Sept. 10 11:30 a.m.
Hedges Conference Room, The Commons
Sept. 14 4:30 p.m.
Deadline to apply online
Sept. 29th 11:30 – 12:30
Discuss first half of the book
October 13 11:30 – 12:30
Discuss second half of the book
TBD – meeting with TBD special guest
Meetings will be in Harlan Dining Room
Mountains Beyond Mountains
The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
The Berry Center and Dimensions are collaborating on a reading group for interested students across campus. The group will be facilitated by Professor Barbara Christie-Pope from the Department of Biology and Professor Erin Davis from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
From author Tracy Kidder's website: This compelling and inspiring book shows how one person can work wonders. In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.
In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Kidder's magnificent account takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that the only real nation is humanity. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb "Beyond mountains there are mountains as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too."
- Students from all majors and class years are encouraged to apply.
- This is a competitive reading group where only 20 students will be accepted.
- The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on September 14. Selected students will be notified on September 15 via email.
- Selection of students will made by Professor Barbara Christie-Pope, Professor Erin Davis, and the Berry Center and Dimensions Coordinators. They will look to create a group of participants from diverse academic backgrounds and class years.
- Selected students can pick up their FREE copy of the book in the Berry Center or Dimensions during Cornell business hours.