Reconceiving Family - October 29
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - November 2, 12 p.m.
  • Health Humanities Reading Group: Photo Elicitation - November 9, 12 p.m.
  • Medicine+Music: Music and Healing with Dr. Lisa Wong - November 9
  • Jefferson Humanities Forum: Stephon Alexander - November 11, 12 p.m.
  • JeffSOAR: Trauma-Informed Care Panel - November 11
  • Inis Nua Reading Series: Reconceiving Family - November 12
  • Telling Your Health Story Seminar: Finding Your Narrative - November 13
  • Telling Your Health Story Keynote: Lorene Cary - November 14
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - November 16, 12 p.m.
  • Creative Approaches to Self Care: Mindfulness and Self-Awarness - November 16, 5 p.m.
  • Virtual Cooking with Vetri - November 17, 5 p.m.
  • Behind the Smoke and Mirrors: Tobacco-Free Campuses and Resisting the Tobacco Industry - November 19, 4 p.m.
  • Schwartz Rounds: Who Inspires You - November 25, 12 p.m.
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - November 30, 12 p.m.
  • Medicine+Music: Doctors at Play - December 1
  • Creative Approaches to Self Care: Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion - December 7, 5 p.m.
  • College of Physicians Story Slam - December 7
  • Exquisite Corpse Drawing Series - December 8
  • Creative Approaches to Self Care: Managing Anxiety - January 11, 5 p.m.
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia presents Inspiration Behind the Art: Michele Tremblay and Polly Apfelbaum - January 12
  • Health Economics Workshop - January 13
  • DocNights: Born to Be Virtual Talkback and Q&A - January 19, 7 p.m.
  • Drum it Out with Josh Robinson - January 25, 5:30 p.m.
  • JeffX Global Health Conference - January 27
  • Drawing to Decompress with Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli - January 27, 5 p.m.
  • Dangerous Bodies with PAFA - February 4
  • JeffSOAR presents virtual Vagina Monologues - February 5-6
  • Creative Approaches to Self Care: Relaxation - February 8, 5 p.m.
  • Virtual Cooking with Vetri - Feburary 9
  • Anne Basting with Moore College of Art & Design - February 9
  • Health Humanities Reading Group with Anne Basting - February 10
  • Dangerous Bodies with PAFA - February 11
  • Poetry as Public Art with Yolanda Wisher - February 12
  • Black Men in White Coats documentary available for viewing
  • Dangerous Bodies with PAFA - February 18
  • Jefferson Humanities Forum: Julia Watson - February 22
  • Alicia Grullon with Moore College of Art & Design - February 25
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - March 1
  • Failing Forward: A Celebration of Resilience During a Pandemic - March 2
  • Still Failing Forward with JeffHELP CHATT - March 4
  • Creative Approaches to Self-Care: Coping with Stress - March 8
  • Making Space with PAFA - March 8
  • Virtual Cooking with Vetri: Spring Pasta - March 9
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - March 15
  • Making Space with PAFA - March 15
  • Jefferson Humanities Forum: Michael Chabon - March 17
  • Soundtrack to Your Life - March 18
  • Health Humanities Reading Group - March 22
  • Making Space with PAFA - March 22
  • DocNights: Killing Patient Zero - March 23
  • Medicine+Music Wellness Workshop - March 24
  • The Future of Roe v. Wade - March 25
  • Picture a Scientist Film Discussion - March 25
  • Let's Talk: Beyond the Binary: A Journey of Self Love and Acceptance - March 26
  • Creative Approaches to Self-Care: Cultivating Self-Acceptance - April 5
  • Celebrating Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month: Who are the Sikhs? - April 8
  • Philadelphia Medical Humanities Collaborative: Inaugural Creativity Slam - April 8
  • Virtual Cooking with Vetri: Vegetarian Pad Thai - April 13
  • Join a university discussion about Jericho Brown’s The Tradition for One Book, One Philadelphia - April 16
  • Da Vinci Art Alliance & PMHC: Drawing to Decompress with Dr. Nazanin Moghbeli - April 21
  • JeffSOAR & Autism Advocacy Group present Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Sexual Assault - April 28
  • Celebrating the Humanities & Inside Out Release - April 29
  • Take Back The Night 2021 - April 29

2019-2020: Memory

Each academic year, the Jefferson Humanities Forum 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 2019-2020 academic year, the Jefferson Humanities Forum investigated the theme Memory.

