News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Historical Medical Instruments on Display at Local Heritage Center

Nestled in the heart of downtown is the newly designed Bexar Heritage Center, a project which began its development in early 2017 as part of a idea spearheaded by County Judge Nelson Wolff. The goal of the Center is to preserve the historical roots of Bexar County and highlight the accomplishments of the county government. The Bexar Heritage Center officially opened it’s doors in October of 2019 and features a series of interactive exhibits that provide a glimpse into Bexar County’s historic treasures and culture. Among these treasures are medical instruments from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library loaned to the county for display as part of the Healing Arts exhibit. Items on display include an ophthalmology kit, doctor’s bag, brass scarificator, and a pharmaceutical case just to name a few.

The Bexar Heritage Center is located at 100 Dolorosa Street and is free and open to the public. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

  

News from the Libraries February 2020

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

Image of Research 2020 Judges

John Calhoon, MD, Experiences of a Congenital Heart Surgeon

Save the Date – Fiesta Celebration!

Congratulations to Library Staff

More Than 50 Names Submitted for the New Library Lounge

New Leisure Books – February 2020

Featured New Books/eBooks for February 2020

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

 

Image of Research 2020 Judges

Briscoe Library is pleased to announce the judges for the 2020 Image of Research Photography Competition. The judges are listed as follows:
Dr. Jaqueline Mok, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Bridgette Piernik-Yoder, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Jo Ann Jordan, Assistant Professor, Clinical Director, Dental Hygiene
Dr. Maria Danet Bluhm, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
The IPE Award will be judged by Dr. Joseph Zorek and the Faculty Council for LINC.

Submissions will be accepted through March 13th. For more information or to submit your photo please visit library.uthscsa.edu/2019/11/ior2020.

John Calhoon, MD, Experiences of a Congenital Heart Surgeon

In February, the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Lecture Series welcomed John Calhoon, MD, to speak on the history of heart surgery and his experiences as a congenital heart surgeon. Recounting his experiences a boy learning by his surgeon father’s side, Dr. Calhoon described how he is able to pass on the knowledge and wisdom gained from many of these formative experiences to his students and those who will become our future surgeons. After hearing a thorough review of the history of modern heart surgery and enjoying many humorous and touching stories from Dr. Calhoon’ s career, the lecture audience sat rapt with attention as he ended his presentation with a video of his ground-breaking operation on the heart of a 2-day-old infant.

Dr. Calhoon obtained his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1981. He is board certified in Thoracic Surgery and Congenital Cardiac Surgery. He joined the group in 1989 and is professor and founding chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

His current interests include complex congenital heart surgery, heart and lung transplantation, complex adult cardiac surgery, the Ross procedure, less invasive cardiac surgery, and improving education and patient care. Nationally, he has served as President of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association and Secretary of the Southern Thoracic Surgery Association.

He is currently president of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, a member of the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education Board, an at-large director of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and has served as chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons. Locally, he has been chairman of the Dominion Country Club and president of the local American Heart Association affiliate. He is a founder and board member of HeartGift San Antonio, an organization that sponsors charitable lifesaving congenital heart repair for children around the world.

Next in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library lecture series is Anti-Vax: 19th Century Insights into a Modern Healthcare Issue, Speaker: Jacob Canfield (School of Medicine) on Wednesday March 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Howe Conference Room, 5th floor of Briscoe Library. Please register here.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Library Staff

Several Briscoe Library staff members recently reached a milestone in their careers here at UT Health San Antonio.  Join us in congratulating and thanking them for their years of service.

 

Chris, Andrea, and Ron with Dr. Jacqueline Mok at 2020 Service Award Dinner, a 20+ year employee celebration held on February 6th.

Chris Gaspard – 30 years
Associate Director of Liaison Services & Liaison to the School of Medicine

Rona Mesa – 30 years
Administrative Assistant-Senior

Albert Ramirez – 20 years
Library Clerical Assistant, Intermediate

Andrea Schorr – 20 years
Associate Director of Resource Management

Maria Mota – 15 years
Library Clerical Assistant, Intermediate

Thanks to all of our hardworking library staff!

More Than 50 Names Submitted for the New Library Lounge

Shortly after the first of the year, a white board was rolled out into the entry area of Briscoe Library. It was placed not far away from a new student “lounge” area adjacent to the library entry. Students (and anyone else who wanted to offer an opinion) were asked to suggest names for the new area. After all, how do you tell someone where to meet you (for studying or a lunch break) without knowing the name of the exact spot where you would like to meet?

As a sign of the growing popularity of the space, over 50 names were suggested. Tentative plans are for library staff to narrow down the suggestions to a more manageable number and then put it back to students for a vote.

Stay tuned for the next update and your chance to vote!

New Leisure Books – February 2020

 

Need a break? Check out the latest titles in the Leisure collection.

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The Leisure collection is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library next to the Hub. This collection is funded through library donations.

For a complete list of all titles in the Leisure collection click here.

Featured New Books/eBooks for February 2020

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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, Associate Director of Resource Management.

 

News from the Libraries January 2020

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

Bihl Haus Arts Exhibit: Una Voz Destada

Briscoe Buddies – January 28

Image of Research – Win Up To $600!

Register Now! Lecture – History of Cardiac Surgery

Full House for Nixon Lecture by Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS

Help Us Name Our New Space!

Featured New Books/E-books for January 2020

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Bihl Haus Arts Exhibit: Una Voz Destada

In conjunction with the February 1, 2020 13th Annual Community Service Learning Conference focusing on Trauma-informed Care, Bihl Haus Arts has installed an exhibit Una Voz Destada: The Art, Writings and Trauma of an Immigrant Child in the Briscoe Library. The newly created exhibit has been shown only once before in September of 2019.

These haunting drawings and journal entries are the reflection of a
childhood in excruciating isolation and culture shock. It is the pain of
an immigrant child who, rather than reject her ancestral language and
identity, chooses to adopt selective mutism, and say nothing at all.

The exhibit displays the work of Rocío Alvarado who at 12, moved to El Paso, Texas, from her home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

What should have been the picture-
postcard dream of a life and an education in the U.S. quickly
becomes a nightmare of in-school abuse — emotional, physical and
educational.

Later in life, Rocío went on to teach for several years as a dual language teacher in San Antonio and Somerset, Texas. Her notebook (upon which the exhibit is based) was not discovered until January 2018, more than two years after her death from cancer at the age of 54.