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Students create mushroom illustrations at the Wangensteen pop-up exhibit.

Mushrooms, virtual reality, buttons, and more at the second annual HSEC Open House

The second annual Health Science Education Center (HSEC) Open House introduced a new crop of students to resources at the Health Sciences Library, from virtual reality and laser cutters, to mushroom exhibits and study spaces.
Mushroom exhibit promotional poster

Mycophobia/Mycophilia: Fungi in Sickness & in Health at the WHL

The Wangensteen Historical Library's newest exhibit explores the many ways mushrooms have been used as historical foods, medicines, and poisons.
Facilitators show off artifacts and rare materials on Aug. 16, 2023. (Photo/Adria Carpenter)

Using special collections to reimagine the classroom

Tomorrow’s dentists, orthodontists, and practitioners are experiencing the profession’s history firsthand and reimagining its future, thanks to a partnership between the University of Minnesota Libraries and the School of Dentistry. 
Two telegrams and an envelope from the Klingman correspondence archive.

Medical supplies on the move

The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine (WHL) recently purchased the archival collection of Jesse “Jess” L. Klingman, a traveling salesman of medical equipment working in the upper Midwest before and during the Great Depression. Read about a summer intern's experience processing the archive.
Person using VR headset and controls. Text overlay: Food, Fun, Prizes.

Health Sciences Libraries Open House & Pop-up Exhibit

You are invited to attend the second annual Health Sciences Education Center Open House featuring the Health Sciences Library and Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology of Medicine on September 21 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Join us for an afternoon of refreshments, engaging activities, and prizes as you learn more about our work to advance health education and practice at the University of Minnesota, as well as the work of our health sciences partners in the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs, M Simulation, and Health Sciences Classroom Services.
Merete Christianson

Merete Christianson joins the Health Sciences Library as a Medical School Librarian

Merete Christianson may be new to the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, but she brings a wealth of knowledge about health sciences librarianship. Merete has deep expertise in evidence-based practice, critical appraisal of resources, and open access publishing. She also brings energy and excitement to her team of skilled colleagues who join her in meeting the information needs of the Medical School.
The ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health database on eLibrary Minnesota. (Photo/Adria Carpenter)

Two new health care databases will help consumers and tomorrow’s health professionals

Two new online health care databases will expand health care information for Minnesotans, training materials for future health care workers, while freeing up funds for libraries and nurse-training programs across the state, thanks to Minitex and funding from the Minnesota Legislature.
Illustrated scene from the Hakone hot springs

In Hot Water: Healing at the Hakone Hot Springs

The Wangensteen's newest exhibit explores an illustrated guide to the seven famous hot springs in Hakone, Japan.
A library staff member experiences the 3D model in virtual reality

Chronicling historical medical artifacts, part 3

Learn more about how photogrammetry will be used to create interactive 3D models of artifacts from the Wangensteen Historical Library.
The current artifact storage space in PWB

Chronicling historical medical artifacts, part 2

Thanks to the funding received from the Legacy Grant the Wangensteen Library is going to be able to take 4,000 medical instruments from its collection of artifacts and enrich their catalog records through the creation of new, more improved metadata, thereby furthering the opportunities for research and study.

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