Throughout the year, forum events will explore aspects of Memory, including:

  • Living with dementia as a patient, care partner or family member
  • Memory and its presence or erasure in the built environment
  • Memoir and writing from memory
  • Genealogy, genetics and social justice

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series Interest Meeting

Weds., Sept. 4, 12 p.m.

Moment to Moment Film Screening

Fri., Sept. 6, 12 p.m.

Dean's Concert Series: Mozart to Mahler: The View From the French Horn

Tues., Sept. 10, 12 p.m.,

Tangles in Time performances

Sept. 13-14

Tangles in Time Panel Discussion

Tues., Sept. 16, 12 p.m.

Narcan Story Slam

Weds., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Jefferson Night at the Orchestra: Yannick and Hélène Grimaud

Sat., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Sept. 23, 12 p.m.

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Connecting

Mon., Sept. 23, 5 p.m.

In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer's and Other Demntias' Impact in Communities of Color

Tues., Sept. 23, 12 p.m.

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series

Mon., Sept. 30, 6 p.m.

Jefferson Humanities Forum: Tia Powell

Weds., Oct. 2, 12 p.m.

EAST FALLS - Roxboro House Roundtable: Mass Incarceration 

Thurs., Oct. 3, 3-4 p.m.

L'Ultimo Respiro: Tuberculosis and Culture in Forlanini's Times

Thurs., Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

Jefferson and Philadelphia Contemporary present Back and Song: Opening Reception

Fri., Oct. 4, 12-3 p.m., JAH Atrium

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Oct. 7, 12 p.m.

DocNights with PFS and William Way: Stumped

Mon., Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

Drop In, Drum it Out! with percussionist Josh Robinson

Mon., Oct. 14, 5 p.m.

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series

Mon., Oct. 14, 6 p.m.

Free Student Tickets: RENT

Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Creative Approaches to Self Care: From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

Mon., Oct. 21, 5 p.m

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Oct. 21, 12 p.m.

EAST FALLS - Roxboro House Roundtable: The Immigration Crisis

Thurs., Oct. 24, 12:30 p.m.

Jefferson Humanities Forum: Deirdre Cooper Owens in conversation with Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young

Fri., Oct 25, 5 p.m.

Back and Song Tour with artists Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young

Sat., Oct 26, 3 p.m.

Wellness Week Story Slam

Mon., Oct 28, 4 p.m.

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series

Mon., Oct. 28, 6 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Nov. 4, 12 p.m.

Drop In, Drum It Out! with Percussionist Josh Robinson

Weds., Nov. 6, 5 p.m

EAST FALLS - Specter Fellows Present: Prisons in Crisis

Thurs., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series

Mon., Nov. 11, 6 p.m.

Inis Nua Reading Series: Aging in Our Time

Mon., Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

DocNights with PFS and William Way: TransMilitary

Tues., Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

"Places for Discovery" Art Show and Reception

Thurs., Nov. 14, 5 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Nov. 18, 12 p.m.

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Creating Balance

Mon., Nov. 18, 5 p.m.

Liliana Velasquez: Dreams and Nightmares/Sueños y Pesadillas

Thurs., Nov. 21, 12 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Nov. 25, 12 p.m.

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series 

Mon., Dec. 2, 6 p.m.

Medicine + Music Workshop with Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Yumi Kendall

Thurs., Dec. 5, 5:45 p.m.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine Narrative Medicine Conference

Sat., Dec. 16

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Dec. 9, 12 p.m.

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Mindfulness and Self-Awareness

Mon., Dec. 9, 5 p.m.

The People in the Middle: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Tues., Dec. 10, 3 p.m.

JeffVotes: Voting and Healthcare

Thurs., Dec. 12, 12 p.m.

TJU Choir 50th Anniversary Concert

Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series 

Mon., Dec. 16, 6 p.m.

Dean's Concert Series: The Poet & The Peasant

Tues., Dec. 17, 12 p.m.

Knitting and Crocheting Group

Tues., Jan. 7, 12 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Jan. 13, 12 p.m.

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Managing Anxiety 

Mon., Jan. 13, 5 p.m.

Inis Nua Reading Series: Aging in Our Time 

Mon., Jan. 13, 7 p.m.

Dean's Concert Series: David's Harp

Tues., Jan. 14, 12 p.m.

Failing Forward: Processing our Failures on the Path Towards Growth

Tues., Jan. 14, 6 p.m.

Knitting and Crocheting Group

Thurs., Jan. 7, 12 p.m.

