home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Celebrating the Contributions of African American Scientists at NIH

Celebrating the Contributions of African American Scientists at NIH

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2019

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2019

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields as well as a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article:

Targeted and Immune-Based Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma”, was co-authored by

Dr. Guangfu Li of the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Department of Surgery and also Dr. Kevin F. Staveley-O’Carroll of the Department of Surgery. The article was published in Gastroenterology (impact factor of 20.773 in 2017).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/jan2019/

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list.

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home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, February 9th- February 15th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, February 9th- February 15th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Core Concepts Series: Lessons Learned from Non-Violence Movements
Tuesday, February 12th 12-1:30pm, Hill Hall 314

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Core Concept Series. Diversity and inclusion are labels used to express complex, multi-faceted organizational strategies, goals and values. The purpose of the Core Concepts Series is to provide members of the Mizzou community with a foundational understanding of essential ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.

Pre-Registration is required. Participants must attend three presentations to earn a Certificate of Completion. We welcome requests for ADA accommodations. Please contact Alejandra Gudiño at GudinoA@missouri.edu to make arrangements.

White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America- A Dr. Margaret Hagerman Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 12th 5-6:30pm, Leadership Auditorium Student Center

Dr. Margaret Hagerman, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University, will give a public lecture on her new book, White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America.

Black History Month Museum
Tuesday, February 6pm Strickland Room Memorial Union

This museum will have several exhibits created by different organizations to celebrate black historical events.

Civil Rights Activism at MU
Tuesday, February 12th 7-8 p.m, Columbia Public Library Friends Room

University of Missouri students have a long history of civil rights activism. This talk will examine some of the early student civil rights activism during the 1950s. Learn about efforts to desegregate the university followed by efforts of students to integrate restaurants, lunch counters and theaters in downtown Columbia. Presented by Mary Beth Brown, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Missouri. Registration: Not required.

Black History Knowledge as a Psychological Resource
Thursday, February 14th 2-3:30pm, 314 Hill Hall

A growing body of research suggests Black Americans thrive in the face of racial adversity when provided the resources to challenge oppressive narratives and systems. Black history knowledge (BHK) is one such psychological resource that has been identified as challenging and correcting deficit narratives about Black Americans while simultaneously fostering cultural pride. This talk aims to introduce a framework for BHK as a psychological resource and explore BHK in the context of psychosocial outcomes. Implications for research, practice, training, and social justice advocacy will also be examined.

Jazz and Migration
Friday, February 15th 4-6pm, Whitmore Recital Hall

Talk and performance by Dr. Kwami Coleman

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Health Sciences Library New Books

Check out this month’s new books at the Health Sciences Library. You can use the drop down menu to see previous month’s additions.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, February 2nd- February 8th

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, February 2nd- February 8th

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.


Chinese Spring Festival Gala
February 3rd, 6pm Missouri Theatre

Join the MU Chinese Students and Scholars Association, MU Confucius Institute, Mid-Missouri Chinese Association and Columbia Friends of China for a celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Exodus: Images of Black Migration in Missouri and Beyond, 1866-1940
February 4th, 4pm Ellis Library 114A

Presentation on the images and other items in the Black History Month display in Ellis Library on Black Migration in Missouri. Contact: Joan Stack (stackj@ shsmo.org) and Paula Roper (roperp@ missouri.edu) Sponsors: State Historical Society and Black History Month Committee

Free Wednesday Film: The Hate U Give
February 6th, 8pm-11pm, Jesse Wrench Auditorium

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Now, she must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. This is free to the public. Co-sponsored by IDE and BCC.

Inclusion and Belonging Series: MLK’s Legacy: Where Do We Go From Here?
February 7th, 12-1:30pm 305 Hill Hall

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Inclusion and Belonging Series.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus.

Pre-Registration is required for all sessions. Participants must attend at least three presentations to earn a Certificate of Completion.

2019 Black ‘Migrations’ Symposium
February 7th-8th, 9am-5pm Gillette/Ware Room Memorial Union

This two-day symposium will examine black migrations to include relocation within and beyond the US. The symposium will include papers from scholars, students, and activists that discuss various periods and streams of migration that have shaped the histories and contemporary realities of African people and their descendants.

MU’s Indie POETS presents: My Black is Not Your Black
February 7th and 8th, Jesse Auditorium

An evening of poetry. Contact Erielle Jones (ejbn8@mail.missouri.edu). Sponsors: Indie POETS and Black History Month Committee

Sign up to be an IDE Mentor

IDE is in need of mentors who can help current WOCHA participants understand the breadth of careers available in the workforce and provide advice as they navigate their next steps, academically and professionally! See the application here.

 

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Cycle of Success, Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel When You Find Your Oracle at the Library

When You Find Your Oracle at the Library

This is a guest post written by Dr. Jessie Adolph, an instructor of English at Lincoln University.

oracle | ˈôrək(ə)l | noun a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity. • a place at which divine advice or prophecy was sought. • a person or thing regarded as an infallible authority or guide on something: casting the attorney general as the oracle for and guardian of the public interest is simply impossiblearchaic a response or message given by an oracle, typically one that is ambiguous or obscure.

