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Spotlight on Wonder Woman

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While most people think of pink ribbons during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at the Bio-Medical Library, we now think of flashes of light, brilliant colors, capes, and even wings. The survival story of Katy Tessman Stanoch: Wonder Woman, our last in a series of news features, will perfectly exemplify how our image of Breast Cancer Awareness Month has changed.

Dissecting Grey’s Anatomy

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On September 24, 2015 yet another season of Grey’s Anatomy aired on ABC. This is the beloved television series’ twelfth (and reportedly not final) season. In honor of the season launch, we look back at some of the top rated episodes and their relation to items at the Wangensteen Historical Library. Warning: may contain spoilers.

Libraries Conduct Health Literacy Research at State Fair

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Conversations about the Minnesota State Fair often focus on numbers – annual attendance, daily temperatures, gallons of milk served. This year the Health Sciences Libraries have added to this conversation through their research on health literacy – the extent to which individuals can obtain, process and understand basic health information – with a particular focus on numbers and graphs.
The Alchemist: Jei Olson. Art by Barbarba Porwit.

Bio-Medical Library’s Breast Cancer Superheroes Art Exhibit: Spotlight on The Alchemist

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This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Bio-Medical Library's exhibit in the Art @ Bio-Med program, featuring artwork by Barbara...
Ruby-Runner-Anne-Drow

Bio-Medical Library’s Breast Cancer Superheroes Art Exhibit: Spotlight on Ruby Runner

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Anne has always embraced work. Growing up in northern Wisconsin, she labored in the ginseng, pickle and potato fields. As an adult she's had office jobs. These days she's a baker. She likes the feeling of not just working, but working hard.
Mammal Embryos from "Evolution of Man" by Ernst Haeckel.

Primary Sources and the Digital Generation: Ernst Haeckel

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Ernst Haeckel was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, and artist who identified and named thousands of species, and was credited with the coining of many biological terms such as stem cell, ecology, anthropogeny, and phylum.

Data management course helps graduate students in their research

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This week, graduate students from across disciplines attended the Libraries’ free Data Management Short Course. The intensive, hands-on course was designed to help students integrate data management best practices into their research.
Lois Hendrickson

Hendrickson New Curator of the Wangensteen Library

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Lois Hendrickson began her work as Curator of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on August 10. She is an alumna of the University of Minnesota, where she earned her Bachelor’s in History, and the University of Denver where she received her MLS.
Students in Life on Earth: Perspectives on Biology class. Spring 2015.

Primary Sources and the Digital Generation: Alexander Von Humboldt

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Alexander Von Humboldt, a German world traveler in the 19th century, was one of the most influential scientists and naturalists of his time. Humboldt's groundbreaking work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.
The Phoenix Lisa Dahlseid

Bio-Medical Library’s Breast Cancer Superheroes Art Exhibit: Spotlight on The Phoenix

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This is the second in a series of articles on the Bio-Medical Library's exhibit in the Art @ Bio-Med program, featuring artwork by Barbara...
What was this used for? stage show.

The Health Sciences Libraries are Going to the Fair

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Staff at the Health Sciences Libraries will be working hard while having fun at the Minnesota State Fair, August 22 – September 7. Join us as we research health literacy, explore odd and sometimes frightening medical artifacts of the past, share good health information, and test medical knowledge with our health fact or fiction quiz.
Excerpt from Zoonomia by Erasumus Darwin. The word BANKS in capital letters surrounded by a yellow circle.

Primary Sources and the Digital Generation: Erasmus Darwin

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Teaching today’s undergraduate students can be a challenge because of the distractions of “buzzing phones and binging Facebook apps,” says Emmie Miller, U of M instructor and graduate student in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine program. Her solution? Encourage students to use modern technology to study ancient texts at the U’s Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology. “My vision was that students’ phones would be full of images of century-old texts, instead of steamed-milk hearts in their lattes,” says Miller.
Jim Beattie

Recognizing Librarian Beattie’s Contributions to the Health Sciences Libraries

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Jim Beattie will be leaving his position as Health Sciences Libraries' liaison to the Medical School in order to pursue a new role in the Medical School's Office of Medical Education.

Bio-Medical Library’s Breast Cancer Superheroes Art Exhibit: Spotlight on Radiation Diva

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Every day for seven weeks, Stanton hiked her body onto a metal table to expose her breast to radiation. While technicians ducked behind concrete walls to dodge the danger, Stanton held still beneath the beam so it could kill away any rogue cancer cells that might have remained after her lumpectomy.

Librarian Koffel Receives Continuous Appointment

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The Health Sciences Libraries’ Jonathan Koffel was awarded continuous appointment and promotion to associate librarian officially at the Board of Regents meeting in May. As Clinical Information Librarian at the Health Sciences Libraries, Koffel has developed partnerships with faculty and students in key Medical School departments during his tenure at the University.

Wangensteen Historical Library Celebrates Bastille Day

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At the University of Minnesota's Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, we decided to commemorate Bastille Day by sharing a captivating image from one of our rare 18th century French anatomical texts, Nouveau recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie (1779) by the painter and engraver Jacques Gamelin (1738-1803).

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