DocNights presents We Exist: Beyond the Binary

Tues., Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

JeffX Global Health Conference: Planetary Health

Fri., Jan. 24, 3 p.m.

SKMC Humanism in Medicine Conference: Inclusivity and Patient-Centered Care

Sat., Jan 24

Health Humanities Group 

Mon., Jan. 27, 12 p.m.

The Vicissitudes of Travel

Tues., Jan. 28, 6 p.m.

Knitting and Crocheting Group

Weds., Jan. 29, 12 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Feb. 3, 12 p.m.

The Vicissitudes of Travel

Mon., Feb. 3, 6 p.m.

JeffSOAR presents the Vagina Monologues

Feb. 8 & 9

Health Humanities Reading Group with Adam DePaul

Mon., Feb. 10, 12 p.m.

Why Work? Exploring Work, Culture, and AI

Mon., Feb. 10

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Coping With Stress

Mon., Feb. 10, 5 p.m.

Dean's Concert Series: Taking Flight

Tues., Feb 11, 12 p.m.

Food & Wellness Workshop with Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen

Tues., Feb. 11

Why Work? Exploring Work, Culture, and AI

Weds., Feb. 12, 12 p.m.

Knitting and Crocheting

Thurs., Feb. 13

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Feb. 17, 12 p.m.

Why Work? Exploring Work, Culture, and AI

Mon., Feb. 17, 12 p.m.

Why Work? Exploring Work, Culture, and AI

Weds., Feb. 19, 12 p.m.

The Renfew Center exhibits Artwork by Women in Recovery from Eating Disorders

Mon., Feb. 24, 11 a.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon., Feb. 24, 12 p.m.

Schwartz Rounds: Maintaining Compassionate Care for Patients Facing Addition

Tues., Feb. 25, 12 p.m.

Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale

Fri., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Flower Show: Lecture & Visit: Gardening & Community Health

Sat., Feb. 29

Inis Nua Reading Series: Aging in Our Time

Tues., Mar. 3, 7 p.m.

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Cultivating Self-Acceptance

Mon., Mar. 9, 5 p.m.

[Canceled] Dean's Concert Series: East Wind Ensemble

Tues., Mar. 10, 12 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group [Online]

Mon., Mar. 16, 12 p.m.

DocNights presents: For They Know Not What They Do 

Tues., Mar. 17, 7 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group [Online]

Mon., Mar. 23, 12 p.m.

[Canceled] Jefferson Humanities Forum: Michael Chabon

Wed., Mar. 25, 12 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group [Online]

Mon., Mar. 30, 12 p.m.

Health Humanities Reading Group

Mon, Apr. 6, 12pm

Virtual Narrative Medicine Workshops

Weds, 6-7pm

April 8, 15, 22, and 29

From the Title IX Office: Self-Care and How to Support Survivors

Mon, Apr. 27, 1pm 

From the Title IX Office: Virtual Screening of "Nameless"

Tues, Apr. 28, 1pm

From the Title IX Office: Talk with Title IX

Tues, Apr. 28, 4pm

From the Title IX Office and JeffSOAR: Virtual Take Back the Night

Weds, Apr. 29, 7pm

The Empathy Project Virtual Play Reading

Thurs, Apr. 30, 6pm


2018-2019: Fusion

Each academic year, the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate 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 2018-2019 academic year, the Asano Humanities & Health Series investigated the theme Fusion.

Throughout the year, series programs will explore dimensions of Fusion, focusing on:

  • Collaborations across disciplines resulting in new knowledge, methods and ways of knowing
  • Creative thinking at the intersection of broadly different fields and industries
  • Unexpected combinations of technique, style and perspective

Karim Rashid: The Future of Design
Mon., Aug. 27, 6 p.m., Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium

Do You Want A Cookie? by the Bearded Ladies Cabaret*
Fri., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 448 North 10th Street

Jefferson Night at the Orchestra: Opening Weekend
Sat., Sept. 15, 7 p.m., the Kimmel Center

Majora Carter - Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status Communities
Mon., Sept. 17, 6 p.m., DEC Forum, East Falls Campus

Signs of Humanity Documentary Film Screening*
Wed., Sept. 19, 12-1 p.m., Hamilton Building

Jefferson Humanities Forum: Willie Baronet - Signs of Humanity Exhibition Reception and Panel Discussion*
Thurs., Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m., Hamilton Building

Signs of Humanity Exhibition
Mon., Sept. 17 - Sat. Sept. 22, Hamilton Building

Talking about Dementia Dinner*
Sun., Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m., Martin Hall Basement

