On My Own Time Exhibit highlights campus artistic talents

The 16th Annual On My Own Time Employee Art Show is now on display at the South Campus Library until September 20, 2016. A total of 62 art works by UT Southwestern faculty, staff, and students – both amateurs and professionals – are on display in the following categories:

  • Black and White PhotographyOMOT 2016 - JANE
  • Ceramics, Wood, and Glass
  • Color Photography
  • Corporate Collaboration
  • Enhanced Photography & Computer Art
  • Jewelry and Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles and Fiber
  • Works on Canvas
  • Works on Paper

The art show is sponsored annually by the Business Council for the Arts (BCA), and a panel of judges selected by the BCA will select a first place winner and one (or more) “honorable mention” winner within each category of art. A “Best of Show” will be selected by the judges from among the first place winners.

However, all UT Southwestern employees will have an opportunity to select a “People’s Choice” winner. Voting for “People’s Choice” will be held online from August 8 through August 19. To vote, go to http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/omot and click on the “People’s Choice Voting” button.

All first place, Best of Show, and People’s Choice winners will go to the region-wide show at NorthPark Center.

June 24 “Places and Spaces” Rare Book Room Open House Event announced

RBRJuneStop by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 24 for “Places and Spaces.” Books, architectural renderings, photographs, and other materials in the library’s special collections revealing places and spaces in medicine will be on display, and Library staff will be available to show relevant highlights in the digital collections. For more information, email archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

2nd Annual Study Break Art Exhibit & June 13th Reception at the South Campus Library

imageThe Second Annual Study Break Art Show featuring science-themed artwork by UT Southwestern students and postdocs is now on display at the South Campus Library until July 20, 2016.

A reception will take place on Monday, June 13th at 3 p.m. in the South Campus Library. Coffee and pastries will be provided by the Postdoctoral Association (PDA). Artists featured include:

  • Barbara Burton
  • Dhruba Deb
  • Hisayuki Hashimoto
  • Raamis Khwaja
  • Sudha Neelam
  • Shalvi Patel
  • Whitney Stuard
  • Yu Tang

This show is sponsored by the UT Southwestern Postdoctoral Association and the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

May 20 Rare Book Room Open House: Women in Medicine

PLEASE NOTE: The previous title had incorrectly stated the event as May 29.

From patient to practitioner, the compelling history of women in medicine includes Metrodora, Fanny Burney, Mary Eliza Mahoney, Ruth Sanders, and more. Stop by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D) on Friday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for “Women in Medicine“. Books, letters, photographs, and other materials in the library’s special collections featuring women in medicine will be on display, and Library staff will be available to show relevant highlights in the digital collections. For more information, email archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

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April 29 Rare Book Room Open House: Spotlight on Tuberculosis

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On Friday, April 29, 2016, stop by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for “Spotlight on Tuberculosis”. Learn more about books, reports, journals, artifacts, stamps, and other materials in the library’s special collections that illuminate the history of tuberculosis in medicine. Additional resources will highlight connections to the disease in literature, music, and art.

The Library offers a monthly series of open house events to the UT Southwestern community that feature different topics of interest from the special and digital collections. If you want more information about this event or others in the monthly series, please contact archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

Images courtesy of Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), a collection of digitized images from the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Prints and Photographs collection.

Surgical Instruments are the focus of the March 29 Rare Book Room Open House

IMG_3073On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, stop by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for “Surgical Instruments–From Army Pattern Chisel to Xyster“. Learn more about books, journals, and other materials in the Library’s special collections that highlight surgical instruments from the 18th century to the present. Several medical artifacts will also be on display, including surgical kits in wooden velvet-lined boxes, pocket kits, and more.

The Library offers a monthly series of open house events to the UT Southwestern community that feature different topics of interest from the special and digital collections. If you want more information about this event or others in the monthly series, please contact archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

Discovering Darwin at the February 26 Rare Book Room Open House

RBRFebHow did a medical school dropout end up contributing so much to science? Find out at “Discovering Darwin”, an open house event sponsored by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center. The event will be held on Friday, February 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D). Books, letters, and other materials in the library’s special collections that connect to Charles Darwin (1809-1882) will be on display from the special collections, and Library staff will be available to show relevant highlights in the digital collections. For more information, email archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

New NLM Poster Exhibit focuses on medical contributions of African Americans during the American Civil War

promo imageMany histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers has often been overlooked.

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling poster and online exhibit entitled Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as medical providers and how their service challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender and pushed the boundaries of the role of African Americans in America.

Through historical images and period documents, the exhibit explores the life and experiences of surgeons Alexander T. Augusta and Anderson R. Abbott, as well as nurses Susie King Taylor and Ann Stokes, as they provided medical care to soldiers and civilians while participating in the fight for freedom. “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries opens the door to this rarely studied part of history and brings a voice to those that have remained silent for nearly 150 years,” says Curator Jill L. Newmark.

This exhibit will be on display at the UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s South Campus location (E2) from December 22, 2015, through January 30, 2016. It was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

NLM Poster Exhibit exposes the processes, problems, and potentials of some popular mind-altering drugs

nlmnovpypMind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic – and intoxicating – characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history and will continue to change. To illustrate this, the UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center is pleased to host Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions, a six-banner traveling exhibition that explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs: from medical miracle to social menace. The exhibit will be on display until December 26, 2015.

A “Digital Gallery” offering a selection of digitized, historical texts from the History of Medicine Division’s diverse collections can be found as part of the online version of the exhibition. These images provide viewers with new avenues to explore beyond the exhibition. Educators will also find expanded resources online for middle school and college level classroom use.

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. It is curated by Manon Parry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public History, University of Amsterdam.

New exhibit features dried plant specimens from Southern Greek National History Museum Herbarium

herbarium sampleThe latest South Campus Library exhibit features a rare collection of plant specimens from the Herbarium Goulandrium in Goulandris Natural History Museum, which is located in Kifissia, Greece. Founded in 1964 by Angelos and Niki Goulandris, the museum’s original focus was on Greek flora. The herbarium, which currently includes the data of over 70,000 specimens, initially included the collection of Konstantinos Goulimis with 24,000 samples he donated to the museum. The museum later expanded to cover the fields of zoology, paleontology, and geology.

Some of the information that may appear in the specimen labels:

  • Scientific plant name
  • Detailed location
  • Habitat
  • Altitude
  • Plant habit
  • Plant description
  • Determiner of the scientific name or identification (det.)
  • Collector of the specimen (leg.)
  • Date of specimen collection

More about the Goulandris Natural History Museum is available online at http://www.gnhm.gr/en/ .