Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Past Events

Summer 2018

2017-2018

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 investigated 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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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