April 5, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 14

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UTHSC celebrates National Poetry Month

The university community is invited to participate in a number of activities on campus celebrating National Poetry Month in April. "The Healing Power of Poetry" is the theme for events that will explore how songs and poems soothe, excite, enlighten, heal or hurt the human heart.

Schedule of events

"The Healing Power of Poetry"
Noon Wednesday, April 24,
John P. Howe Conference Room,
5th floor of the Briscoe Library

Dr. Marga Speicher, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and Jungian psychotherapist, will discuss image and metaphor as gateways to inner experience and psychological development. Dr. Speicher has lectured extensively on the symbolic understanding of stories, folklore and dreams, and on the contributions of literature to psychological growth. The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library are hosting the event.


"Poetry in the Treatment of Violence"
4 p.m. Thursday, April 25,
School of Nursing auditorium

Dr. Diane Kaufman, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a recipient of the 2000 Humanism in Medicine Award from the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey, is the speaker.


"The Healing Power of Poetry: A Spring Enrichment Program for Students and the Faculty Who Teach Them" workshop and library exhibit
Noon to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26,
Lecture Hall 3.104A in the School of Medicine

The workshop will feature small group discussions and poetry readings. Visiting professor Dr. Diane Kaufman will lead the program. Registration is required. The third-floor library exhibit will feature poetry by UTHSC faculty, staff and students. The fifth-floor exhibit will feature poems related to the history of medicine.

For more information, send an e-mail to Dr. Charleen Moore at moorec@uthscsa.edu.


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