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Yoga ON Ice: Commemorating a Frozen Wonderland

The Bio-Medical library is hosting the “Yoga ON Ice” by artists Nancy Chakrin and Laurie Ellis-Young as the next installment in its rotating Art@Bio-Med exhibit series.
Wangensteen Historical Library

Wangensteen Historical Library: November construction update

The construction of the new Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine is well underway as we prepare to move into the Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) in July 2020.
Mickey Hafertepe

Helping radiology students see 2D medical images in 3D anatomy

Michael (Mickey) Hafertepe supports medical education as a radiology resident at the UMN Medical School. Working closely with students, Hafertepe has gained insights into the learning process and the challenge of translating health information into medical practice.  Learn how Hafertepe is using 3D printing to help students understand spatial relationships of medical imaging when they are viewing three dimensional anatomy on a two dimensional screen.
Teresa Bisson demonstrating virtual reality

Virtual reality helps physical therapy students see new answers

Teresa Bisson works with the Bio-Medical Library to bring Virtual Reality to her neurorehabilitation classroom where students are immersed in a virtual experience. Through active learning, Bisson’s students are becoming thoughtful users of technology and leaders in a new health care environment.

‘I now know that I am on the right career path’

Kaylee Morlan was first introduced to the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine while taking a freshman seminar course co-taught by the library's Assistant Curator, Emily Beck. With her sights set on a career in museum studies, Morlan was able to get a job at the library and gain hands on experience in her chosen field.
Photo of gene segment models.

3D-printed gene segment models aid in active learning 

Michelle Henry-Stanley, PhD, had been looking for a better way to teach the complex topic of genetic recombination using a tactile, hands-on educational tool. She and her co-instructor Donna Spannaus-Martin, PhD, connected with our Makerspace to produce low-cost sets of 3D immunoglobulin gene segments to support new ways of teaching and learning and meet their active learning goals.
Photo of "bibliography" typed repeatedly on paper.

Research Byte: Citation management

Citation managers are helpful software tools that make organizing, storing, and citing references easier. This Research Byte is intended to introduce some common features of citation managers and help you get started.
Kaitlyn Minarsich

‘Everyone at the library loves being here’

When she was in middle school, Kaitlyn Minarsich’s older brother took her to an exhibit showcasing items from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine where he worked as a UMN undergraduate student. Minarsich is following the family tradition, working at the library to convert a 2013 physical exhibit on Downton Abbey into an updated, online interactive exhibit — just in time for the release of the Downton Abbey movie this fall. Minarsch shared some of her experiences from working at WHL. Here’s what she had to say.
Goldy Gopher inspects a model human skull at the UMN Health Sciences Library's booth.

UMN Libraries at the State Fair

This year at the Minnesota State Fair, we’ll show you some fun and fascinating historical medical devices from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. We’ll test your knowledge with a health fact or fiction quiz. And Minitex — a division of the University of Minnesota Libraries that supports libraries throughout Minnesota — will be there, too, as part of Read & Ride Day at the Fair.
Photo of person using a stencil made at the Makerspace

Libraries makerspaces support Paint the Bridge 2019

The University Libraries Makerspaces (Walter Library, Bio-Medical Library) want to help student groups have their best looking bridge panels ever for Paint the Bridge 2019. Using our specialized equipment, groups can cut out custom stencils for clean, crisp and detailed graphics to showcase their work.

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