John W Stormont Conference on South Texas
This Year's Theme: "Medicine and Health Culture" The conference is intended to give students, fac
- When:Friday, February 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Where:Victoria College Student Center, Meeting Rooms A-D
This Year's Theme: "Medicine and Health Culture"
The conference is intended to give students, faculty and the community an opportunity to hear presentations focusing on Victoria and South Texas; it is sponsored by Victoria College’s Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences along with funding from the College, the Kathryn Stoner O'Connor Endowment and the John W. Stormont Endowment.
All lectures free and open to the public.
9 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
9:05 a.m.“Native Plant Medicine: The Culture and Practice of Herbalism in South Texas and the Desert Southwest” - Sam Coffman
10 a.m.“The Natural Environment and One’s Health” - Pamela Herring
10:30 a.m.“Health Literacy in the U.S.” - Gwenn Scott
11 a.m. “How Much is Your Health Worth, Ladies and Gentlemen?”
- Carroll Scogin-Brincefield
11:30 a.m. “Mexican-American Folk Healing as Community Healthcare in the Borderlands: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”
- Dr. Christine Reiser Robbins, Lori Garcia, Encarnacion Hernandez,
and Victoria Rogerio
12 p.m. “The Fate of Family Planning in South Texas” - John DeVries
12:30 p.m. “DDT and Cleanups: Victoria’s Response to Polio in 1946”
- Linda Wolff
1 p.m. “The French Disease and Lifetimes with Mercury: Venereal Diseases among Atlantic World Sailors” - Eric Ray
For more details contact the Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at (361) 582-2530.