Expounding on Nature: A Collaborative Showing of Baltimore Artists

Bridget Cimino painting of girl with flowers and birds.
The Second Before by Bridget Cimino

The Weise Gallery presents artworks by four Baltimore-based artists: Bridget Cimino, James Eichelberger, Matt Muirhead, and Beth-Ann Wilson. With their distinct viewpoints, each artist invites viewers to engage with nature, fostering a deeper connection to our surroundings. Come and experience an exhibition that celebrates the natural world, as envisioned by these gifted local talents. The show runs from April 3 – May 17. Artwork shown in this post: The Second Before, by Bridget Cimino.

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Reference Help at the HSHSL

Reference Help

Have a question? Need guidance on where to find a journal article or which citation manager to use? The HSHSL’s Information Services desk is here to provide you with fast and friendly reference help. Come by in person, email: hshsl@umaryland.edu, call: 410-706-7995, or chat.

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Check out these newly published datasets in the UMB Data Catalog

Woman sits at computer monitor. The UMB Data Catalog is on the screen.

Every month, we will be highlighting new datasets added to the UMB Data Catalog. The UMB Data Catalog facilitates discovery of data by providing a searchable and browsable collection of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers. Sharing a record of your data in the Catalog is also a great way to demonstrate compliance with data sharing policies!

The latest records showcase datasets from the fields of cardiac surgery, ophthalmology, and physical therapy.

Congrats to our UMB researchers on these publications!

Title: Development of a Reproducible Swine Model of Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Lessons Learned
Description: Establishes a swine model as a platform to better understand the mechanism of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) and subsequently to test novel repair techniques.
Authors: Chetan Pasrija, Rachael W. Quinn, Hani Alkhatib, Douglas Tran, Daniel Bernstein, MaryJoe Rice, Ethan Koloff, David Morales, Michael N. D’Ambra, Mark R. Vesely, James S. Gammie
URL: https://datacatalog.hshsl.umaryland.edu/dataset/218

Title: The optic nerve lamina region is a neural progenitor cell niche
Description: Demonstrates that the optic nerve lamina region (ONLR) possesses an age-depletable neural progenitor cell (NPC) niche, with unique characteristics and culture requirements.
Authors: Steven L. Bernstein, Yan Guo, Rebecca Fawcett, Candace Kerr, Jeffrey Stern, Sally Temple, Zara Mehrabian
URL: https://datacatalog.hshsl.umaryland.edu/dataset/216

Title: Hip Abductor and Adductor Rate of Torque Development and Muscle Activation, but Not Muscle Size, Are Associated With Functional Performance
Description: Investigates the relationship of the hip abductor/adductors muscle strength, activation, and size with functional performance.
Authors: Marcel Bahia Lanza, Kelly Rock, Victoria Marchese, Odessa R. Addison, Vicki L. Gray
URL: https://datacatalog.hshsl.umaryland.edu/dataset/217

Thanks to Metadata Librarian, Eva Greitzer for creating and compiling these records!

Want to see your data listed in the UMB Data Catalog? Submit this form to get the process started.

Questions? Email us at data@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

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Book it Forward: Book Drive for Kids

From April 1 – May 31, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) is collecting new or gently used books for children and youths, age levels: birth to high school. Books of all genres and topics are appreciated and will be donated to The Maryland Book Bank.

Donation locations include the HSHSL, Campus Center, Saratoga Building, and BioPark.

Questions? bookdrive@hshsl.umaryland.edu

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HSHSL Closed Sunday, March 31

photo of rabbit and daffodils

HSHSL will be closed on Sunday, March 31 for the Easter Holiday.

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March Connective Issues Newsletter

Connective Issues Newsletter

In this edition:

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Colorful Collections

Collection of Pez dispensers.

Stop by the first floor of the HSHSL for a visual treat. We have two delightful collections on display. First, a selection of wind-up toys representing a host of characters, beasts, and pop culture oddities. Second, a wild collection of vintage to modern Pez dispensers that are equally charming. Which one is your favorite?

Selection of wind-up toys.
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Do You Use Generative AI? Short Survey

Generative AI Survey

Please take a few moments to complete our survey, sharing your experiences, thoughts, and use cases related to generative AI.

As part of our efforts to understand the technological landscape within our university community, HSHSL librarians are conducting a survey to explore the prevalence and usage of generative AI, such as ChatGPT or Microsoft Copilot, on campus. We hope to use this information to better identify areas in which the library can support or collaborate with the campus community on AI-related issues.

Take the brief survey here.

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Collab Lab Student Exhibit + Silent Auction

Unknown artists for group project.

The HSHSL’s current Collab Lab Exhibit showcases student artwork from Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in the library’s Weise Gallery. This is our second partnership with the School, located in West Baltimore and serving grades PreK through 8th. In this latest exhibit of lively and vibrant collaborative paintings, students worked in groups, focusing on cooperation rather than competition.

Using the circle as a central design element, the students aimed for radial symmetry in the finished works, producing a delightful mix of colors, shapes, and splashes. The project required them to work together as equals and pool ideas. The children learned to appreciate their similarities and differences in a supportive environment.

The HSHSL is holding a silent auction for this engaging student art throughout its residence at the Library (February 21 – March 22, 2024). If you see a piece you enjoy, write your email and bid on the bid sheet next to the artwork. Winning bidders will be notified at the close of the exhibit. All proceeds will benefit the Mother Mary Lange school.

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Check Out the Graphic Medicine Collection

Graphic medicine describes the intersection of comics and health care. The combination can lead to a deeper understanding of the experience of conditions such as pain, motherhood, epilepsy, & anxiety to name but a few. Browse the HSHSL’s graphic medicine collection on the library’s 1st floor or even share a suggestion of your own.

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