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Carlow University - Women's History Month: Public Lecture

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As part of its celebration of Women’s History Month, Carlow University will welcome best-selling author Theresa Brown for a free reading on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Kresge Center, located on the fifth floor of University Commons, on the Carlow campus.

Brown, who holds both a nursing degree and a PhD in English, provides a compelling insider’s view of the nursing profession in the two books she has authored. Her most recent book, The Shift, is about 12 hours in an oncology ward in a busy teaching hospital. A regular contributor to The New York Times, Brown was recently featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. 

“Brown’s book,” says Anne Rashid, PhD, Carlow University’s director of Women’s and Gender Studies and an associate professor of English, “is a testament to all the work nurses do and the humanity they show their patients on a daily basis. Theresa is a wonderful role model, since she transformed her life in order to be of service to others. We are delighted to have her visit Carlow for this reading, and we think it will be of great interest to students, faculty, and community members – not only in the health care field – but across all disciplines.”

The event on March 17 begins with Brown reading from The Shift, followed by a question and answer session. At 5 p.m., there will be a reception and book signing in the lobby area immediately outside of the Kresge Center. 

The reading, which is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee at Carlow, is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Anne Rashid at or (412) 578-6359.