Poster: 2014 One Book, One Campus Bioethics Debate

Bioethics: Dr. Araceli

Neuner

CALENDARS

The forthcoming interdisciplinary “One Book, One Campus” program that will feature many

departments studying Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of

Cancer.

Activities will be scheduled throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, including the

Curriculum Design Project, in which faculty will be designing assignments based on the

Mukherjee's book (or excerpts from it) and sharing those assignments on the Emperor of All

Maladies Website. Beginning August 19, Media Arts Professor William Snead will invite film

students to form a working group to undertake a documentary about The Emperor of All

Maladies as well as the many aspects of Grossmont’s participation in this year's "One Book,

One Campus" project.  Throughout the academic year, Roxanne Tuscany will organize a

Grossmont College debate team with cancer and Mukherjee's book as the subject.

Also in the works, faculty from across the disciplines will be sharing their insights into The

Emperor of All Maladies and the role that cancer plays in their fields.  The series will begin in

late fall, 2013 and continue into the spring semester of 2014.  Information about when and

where, as well as details about the participating lecturers, will be announced soon.  Here's a

preview of some of the other exciting, rewarding, and inspiring events to come.  Look for full

details as they appear on our Calendar.

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

August 19th-September 12th

LIFE AS A FRAGILE VESSEL

Sculpture Exhibit Hyde Art Gallery

Art instructor Stephanie Bedwell new sculpture exhibit representing her experience with

breast cancer treatment offers boat forms, woven from various materials, as metaphors for

the fragile vessel that is human life.  Bedwell will be among the faculty offering lectures on

the subject of cancer as part of the 2013-2014 One Book, One Campus project featuring

Siddhartha Mukherjee's book.  Read the article: http://gcnewsrelease.blogspot.com/2013/08/

cancer-survivors-exhibit-pictures-life.html

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

Beginning in October 2013, the San Diego Center for Ethics in Science and Technology will

be partnering with Grossmont College, SDSU, UCSD and the Fleet Science Center to offer a

series of monthly talks from cancer specialists from across the country, including Dr.

Siddhartha Mukherjee.  These talks will also be televised on UCTV and made available to

download on this website.  Specific details coming soon.  Based on the Ethics Center talks,

The Voice of San Diego will also be running a series of op-ed pieces that will also be

accessible on this website.

Beginning in October

FACULTY LECTURE SERIES

Grossmont faculty from across the disciplines will share their insights into The Emperor of All

Maladies and the role cancer plays in their fields, in this Thursday afternoon lecture series:

Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Griffin Gate

Christine Zoumas

"Nutrition and Cancer"  

Thursday, Nov. 14, 12:30 -1:30 p.m., Griffin Gate

[PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE!]

Allison Shearer

"The Biology of Cancer and Cancer Research"

Thursday, Nov. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Griffin Gate

Dr. Pete Schmidt

"Tobacco Smoking & 20th Century American Visual Culture"

October 7th-11th

NURSING POSTER EXHIBIT, upstairs lobby of the Health Science Building

Sharon Sakora and Peter Brooks, MS, RN, of the Grossmont College Nursing Department,

have helped to organize an exhibit of student generated posters featuring the theme of

cancer and the topics of Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies, which the

Nursing department has made a required summer reading text.  In fall 2013, every course in

the Nursing Program will be designing assignments around the book, and the student poster

presentations will be the culmination of these assignments.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER

November 14th

Enjoy a special cancer-fighting dinner prepared by award-winning Chef Joe Orate.

Nutritionist Christine Zoumas will offer a brief overview of the menu choices and their cancer

fighting properties, discussing why certain foods are helpful in the prevention of cancer and

others are deleterious.

November 19th

Griffin Gate, 7:00 p.m.

In the return of this popular event, Media and Communications Professor Roxanne Tuscany

hosts a lively parliamentary-style debate over the controversial topics represented in

Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY

Monday, Feb. 24: From Armies of One-Breasted Women To Pink Armies

12:30-1:30 p.m., Griffin Gate

Sara Giordano, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Women's Studies, SDSU

Resistance, co-Optation and scientific research in breast cancer activism

MARCH

March 10 — April 3: Hyde Gallery Exhibit/Auction

Suda House, Hyde Gallery and the Grossmont College Art Department collaborate with the

English Department to host the Grossmont Faculty Art Show, depicting cancer experiences

and cancer perspectives.   Also featured will be an auction of faculty works and artwork gifts,

the proceeds from which will be given to cancer research. 

Wednesday, Mar. 12:  Art, the Body and Cancer

1:30-2:30 p.m., Griffin Gate

Stephanie Bedwell, San Diego Artist

This lecture will also feature the documentary work of

Grossmont student, Ernest Carter

Tuesday, March 18: The Art of Healing

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Room 220

After the official Gallery Opening, Malia Serrano lectures on the

healing properties of art.

APRIL

Tuesday, April 8: Bioethics: Dr. Araceli Neuner

11:00 - 12:15, Griffin Gate

A lecture and discussion on Bioethics, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and

Religion.  Dr. Araceli Penafuerte-Neuner (Ph.D., UCSD) lectures on Ethics in the Philosophy

Department at University of San Diego and at San Diego State University.

Thursday, April 10: Language and Metaphors of Cancer

12:30-1:30 p.m., Building 30, Room 162  [Updated]

Brendan Praniewicz, Instructor, Grossmont College

Wednesday, April 23: Jeopardy! Championship

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Giffin Gate

Grossmont College, in collaboration with KNSD/Channel 7, will host a Jeopardy! style

game show event featuring questions drawn from Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book, The

Emperor of All Maladies.  Teams from UCSD, Point Loma Nazarene University, and

Grossmont College will compete for top honors, including $150 and tickets to Ellen for each

member of the winning team; $75 for each member of the second place team, and $50 for

the members of the 3rd place team.  Hosted by NBC’s Artie Ojeda, this Jeopardy! style

college bowl event will feature questions drawn from Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book, The

Emperor of All Maladies.

Grossmont College’s own Derek Cannon and his Jazz Ensemble will develop and perform

jazz variations on the popular “Jeopardy” theme song to celebrate this momentous event. 

This event is sponsored by the One Book, One Campus project, with support from The San

Diego Ethics Center and KNSD/Channel 7.

Note: This event is unaffiliated with Jeopardy! Productions, Sony Pictures Television Inc., or

Alex Trebek, who will not be hosting or attending the event.

MAY

Thursday, May 1: Cramps & Agues: Malady and Literature

12:30 — 1:45 p.m., Griffin Gate

Local writers Cali Linfor, Karl Sherlock, and Nancy Cary, together with select students of

the GC Creative Writing Program, perform original poetry, fiction, and memoir on the theme

of “malady and disability” in this unique reading co-sponsored by Grossmont College's 18th

Annual Literary Arts Festival.

 

OTHER EVENTS

Survivors Teaching Students: Saving

Women’s Lives®

An innovative pro-gram sponsored by the Ovarian Cancer

National Alliance in partnership with the Ovarian Cancer

Advocacy Alliance of San Diego, Survivors Teaching

Students® brings survivors right into healthcare classrooms

to share their personal stories of how they were diagnosed,

what happened, and where they are now. More Info @

http://ocaofsd.org/programFiles/sts.html

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014, 8 am

San Diego City College

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014, 6 pm

Kaplan School of Nursing

Monday, Apr. 28, 2014, 12 noon

Grossmont College

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 3 pm

Southwestern College - Nursing

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 11am

UCSD - 3rd Year Medical Students