June 4, 2020

Thomas Cole interviewed for New Tricks for Old Dogs podcast

In late May, Thomas Cole, PhD, appeared in “The Lockdown Frees the Mind,” an episode of New Tricks for Old Dogs. The podcast is hosted by Paul Menzel and Jim Conlan and addresses topics for Boomers. In the episode, Cole…


April 2, 2020

Dermatology blue book elective featured in Scoop

The Humanities in Dermatology is the latest blue book sponsored by the McGovern Center and a collaborative offering with McGovern Medical School’s Department of Dermatology. Led by medical student Padmavathi Karri, the series facilitates opportunities for medical students to engage…


March 13, 2020

Medical humanities textbook to be translated

Coauthored by Thomas Cole, PhD, Nathan Carlin, PhD, and Ronald Carson, PhD, Medical Humanities: An Introduction was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. The book has since been issued in paperback and e-book, and will now be translated into…


January 30, 2020

The Page 99 Test features “Old Man Country,” plus Shelf Awareness review

Old Man Country: My Search for Meaning Among the Elders is the latest book written by Thomas Cole, PhD.  The book, released in December 2019 by Oxford University Press, has received much attention from media outlets including The New York…


January 30, 2020

Thomas Cole discusses latest book on Psychology Today

“My Journey Into Old Man Country,” appeared on the Psychology Today website this week. In the piece, Thomas Cole, PhD, discusses the journey he experienced while writing his latest book, Old Man Country: My Search for Meaning Among the Elders….


January 14, 2020

Thomas Cole interviewed by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal’s Clare Ansberry recently interviewed Thomas Cole, PhD, about his latest book, Old Man Country. In the interview, Ansberry and Cole discuss what can be learned from men in their 80s, following Cole’s conversations with the subjects…


January 6, 2020

Houston Chronicle reviews “Old Man Country”

Thomas Cole, PhD, saw his latest book Old Man Country: My Search for Meaning Among the Elders released in late 2019.  The book was positively reviewed by the Houston Chronicle’s Mark B. Ryan in a piece released this month.


December 10, 2019

“Old Man Country” by Thomas Cole is released

“Old Man Country” is the second book from author Thomas Cole, PhD, director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. The book is an eyewitness account of the challenges of dealing with old age from some of the most successful people…


April 17, 2019

Nathan Carlin to host conference on doctor-writers

Led by Nathan Carlin, PhD, a small conference to feature papers by 10-15 scholars on doctor-writers is in the works. During the three-day conference in Houston, scholars will workshop their papers with feedback from selected respondents and general discussion. The…


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