Publishing clearinghouse: Book Duet; Wit(h)ness; ‘LGBTQ+ Care for Nurses’; Alexander memoir


Book Duet: Gayle Rogers and Emily Wanderer
12:30-2 p.m. Sept. 30. Virtual

The Humanities Center will host a book duet featuring Gayle Rogers and his “Speculation: A Cultural History from Aristotle to AI together with Emily Wanderer and her “The Life of a Pest.” This is part of a new Humanities Center series that brings books recently published by Pitt faculty into conversation. Wanderer and Rogers have selected excerpts from each other's books for discussion, which will be available in the Humanities Center's shared folder. Connect through the University Calendar.


Wit(h)ness: Phoebe Boswell, Cyrus Cassells, & Ama Josephine B. Johnston in Creative Conversation
6 p.m. Oct. 4. Virtual

A digital reading and conversation with visual artist Phoebe Boswell, poet Cyrus Cassells, and pleasure activist Ama Josephine B. Johnstone. Audience Q&A to follow. This is the first event in the Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study on Intimacy series, which continues through Oct. 8. Find more events here. Register here for the Oct. 4 event.


“Fast Facts about LGBTQ+ Care for Nurses” by Tyler Traister, assistant professor of nursing (Springer Publishing, September 2021)

This pivotal resource — the first written specifically for nurses — focuses on the unique health needs and inequities affecting LGBTQ+ patients and discusses how to provide them with safe, respectful, and holistic care. Written in an easy-access bulleted format with concise paragraphs, this book sets the stage by examining the background and history of the LGBTQ+ population and focusing on the health disparities that set them apart. It addresses the nursing implications and care of LGBTQ+ patients in all practice settings, highlighting transgender medical, surgical, and mental health. To help nurses create inclusive environments, chapters cover best practices and strategies for appropriate communication and define key terms nurses should know when obtaining patient history, performing an assessment, and delivering overall care.


Chasing the Silver Lining,” a memoir by Pitt–Bradford President-emeritus Livingston Alexander (220 Publishing, 2021)

The new memoir chronicles Alexander’s personal and professional journey, from the Jim Crow south and the height of the Civil Rights movement to the present day. A three-part narrative covering three distinct time periods in his life, each section includes revelations that empowered him, lessons he learned, and wisdom he acquired. He will return to Pitt-Bradford for a visit, a talk and a book signing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 2022, which will be part of the annual Spectrum Series.