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Five Panelists to Speak September 4th at "BookRevue"

August 28, 2007

Category: Academics, Events


Five panelists will provide insights and perspectives on Catawba College's 2007 common reading selection, "Mountains Beyond Mountains," when they participate the annual BookRevue on campus Tuesday, September 4th.

Dr. Christopher J. Magryta, a pediatrician and integrative medicine physician at Salisbury Pediatrics, Dr. John Reynolds, an ophthalmologist at Piedmont Eye Physicians in Salisbury, and his wife Patsy, Dr. William Brinkley, a member of Carolina Oncology Associates of Salisbury, and Dr. Steven Coggin, chair and professor of Catawba's Department of Biology, will be part of a panel discussion at BookRevue. The event is slated at 7:30 p.m. in Hedrick Theatre.

"Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy Kidder is the story about Dr. Paul Farmer's quest to "cure the world."  Farmer, a Harvard-trained physician spends most of his time and money to address the problem of rampant infectious diseases in the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, Haiti. One theme of the book is how one man's indefatigable energy and calling in life combine to change the lives of those who desperately need help. The BookRevue panelists will discuss their experiences in travel overseas to treat people in poor countries.

"Mountains Beyond Mountains" is this year's common reading text for Catawba's first-year students. BookRevue is just one of several planned co-curricularEvents that will enhance the students' discussion of this text in first-year seminar classes during first semester and during the Consilium seminar on globalization which first-year students will take during the second semester. Understanding of the book will be part of a year-long common experience for these students.

BookRevue is free and open to the public.


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