Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016
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Death can be thought of as the elephant in the room that no one pays any attention to until we are profoundly changed as someone we love is dying, or dies, or blessedly survives a brush with death and thus gives that elephant a name. Elisha Cooper (Falling),Ann Neumann, (The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America), and Brandy Schillace (Death’s Summer Coat -What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living) talk about how death and dying defines, impacts, and transforms life.
Sometimes you get reminded of “news” that isn’t news anymore. But it’s still good news. Last year in 2015, my short story “Ghost Pine Lake” made in on Ellen Datlow’s top horror picks for the year, volume 7. Datlow is a former editor of Omni Magazine, which was a favorite of mine as a young person, so it was a real privilege (and I geeked out). See the list here.
April 12, 2016 From stethoscopes to x-ray to endoscopy, we’ll learn how tools have changed our method of “seeing” into the body–of diagnosis and by extension of treating disease. Global Center for Health Innovation, Cleveland Ohio. Register here.
Feb 9. 2016 Brandy Schillace (PhD, historian) joins Dr. William Lewis, Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Heart and Vascular Center, The MetroHealth System and Karl West, M.S., Director Medical Device Solutions, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute on Sound of Ideas. What’s the real history of the “cardiac kids”?