Staff Picks Book Display

It’s Friday and you may be looking for a way to relax and unwind this weekend. Head on over to the Health Sciences Library and check out a book from our Staff Picks display! On a variety of topics, all health related of course :), our books on display have all been previewed and recommended by your helpful library staff. Enjoy!

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear: What Doctors Say, What Patients Hear

Calculating Risks: How to Know when Numbers Deceive You

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Fever Season: the Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City

The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Bread: A Memoir of Hunger

Almost Perfect

Still Alice: A Novel

Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information, and Knowledge Transfer

Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery

Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

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New Art Display – For Our Legacy Teachers

Our new display features artwork, essays and poetry created by third-year medical students. As a part of the Legacy Teachers Program, students create these works to celebrate and thank a patient who has made a difference in their lives.  The Legacy Teachers program helps remind students they must never stop learning from patients, for they will always have much to teach about courage, dignity, the importance of listening and the values of patient-centered care.

Stop by to check out these moving tributes. This display is available through the close of Spring Semester.

New Artist on Display – Kelsey Westhoff

Kelsey's art captures images of fleeting memories: planes fying overhead, flag banner fluttering in the breeze. Additional images in some of the paintings are a depiction of feelings evoked by those memories. The whites and blues, punctuated by pops of bright colors and darker tones, give a look of freshness and crispness to the oil paintings. 

Kelsey is a staff nurse at the Women's and Children's Hospital. Her art will be on display in the library through December.

Independence Day Holiday Hours

The Health Sciences Library will be open Sunday, July 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Art Display by Brittany Williamson in the news

See anatomy in a new way through mixed media artist Brittany Williamson’s bold interpretations. Come see her study of a model in motion and the striking 5 panel installation of ‘Visualized Anatomy’. Hallsville High school student and art apprentice, Rae, joined Brittany in creation of the installation pieces. The anatomy works will be on display through September 3.

Read more about the display in the June 26th Tribune article, "What a Piece of Work"


Holiday Hours – Health Sciences Library

In honor of Memorial Day the Health Sciences Library will have reduced hours Sunday, May 29, noon until 5:00 p.m,. and will be closed Monday, May 30,

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New on display – The art of Byron Smith

Come by to see the beautiful, evocative landscapes of Byron Smith, painted in watercolor and oil. Through his exquisite use of color and bold lines, Byron transports us to the scene in the painting, whether summertime by the river or an afternoon in Capen Park . View Columbia and the surrounding areas through this artist’s eyes throughout spring semester.


Watercolors and Oil
Watercolors and Oil

Congratulations raffle winners!

Congratulations to these winners of yesterday's Centennial Celebration raffle!

Grace Atkins, Charmain Fernando, Nita Kohli, Helena Lam, Emma Libby, Phil Neff, Meghan Stuckel, Derek Su, and Tushar Tarun

New on display – The art of Hannah Portwood

With her art, Hannah brings a mixture of playfulness and beauty to the library. See for yourself the cow in skinny jeans, Matt Groening’s Bender, Peaceful Koi, Kim and Darren in portrait and more. Hannah recently completed her graphic design degree. Her art will display in the library throughout fall semester.

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