From DNA to BEER, Harnessing Nature in Medicine & Industry exhibition is on display in the HS/HSL Weise Gallery through April 22, 2017.
Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages for our consumption. From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & Industry explores some of the processes, problems, and potentials inherent in technologies that use life. This traveling exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Find out more about the exhibit on the National Library of Medicine’s website.
Please join us on April 12 for a special event to accompany our latest gallery exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & Industry. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Library’s fifth floor Gladhill Board Room with a talk featuring enthusiastic homebrewer Drew Morgan. Drew will share stories and insights about his brewing hobby and discuss some of the science behind making beer. Following the talk, there will be a reception in the Gladhill Hallway.
Although the event is free, seating is limited, and you must have a printed confirmation/ticket to attend. Attendees must be 21 and IDs will be checked the day of the event.
For additional information, contact Library Administration at 410-706-7545.
RSVP/register here for the event: https://hshslhomebrewerevent.eventbrite.com
Facts & Comparisons eAnswers Updates
New: Drug Reports Tool
Enhanced: Updated Formulary Monograph Service Interface
Enhanced: New and Updated Monograph Fields
More information here.
Training Videos and a Quick Start Guide are also available.
Due to the inclement weather the HS/HSL building will close at 10PM this evening. Campus Police have notified us that the UMB Shuttle Service will stop at 7:30PM, but that the Police Escort Service will still be available.
Please watch our homepage for any updates regarding Library hours on Tuesday, March 14th. Call the Campus Alerts number for the very latest information: 410-706-8622
“Artificial Intelligence (AI)”, or “Machine Learning”, leverages big data to generate new insights and identify new relationships compared to what was previously known. Our next Tech Brown Bag will provide an overview of AI concepts (such as supervised learning, unsupervised learning, natural language processing), machine learning software (such as TensorFlow and Weka), and how AI is being applied in the health sciences.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Noon to 12:45 pm
HS/HSL Room LL05 (Lower Level)
The Library has 45 study rooms available for group use throughout the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors. Most are available without reservation on a first come, first served basis. Four study rooms on the HS/HSL’s second floor and ten on the third floor may be reserved for group study.
Priority is given to UM faculty, staff and students.
Each room has a table and chair, white board, wireless and plug-in internet connection, and electrical outlets. Additionally, most study rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor are equipped with LCD panels to facilitate collaborative study.
White board markers are available to be picked up at the Information Services Desk.
Feel free to bring in snacks and drinks while you’re studying.
- Study rooms are meant for groups of two or more.
- Rooms may be reserved up to three hours a day. Hours do not need to be consecutive.
- You may reserve rooms up to three weeks in advance.
- Study rooms must be reserved at least one hour before use.
- Rooms are self-monitoring. If someone is in a room that you have reserved, kindly ask them to leave or go to the Information Services Desk and ask for assistance.
- UM faculty, staff & students may reserve rooms using their University of Maryland email address.
Reserve a room today. Questions? Please call the Information Services Desk at 410-706-7995.
Beginning at 8:30 PM on Friday, March 3rd, there will be a planned network outage in that will affect access to, and functionality in, University System of Maryland shared systems. The outage will last approximately 30 minutes.
The following services will likely be affected:
- Remote access to e-resources
- Library catalog
- Availability information within OneSearch
Students preparing for the upcoming annual Graduate Research Conference on March 13, 2017 are discovering the Health Sciences & Human Services Library’s value in the research process.
Each school’s faculty librarian can meet with students to retrieve relevant articles from quality databases and demonstrate efficient management of these references using RefWorks.
The Library’s Presentation Practice Studio is ideal for practicing oral presentations. Taping your presentation for later review is also an option.
The HS/HSL is now offering Poster Printing to all UMB faculty, students, and staff and University of Maryland Medical Center staff. Posters are printed on 42″ x 60″ Glossy Paper and are available for pickup within 2 business days after submission.
In addition, any student, staff or faculty preparing to present at a professional meeting, table clinic or defend a dissertation is encourage to contact their school’s faculty librarian.
Celebrate “Love Your Data” week by checking out the HS/HSL’s new services in research data management . Consult with a member of the HS/HSL team for assistance with developing a data management plan, or in locating, describing, storing, or sharing data. Following best practices in research data management can help you, your lab, or center secure grant funding and create data output that becomes part of the scholarly record. Read about HS/HSL’s workshops in data management including Data Management 101 and Creating a Data Management Plan with the DMP Tool.
A new multimedia Mac Pro is now available on a first-come-first-served basis – no reservation required. See a staff member from the Innovation Space or the Information Services Desk to get logged in. Some experience with the software is highly recommended, though we do provide a guide for support and have staff members that can answer questions.
- Adobe Cloud software includes:
- As well as:
- Audacity (audio)
- Blender (animation, modeling, video, etc.)
- HandBrake (video transcoding)
- SketchUp (modeling)
- Slicer (medical imaging)
- xld (audio decoder)
- and more!