[Fcs-faculty] FW: Andrew Solomon Tanner Lecture

Robert Nathan Mayer Robert.Mayer at fcs.utah.edu
Mon Oct 28 11:06:39 MDT 2013

I can confirm that Andrew Solomon's latest book, Far From the Tree,  is VERY relevant to HDFS classes.  --Rob

From: Bob Goldberg
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 11:01 AM
To: Robert Nathan Mayer
Subject: Andrew Solomon Tanner Lecture

Hi Bob:

The Tanner Humanities Center will host a lecture in November that might be of interest to faculty and students in your department.

Author and journalist Andrew Solomon will give this year's Tanner Lecture on Human Values on Monday, November 4 at 7:00 PM in the University of Utah's Olpin Union ballroom. In his lecture, titled "Love, Acceptance, Celebration: How Parents Make Their Children," Solomon will explore the ability of individuals and families to construct meaning out of adversity. He will draw on his life's work and experiences, including his time in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, his experience with depression, and his work with families of extraordinary children, to examine where this meaning comes from and what function it serves.

Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology. From 1993 to 2001, Solomon was a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, writing on a wide range of subjects; he has also written periodically for The New Yorker. Solomon is the author of four books, including The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestseller Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

This lecture will provide an opportunity for students studying family and consumer studies.  If any of your faculty would like to encourage their classes to attend by offering extra credit, I would be happy to have sign-in sheets available at the talk. Could you please forward this information to your department and have any interested faculty contact me?

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


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