For many years the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine has sponsored First Fridays. These hour-long monthly events have enlivened audiences with informative presentations on fascinating topics, from race and identity (with the documentary film “Not Black Enough”) to how autism can be expressed through art.
Beginning in fall 2019, First Fridays will become Humanities Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds are the name used for speaking events hosted by clinical and basic science departments at the college of medicine. By changing the name to Humanities Grand Rounds, the Department of Humanities is embracing this venerable medical school tradition.
We expect to host speakers quarterly, rather than monthly, and anticipate that our speakers will continue to be lively and engaging. Humanities Grand Rounds presentations will be topical, scholarly, and of general interest, and will highlight the contribution of the humanities to medicine and health.
All Humanities Grand Rounds will be open to the public and advertised broadly. We hope to see you at them, as we realize our vision, advancing humanism in medicine and society.
For more information contact the Department of Humanities at (717) 531-3536.