John P. McGovern Endowed Lecture with Keynote Speaker David M. Oshinsky
Public lecture

On November 7, 2019, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at New York University Langone Health and a professor in the Department of History at NYU, will deliver the 2019 John P. McGovern Annual Award Lectureship in Family, Health, and Human Values at the University of Houston. Oshinsky, who won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History for Polio: An American Story and frequently presents at Humanities Texas teacher programs, will speak on "The Frayed Safety Net: America’s Public Hospitals on the Brink."


Thursday, November 7
Lecture: 6:30–8 p.m.


Free and open to the public
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University of Houston
University Center South Theater
4455 University Dr. Houston, TX 77204


Welcome Center Garage
4434 University Dr. Houston, TX 77204

Teachers who attend and check in with Humanities Texas staff will receive 1.5 CPE hours. If you plan on attending and requesting CPE certification, please RSVP to

Thursday, November 7, 2019
University Center South Theater
4455 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204


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