Keep Calm and Embrace Conflict

All are invited to a special presentation from Joseph P. Folger (Temple University) that will discuss how we can do better to address and respond to conflicts encountered in our work and personal lives.

Date: October 14, 2015

Time: Noon – 1 pm

Locations:

  • CU Anschutz: ED 2 North, Room 1102
  • CU Denver: Auraria Library

Lunch will be provided!  No RSVP needed!

This event is co-sponsored by:

Health Sciences Library, Facilities Management, Ombuds Office, Human Resources / Campus Life Committee, Office of Academic Resources and Services (OARS) and Auraria Library

For more information, please contact melissa.desantis@ucdenver.edu.

What are your three library wishes?

Button-WishesIf the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be?  Now you have the opportunity to let us know!

Submit your three wishes to the library genie today!  Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.

  • Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
  • Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
  • How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?

Let us know – the Library Genie is accepting wishes through September 30th!

New Exhibit – Michael Keyes: Stories & Seasons in Woodcut

"Sunny Morning" woodcut print by Michael Keyes

The Health Sciences Library will be hosting an exhibit of woodcut prints by Aurora artist Michael Keyes from July 1st – August 31st. Stories & Seasons in Woodcut will be on display in the 3rd floor Gallery.

Woodcut prints are a type of relief printing. The prints are created when an artist cuts a picture into a wood block, then puts ink on the block and presses it to paper.

Michael Keyes will be hosting an Opening Reception on August 7th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Stop by during that time to meet Michael and ask him about woodcutting.

The Gallery is accessible during the library’s public access hours.

Upcoming Strauss-Wisneski Lecture on Integrative Medicine

Join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from Noon – 1:00 pm for a new lecture in the Strauss-Wisneski Lecture series!  The speaker will be Dr. Lisa Corbin, Medical Director of Integrative Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  In her lecture, Dr. Corbin will give an update on the work of the UCH Center for Integrative Medicine.

The lecture will take place in the Health Sciences Library in Teaching Labs 1 and 2.  The lecture is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Hope you can join us!

New exhibit combines research and fashion

NanoNephron dress from Descience Runway 2014

NanoNephron dress from Descience Runway 2014

The Health Sciences Library is hosting a new exhibit that features a runway dress that was created based on research being done at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Descience Runway 2014 was an event organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in September 2014. The event paired science researchers and fashion designers to collaborate and create garments based on the researchers area of study.

Georgia Charkoftaki, PhD is a researcher at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She and pharmacy faculty member Melanie Joy, PhD were paired with designer Lilian Kong. Dr. Charkoftaki’s research area is treatments for lupus nephritis, a disease of the kidneys. Ms. Kong learned about the work that Drs. Charkoftaki and Joy are performing and then she created a dress inspired by their research. The dress, named NanoNephron, represents the kidneys, aspects of lupus nephritis and the new treatment that Dr. Charkoftaki is investigating.

The NanoNephron dress and matching jewelry will be on display on the 3rd floor of the library through June 2015. There is also a poster describing the research and aspects of the dress in more detail.

Sixty-one teams participated in the runway fashion show. Even though NanoNephron did not win, Drs. Charkoftaki and Joy enjoyed the experience. Stop by the library to check out the dress and the process to create it!

Exhibit – George Washington & Medicine

WashingtonEvery Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine explores the story of George Washington’s own health and examines the ways in which he sought to safeguard the health and wellness of those under his care.  Washington’s story illuminates the broader context of the experience of illness and the practice of medicine, which during his time was transitioning from a traditional healer craft to a profession.

This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine will be on display on the 1st floor of the Health Sciences Library from January 19 to February 28, 2015.  Stop by and check it out!

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of health and George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens.

Exhibit – Art from CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

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Collage of pieces in the exhibit

The new Art from CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus exhibit will be on display January 7 – March 31, 2015.  This exhibit is curated by the Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library and includes art create by faculty, staff and students from both the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus.  This is the sixth time that the Health Sciences Library has hosted this exhibit.

There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Please stop by to meet some of the talented artists!

The exhibit will be on display in the Gallery located on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences Library.

Mitten tree is ready for donations!

Pic-MittenTree-2014The Health Sciences Library has put up our annual mitten tree on the first floor of the library. Everyone is welcome to contribute mittens, hats, scarves or other items to the tree. Simply bring in items and hang them on the tree. After the holidays, library staff will take all of the items on the tree and donate them to the nearby Comitis Crisis Center.

Comitis is a non-profit agency underneath the umbrella of Mile High Behavioral Healthcare. The shelter serves runaway/homeless children, homeless families, and homeless Veterans—with a particular focus on homeless female Veterans and their families. Comitis is also in need of toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc.), towels and twin sheets. Any of these items that are left under the tree will also be donated.