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Coping with Stress*
Mon., Sept. 24, 5-7 p.m., Hamilton Building
Opera Philadelphia: Sky on Wings
Sat., Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m., Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center

Design Philadelphia Festival: Art Therapy workshop
Tues., Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Kanbar Performance Space, East Falls campus
Spectrum Dance Theater: A Rap on Race*
Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center
Creative Approaches to Self Care: Balancing Work and Life*
Mon., Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m., Hamilton 224/225
JCN Poverty Simulation*
Thurs., Oct. 18, 12-3 p.m., JAH Atrium
Maiken Scott: Communicating Your Science to the Public 
Thurs., Oct. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hamilton 505
Jefferson Humanities Forum: Anne Basting - Aging, Dementia, and the Cultural Care*
Fri., Oct. 19, 12-1 p.m., Hamilton 505
Soul of Medicine Brunch
Sun., Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., College of Physicians
QUEST Documentary Screening*
Mon., Oct. 22, 5-8 p.m., BLSB 101
Philly's Asian Food Tour
Sun., Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m.
Resilience Story Slam*
Mon., Oct. 29, 5-6:30 p.m
Dean's Concert: Jack St. Clair Orchestra*
Tues., Oct. 30, 12-1 p.m., Hamilton Lobby 

Be the Change: The Road to Equality*
Weds., Nov. 7, 5-7:30 p.m., JAH Brent Auditorium

Slought Presents: Jonathan Metzl, The Politics of Health
Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Slought

Theater of Witness: Walk in My Shoes screening*
Fri., Nov. 9, Eakins Lounge

Inis Nua Readings Series: Medicine in Modern Life*
Mon., Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Drake Theater

IHI Film Screening on Informed Consent*
Tues., Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., JAH 207

Veterans Day Panel*
Tues., Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Connelly Auditorium

JCN Poverty Simulation*
Weds., Nov. 14, 1 p.m., Hamilton 1st Floor

JeffX Global Health Conference*
Fri., Nov. 16, 3 p.m., Foerderer Auditorium

Creative Approaches to Self Care: From Self-Critism to Self-Compassion*
Mon., Nov. 19, 5 p.m., Hamilton 224

JCN Poverty Simulation*
Tues., Nov. 20, 12 p.m., JAH Atrium

Dean's Concert: Philadelphia Brass*
Tues., Nov. 27, 12 p.m., Eakins Lounge
Schwartz Rounds*
Weds., Nov. 28, 12 p.m., BLSB 105/107

Jefferson Humanities Forum: Alan Lightman, The Physicist as Novelist*
Weds., Dec. 5, 12 p.m., Connelly Auditorium

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Transforming Mental and Emotional States*
Mon., Dec. 10, 5 p.m., Hamilton 224/225

Patient Safety Film Screening*
Thurs., Dec. 16, 6 p.m., JAH

TJU Choir and Orchestra Holiday Concert*
Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., St. Luke and the Epiphany
JCN Poverty Simulation*
Tues., Dec. 18, 12 p.m., JAH Atrium

Inis Nua Reading Series: Medicine in Modern Life*

Mon., Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Drake Theatres 

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series*

Mon., Jan. 14, 6-7 p.m., Hamilton 208

Dean's Concert: Tony Miceli & Diane Monroe*

Tues., January 15, 12 p.m., Eakins Lounge 

Schwartz Rounds*

Weds., Jan. 23, 12-1 p.m., College Herbut Auditorium

Health Humanities Reading Group: One Book, One Philadelphia*

Mon., Jan 28, 12 p.m., Scott 200A

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Managing Anxiety and Insecurity*

Mon., Jan 28, 5 p.m. JAH

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series*

Mon., Jan. 28, 6-7 p.m., Hamilton 208

Dean's Concert Series: Orchestra 2001

Tues., Jan. 29, 12 p.m., Hamilton Lobby

East Falls Community Observance: Liberty to Love

Tues., Jan. 29, 12:30 p.m., East Falls campus

Weds., Jan. 30, 5:15 p.m., East Falls campus

Humanism in Medicine Conference: Maintaining Empathy, Mental Health, and Resilience in Our Communities*

Sat., Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hamilton Building

The Defamation Experience*

Mon., Feb. 4, 5-7:30 p.m., Hamilton Building

Diversity Council Journal Club*

Weds., Feb. 6, 12-1 p.m., JAH M21

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series*

Mon., Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m., Hamilton 208

Jefferson Humanities Forum: Kerry Brodie - Food Fight: Equality, Opportunity, and the Pursuit of Independence*

