News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries October 2019

The October issue of News from the Libraries is now available. For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

Cut Paper and the Tenuous Nature of Human Existence

Student Appreciation Week – Oct 28 to Nov 1

New Art Specimens on Display in the Library

Subscribe to the Treasures Blog

Register Now! Lecture – History of Obstetrics

October 18th – Deadline for Nixon Dinner Registration

Featured New Books/E-books for October 2019

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Cut Paper and the Tenuous Nature of Human Existence

One of two artists now on display in Briscoe Library, local San Antonio artist Laura Schultz is well known for her work in cut paper. Viewers of her exhibit will be treated to many layers of meaning as they get closer to each piece. Ms. Schultz earned an MFA in fiber and mixed media from the John F. Kennedy University in 1993, and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986.  She returned to her native San Antonio in 2001, where she maintains a studio and teaches art.

Watch for more news about her artist’s talk and paper-cutting class at the end of October during the library Student Appreciation Week.

Artist Statement

With my work in cut paper I try to evoke the tenuous nature of human existence. Using a small blade, I cut intricate images that are enormous, at times even architectural in scale. The works command attention because of their size, yet when they are combined with the fragile, ephemeral nature of paper as a material, a range of emotions occurs that I find deeply provocative: tension, joy, anxiety, melancholy. This contradiction of power and vulnerability manifests a terrible beauty for me: a size that can overwhelm or intimidate, in a material that emanates susceptibility and fragility.

I draw on memories, dreams, and bits of archaic literature for my imagery. At times, certain stories morph with my personal memories and dreams until it is impossible to see where one begins and the other ends. My intention is to capture an atmosphere of emotion, visually responding to narrative moments that offer a deep sense of human experience.

Artist Laura Schultz installing her work Alphabet of Death.

Student Appreciation Week – Oct 28 to Nov 1

Join us from 11am to 1pm October 28th through November 1st for Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Student Appreciation Week!

New Art Specimens on Display in the Library

Perfect for this time of year, you must come by and visit the latest specimens on display at Briscoe Library. The exhibit, curated by library Special Collections Assistant Melissa DeThorne, is an introduction to the work of artist Carla Yeatts. Carla graduated from the Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects Program in 2017 and since then has been making creature sculptures in her studio in Austin, Texas. She is inspired by classic horror films: Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man and more recent examples, Hellboy, Hellraiser, and Pan’s Labyrinth. You can find her creatures at galleries across the United States and in homes of private collectors.

For more information about Carla, see her website at carlayeattescreatures.com. To meet the artist, plan on attending the artist’s lunch-time reception on October 28th during Student Appreciation Week in the library.

Prints of Carla’s works are available for purchase.

Subscribe to the Treasures Blog

 

nterested in learning more about the history of medicine or health care? Ever wonder what remedies were used long ago to treat ailments? Subscribe to the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon blog and learn the fascinating truths about the history of the health sciences.  Last month’s post, Not Just Another Putti Face, features the mischievous, wingless toddler boys that pop up in art and illustration. Look closely inside our 1543 copy of Vesalius’ de Fabrica and you will find putti performing some quite gruesome tasks; the capital letter “I”, for example, depicts putti robbing a fresh grave by candlelight.

Read more about putti and other historical medical subjects in the Treasures blog.  Be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive updates about events, lectures, rare book viewings, and more! https://libguides.uthscsa.edu/specialcollections/treasures

Register Now! Lecture – History of Obstetrics

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series

Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room, 5th Floor

6:00 PM

Wednesday, 11/13/19

Tania Roman, MD, MPH, History of Obstetrics

Register Here!

 

October 18th – Deadline for Nixon Dinner Registration

49th Annual Nixon Dinner, November 7th!

Presentation: Many Sleepless Nights: The Odyssey of Organ Transplantation

Speaker Lee Gutkind will give a moving account of the earliest patients, pioneers in organ transplantation, and evolving                    technology.

Time: Meet & Greet: 6:30 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM

Location: Old San Francisco Steak House | 10223 Sahara Street

Cost:

$55 per person

$35 for students: *Students are encouraged to apply for sponsorships to cover the cost of registration and membership.

*Student sponsorships are always welcome. If you would like to sponsor a student, please indicate on the registration form.

Register now onlinehttps://uthscsa.libwizard.com/nixondinner

Featured New Books/E-books for October 2019

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management.

 

News from the Libraries September 2019

The September issue of News from the Libraries is now available. For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

Library Liaisons: Who, What, Where, When

Save the Dates for Student Appreciation Week!

Image of Research – New Faculty/Staff Award

Registration Now Open for 49th Annual Nixon Dinner, November 7th!

Student Essay Contest Rules – Start Planning Now to Win!

New Library Art Exhibits Coming

Ruth Stewart, History of UT Health School of Nursing – Nixon Lecture

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Library Liaisons: Who, What, Where, When

WHO

Chris Gaspard, MSLS
Head of Liaison Services & Liaison to the School of Medicine

Jeff Lacy, MLIS
Liaison to the School of Dentistry and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Rebecca Ajtai, MLIS
Liaison to the School of Health Professions

Emme Lopez, MLS
Liaison to the School of Nursing

WHAT

UT Health Briscoe Library Liaisons are the primary point of contact in the library for the faculty, staff, and students in their respective schools.  Our services include:

  • Connecting patrons with the resources they need – when they need them.
  • Helping our patrons leverage the library’s collection of books, journals, and databases.
  • Consulting with users to develop search strategies for literature reviews; to find evidence and data; and to identify useful resources that will assist educators, researchers, and clinicians in support of grant applications, publication submissions, and patient needs.
  • Supporting users with reference management applications such as RefWorks and EndNote.

Liaisons can field questions on practices and issues related to:

  • Scholarly publications, including open access
  • Copyright and fair use guidelines
  • Research data management
  • Where to publish
  • Publication impact and metrics

We provide instruction, within the curriculum, on how to develop research skills and apply models of information-seeking, such as evidence-based practice.

WHERE:

  • We can meet at the library or your location.
  • We can come to your classroom and conduct individual or group consultations/presentations.
  • We can meet you in person, on the phone or virtually via CANVAS conference or Jabber.

WHEN:

  • Liaisons are available during regular business hours for drop-in consultations or by appointment.
    • If your class or information need occurs outside of regular business hours, connect with your liaison for case-by-case consideration.

CONTACT YOUR LIBRARY LIAISON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!