With the second week of October already upon us, the Fall Semester activities here at UB are certainly in full swing!We have had an exciting, busy semester thus far and have been fortunate to have hosted or participated in several very worthwhile endeavors.
On Friday, September 19th, 2014 the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection was privileged to host the Faculty of the UB School of Nursing as they celebrated the 18th Annual Bullough Endowed Lecture. While at this pre-lecture luncheon, Marsha Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the UB School of Nursing, guest speaker Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, FAAN., Professor of Nursing at the University of Washington, as well as several of the School’s faculty and emerita faculty joined Keith Mages, senior assistant librarian of the Collection and UB Nursing School alumnus, as he conducted a tour for the guests with a focus on the Bullough Nursing History Collection and our historical nursing artifacts.
Guests who attended the Friends of the Health Sciences Library’s Annual Program on October 6th, 2014 enjoyed a stimulating presentation by Dr. Brandy Schillace, Research Associate at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Sages Teaching Fellow at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Schillace’s talk, Naissance Macbre: Birth, Death and Female Anatomy, focused on the anatomy of the pregnant womb as depicted in works by anatomists and physicians such as Galen, Vesalius, William Smellie, and William Hunter. The accompanying powerpoint further enhanced the talk which resulted in lively discussions afterwards. A reception followed in the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection that gave the guests an opportunity to meet the speaker and ask additional questions. Thanks to everyone who made this event a success!
The 48th Annual Membership Meeting of the Western New York Library Resources Council took place on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Lockport Canalside Banquet Center in Lockport. Following a boat ride on the Erie Canal and dinner, Eric Kinyon of the Town of Lockport IDA, gave a presentation on The Restoration of Lockport’s Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks. On behalf of the University Libraries, Amy Lyons accepted the Outstanding Library/Program Award for Stress Relief Days, a time when Lockwood and Health Sciences Library provide a space for students to relax, eat, and, most importantly, play with dogs. It was a great evening to see old friends and to meet new ones!