home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library New Art on Display – The Mosaics of Alpana Ray

New Art on Display – The Mosaics of Alpana Ray

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to exhibit the works of artist Alpana Ray. By day she is a Mizzou professor, researching cancer, and by night she’s an artist creating mosaics inspired by sculptures, scenery, and nature. Come in and see the beautifully designed and brightly colored mosaics featuring diverse subject matter.

Angular pieces of glass are skillfully assembled to create graceful, curving lines of the human body in motion and the delicate shapes of butterfly wings. Several of her works on display including Om, a hummingbird and a beachfront.

Dr. Alpana Ray is an entirely self-taught artist who, one day, decided to take more time to explore her artistic side. Alpana’s artwork provides her the opportunity to bring together her two passions: art and being environmentally friendly. She believes in living on a greener earth and chose broken glass pieces as her creative medium. It is her way of recycling what otherwise would be left to a landfill.

When placed near a light source, these hand painted glass shards reflect light off the glass, giving a three dimensional effect, making it look like her mosaics are moving. This illusion is striking when viewed in person.

Below is a small preview of Alpana Ray’s works. Be sure to take a look during your next trip to the Health Sciences Library and leave her a note. The mosaics will be on display through the end of the semester.

 

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 2018

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: September 2018

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:

Glutamate Triggers Long-Distance, Calcium-Based Plant Defense Signaling”, was co-authored by Dr. Abraham J. Koo of the Department of Agriculture Biochemistry. The article was published in Science (impact factor of 41.058 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/sep2018/

*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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Taira Meadowcroft

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: October 1-5

Exams in Progress at the Health Sciences Library: October 1-5

On October 1-5, the first floor will be restricted to first and second year medical students for testing between the hours of 7:30am to 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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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 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services More Computers on the Main Floor of the Health Sciences Library

More Computers on the Main Floor of the Health Sciences Library


You asked, we listened: More computers on the main floor!

We recently asked what you’d like to see at the library and a popular answer was more computers (See image below 😊).

Three more computers were placed in the back of the library, in the blue colored room. Not only did we add new computers, the six computers, toward the front of the library, were replaced with newer models.

The library has many computers, both windows and macs, on the 1st floor, but we know computer access is limited when the 1st floor is restricted for exams. We hope these computer additions will provide the access you need.

We welcome any ideas you have to make the library your library.

If you have a recommendation, please contact us or write your ideas on the pad of paper when you first walk in. We love all ideas big and small.

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Taira Meadowcroft

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: September 27-28

Exams in Progress at the Health Sciences Library: September 27-28

On September 27-28, the first floor will be restricted to third year medical students for testing between the hours of 7:30am to 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 second floor of the library.

Taira Meadowcroft

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

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, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Welcome to Christina Pryor, Coordinator for NNLM

Welcome to Christina Pryor, Coordinator for NNLM

The University of Missouri Libraries are pleased to announce that Christina Pryor has been hired as the new Missouri coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in the Midcontinental Region. Christina has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is coming to us from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library in Seattle where she served as the assistant director and community health education coordinator. Her previous positions include consulting and education services manager for Amigos Library Services, reference manager for the St. Louis County Library System, and medical research librarian for Covidien/Mallinckrodt. Christina is currently serving as the conference chair for the Library Marketing and Communications Conference, which will be held in St. Louis this fall.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: August 2018

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: August 2018

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:

Effect of alteplase vs aspirin on functional outcome for patients with acute ischemic stroke and minor nondisabling neurologic deficits the PRISMS randomized clinical trial”, was co-authored by Dr. Brandi French of the Department of Neurology.

The article was published in JAMA (impact factor of 47.661 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/aug2018/

*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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Taira Meadowcroft

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 Health Sciences Library Labor Day Hours

Health Sciences Library Labor Day Hours

Make note of the Health Sciences Library holiday hours for Labor Day weekend:

Friday, August 30: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, September 1: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunday, September 2: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Monday, September 3: Closed-Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5: 7:00 am – 12:00 am (normal hours)

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

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Taira Meadowcroft

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 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Exercise Your Body and Mind at the Health Sciences Library

Exercise Your Body and Mind at the Health Sciences Library

Get your blood flowing to get your brain working at the new bike desks at the Health Sciences Library.

Over the summer, the library installed two bike desks to help promote healthy studying habits. Due to the positive reception for our standing desks, the library chose bike desks as the next step in continuing to providing a healthy and stimulating environment.

“The bikes are a great way to unwind while still studying,” says accelerated nursing program student Natalie Cundiff. “I’m able to get moving if I don’t have time for the gym that day.”

Many studies have shown that the use of bike desks results in increased energy and motivation as well as students feeling more successful in studying. While bike desks aren’t a replacement for exercise, they are a simple way to be active.

Alli Burke, accelerated nursing program student, also enjoys the new additions to the library. “It’s a way to stay active and get my blood flowing so I’m not constantly sitting for long hours at a time.”

The bike desks are currently located in the copy room and are first come, first serve.

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Taira Meadowcroft

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.