Exhibits Category

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Women in Medicine Opening & Program Thursday, October 18

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Begins at Sahai Auditorium room 110A, Medical Education & Research Facility (map), then moves to Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, Changing the Face of Medicine.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Chief of Staff and UI College of Pharmacy alumna Susan Winckler, and Professor and Head of the UI Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Jennifer Niebyl, M.D. will speak about the changing role of women in health care. Winckler was recognized in 2003 as a UI Distinguished Alumni Winner. Niebyl was honored as a “Local Legend” by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). 

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Changing the Face of Medicine Exhibit coming this week

Women doctors are the focus of a new traveling exhibition on display at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences from October 11 through November 30.

Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians tells the extraordinary story of how American women who wanted to practice medicine have struggled over the past two centuries to gain access to medical education and to work in the medical specialty they chose. The University of Iowa Libraries is one of only 60 libraries across the country that has been awarded the traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine.

Remarkable Women in Health Care is the University Libraries local site for the exhibit.   The site includes a calendar of programs.

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“From Monks to Masters”

The companion lectures to “From Monks to Masters,” an exhibit now being held at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, have been scheduled for broadcast on UITV. One of the presentations by Ed Holtum, “Breaking with Galen,” provides a glimpse at anatomical knowledge and illustration from the era of the manuscript through the first century of printing. The lecture airs tonight at 7:00 and is scheduled for rebroadcast throughout the coming weeks. For a complete schedule of the broadcast lectures, consult the UITV schedule.

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History Through Deaf Eyes Exhibit Opens at Hardin

NOTE: “History Through Deaf Eyes” will continue through Thursday, February 23rd .

Well over one hundred attendees showed up Friday afternoon, November 4 for the official opening of the exhibit, “History Through Deaf Eyes” now on display at the Hardin Library.

The touring exhibit, developed by Gallaudet University and sponsored by numerous funding agencies was greeted enthusiastically by attendees from all parts of the country.

Staff from The Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs supplemented the exhibit with artifacts including photographs and objects relating to the early years of the institution.

The opening ceremony was highlighted by addresses from Dr. Jane K. Fernandes, Provost of Gallaudet and Jack R. Gannon, retired Gallaudet faculty member, and the curator of the project.

The exhibit covers nearly the entire first floor of the library and traces the sometimes controversial history of deafness and deaf education in America through photographs, documents, and multimedia.

Professor Richard Hurtig of the UI Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology was instrumental in procuring the exhibit.

Read the original University of Iowa News Release | Listen to the interview with Dr. Richard Hurtig (posted January 2006) – Listen to MP3 (6.49 MB) or read the transcript

See Also: News@Hardin, January 2006