Janna Lawrence, Director of Hardin Library, recently co-authored two articles:
Krasowski MD, Lawrence JC, Briggs AS, Ford BA. Burden and Characteristics of Unsolicited Emails from Medical/Scientific Journals, Conferences, and Webinars to Faculty and Trainees at an Academic Pathology Department. Journal of Pathology Informatics 2019; 10:16. http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jpi.jpi_12_19.
Puig-Asensio M, Braun BI, Seaman AT, Chitavi S, Rasinski KA, Nair R, Perencevich EN, Lawrence JC, Hartley M, Schweizer ML. Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Ebola Preparation Among Hospitals in Developed Countries: A Systematic Review. Clinical Infectious Diseases (in press). https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz757
ANTHONY VAN LEEUWENHOEK (1632-1723). Continuation arcanorum naturae detectorum. Delft: Apud Henricum a Kroonevelt, 1697.
Antonio van Leeuwenhoek, of Delft, was the first to use the microscope systematically and brought the construction of the simple microscope to a high degree of perfection.
Self-taught and never having attended a university, ignorant of Latin and Greek and the classical texts, he became one of the greatest and most expert microscopists, thanks to the sagacity of his observations and the perfection of his technique.
Leeuwenhoek was a master lens-grinder and constructed several hundred microscopes, grinding a new lens for each new investigation which he undertook. These volumes contain eighty letters from several hundred in which Leeuwenhoek communicated the results of his investigations to the Royal Society in London and which were published in its Philosophical Transactions. In 1683, van Leeuwenhoek’s drawing of bacteria was the first published representation.
Though not a trained scientist, he opened up avenues of anatomy previously unseen, leading to accurate physiology and accurate therapeutics. Malpighi used one of his microscopes to define the ultimate structure of the capillaries. Leeuwenhoek first described the individual plant cell, the individual striped muscle cell, spermatozoa, red corpuscles, and the crystalline lens of the eye.
Sponsored by the UI Libraries, under direction of the Undergraduate Engagement Department, the Undergraduate Library Research Award is awarded to a student presenting in the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates’ Fall and Spring Undergraduate Research Festivals (FURF/SURF). One $500 award will be presented to a different student each semester. This award goes to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated creative or innovative research skills in the selection, integration, and synthesis of resources, services, and materials from the UI Libraries.
The Hardin Library has 11 group study rooms that can be reserved for up to 4 hours at a time whenever the library is open. Group study rooms are intended to be used by groups of 2 people or more. The 4th Floor of Hardin Library has quiet, personal studies available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To reserve a group study, click on “Reserve a Room” on Hardin’s website, and then select “Make reservations and view calendar” under Group Study Room Reservations.