Tues., Feb. 12, 12 p.m., Connelly Auditorium

Jefferson Night at the Orchestra: A Space Odyssey

Sat., Feb 16, 8 p.m., Verizon Hall

Narrative Medicine Workshop Series*

Mon., Feb. 25, 6-7 p.m., Hamilton 208

Schwartz Rounds

Weds., Feb 27, 12 p.m., BLSB 101

Free Student Tickets - Broadway Philadelphia's Rent*
Tues., Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m., Merriam Theater at the Kimmel Center
Dietrich V. Asten Lecture Series: Zoe Strauss*
Tues., Mar. 5, 6 p.m., East Falls Campus

Dean's Concert Series: Enlightened Ladies*
Tues., Mar. 12, 12 p.m., Hamilton Lobby

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Cultivating Self-Acceptance*
Mon., Mar. 18, 5 p.m., JAH M23

Narrative Medicine Workshop series*
Mon., Mar. 18, 6 p.m., Hamilton 210

Free student tickets: The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time*
Sun., Mar. 24, 7 p.m., Walnut Street Theatre

Jefferson Humanities Forum presents Vijay Gupta, The Medicine of Music*
Wed., March 27, 12 p.m., Connelly Auditorium

Every Patient a Poem: Poetry and the Clinician
Mon., Apr. 8, 4 p.m., 901 Walnut Street Lobby

Leonardo at 500: A Lesson in Creativity
Mon., Apr. 15, 12 p.m., Brent Auditorium, JAH

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Connection
Mon., Apr. 15, 5 p.m., Hamilton 224/225

Jefferson Humanities Forum - Jonathan Metzl: Dying of Whiteness
Thurs., Apr. 18, 12-1 p.m., Eakins Lounge

A Celebration of the Humanities
Thurs., April 18, 5 p.m., BLSB 101

Nurses on the Inside: A Memoir of the AIDS Epidemic in New York City
Fri., Apr. 19, 12:30 p.m., East Falls campus
Failing Forward: Learning from Mistakes on the Road to Success 
Mon., Apr. 22, 6 p.m., Conrady Auditorium


2017-2018: Safety

Each academic year, the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate 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 investigated the theme Safety. Throughout the year, series programs explored 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 

Poetry Workshop with Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher
Sat., Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Hamilton 210/211

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Grounding
Mon., Sept. 11, 5-7 p.m., Hamilton 210/211

The Berkowitz Humanism in Medicine Lecture: Damon Tweedy, MD
Tues., Sept. 12, 12 p.m., Herbut Auditorium, College Building
Tues., Sept. 12, 4 p.m., Connelly Auditorium, Dorrance H. Hamilton Building

Caring for Communities: Practicing at the Intersection of Health + Art
Tues., Sept. 12, 6:30-8 p.m., Moore College of Art and Design, 1916 Race St. 

A Friend of a Friend Sent Me
Thurs., Sept. 14, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 10th Street between Chestnut and Market

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Sept. 18, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Opera Philadelphia: We Shall Not Be Moved
Mon., Sept. 18 & Thurs., Sept. 21, 8-10:30 p.m., Wilma Theater, 265 South Broad Street

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Sept. 25, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Oct. 2, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Mental Health/Transforming Emotional States
Mon., Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall M23

Jefferson Night at The Philadelphia Orchestra: Season Kick-Off, Yannick & Emmanuel Ax
Sat., Oct. 7, private reception at 6:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Oct. 9, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Dean's Concert Series: Klinefelter Trio
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12-1 p.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall Eakins Lounge

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Oct. 16, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Mural Arts Tour: Mural Mile and Monument Lab
Sat., Oct. 21, 12-2 p.m.; tour start: NW corner of 10th and Locust Streets, tour end: Rittenhouse Square

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Oct. 23, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Murder at the Mütter
Sun., Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mütter Museum, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Oct. 30, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Exploring Resilience for Health Professionals: What We Know, and What We Can Do
Mon., Oct. 30, 5-6:30 p.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall Atrium

Dean's Concert Series: The Franklin Quartet
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 12-1 p.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall Eakins Lounge

StorySlam: Resilience in Healthcare
Thurs., Nov. 2, 5-6:30 p.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall Atrium

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Nov. 6, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Developing Self-Compassion
Mon., Nov. 6, 5-7 p.m., Hamilton 210/211

