R. Palmer Howard Dinner April 25: W. Bruce Fye on the Mayo Clinic

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society announces the R. Palmer Howard Dinner

6 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014

W. Bruce Fye, Professor of Medicine & Medical History, Mayo Clinic, will speak on:

The Origins and Evolution of the Mayo Clinic from 1864 to 1939: A Minnesota Family Practice Becomes an International Medical Mecca

Fye. [Image via mayoclinic.org]

     “This presentation describes the origins and international impact of the Mayo clinic through 1939. Multi-specialty group practice was invented at the clinic a century ago. A visiting Canadian physician wrote in 1906, ‘Specialization and cooperation, with the best that can be had in each department, is here the motto. Cannot these principles be tried elsewhere?’ Mayo Clinic’s major (and under-appreciated) role in the development of rigorous postgraduate (specialty) training will be addressed. Unlike traditional academic medical centers that emphasize research, Mayo’s main mission has always been patient care. This activity has been undertaken in an environment enriched by extensive programs, devoted specialty training, and clinical research. The talk is complemented by more than 200 images.”

Registration and event details here.

Dr. William Mayo. [Image via mayoclinic.org]

Join us Thursday, March 20 for a discussion on Mobile Apps and Devices

Want to share your favorite app with the world? Wonder what apps are out there for your work and your personal life?

This is your chance to learn and share, not get technical support.

This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates.

Our next session takes place:

Thursday, March 20 from 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Sign up here or contact Hardin at (319) 335-9151 or by emailing lib-hardin@uiowa.edu

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Celebrate Pi Day with University Libraries

Do you like Pi?

Pi is celebrated globally on March 14. This date was chosen because it represents the first three digits of Pi (3.14). Pi is a Greek symbol which represents a constant– the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or 3.14159. Pi can be calculated beyond a million digits without repeating itself and has no predicable pattern.

To celebrate Pi and its importance for science and math, Hardin, along with the Main, Art, Business, Engineering, and Sciences Libraries on campus will be handing out free pies along with coffee and lemonade. This event will take place on Friday, March 14 at 10 am. Get yours while supplies last!

To learn more, visit piday.org.


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