Dr. Paula Roper, who I affectionately call “The Oracle” served a crucial role in my development as an educator and a scholar.  During our collaborations on subject topics for English 1000, she transformed the library from a center of archaic readings into a vibrant prophetic learning experience.  She introduced my students to peer-reviewed sources and resource methods making my lessons on historical trauma, spoken-word poetry, and hip-hop culture relative to the lives of my students.  Explicitly, she instructed my students about African and Global Studies traditions influencing popular culture in America.  The undergraduates learned “Nommo,” the power of the word (an Akan word meaning “To Make One Drink), can be utilized as a form of resistance and/or healing to build community. In other words, the young scholars learned they had a voice which can create the sound of power to change their reality.  This in mind, she inspired me as an academic to utilize my voice for change.

Dr. Paula Roper, the Oracle, and Mizzou library helped me to earn my Ph.D. in Africana Diaspora Studies.  My dissertation entitled “Dee-Jay Drop that Deadbeat;” Hip-hop’s Remix of Fatherhood Narratives” an interdisciplinary project required a substantial amount of research.  Specifically, I examined hip-hop fatherhood narratives that constructed imagery of African American fathers and Black identity formation.  Dr. Roper proved instrumental to the project by assisting me to compile an eclectic reading list African diasporic, history, sociology, and psychological to complete my task.  She helped me to maximize my time at the library—I could not have become Dr. Adolph without her expert-tutelage.

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.

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home Staff news Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, January 26th- February 1st

Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, January 26th- February 1st

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion

Submit Feedback to the MU History Working Group

The group is tasked with exploring how the university could provide a more holistic representation of history on the MU campus for the purposes of educating students and the community about the vital contributions of laborers in the establishment of the university. The committee will review the history and roles of slaves, as well as other groups who may have helped build the original university.

The MU History Working Group is seeking university community feedback and ideas. All input will be reviewed and considered. Please share your ideas by emailing muhistoryworkgrp@missouri.edu.

 

India Day
January 27th 1-5pm, Jesse Wrench Auditorium

India Day will highlight the academic and scholarly contributions of members of the MU community who have links to India. The program includes a roster of distinguished speakers and guests from MU, including Nobel Prize winner, Dr. George P. Smith and Marjorie Smith. India Day is organized by the MU Cultural Association of India and is supported by the office of the Vice Provost for International Programs.

It is free and open to the public.

 

Core Concept Series: Confronting Implicit Bias
January 29th 12-1:30pm, Hill Hall 305

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Core Concept Series. Diversity and inclusion are labels used to express complex, multi-faceted organizational strategies, goals and values. The purpose of the Core Concepts Series is to provide members of the Mizzou community with a foundational understanding of essential ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mizzou

You can register here.

 

Wednesday Wonderings
January 30th 12-1pm, Townsend Hall 220

A question of the week will be posed on Mondays to shape the focus of the weekly “Wednesday Wonderings.” Bring your lunch and exchange ideas on current events. For questions or topic suggestions contact MizzouEdDiversity@missouri.edu. 

 

Premier Screening: The Many Natalias Bolívar: Art, Utopia, & Religion
February 1st 4:30-6pm, Mumford Hall Rm. 133

This documentary film explores the many sociocultural roles of Natalia Bolívar, an ethnographer and practitioner of Afro-Cuban religions, a direct descendant of Simon Bolívar. Film will be followed by discussion with film director Dr. Juanamaria Cordones-Cook.

 

2019 Chinese New Year Showcase
February 1st 7-9pm, Missouri Theatre

Our students are excited to share Chinese culture with you. Each of our classes have selected a talent to share with our community. We will have kung fu fan dance, vocal and instrumental music, drama, dance and many more creative acts.

Mark your calendars for this special free performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 1, 2019, at Missouri Theatre.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Hours, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Exams in Progress at the Health Sciences Library: January 24-25

Exams in Progress at the Health Sciences Library: January 24-25

On January 24-25, the first floor will be restricted to 3rd year medical students for testing between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you need a book from the first floor, please visit the Service Desk.

Remember, if you need to print, use the Health Sciences Library Copy Room printers located on the main floor of the library.

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home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Spring 2019 Textbooks at the Health Sciences Library

Spring 2019 Textbooks at the Health Sciences Library

Spring 2019 required and recommended textbooks for classes in the School of NursingSchool of Health Professions and the Department of Health Management and Informatics are now available at the library. Each course has its own corresponding tab.

Paper copies are available on Health Sciences Library Reserve for a 24 hour checkout time. Any duplicate copies of textbooks are available and subject to regular check out times.

Please be aware of the user limits on electronic textbooks. They are different depending on textbook and platform. We make note of any user limits.

Unfortunately, we don’t have all the books required for every class. If we don’t have your textbook, there are several avenues you can use to find a copy, which are all clearly labeled on each class page.

Textbook Guides:

If you need help accessing any of the textbooks, email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu.

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

Remembering William

Back in December, Remembering William was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Written by Brit Hultgren, a 4th year medical student at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, this piece provides a glimpse into the life of William. William was a resident of the homeless shelter that Britt lived and worked out.

This perspective showcases a man wary of others and how Brit was able to gain his trust. Britt relays his “deep and complex relationship” with William, offering insight into how the two met and how knowing William inspired him to become a doctor.

For Britt, William taught him that him the importance of patient care by remembering that our patients are people too.

“During catheter changes and bathing, [William] reminded me that age and socioeconomic status don’t dissolve agency and autonomy — in these intimate, sacred spaces, his body and his decisions were still unquestionably his own.” (Hultgren 2018)

We wanted to congratulate Britt on his wonderful piece on William and for being recognized by the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

 

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.