The University of Iowa announced Thursday that Debra Schwinn will become the next dean of the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM). Read more in this article from the Daily Iowan and online from the CCOM News.
Category Archives: Miscellaneous
American FactFinder provides access to the population, housing and economic data collected by the Census Bureau. You can find information from the 2000 and 2010 Census, American Community Surveys (ACS), Population Estimates and the Economic Census and Surveys. Some of the data from these programs may not be available for rural communities. Information on PuertoContinue reading “American FactFinder”
Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, November, 2011
JAKOB RÜFF (1500-1558). De conceptu et generatione hominis. Lithotomost, surgeon, obstetrician and playwright, Ruff settled in Zurich about 1525 where he served as town physician and taught at the university. Ruff published his book in both German and Latin in 1554. A comprehensive handbook, the treatise opens with a discussion of conception, development, and nutrition of theContinue reading “Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, November, 2011”
Hardin Now Open but Still Under Construction
9/23/11: The 3rd floor stacks are now open and accessible. The 4th floor remains closed. Materials needed from the 4th floor can be requested through InfoHawk, for office delivery or pick up at Hardin or another campus library. __________________________________________________________________________ 9/8/11: Hardin Library reopened on Wednesday, August 17, at 7:30 a.m. However, because renovations are ongoing, someContinue reading “Hardin Now Open but Still Under Construction”
Rockin’ Hardin, “Tweet, tweetly tweet!”
We may not live on Jaybird Street, but we’re still tweeting up a storm in Twitter, and we want to hear from you, our patrons. Follow us for the latest news and share what’s on your mind. If you are not familiar with Twitter, it is a “micro-blogging” service that allows people to post informationContinue reading “Rockin’ Hardin, “Tweet, tweetly tweet!””
Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, Sept 2010
What Goes Around, Comes Around Robert Fludd (1574-1637) was a prominent English Paracelsian physician, astrologer,and mathematian. He was the first person to discuss the circulation of the blood, and did in fact arrive at the correct conclusion. His conclusion was based on the macrocosm-microcosm analysis, a theory in which all occurrences in the microcosm (man)Continue reading “Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, Sept 2010”
Want to try Windows 7? We’ve got it!
The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has three Windows 7 beta test machines available on the 3rd floor. Try them out and report your problems to Information Technology Services.
John Martin Rare Book Room video available on Youtube
We have created a six minute video introduction to the John Martin Rare Book Room describing the history of the collection, a description of some of the more notable works, and a description of current services. Click here to whet your appetite for a visit to the room!
Noise on Hardin’s 1st Floor
Beginning Tuesday, November 24, books and journals currently located on Hardin’s first floor will be moved out of the Library to the Library Annex. Shelving will also be removed. This is the first stage of a long-term project which will result in offices for the University’s Institutional Review Board being built on the first floor. Additionally,Continue reading “Noise on Hardin’s 1st Floor”
How do Americans use the internet to find health information?
A survey —The Social Life of Health Information–from the Pew Research Center’s Intenet and American Life Project and California Healthcare Foundation found that 61 percent of Americans now look online for health information. More interesting findings: online information is impacting healthcare decisions for patients 38 percent of users are looking for information about hospitals 47Continue reading “How do Americans use the internet to find health information?”