4th Annual Visibly Human Symposium: Flowing Through Conflict, April 5th 2012

An ancient proverb posits that water is the world’s first medicine.  For this year’s Visibly Human Symposium on April 5th starting at 2:30 pm in the Shore Family Auditorium, Nighthorse-Campbell Building, the Health Sciences Library and the Program for the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare invite you to join us in considering the primacy of water as sustainer of life, and its role in the health of our communities and of our region.

Our featured speaker will be photographer and writer Peter McBride, author of the book The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict.   Peter will share with us his work documenting water-related issues in our arid, Western region, with the Colorado River as both example and metaphor.  Following the presentation will be a book signing and reception that will start at 3:30 pm.

Co-sponsors for Flowing Through Conflict include:

  • Aurora Water;
  • Bookstore;
  • CU Denver Chancellor’s Task Force on Sustainability;
  • Colorado Foundation for Water Education;
  • Dept. of Visual Arts, College of Arts and Media, CU Denver;
  • Water for People; and
  • Western Waters Policy Project, Natural Resources Law Center, CU Boulder.

The Visibly Human Symposium is an annual spring season event sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities’  Program for the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.  Our Symposium’s overarching theme is a consideration of the ways in which the human body is used, represented, and perceived in the processes of health sciences education, research and clinical care.  Our “touchstone” is the Humanescence sculpture in the Health Sciences Library’s atrium, which is based on the National Library of Medicine’s Visible Human Project.