Talk & Book Signing
November 13, 2019
Reception and book signing begins at 5:00
Amphitheater I, UMMS
Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center at Harvard University's School of Public Health
Private Guns Public Health
"While We Were Sleeping: Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention"
A truth: firearm violence is one of the most complex public health issues of our times, it is an epidemic and a public health threat. According to the CDC there were 39,773 firearm deaths in the United States in 2017. Is understanding the biological, psychological, racial, ethnic, cultural factors, and addressing the lethal impact of gun culture in America enough to stop gun violence?
Join us as David Hemenway addresses gun violence as a public health concern and discusses his approach to policy reform with the aim of preventing future tragedies.
Sponsors: The Department of Surgery and the Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library.
Climate Preparedness Week
Climate Change, Human Impacts and the Resiliency of the Human Spirit
September 24- 30, 2019, Lamar Soutter Library
Catherine Carr, LSL librarian, brings "Climate Preparedness Week" awareness to the UMass Community. Climate Preparedness Week is dedicated to learning, service and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. How is climate change affecting you and your community?
Our environment and your health- learn what's changing for better or for worse, in sickness and in health: our relationship with and responsibility to our planet. Will and can you react with resiliency to devastating occurrences due to climate changes?
"The impacts of climate change include warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increases in the frequency or intensity of some extreme weather events, and rising sea levels. these impacts threaten our health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the weather we experience." (EPA)
Created with an image by Louis Reed - "A 360 panorama stitched and warped to create the tiny planet effect. Image sequence taken by drone above a community field in Wales."