The October 2022 LMCC meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30pm est. We will be meeting in person in the HHIVE Lab, also known as Gaskin Library, Greenlaw Hall, Room 524. If you can’t join us in person, you can also attend via Zoom at https://unc.zoom.us/j/99228197675. If you have trouble with the Zoom link, please email either of the Co-Directors.
This month’s discussion will be a bit of a catch-all. We’ve selected a handful of brief news articles to discuss, and we’re asking you to read at least one in preparation for Wednesday’s discussion (or read as many as you have time for)! This should allow for an unpredictable and exciting discussion of various topics related to health and medicine.
Each article covers a separate topic, and again, each is quite brief and quick to read (since we realize how busy everyone is right now). These are best read online, but in case you run into access issues, we’ve provided .pdfs of all of these articles on the “Readings” page of our site as well. (Remember that all members of the UNC community can get a free online subscription to The New York Times via the UNC Libraries here.)
- “A Place Beyond Words: The Literature of Alzheimer’s” by Stefan Merrill Block, The New Yorker (Aug. 20, 2014)
- “Mental Health in America: The Politics of ‘Insight’” by Rachel Aviv, The New York Times (Sept. 20, 2022)
- “Mental Health is Political” by Danielle Carr, The New York Times (Sept. 20, 2022)
- “Grief about COVID Can Unite Us” by Sunita Puri, The New York Times (Feb. 23, 2022)
- “The Unseen Scars of Those Who Kill via Remote Control” by Dave Phillips, The New York Times (April 15, 2022)
As always, if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out. We look forward to meeting with you all for an exciting discussion of these articles and related topics!
The featured images above is an illustration by Wesley Allsbrook, from Block’s “A Place Beyond Words” (New Yorker, 2014).