Just Dance 4 for Wii is set up in the Information Commons East, 2nd floor for finals week.
Play with your friends, yourself, or ask a Hardin staff member to play with you!
My Friend, Rachel Carson: Shirley Briggs and the Iowa Connection to Silent Spring
Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, a lucid and compelling book about how DDT and other pesticides were damaging the environment and human health. The book called for a change in the way humankind viewed the natural world and became an inspiration for the environmental movement. One of Carson’s staunchest advocates and closest friends was Iowan Shirley Briggs, who met Carson when they worked together at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the 1940s.
To recognize this Iowa connection to Silent Spring the University of Iowa Libraries and Office of Sustainability are presenting a symposium and exhibition opening, Thursday, Nov. 15, inspired by the extensive collection of Briggs’ diaries, letters, photos and artwork in the Iowa Women’s Archives.
A Sense of Wonder, a short film about the last days of Rachel Carson as she struggled with cancer, will be shown from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street.
The symposium begins at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Phillips Hall Auditorium (100 PH), followed by an opening reception in the UI Sciences Library, where an exhibit of Briggs’ photos, writings, art work and memorabilia will be on display through Jan. 7.
See our library guide at http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/carson-briggs for more information on Rachel Carson, Shirley Briggs, and Silent Spring.
All events are free and open to the public.
Hardin Library staff would like to wish everyone a safe and happy homecoming this weekend. We’re showing our spirit, today.
From left to right, top: Kelly Thormodson, Shane Wallace, Cassie Reed-Thureson, Chris Childs, Amy Blevins, Kerry Minner.
From left to right, bottom: Sarah Andrews, Xiaomei Gu, Linda Walton, Janna Lawrence
Please join us for a celebration on Wednesday, September 26 from 3-4:30pm in the Hardin Library Conference Room 401.
Jennifer was nominated by both The College of Nursing and the Department of Nursing at University of Iowa Healthcare. Jennifer provides one-on-one consults and course integrated training for students, faculty, and staff in these departments as well as other departments.
The Iowa City Book Festival is a celebration of books, reading and writing presented by The University of Iowa Libraries. Most of the book festival programs are free and many are appropriate for children.
Pick up a guide to the festival at the Hardin Library or see list of events online (http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/schedule/).
Programming about illness or medicine:
Saturday, July 14, 11:00am
Lichtenberger Engineering Library, Seamans Center
A Pocket Full of Posies, My Life with Cancer by Deborah Leistikow
Cancer as a comedy? Discover how humor trumps crying with illuminating self-reflection, candid treatment descriptions, tenacious optimism and smiles.
Saturday, July 14, 11:30am
Seamans Center Commons
Carol Scott-Conner and Mary Jane Nealon have both seen the inside of a hosptial room as medical caregivers. Through fiction and nonfiction they share stories of sickness and health.’
Saturday, July 14, 2:00pm
Mary O’Connell introduces Sandanista Jones in her first novel, The Sharp Time. Sandinista is an injured teen who experiences grief and loneliness during one week of her life.
Sunday, July 15, 11AM
321 North Hall/Wild Bill’s Coffee Shop
Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone, shares how her background in social work informs her fiction writing.
State, local and federal health officials from across the county unite this week to celebrate National Public Health Week (April 2-8), an annual health observance aimed at educating the public, policy-makers and the public health community about critical public health challenges facing the nation.
To learn more go to http://www.nphw.org/tools-and-tips/themes/communicable-diseases
Today, March 30, is National Doctor’s Day. This is a day when for all of us to take some time to thank the hard working physicians that keep us healthy and work to heal us when we are sick and injured.
If you’d like to learn more, see http://www.doctorsday.org/
The University of Iowa’s Art History Society’s 27th annual symposium is themed “Art and Science.” All events are free and open to the public.
Keynote presentation – Friday, March 2 – 5:30pm – Art Building West, Auditorium 240
Martial Guedron, Universite de Strasbourg
Science and Phantasmagoria in the Twilight of Enlightenment
Morning Sessions – Saturday, March 3 – 9:00am – noon – Art Building West, Auditorium 240
Elisabeth Berry Drago Surface and Substance: physiognomy and Hans Holbein’s Pictures of Death
Adam M. Thomas In the Laboratory and through the Window: Art and Science in San Francisco, ca. 1887
Becky Dewing Shifting Perspectives: Aerial Photography in the Interwar Years
Katherine L. Carroll Designing the American Medical School to Define Modern Science
Deanna Marie Sheward War Science and Image Production: Abstraction at Mid Century
Ginger Elliott Smith Practicing Big Science in Southern California: Larry Bell as Artist-Scientist
You are invited to Darwin Day, a celebration of science and its benefits to humanity! Iowa City Darwin Day is sponsored by The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and The Sciences Library.
2012′s theme is “Bird Origins and Evolution” and a slate of world-renowned scientists will share their research in a series of professional seminars and public talks.
Another event this year is rap artist Baba Brinkman, who will be performing his off-broadway show, “The Rap Guide to Evolution” at the Englert Theater on Sunday evening (Feb.12th) at 7pm (doors open at 6pm).
All events are free and open to the public. See http://iowacitydarwinday2012.org/events.html for a complete schedule of events.