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Heads Up: Construction Project in Zalk Library over Spring Break

During Spring Break, we’ll be getting all new ceiling tiles and all new lighting in the library! We’re really, really excited for this project, BUT…it is going to be messy and loud in here. Also be aware that Campus Facilities will be in and out the library before Spring Break to do some prep work.

At this point (3/7), we think we’ll have some access to the stacks, but we doubt you’ll want to be in here studying. Please plan accordingly.

We’ll post updates to this page to let you know what’s happening in the library.


3/15: The new ceiling tile has arrived!

3/19: We met with Campus Facilities to discuss the project. Prep work will begin in the library on Friday, March 22, *after* exams are over. Campus facilities will be draping the stacks and laying down plastic sheeting. If possible, they may begin removing ceiling tiles from the open areas of the library.

They assured us that it will be a mess in here — so, plan to be elsewhere. If you need a quiet place to study over break, check out the hours of our other fine campus libraries.

Recent CVM Publications (March update)

4 March 2019

Below are College of Veterinary Medicine publications added to the Scopus database in the last 30 days.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2019

Congratulations to all the recently published authors!

Journal Articles

Jaffey JA, Amorim J, DeClue AE. Effects of calcitriol on phagocytic function, toll-like receptor 4 expression, and cytokine production of canine leukocytes. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2018;79(10):1064-70. Epub 2018/09/27. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.79.10.1064. PubMed PMID: 30256140.

Yu Y, Grahn RA, Lyons LA. Mocha tyrosinase variant: A new flavour of cat coat coloration. Animal Genetics. 2019. Epub 2019/02/05. doi: 10.1111/age.12765. PubMed PMID: 30716167. Open Access article

Ortega MT, Bivens NJ, Jogahara T, Kuroiwa A, Givan SA, Rosenfeld CS. Sexual dimorphism in brain transcriptomes of Amami spiny rats (Tokudaia osimensis): A rodent species where males lack the Y chromosome. BMC Genomics. 2019;20(1):87. Epub 2019/01/27. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5426-6. PubMed PMID: 30683046; PMCID: PMC6347839. Open Access article

Levit A, Regis AM, Gibson A, Hough OH, Maheshwari S, Agca Y, Agca C, Hachinski V, Allman BL, Whitehead SN. Impaired behavioural flexibility related to white matter microgliosis in the TgAPP21 rat model of Alzheimer disease. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 2019. Epub 2019/02/19. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2019.02.013. PubMed PMID: 30776475.

Yi ZY, Liang QX, Meng TG, Li J, Dong MZ, Hou Y, Ouyang YC, Zhang CH, Schatten H, Sun QY, Qiao J, Qian WP. PKCbeta1 regulates meiotic cell cycle in mouse oocyte. Cell Cycle. 2019:1-18. Epub 2019/02/08. doi: 10.1080/15384101.2018.1564492. PubMed PMID: 30730241.

Bender SB. Linking coronary microvascular and cardiac diastolic dysfunction in diabetes: Are women more vulnerable? Diabetes. 2019;68(3):474-5. Epub 2019/02/23. doi: 10.2337/dbi18-0053. PubMed PMID: 30787068.

Lacey CA, Chambers CA, Mitchell WJ, Skyberg JA. IFN-gamma-dependent nitric oxide suppresses Brucella-induced arthritis by inhibition of inflammasome activation. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 2019. Epub 2019/02/13. doi: 10.1002/JLB.4MIA1018-409R. PubMed PMID: 30748031.

Rodier JT, Tripathi R, Fink MK, Sharma A, Korampally M, Gangopadhyay S, Giuliano EA, Sinha PR, Mohan RR. Linear polyethylenimine-DNA nanoconstruct for corneal gene delivery. Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2019;35(1):23-31. Epub 2019/01/31. doi: 10.1089/jop.2018.0024. PubMed PMID: 30699061; PMCID: PMC6354610 [Available on 2020-02-01].

Sobolewski J, Bryan JN, Duval D, O’Kell A, Tate DJ, Webb T, Moore S. Readability of consent forms in veterinary clinical research. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2019. Epub 2019/02/23. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15462. PubMed PMID: 30793806. Open Access article

Golubczyk D, Malysz-Cymborska I, Kalkowski L, Janowski M, Coates JR, Wojtkiewicz J, Maksymowicz W, Walczak P. The role of glia in canine degenerative myelopathy: Relevance to human amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Molecular Neurobiology. 2019. Epub 2019/01/24. doi: 10.1007/s12035-019-1488-3. PubMed PMID: 30674036.

