The Gerald F. Berlin Prize is awarded for creative writing, prose or poetry, authored by UMass students, nursing students, graduate students, residents, and fellows based at UMass Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center, Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent's or Baystate Medical Center. Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020
On Exhibit January 2 – February 27, 2020
On Exhibit through December 31, 2019
The Remembrances Quilt is a testament to the generosity of donor families and a tribute to their loved ones, whose life and death the quilt commemorates. The quilt is composed of squares of fabric individually designed and created by family members/friends.
Exhibiting November 4 – December 31, 2019
For the last four years, Brett Poza has focused her art work on nature, from imperfect old trees to disasters, imagining the hardships that nature endures. Using large wood panels as a canvas, Brett uses pyrographic techniques, water-based inks and non-toxic chemicals to create this exhibit which is fittingly titled Burned Stories.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00, Amp I (S2-102), UMMS
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?
Exhibiting September 3 – October 30, 2019
“One day, long ago, RNA learned how to move, and so life began.” — Harry Noller
Exhibiting July 1 - August 29, 2019
“Woods in the Library is an art exhibit that transports the reader to the woods while reading a book…”
On exhibit May 10 through June 28, 2019
The Library invites you to visit the Bright Horizons children’s art exhibit. This enchanting little people’s art exhibit emulates famous artists such as Jackson Pollock and Vincent van Gogh. Through the eyes of each child, each discovers and creates images and sculpture both whimsical and beautiful.
Thursday, May 16, 2019, Reception & Book Signing: 5:30 – 6:00 pm, Talk: 6:00 –7:00 Faculty Conference Room, UMMS
“The current distress experienced by physicians and other health professionals is, in part, a breakdown of the relationship between our inner lives – our sense of calling and meaning – and the environment in which we work.”
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, noon – 1:30, Blais Pavilion, Lazare Research Building
“Creative writing gives health professionals in training a special opportunity to reflect on their experiences, to maintain their humanity, and to heighten their empathy for the suffering of their patients. These are qualities that bring doctors closer to their patients…” - Dr. Richard Berlin