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In this issue:

  • New History of Health Sciences Lecture on March 4
  • FCC votes in favor of net neutrality
  • Phishing season ...

... and more

History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series 
With Bill Hayes, author of The Anatomist: A True Story 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Refreshments at 5:30pm, Lecture at 6:00pm

Russ Berrie Pavilion, Room 1
1150 St. Nicholas Avenue at West 168th Street

As The New York Times has noted, “Bill Hayes has an unusual set of skills: part science writer, part memoirist, part culture explainer.” For his three nonfiction books to date, he has gone to unusual lengths in pursuit of his subjects. Hayes spent a year studying anatomy alongside medical students for his acclaimed book The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray’s Anatomy. He is now at work on a history of exercise, titled Sweat, for which he is delving into the life of sixteenth-century physician and early exercise advocate Girolamo Mercuriale.  Hayes will retrace his steps in researching his books and discuss the varying approaches he has taken in writing about the human body. 

Please join us on Wednesday, March 4 in Room 1 of the Russ Berrie Pavilion at 5:30 for refreshments, followed by the lecture by Bill Hayes at 6pm.  The Russ Berrie Pavilion, at St. Nicholas Ave. and West 168th St., is easily reached by the A, C, and 1 subway lines and numerous bus routes.

Help us learn more about how you like to use our 8 reservable study rooms located on Lower Level 1 of the Hammer Health Sciences Building with our feedback survey. These rooms are managed by the library and are available to students from Public Health, Nursing, Dentistry, GSAS and P&S schools.

Individual responses to our brief (5 min) survey will be confidential and anonymous, unless you choose to receive a copy of the survey results. Survey responses will only be reported in the aggregate. The survey will be open for two weeks: February 2nd, 2015 through February 16th, 2015.


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In this issue:

  • Harry Potter's World - Upcoming NLM Exhibit 
  • Resource Spotlight
  • Moving to Exchange E-mail

... and more

In this issue:

  • NLM EbolaVirus Resource
  • What is the h-index?
  • Transplant Library trial
  • Compatibility status for Apple software

... and more.

Principles of Neural Science by Columbia University faculty Dr Eric Kandel is now offered through the AccessMedicine Neurology Collection. In addition to new titles this new ebook collection also provides videos of physical exams and movement disorders and board-style, self assessment questions.

Go to AccessMedicine Neurology

The National Library of Medicine has created an Ebolavirus Resource as a part of it's Virus Variation tool where you can retrieve, view and download the nucleotide and protein sequences. In addition to The Ebolavirus database, the page offers links to other Ebolavirus resources, such as the NCBI Zaire Ebolavirus reference genome, publications, 2014 Ebola Outbreak Information Resources and a Health Map, which provides a history of the media coverage of the outbreak since its beginning.

Go to the Ebolavirus Resource

In this issue:

  • New HSL exhibit Building for Education, Research, and Patient Care
  • New class offerings
  • New iOS system released
  • Higher security for mobile devices

... and more

Endnote has released an update called X7.2. The features of this update are unlimited web storage and shared groups for collaboration.  This update is not intended for anyone running Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). If you are running Snow Leopard, please do not install the new update at this time.

An Exhibition
September 19 – December 12, 2014
Hammer Health Sciences Building, Lower Level 2

Using vintage photographs and original documents from the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, the exhibit chronicles the development of the Medical Center from the first groundbreaking in 1925 through the expansion of the 1980's.

While not all the present buildings at the Medical Center could be included, the exhibit features some of its more notable structures: the original Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1928-29), which included homes for Presbyterian Hospital, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Babies Hospital, the Neurological Institute, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the School of Nursing; Bard Hall (1931), the first medical school residence hall; the Hammer Health Sciences Building (1976), housing the Health Sciences Library, classrooms and laboratories; and the Milstein Hospital Building (1988), the Medical Center’s primary patient care facility. 

The exhibit is located on Lower Level 2 of the Hammer Building in the Teaching and Learning Center. It is open to everyone holding valid Columbia University or New York-Presbyterian Hospital identification. Those without authorized access who wish to see the exhibition should contact the email address below to make arrangements to view it.

The exhibit was curated by Stephen E. Novak, Head, Archives & Special Collections, at the Health Sciences Library. For further information contact