Announcements

New Staff at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

 

We are pleased to announce that the UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus Library has a new staff member, Elizabeth Ramirez, who will hold the position of Library Assistant. The Laredo Regional Campus, in partnership with the Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), has been offering programs in the Laredo area since 2001. The Library  has been in its present location since 2008. Under supervision by both TAMIU and the UT Health Briscoe Library, Library Assistants provide circulation and information services to current faculty, staff, and to public users.

New Study Rooms Open for Reservations

Looking for more places to study? We have an answer for you.

An additional 22 classrooms on the Library Building 2nd floor are now open and available for after-hours and weekend reservations in the library reservation system. This includes the library computer lab, 2.011.

All of the classrooms will remain open 24/7/365 and reservations are available Mon-Fri between the hours of 6 pm to 7 am and on weekends from 6 pm Friday night to 7 am Monday morning.

Lounge areas and microwaves are also available on the 2nd floor. Direct access to the rooms on the 2nd floor is available through the library 24/7/365.

Please keep in mind that all student study space reservations on the 2nd floor are subject to availability with preference given to academic and non-academic events.

Off Campus Login Update

The UT Health Science Center librarians are preparing an update for Off Campus Login, the service that provides users with access to electronic resources via the library’s home page. This update will ensure that the service can take advantage of future security updates and allow the library to provide continued support and access for off campus users.

The update is scheduled to go live the morning of Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Service downtime is not anticipated for off campus users. However, with all updates of this nature, there is a slight risk that some users may experience temporary intermittent connectivity issues to library electronic resources. As always, UTHSCSA VPN is available as an alternative option for accessing the library’s electronic resources from off campus.

If you experience extended periods of interruption on or after this update, please don’t hesitate to contact library staff at askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

Register for the Annual Friends of the P.I. Nixon Dinner

Registration is now open for the 47th Annual Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library Dinner!  

Details:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Cash bar 6:30 p.m. | Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Appetizer, entrée, dessert, coffee or tea
Old San Francisco Steak House | 10223 Sahara Street
Located north of Loop 410. From San Pedro, turn right onto Sahara Street.
Cost: $55 per person, $35 for students
Paid sponsorships for students available on request. Advance registration is required.

Presentation by Dr. Jill Fleuriet, Believing in Race: Its Legacy in Our Nation’s Health, a look at the history and relationship between scientific and popular definitions of race and health/health care disparities. This presentation will discuss how our current understandings of racial and ethnic health and health care disparities are rooted in American narratives of difference, individualism, and health.

Click here to register.

Last day to register is Friday October 20th! 

Contact Andrea N. Schorr for more information at (210) 567-2403 or schorr@uthscsa.edu

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

Speaker Lee Gutkind will give a moving account of the earliest patients, pioneers in organ transplantation, and evolving technology. Gutkind is considered the pioneer of creative nonfiction, has authored and edited more than 30 books, lectured to audiences around the world, and is founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively.

For more information about Lee Gutkind and the dinner details, click on the registration link below.

Register online: https://uthscsa.libwizard.com/nixondinner

Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019

Questions about the dinner? Email SpecialCollections@uthscsa.ed

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.

Save the Date for Student Appreciation Week

Mark your calendars for Briscoe Library’s 2nd Annual Student Appreciation Week!

Student Appreciation Week will take place October 29th through November 2nd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm each day. Join us for food, prizes, and fun activities, like our Halloween photo wall, painting, Virtual Reality games, and pet therapy animals! The Awards Reception for the Image of Research Photography Competition will be held on Thursday, November 1st. Stay tuned for more information.

Starletta: See the New Exhibit Coming to Briscoe Library

Miguel A. Vazquez, MD – Exploring the Intersection of Art and Medicine/Physician as Artist

“From a young age, I was inexplicably drawn (pun intended) to the sciences. This eventually led to a career in family medicine.  In this career, I have been fortunate to share our human experience by being with families when I would deliver a baby, and, at the other end of the spectrum, offering some comfort during the inevitable time of passing.”

Meet Starletta in October at Briscoe Library – A one of kind skeleton covered in 50,000 Swarovski crystals, created by Dr. Miguel Vazquez.

Student Appreciation Week: Oct 29 – Nov 2

Briscoe Library’s 2nd Annual Student Appreciation Week will be taking place October 29th through November 2nd! Head over to the library each day from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm to participate in fun activities and enjoy some food, prizes, and other giveaways. 

Student Essay Competition – Deadline Jan. 31st – $500 prize

Painting of Avicenna

Avicenna c.980-1037

There’s still plenty of time to enter to win $500!

All UT Health students as well as interns, residents and fellows are eligible to enter the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award competition.

The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the P.I.Nixon Medical Historical Library in memory of Danny Jones, MLS, former Head of Special Collections at the UT Health Briscoe Library and Past President of the Friends.

Previously unpublished essays (up to 2500 words) in broad areas related to the history of the health sciences or the history of  any health science profession are eligible for submission.

Entries must be submitted in PDF format no later than 12 midnight on 1/31/19 to Peg Seger (segerp@uthscsa.edu)

For more information, click here.

The Art Wall is Under Construction

Work has begun on transforming the library entry wall into an art display space. Please excuse a little extra noise and mess as the wall continues to develop.

In the near future, the space will have its first exhibit comprised of entries to the first annual Image of Research Photography Competition.

For questions or exhibit requests, please contact Peg Seger at segerp@uthscsa.edu.