Bax EN, Cochran KE, Mao J, Wiedmeyer CE, Rosenfeld CS. Opposing effects of S-equol supplementation on metabolic and behavioral parameters in mice fed a high-fat diet. Nutrition Research. 2018;64:39-48. Epub 2019/02/26. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2018.12.008. PubMed PMID: 30802721.

Martin LM, Jeyabalan N, Tripathi R, Panigrahi T, Johnson PJ, Ghosh A, Mohan RR. Autophagy in corneal health and disease: A concise review. Ocular Surface. 2019. Epub 2019/01/29. doi: 10.1016/j.jtos.2019.01.008. PubMed PMID: 30690084.

Osman EY, Rietz A, Kline RA, Cherry JJ, Hodgetts KJ, Lorson CL, Androphy EJ. Intraperitoneal delivery of a novel drug-like compound improves disease severity in severe and intermediate mouse models of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Scientific Reports. 2019;9(1):1633. Epub 2019/02/09. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-38208-9. PubMed PMID: 30733501; PMCID: PMC6367425. Open Access article

Banks KC, Stalla DE, Bunyak FE, White TA, Schultz LG, Giuliano EA. Comparison of two cleaning and sterilization protocols of diamond burr tips used in debridement for canine superficial chronic corneal epithelial defects. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2019. Epub 2019/02/05. doi: 10.1111/vop.12632. PubMed PMID: 30716201.

Bernier Gosselin V, Dufour S, Adkins PRF, Poock S, Pithua P, Middleton JR. Longitudinal microbiological evaluation of subclinical non-aureus staphylococcal intramammary infections in a lentivirus-infected dairy goat herd. Veterinary Microbiology. 2019;230:156-63. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2019.02.012.

The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
Did we miss anything? Please let Kate know.

After-Hours Card Access to Zalk Library

We are thrilled to announce 24/7 card access to Zalk Library!

Zalk Library is open and staffed Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Authorized card holders will be able to swipe into the library at any other time (and there was much rejoicing!).

Who Has Access?

  • If you have card access to the Veterinary Medicine Building, you have card access to Zalk Library.

The Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Safety and Security: Only authorized card holders are allowed in the library after hours. Do not prop the library door open and do not let others into the library. Do not leave your belongings unattended. Always have your CVM badge on you.
  • No Circulation Services After Hours: You’re welcome to use anything you need within the library, but do not take material from the library after hours. Return any items used in-house to the cart by the circulation desk so that we can keep track of what’s been used. Please do not reshelve your items; we’ll do that for you.
  • Quiet Study 24/7: The library is designated as quiet study 24/7. Be mindful and respectful of someone else’s need to be assured of a quiet space.
  • Food and Drink Policy: Drinks in covered containers allowed. “Snack” foods allowed (think things that come out of a vending machine). “Meals”/messy/smelly/noisy food not allowed. Keep it clean. If you spill something, you’ll find paper towels and wipes near the circulation desk.
  • No Pets: Service animals only.
  • Lights: We hope to be able to change the lighting to motion detection. In the meantime: last one out, turn off (most of) the lights. We’ve designated a set of lights that should remain on.

We’re really excited to be able to make this change, and we’re trusting you to help take care of *your* library. Please contact Kate with any questions, concerns, or problems that arise as we move to this new access.

Team Zalk

Zalk Library: New Books!

Check out the latest additions to the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library!

We take requests!

Want the library to purchase a book for your teaching or research? Email Kate.


Team Zalk: Meet the Pets!

Meet the team behind Team Zalk!

Cats, dogs, a rabbit, and a parrot. Oh, how we love our fur/feather-babies! They bring such joy into our lives — how could we not share their fabulousness?

Kate wants you to Meet Trixie!

Laura wants you to Meet Reg! Meet Slipper! And Thank You, Stitch.

Sue wants you to Meet Dexter!  Meet Abu!  Meet Shadow! Meet Jessie!


A special shout-out to UTK Libraries for the inspiration. #UTKPets