Whiteboard Project: What’s Your Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

Who needs veggies?  We want our carbs and we want a hefty assortment of them.

In 1st place:  Stuffing/Dressing

In 2nd place: Mac & Cheese

In 3rd place:  Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Seriously people, make some room for vegetables on your plates, and let’s all at least try sauerkraut since it is a beloved “B’more Thing.”

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Happy Thanksgiving! The Library’s Holiday Hours Are Below

Library Hours

Wednesday, Nov. 22                6:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday, Nov. 23                     CLOSED

Friday, Nov. 24                           CLOSED

Saturday, Nov. 25                     8:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 26                        8:00am – 10:00pm

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Whiteboard Project: Which is Better? Study Pods With or Without Wings?

Wings, wings, wings!  Message received, you want pods that obscure your redditing and give you privacy for getting into the study zone.  We love this feedback and will take it into account as we plan for refreshing the 1st floor.

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Whiteboard Project: Do You Like Pumpkin Spice in…

Friends, it was a light-hearted, but mildly passionate debate this week.  Should one pumpkin spice, REALLY pumpkin spice, expose yourself and shudder with revulsion, or to just Jason it? Here are the tallies:

Winner –  Coffee with Pumpkin Spice
Runner Up – Nothing, please make it stop
Jason – A dark horse slides into 3rd place
Everything – There is something for every special person, we suppose.

Thank you for voting !

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Healing Mask Exhibit Opening & Guest Speaker Luncheon

Healing Mask Exhibit – “Unmasking the Trauma of War” on display in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library Gallery.

Healing Mask Exhibit Opening & Guest Speaker Luncheon

Melissa Walker, MA, ATR,
Art Therapist, Healing Arts Program Coordinator
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
5th Floor Gladhill Boardroom
Monday, November 20, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Please join us – RSVP to events@hshsl.umaryland.edu . Seating is limited.


The works documented in Unmasking the Trauma of War photo exhibit were created by military service members participating in art therapy sessions at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE). Using art therapy these service members explore the themes of patriotism, duality of self , and the physical and psychological pain so often experienced by our military servicemen and women.

The NICoE art therapy program encourages service members to externalize and then process their feelings and experiences and identifies artistically with the psychotherapeutic guidance of a credentialed art therapist.   Works in this exhibit were created by military veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Guest Speaker Melissa Walker

Melissa WalkerMelissa Walker, ATR, moved to the National Capital Region to work for the Department of Defense after earning a Master’s in Art Therapy from NYU. Melissa served as art therapist on Walter Reed’s inpatient psychiatric unit before transferring to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE). There, Melissa developed and implemented the NICoE Healing Arts Program to explore the integration and research of the creative arts therapies for service members with traumatic brain injury and psychological health concerns. Melissa also acts as lead art therapist for Creative Forces: the NEA/Military Healing Arts Network – a collaboration aimed to expand arts access for the military population. Since its inception the NICoE’s art therapy program has gained international recognition, including a National Geographic Magazine cover story and Melissa’s TEDMED talk featured as TED’s “talk of the day.”

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HHS Opioid Symposium & Code-a-Thon

On December 6 and 7, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid epidemic.

For full and up-to-date details, please visit: https://www.hhs.gov/challenges

Register for the Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hhs-opioid-symposium-code-a-thon-registration-39040222356 

Symposium

The HHS Opioid Symposium will showcase promising practices in data and technology that have improved outcomes in communities across the country that state and local leaders can bring back to their communities.

The Symposium is taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on December 6th at HHS headquarters in Washington, D.C.

You may register to join in-person or view the event via a live videostream.

Code-a-Thon

We need your help to develop data-driven solutions to combat the opioid epidemic, building on HHS’ five-part strategy. Are you up for the challenge?

For full details on the challenge questions and prizes, please visit https://www.hhs.gov/challenges.

The Code-a-Thon is taking place from 1 p.m. December 6 through 6 p.m. December 7 at HHS headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is an in-person event only.

Learn More about Opiate Addiction

Find more resources on Opiate Addiction and Treatment from the National Library of Medicine, including data, trends and statistics.

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Whiteboard Project: Who Will Win the World Series?

The Houston Astros may have won the World Series, but not at the HS/HSL!  We just don’t care.

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Announcing the UMB Entrepreneur Toolkit

The HS/HSL has put together a toolkit of information for entrepreneurs and innovators on campus interested in learning more about intellectual property, starting their own company, innovating, and other related topics.

The guide was constructed with the help of innovative individuals at UMB and will be a “work in progress” to be updated with future suggestions from innovators around campus who would like to contribute to our toolkit.

If you know of a resource that would make a nice addition to our toolkit please email us entre@hshsl.umaryland.edu .  If you are including a webpage or website that you are directly responsible for please include permission for us to link to it.

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Access to RefWorks Restored

RefWorks appears to be functioning properly.  Please let us know if you encounter any further issues.  Contact the Information Services Desk at 410-706-7995 or hshsl.umaryland.edu

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Access to RefWorks Down

Access to RefWorks is temporarily down.  IT has contacted the company and is waiting to hear back about the issue.  We will notify you when it is up and running again and apologize for the inconvenience.

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