The tree will be up through January 5, 2014. For more information or questions, contact Library Administration.

Wishes revealed!

LibraryWishes_buttonFrom Sept 2 – 22, 2014, the library asked users to let us know what their wishes would be for the library.  We were thrilled to receive 152 submissions for a total of 349 wishes!

All wishes are now posted on the library’s website for viewing. Additionally, if a wish could be “granted”, that information is included in the Comment column.

The most popular types of wishes were for:

  • Additions to the library’s collection – a book, journal, database, or other type of resource
  • Additional study rooms
  • Open 24/7 — which the library has granted!

The library will run the Wishes campaign again next year, but to be fully honest users can submit “wishes” anytime using the Tell Us or Ask Us buttons on the website.

If there are questions about any of the wishes or comments, feel free to contact Melissa De Santis.

Shakespeare and the four humors – new library exhibit

Shakespeare by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Shakespeare by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library

A traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine will be on display in the Gallery November 24, 2014 – January 3, 2015.

And there’s the humor of it: Shakespeare and the four humors” explores the role played by the four humors – blood, bile, melancholy, and phlegm – in several of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.  In Shakespeare’s time, the four humors were used to define people’s physical and mental health, and determined their personality as well.

In addition to the panels from the National Library of Medicine the Health Sciences Library will also be displaying the following in the Gallery:

  • Artifacts related to bleeding – In the Elizabethan world, blood was seen as having great power.  Bleeding was used to treat inflammation, fever, and all sorts of diseases and injuries.  View lancets and other  artifacts related to bleeding.
  • Browse some of Shakespeare’s works – Copies of The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet and The Taming of the Shrew will be available.  Take a quick break from studying to read some Shakespeare!
  • Take a selfie – With Shakespeare or with a Shakespeare quote.  Be sure to use our hashtags – #CUHSLFourHumors #CUHSLibrary

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Alert – Possible noise in Library on Nov 7 – 8, 2014

CSPH_Case_CompeteThe Health Sciences Library is excited to be a co-sponsor for the Public Health Case Competition event that will take place November 7 – 8 in the library building.  This is a student event organized by the Colorado School of Public Health Student Council.

Close to 100 students will be participating in this multi-day event.  The Case Competition will begin at 1 pm on Friday, November 7th and conclude at 6:30 pm on Saturday, November 8th.  During the event, there may be additional noise in the building.  Additionally, all Group Study Rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library will be utilized for the event.

The Case Presentations will take place in Teaching Lab 2 starting at 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 8th.  Feel free to drop by and listen!

The library apologizes in advance for any inconvenience.

Call for submissions – Art from the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Community

ArtfromtheUniversityofCOThe Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library will be curating an exhibit of artwork created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.  There are many talented artists at our two locations!  This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, faculty, and students.

This exhibit will be on display January 7 – March 31, 2015 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library.  An Opening Reception will be held on January 29, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

The Exhibits Committee is looking for submissions of all types of art created by members of either CU Anschutz  or CU Denver!  To submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the show, please use the online form.  The submission deadline is October 27, 2014.

For more information, contact Debra Miller at debra.miller@ucdenver.edu or (303) 724-2131.

What are your three library wishes?

If the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be?LibraryWishes_button

From Sept 2 – 22 you have the opportunity to let us know!

In 2013, the library solicited wishes from users as part of our strategic planning process.  The feedback we received was outstanding, so we are asking for wishes again this year.

  • Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
  • Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
  • How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?

Now is your chance to let us know!

Submit your three wishes to the library genie today!  Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.

Thanks for your input, and happy wishing!

New Exhibit – Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture

NIH Protest 1990

NIH Protest 1990. Photo courtesy Donna Binder

The Health Sciences Library is very excited to be hosting Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine.  The exhibit will be on display in the Gallery from August 4 – September 13, 2014.

This exhibit explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980’s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.  The title Surviving and Thriving comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it.  The exhibit utilizes a variety of historic photographs as well as images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how a group of people responded to, or failed to respond, to HIV/AIDS.

An Opening Event will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  A viewing of the documentary How to Survive a Plague will be shown in the Fulginiti Forum followed by a discussion.

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

New exhibit – African Americans in Civil War Medicine

Susie King Taylor

Susie King Taylor, photo courtesy East Carolina University

The Health Sciences Library will be displaying the Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries exhibit June 9 – July 19, 2014.  This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine looks at the African American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the Civil War and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.

Please join us for an Opening Event on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Noon in the Reading Room of the Health Sciences Library.  Terri L. S. Gentry, a Volunteer Docent at the Black American West Museum will presenting African American Healers  in the West.  Ms. Gentry will discuss the history of mid-wives, nurses, physicians and other practitioners across the western United States.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.