Pembroke Center

From Patients to Consumers: The Latest Developments in Health Care and What They Mean for You

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Ulle Holt ’66
Wellesley Hills, MA

We all consume health care, but most of us don’t consider ourselves to be consumers when it comes to our medical care. Now comes the Affordable Care Act, an explosion in mhealth (mobile health) applications, insurance policies that shift costs to us, and contracts that put hospitals on a budget. In this changing landscape, we become consumers in a system that we may not know how to navigate. WBUR health reporter Martha Bebinger ’93 will share what she’s learned in her extensive research and reporting on health care in Massachusetts and beyond.

(Distributed February 12, 2014)

Incarceration, Disparities, and Health in America in the Age of Healthcare Reform

Friday, February 28, 2014, 1:20 to 3:20 pm
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Providence

A driving force behind the nation’s epidemic of incarceration is the lack of adequate community-based care for mental illness and addiction. The Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid coverage to most low income citizens in states electing to expand coverage. Former prisoners should now have greater access to healthcare, mental health services, and substance abuse treatment in the community, strengthening their reintegration and lowering recidivism and incarceration rates. But financial barriers are not the only reason returning prisoners fail to get healthcare. Successful connection to post-release care must be understood and addressed in the context of a broad spectrum of competing survival priorities and reentry needs.

(Distributed February 11, 2014)

Hong Kong Film Festival

February 19th & 20th
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Granoff Center Martinos Auditorium
154 Angell Street, Providence

(Distributed January 27, 2014)

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg Appointed Director of the Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center is pleased to announce that Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, has been appointed director of the Pembroke Center as of July 1, 2014. Stewart-Steinberg has been a member of the Center’s faculty advisory board since 2007, directed the Center’s Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration from 2007-2010, and served as interim director of the Center during the 2010-11 academic year. Stewart-Steinberg was the Chesler-Mallow Senior Faculty Research Fellow and led the Pembroke Seminar, “The Question of Consent,” in 2011-12.

(Distributed December 16, 2013)

My Dream: Urban Aesthetics and Chinese Cosmopolitanism

December 9, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Rhode Island Hall 008
60 George Street, Providence

Yan Haiping, Ph.D.
University Professor and Director
SJTU Institute for Advanced Study in Media and Society, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Fellow, Center for the Study of Economy and Society, Cornell University

(Distributed December 6, 2013)

American Entrepreneurs and the Foreignization of the Canton Factories 1784-1822

Paul Van Dyke, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou

December 5, 2013, 5:30 PM
John Carter Brown Library

From the moment they arrived, opportunities for American investors in Canton went far beyond trade. They constructed factories, operated inns, and ran taverns. Such inter-connective enterprises gave Canton a foreign look while increasing the craze for things Chinese within America and boosting international commerce.

The program is sponsored by the Pembroke Center seed grant program.

(Distributed November 19, 2013)
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