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De-stress and Show Your True Colors with #ColorOurCollections

USC Norris Medical Library is partnering with libraries worldwide in #ColorOurCollections week, February 1-5. You'll find images from USC Norris Medical Library's rare books and colored pencils on tables around the library that you can color in.

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Monday, January 25 - What We Can Learn from a Severed Head: A Conversation with John Corey Whaley

As part of the Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics Series, which engages core health issues in society today, we will present a conversation with John Corey Whaley, an award-winning author of books for young adults. Whaley’s recent novel Noggin tells the story of a sixteen-year-old diagnosed with terminal cancer who participates in an experimental procedure to have his head removed and cryogenically frozen in order to be reattached to a donor’s body when it becomes available. A finalist for the National Book Award, this unconventional “cancer book” touches on fresh themes while following a main character who struggles to adjust when he wakes up five years later with a brand new body.

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