The goal of IN FOCUS is for Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Comenius Center to realize the promise of becoming known as an institution that engages its students in the study of important issues that challenge humanity today and as we look to the future. Through grappling with complex problems, and examining them from several different perspectives Moravian’s graduates will be better prepared to contribute to a just society and a vibrant democracy.

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IN FOCUS 2013-2014: Healthcare

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Monthly eNewsletter - March 2014

Focus on Health Care | Marching Onward ...

We noted in our last newsletter that the “weather has been challenging.” We then made what we are sorry to now note was a false promise that “the temperature will soon get warmer.” Little did we know that this past month we would be challenged with record snowfalls and low temperatures!

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Race Against Time

March 18, 2014

An Evening with Stephen Lewis

Celebrated humanitarian and former United Nations special envoy
for HIV/AIDS in Africa

Paul Root Wolpe

Health Professions Career Fair

March 25, 2014

When considering a career in the healthcare industry, students traditionally think about the professions of medicine and nursing.  But students who spend any time shadowing medical professionals quickly come to understand that the care and treatment of patients is supported by a variety of healthcare professionals. 

Paul Root Wolpe

“When the Best Medicine is an Advocate”

April 14, 2014

Fran Quigley

Clinical professor of law, teaching in the Health and Human Rights Clinic of the Indiana University School of Law

Paul Root Wolpe

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)

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Dr. Oscar Marcilla, M.D.

Dr. Oscar Marcilla, M.D., an area representative from Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), will spoke with the Moravian community about the limits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare.

Paul Root Wolpe

The 28th Annual Student Mathematics Conference

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Diana Thomas

Professor of Mathematics at Montclair State Univeristy and Director of the Center for Quantitative Obesity Research from Montclair State University

What can mathematical models tell us about losing and gaining weight?

Living Downstream

First Year Common Reading: The Spirit Level

About The Spirit Level:

It is a well-established fact that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. The Spirit Level, based on thirty years of research, takes this truth a step further. One common factor links the healthiest and happiest societies: the degree of equality among their members. Further, more unequal societies are bad for everyone within them-the rich and middle class as well as the poor. Learn more ...