Experts andamp; Insights at Sierra College Tahoe Truckee Campus: A Mythical Guide to GriefWork
TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; Last October, Dr. Kim Bateman opened the 2009/10 Experts andamp; Insights lecture series to an overflowing crowd with her presentation andamp;#8220;The Psychology of Humor.andamp;#8221; Bateman will return to Sierra College to present andamp;#8220;A Mythical Guide to GriefWorkandamp;#8221; Friday, Aug. 13. When asked if she thought the study of grief is a marked departure from humor, Bateman refers to Mark Twain’s comments on laughing and crying as both being responses to something problematic. She adds, andamp;#8220;I’m profoundly attracted to things that make you feel deeply and am fascinated by the way the psyche pieces together meaning in the face of trauma.andamp;#8221;Drawing from the anatomy of bereavement as presented in a Tlingit folktale, Bateman will discuss the universal themes of loss as experienced by one who is grieving. In many worldwide stories, the end of a material relationship is also seen as the beginning of a different kind of relationship. Though physically gone, the deceased often become psychologically more present, providing important information about the nature of the relationship in life as well as across the space of death.Dr. Kim Bateman is known for her engaging and entertaining teaching style andamp;#8212; skills which earned her three teaching awards at both Sierra Nevada and Sierra Colleges. She is the Dean of Sierra College Truckee Campus and will teach andamp;#8220;A Mythological Guide to Death and Dyingandamp;#8221; through the Sierra College Community Education program this fall, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.Experts andamp; Insights is a community-based lecture/discussion program in the Sierra College Dean’s Lecture Series where each month, a different topic is examined from an academic viewpoint. There is no charge for Experts andamp; Insights, thanks to the generosity of the presenters and Sierra College. Reservations are advised at 550-2290 as the classroom fills to capacity for each lecture. Upcoming presentations include Dr. Nan Carnal on andamp;#8220;Photosynthesis: How Plants Do It and Important Consequencesandamp;#8221; on Sept. 10 and andamp;#8220;Poetry: Imitation and Imaginationandamp;#8221; with Professor June Saraceno Oct. 8. Full calendar at: http://sierracollege.edu/AboutUs/campuses/tt/lecture-calendar.htmlandamp;#8212; Submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kimberly BatemanFriday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.Sierra College, TruckeeNo ChargeReservations: (530) 550-2290andamp;#8220;Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.andamp;#8221;andamp;#8212; W.S. Merwin
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