January is thyroid awareness month! The thyroid is vitally important to the overall function of the body. Thyroid diseases are often under-diagnosed so it is important to know the symptoms. Learn about the autoimmune diseases associated with the thyroid or check out how to treat hypo and hyperthyroidism. Read the American Thyroid Association’s clinical guidelines for treatment.
Book display highlights:
Depression and your Thyroid, written by Gary Ross and Peter Bieling, looks at the psychological connection between the thyroid gland and emotions. This book, written by a medical doctor and a psychologist, demonstrates the cycle of emotions impacting health and health impacting emotions. This book will help determine if a thyroid disease is at the root of psychological issues and, if so, what treatment options are best suited for you.
Diseases of the Thyroid in Childhood and Adolescence by Gerasimos Krassas, Scott Rivkees and Wieland Kiess examines both the scientific and clinical aspects of thyroid diseases in children and teens. This book looks at how thyroid disease in the mother affects fetal development and the development of thyroid conditions as an infant. Further, the connection between thyroid and autoimmune diseases is explored with an emphasis placed on type 1 diabetes. Overall this book covers pathophysiology, clinical presentation and treatment of thyroid disease.
Check out these books and others today at the book display located across from the circulation desk in the Health Sciences Library.
Katie Barthel’s DoodleStation began as a series of doodles created while attending professional training sessions as a CPA. Doodling was a way for her to express her creativity. Her first drawings were inspired by her trip to Australia, and after positive responses and encouragement from friends, she decided to turn those drawings into a business.
DoodleStation’s slogan is “Doodling your life, your experiences, your travels,” and Katie loves having the opportunity to brighten somebody’s day with one of her doodles. “Travel Near and Far” features landmarks from some of her favorite places–Columbia, Kansas City, and Australia–as well doodles meant to inspire viewers to explore more in their own lives.
Katie asks, “What is life if not one grand adventure?”
The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Contest recognizes and rewards outstanding research conducted by undergraduate students at the University of Missouri. Undergraduates in any discipline are invited to enter the contest, which will be judged by a cross-disciplinary panel of librarians.
One $500 scholarship, and one $250 scholarship will be awarded to an individual or group project. The winners will have their projects archived in MOspace, MU’s digital repository.
The research project can be a traditional research paper, a musical composition, a work of art, a video, a web page, or other creative work. It has to have been researched using the resources of the MU Libraries. The project will be judged primarily on sophistication of the research process and the materials used (as documented in the Research Process Statement).
Examples of projects:
A set design for theater where the student researched period-appropriate furniture, lighting, and architecture to create the perfect backdrop
A documentary film for class that researches the history of race relations at MU using library and archive materials
Composition of a piece of music created in the style of a famous composer informed by research into their style, skills, etc. through library materials
A business plan for a new company or product showing market need, demographics of customers, patents, design, etc. informed by research using library materials
A political science paper comparing the rise of fascism today with that in the early 20th century
A parody of a famous piece of literature or any original piece of fiction for which the author did library research for their setting, criticisms, etc.
There’s still time to check out the Day of the Dead and the Ancient Artifacts exhibits on display in the Ellis Library Colonnade through the end of the month.
The Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit is sponsored by the Latin@ Graduate Professional Network. The Day of the Dead altar incorporates skulls colored by Mizzou students and pictures, blurbs, and trinkets of loved ones shared by the community.
The Museum of Art and Archaeology brings us the Antiquities from the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit. A dozen glass and pottery vessels are on display, including cups, bowls, bottles, jars, and lamps.
The student showcase for Seeing Material Culture at Mizzou is now on display in the Ellis Library Colonnade. This semester’s Honors Tutorial, “Get Real, Go Places! Let Objects Take You There,” focused on the study of material culture, specifically the opportunities for research that objects and artifacts make possible.
Students interpreted, inspected, and wrote about objects through sketchbook journals, weekly syntheses, and a culminating analysis. The course is taught by Dr. Sarah Buchanan of the iSchool and by campus gallery, library, archive, and museum professionals who belong to the Material Culture Studies Group.
This exhibit features 22 objects created by eight undergraduate students, each based on a class visit to a particular collection.
In conjunction with the 2017 Life Sciences and Society Symposium, librarian Timothy Perry has curated an exhibition of materials from Special Collections on the art and science of love. Love has many faces. Traditionally depicted in art as a rosy-cheeked boy with blond curls, love appears throughout Western literary history in various guises, sometimes violent, sometimes playful, sometimes mysterious, sometimes beneficent. To Hesiod, Eros – the Greek for love — was one of the oldest, and certainly the fairest, of the gods. To Empedocles, Eros was a primal force, battling with Eris (Strife) for mastery of the cosmos. To Lucretius, love was like a festering wound. In the Middle Ages, Dante described God as “the love that moves the sun and the other stars”. But love had also become a courtly ideal, closely associated with concepts of nobility and chivalry. Wherever love appears, though, and in whatever form, it is always as a powerful force in human life and the universe as a whole. As Virgil says, omnia vincit amor – love conquers all.
Omnia Vincit Amor: The Art and Science of Love presents the many faces of love as they appear in the literature of antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. It covers both the theories of love found in philosophy and science, from Plato to Judah Leon Abravanel, and more literary accounts of love, including Terence, Ovid, and the Roman de la Rose.
In a related exhibition, University Archives has brought together items from its collection to tell the story of Scandalous Questions – Questions of Scandal: The University of Missouri and the 1929 Sex Questionnaire. In 1929, a student project for a sociology class at the University of Missouri created an uproar that echoed throughout Columbia and across Missouri. The “sex questionnaire” as it came to be known was intended to gather data regarding the sociological significance of the changing economic status of women on family life. Its inclusion of three questions pertaining to extramarital sexual relations, however, led to the dismissal of one faculty member, a year-long suspension of another, the ouster of the University President, and the involvement of the American Association of University Professors.
Both exhibitions will be on view in the Ellis Library Colonnade until October 30.
Visit Ellis Library immediately after the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 21 for refreshments, tours, and family activities. The first 100 kids will receive a free mini pumpkin. This event is free and open to the public.
In 1929, a student project for a sociology class at the University of Missouri created an uproar that echoed throughout Columbia and across Missouri. The “sex questionnaire” as it came to be known was intended to gather data regarding the sociological significance of the changing economic status of women on family life. Its inclusion of three questions pertaining to extramarital sexual relations, however, led to the dismissal of one faculty member, a year-long suspension of another, the ouster of the University President, and the involvement of the American Association of University Professors.
In a new display presented in conjunction with the Special Collections and Rare Books’ exhibit Omnia Vincit Amor: The Art and Science of Love, University Archives has brought together items from its collection to tell the story of Scandalous Questions – Questions of Scandal: The University of Missouri and the 1929 Sex Questionnaire. The display is in the Ellis Library Colonnade during October.