“The Highest and Healthiest State”

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
10TH ANNIVERSARY
LECTURE SERIES
“The Highest & Healthiest State”
Tom Noel, PhD
Professor of History, Director of Public History, Preservation and Colorado Studies
University of Colorado Denver

A quick, lighthearted overview of medicine in the highest state from Native American physicians to the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Friday, October 13, 2017
12:00-1:00pm
Reading Room
3rd floor, Health Sciences Library
Lunch provided

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Thomas Jacob Noel is a Professor of History and Director of Public History, Preservation & Colorado Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. Tom is the  author or coauthor of 50 books many articles. He was a longtime Sunday columnist for The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. He appears regularly  as “Dr. Colorado” on Channel 9’s “Colorado & Company.” Tom completed his B.A. at the University of Denver and his M.A. and Ph.D. at CU-Boulder where his mother (a psychiatrist) and grandmother (a teacher) also did their graduate work. Please check http://dr-colorado.com/ for a full resume and updated list of his books, classes, tours and talks. Tom’s latest books include A Short History of Denver, Denver Landmarks & Historic Districts. His book, Colorado: A  Historical Atlas, won three prizes as the best regional history book of 2016.

 

–Kristen Desanto

“Louis Pasteur, Artist”

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
10TH ANNIVERSARY
LECTURE SERIES
“Louis Pasteur, Artist”
Joe Gal, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Louis Pasteur is admired around the world as a benefactor of humanity for his discoveries and inventions in microbiology and infectious diseases. Much less  well known is that he was a talented artist who as a teenager created first-rate images, mostly portraits of family, friends, and town notables, in pastel, charcoal, pencil, and lithography. He abandoned work as an artist at age 20 but maintained close connections to the world of art and artists for the rest of his life.

Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00-1:00pm
Reading Room
3rd floor, Health Sciences Library
Lunch provided

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Joseph Gal earned a master’s degree in chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of California Davis.  He then began a career on the faculty of University of Colorado School of Medicine and retired recently as professor emeritus. For many years he has focused  his scholarly activities on the history of science and medicine.

 

–Kristen Desanto

“Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, and the Future of the Library”

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
10TH ANNIVERSARY
LECTURE SERIES
“Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, and the Future of the Library”
Larry Hunter, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Computational methods of information retrieval have revolutionized librarianship. Developments in text mining and natural language processing are likely to bring equally profound change to how scientists and clinicians interact with the biomedical literature!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:00-1:00pm
Reading Room
3rd floor, Health Sciences Library
Lunch provided

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Dr. Lawrence Hunter is the Director of the University of Colorado’s Computational Bioscience Program and a Professor of Pharmacology (School of Medicine)  and Computer Science (Boulder). He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University in 1989, and then joined the National Institutes of Health as a
staff scientist, first at the National Library of Medicine and then at the National Cancer Institute, before coming to Colorado in 2000. Dr. Hunter is widely  recognized as one of the founders of bioinformatics; he served as the first President of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), and
created several of the most important conferences in the field, including ISMB, PSB and VIZBI. Dr. Hunter’s research interests span a wide range of areas,  from cognitive science to rational drug design.

 

–Kristen Desanto

10th Anniversary Lecture Series

Health Sciences Library

10th Anniversary Lecture Series

All lectures take place from 12:00-1:00pm in the Health Sciences Library Reading Room (3rd floor), and lunch will be provided.

Please register by clicking on the hyperlinks below

Friday, October 13: Dr. Tom Noel, “The Highest & Healthiest State”

Friday, October 20: Dr. Joe Gal, “Louis Pasteur, Artist”

In October, the Health Sciences Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary on the Anschutz Medical Campus. A variety of celebratory activities are planned throughout October, including a weekly lunchtime lecture series. All members of the campus community are invited to attend, and may register by clicking on one of the following links: Friday, October 13: Dr. Tom Noel, “The Highest & Healthiest State”; Friday, October 20: Dr. Joe Gal, “Louis Pasteur, Artist”. All lectures take place from 12:00-1:00pm in the Health Sciences Library Reading Room (3rd floor), and lunch will be provided.

 

–Kristen Desanto

Linda Susak – Landscape Painter

Grand Staircase

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument 2017

October 2 – 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 4-6pm
There will be a drawing for a free painting and food and drinks at the opening reception! Come by and check out my latest paintings!

Health Sciences Library Gallery, 3rd floor
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

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Safely view the solar eclipse!

Solar eclipse

Update August 17, 2017:   The solar shades that the Health Sciences Library made available were purchased from Amazon.  Today Amazon notified the Health Sciences Library that “Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer.  We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.”

If you have a pair of the solar shades that the library made available, please be aware of this information.  An additional source of information to evaluate the safety of solar shades is available from the American Astronomical Society.

Update August 16, 2017: All of the solar shades have been distributed! The library attempted to order more but was unsuccessful. A few public libraries will be passing out free solar shades:

  • Arapahoe Public Libraries – available at opening on Saturday, August 19th.
  • Anything Libraries – available at their viewing party event Monday, August 21st from 10 am – 1 pm at the York St location.
  • Douglas County Libraries – available at 10:00 am on Monday, August 21st.
  • Broomfield Public Library – available at their viewing event on Monday, August 21st.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences will have shades available at their viewing party on Monday, August 21st. Their gift shop had been selling solar shades but has now announced they are sold out and will not be receiving more.

On August 21, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States.  In Denver, it will not be a total eclipse but it will be close!  Almost 93% of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon. Continue reading