Join us on April 1, 2015 for Open Mic: What Am I Doing in Your Classroom? Students Tell Their Tech Stories, a look at how students are integrating smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices into their educational lives. This event is part of the Digital Challenges Series, sponsored by the University Libraries, UB Information Technology and, co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation and UB Student Life.
The program will take place in 145 Student Union from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, April 1. UB associate professor Valerie Nesset will give a keynote address focusing on the ways in which students are adopting and adapting technology to address their learning and research needs. During the open mic session, students will share their personal tech stories in brief, informal presentations that will focus on using mobile technologies to improve the classroom experience.
To learn more, please visit http://digitalchallenges.buffalo.edu.
While not required, registration through the website is recommended.
Recently, the blog All Things Georgian wrote an entry about what dentistry looked like in the 18th century. The authors featured some great historical illustrations as well as photos of historical instruments; you can read the entire blog post here.
Don’t forget, we have an awesome History of Medicine Collection in the lower level of the health sciences library which is home to a variety of historical dental instruments like the thumb operated dental drill. There are also plenty of historical dental texts available within the collection as well. Stop in and see the collection Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. You can also contact Linda Lohr or Keith Mages to make an appointment. Stop in and see what 18th century dentistry looked like first hand!
Dr. Mark Wendling and Dr. David Rice, former UBSDM students, were recently featured in the Buffalo News for their practice being among the first in the area to test for mouth bacteria that can cause systemic disease. You can read the article here.
2014 was a big year for Open Access (OA), with OA having great impact on scholarly communications as more and more journals are adopting the OA model. For those of you unfamiliar with Open Access, OA journals are journals that do not charge a subscription fee to gain access to their articles, with their articles being freely available to anyone and everyone. Benefits of OA include immediate access to research and higher citation counts for authors as more researchers will have access to their materials as they are freely available.
Check out the PLoS (Public Library of Science) Blog post about Open Access’s last year and find out how it’s changing the scholarly communication scene (spoiler alert – OA is on a roll!). Have more questions about Open Access and want to know more about how to submit an article to an OA journal? The UB Libraries have you covered with our Open Access Publishing site. You can always contact me for any assistance as well. Happy writing!