Assistant Professor Dr. Jessica Adler has published an op-ed for the Veterans' Day issue of the Miami Herald titled, "War Vets Find Solace in Stories of Others."
Dr. Adler's op-ed describes the first university-based gathering of a nationwide reading/conversation program called Talking Service, which offers veterans the opportunity to discuss speeches, memoirs, letters, and stories focusing on the experience of military service. Created by the Great Books Foundation and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Talking Service provides a promising model for university programming geared toward a growing student population of veterans.
Below are some of the participants in the most recent Talking Service group, in a photo taken by the Florida Humanities Council on the final day of the program in April 2015. For further information on the Talking Service program, please contact Dr. Jessica Adler.