Roxane Gay: Hunger
Fri., Nov. 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Foerderer Auditorium, College Building

Theater of Witness: Walk In My Shoes
Sat., Nov. 11, 8 p.m., Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Nov. 13, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Dean's Concert Series: Brian Ganz
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall Eakins Lounge

Theater of Witness: The Heart and Soul of Story
Weds., Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., BLSB 105/107

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Nov. 20, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Nov. 27, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Reflective Leadership
Tues., Nov. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., JAH Brent Auditorium
Weds., Nov. 29, 12-1 p.m., JAH 407

Thrive: Trauma-Informed Practice in Community-Engaged Art
Sat., Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Dec. 4, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Journey Through Change
Mon., Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m., Hamilton 210/211

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Dec. 11, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mon., Dec. 18, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A

Health Ecologies Reading Group 
Monday, January 22, 12-1 p.m. 
Scott Memorial Library - 200A

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission in the Heart of Nazi Germany
Thursday, January 25, 12 p.m.
Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium (1001 Locust Street)

InterAct Theatre Company: Sensitive Guys
Sunday, January 28, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., InterAct Theatre Company (302 South Hicks St.) 

Health Ecologies Reading Group 
Monday, January 29, 12-1 p.m. 
Scott Memorial Library - 200A

Health Ecologies Reading Group at Jefferson 
Mondays, 12-1 p.m.
Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A

Creative Approaches to Self-Care: Balance
Mon., Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Hamilton 208/209 

Building Coalitions: Advocacy & Political Action as a Student (Leadership LIVE)
Mon., Feb. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Diversity Council Journal Club
Wednesday, February 7, 12 p.m. 
BLSB 107

Mark Morris Dance Group: Dances to American Music 
Friday, February 9, 8-10 PM
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street

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

Physician Executive Leadership presents Dr. David Fajgenbaum
February 28, 6:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds: Gun Violence in Philadelphia: Actions and Solutions
February 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd Street

Transitioning Traditions: Expanding Art Therapy’s Reach
Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jefferson East Falls, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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

Film Screening & Discussion: Transparency & Physician-Patient Communication- The Story of Lewis Blackman 
Presented by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement - Jefferson Chapter
Tuesday, March 20, 7-8 p.m., Jefferson Alumni Hall room 207

Dean's Concert Series: Jefferson Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, March 20, 12-1 p.m., JAH Eakins Lounge

Creative Arts Therapies Week: Exploring Identity Through Creativity
Thursday, March 22, 5-7 p.m., Scott Library room 200A

Creative Arts Therapies Week: Zentangle Workshop
Friday, March 23, 12-1:30pm, Hamilton 226

Creative Arts Therapies Week: Create Your Own Zen Garden
Friday, March 23, 3-4:30pm, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 210-A, Room B-01

Equal Means Equal: Film Screening and Dinner
Tuesday, March 27, 5:30-8 p.m., JAH Atrium

An Evening with Nick Cave
Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m., Hamilton Building-Connelly Auditorium

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mondays, 12-1 p.m.
Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A and Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room M23

How Are We Free: Art Exhibition & Reception
Monday, April 2, 5:30 p.m., Scott Library room 200A

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Anxiety Management
Monday, April 2, 5-7 p.m., JAH M24

Jefferson Night at the Orchestra: Philadelphia Voices
Saturday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Verizon Hall

Dean's Concert Series: WindSync
Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 p.m., JAH Eakins Lounge

"Mind Games:" A Unique Educational Event to Advance Relationship Violence and Abuse (RVA) Awareness
Sunday, April 15, 4 p.m., Kanbar Performance Space, East Falls Campus (4201 Henry Avenue)

NODA Presents: What Children Learn About Death from Film
Monday, April 16, 12-1 p.m., JAH 307

Health Ecologies Reading Group
Mondays, 12-1 p.m., JAH M23 and Scott Library room 200A

HUMANITIES WEEK:

Confronting Racism, Bias, and Social Injustice in Healthcare Lecture Series: Dorothy Roberts
Tuesday, April 24, 12-1 p.m., Connelly Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m., Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium

A Celebration of the Humanities
Thursday, April 26, 6-7:30 p.m., Hamilton Lobby

Fusion: Innovation Across Disciplines 
Friday, April 27, 10-2 p.m., Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium and Conrady Lobby

Creative Approaches to Self Care: Connection With Self and Others
Monday, May 7, 5-7 p.m., Hamilton 224/225