Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
The UT Health Science Center Libraries are pleased to announce that Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine will visit the Briscoe Library from October 11 to November 6, 2010. The traveling exhibit, produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and coordinated by the American Library Association, uses materials from the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine to explore Harry Potter’s world and its roots in Renaissance traditions. Further information about this event can be found here.
One Community/One Book
2012′s book selection was Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child by Elva Treviño Hart. Visit the event page for more information about the book and the talk.
2010′s One Community/One Book was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The author spoke at the Frank Bryant Jr., MD Memorial Lecture on October 15th, 2010.
“Dr. Pauline Chen’s Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality was the One Community/ One Book selection for 2009. Dr. Chen spoke at Transplant Center grand rounds on the Morning of September 25, and later received a standing ovation for her noon-hour talk in the Parman Auditorium. More than 100 people—students, faculty and staff, participated in planned discussion groups in the weeks leading up to Dr. Chen’s talk. For more information about 2009′s programs, visit the information page.
Be a part of the One Community / One Book 2008. Read the book Mountains Beyond Mountains and then participate in program activities. For a schedule of activities and information about the book visit the One Community / One Book information page.
Approximately 175 promotores, or community health workers, from around South Texas convened for the 4th Binational Conference for Promotores de Salud in South Padre Island, Texas. The conference theme was “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies” and featured programs on a variety of mental health topics. Dr. Ana Nogales, a clinical psychologist and author of Latina Power, was the keynote speaker. The staff of the Ramirez Library, in partnership with several local community health agencies and the NN/LM SCR, organized the conference. For more information visit the Conference Web site.
Changing the Face of Medicine
Changing the Face of Medicine, an exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, was on display at the Briscoe Library from late October until November 21, 2008.
Held on Saturday, June 7 2008, the getHIP conference welcomed 121 school librarians, school nurses, teachers, school administrators, health educators, health sciences librarians and others to promote a coordinated approach to school health. More information can be found here.