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Writing Retreat Opportunity at Ebling  external link

A Writer’s Retreat

Before you know it, it will be time to get moving with your term paper, dissertation, thesis, novel, research project, or other major writing project. Time is exactly what a writer’s retreat offers. Retreat participants will engage in brief goal-setting exercises followed by time to write. Writing Center staff will be on hand for consultation. Registration is limited to 20 participants for each section, so sign up early. See links below.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Health Sciences Learning Center 3330

Cost: Free
Limited to 20 participants.
Registration for March 6th

AND

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Learning Center 3330

Cost:Free
Limited to 20 participants.
Registration for April 24th

Questions? Contact the Writing Center directly at 263-1992 or classes@writing.wisc.edu

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DMPTool will Help Manage Your Data-Upcoming Workshops  external link

Managing your data is critical to your success, as well as the administrative success of your grant based project.
Join us for two workshops that will help with the DMPTool.
For the March 13th event, Register here.
No registration needed for the April 24th event.
Questions? Morgan Witte at mcwitte@wisc.edu

Data Management Plans 101
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Health Sciences Learning Center, Ebling Library, Room 3330

As more funders require data management plans on grant applications, writing and following an effective DMP is critical to research success. This workshop will introduce the components of a strong DMP – focusing on NIH guidelines – and demonstrate how to use DMPTool online to create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. No prior knowledge of research data management or DMPTool is required. Computers will be available for workshop attendees.

Keys to a Successful Data Management Plan
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Memorial Library Room 126

As more funders require data management plans on grant applications, writing and following an effective DMP is critical to research success. Clare Michaud and Morgan Witte will introduce the components of a strong DMP – with an emphasis on the guidelines for the NSF’s research directorates – and demonstrate how to use DMPTool online to create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Please bring a laptop or tablet if you would like to follow along during the DMPTool demonstration. No prior knowledge of research data management or DMPTool is required.

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Polar Vortex Fallout  external link

Like its students, staff and faculty, UW’s buildings are susceptible to all sorts of weather related concerns. While we all stayed home, or stayed hunkered down, the Health Sciences Learning Center and its Ebling Library had to weather the cold, unaided by thermal blankets, hot toddies and warming fireplaces.

So, when students reviewing for the Boards, Alekses, Alex, Alan and Tess returned to study, the Historical Reading Room was a slightly brisk 59 degrees. The blankets, librarian provided hot cider, and cookies ameliorated the discomfort a bit, but building services was alerted, and, is “working on it.” If ever YOU are uncomfortable with the environment in Ebling, do let us know. We are not only here to help with databases, books, and laptops, but when able, warm beverages.

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The University and Ebling Closures  external link

UW Campus is closing from 5 PM, Tuesday the 29th until 12 PM Thursday, the 31st, due to record low LOW temperatures.

The Ebling Library will be closed during this period. Authorized health sciences students, faculty and staff MAY still be able to access the facility during this using their Wiscard or UW Health ID. However, the UWPD has warned that the buildings might be LOCKED DOWN, so please, try to stay home!

We urge you to use caution during this period, dress appropriately for the cold and minimize time outdoors if walking.

Frost bite can occur in less than 10 minutes, so please be vigilant.

Your Ebling staff.

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Welcome Back, Space News, and Heads Up  external link

Welcome back from the holidays, from adventures, from your families, from, perhaps, life outside of Ebling for the last few weeks.

Please remember that Ebling staff is ready to help with online resources, headsets, data management strategies, historical material, printer snafus, or helping to find a quiet space for studying. Let us know how we can help.

We realize that our enhanced, shared space (Interactive Learning Center, Standardized Patients Suites) can get rather noisy on the 3rd floor. There is also a chance that the Historical Reading Room (HRR), on the 3rd floor, is being used for activities during study time. Hours are posted when the room is being used, so that you can plan ahead for alternate space.

Though such disruptions are the nature of shared space, please know that we are also working on enhanced table lighting in the HRR, and on sound deadening measures between Ebling and the shared space. Still, if noise or distraction is an issue, do let us know.

In more frivolous, but crucial to your artistic side, news, we plan on having the Valentine Making Table available again this year. This popular activity will likely be at Ebling’s entrance or in Room 2320, just adjacent to the entrance. You’ll be able to glitter and glue to your heart’s content. Sort of like Kofi (now a 4th year med) and Karissa (PA) student did last year. Look for it February 11th through the 14th.

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Closed Monday in Honor of MLK’s Birthday  external link

Ebling Library is closed Monday, January 21st, to honor Martin Luther King’s birthday.

Did you know that MLK referred to inequities in health care in a 1966 speech?

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

This fascinating piece from Huffington Post tells the story behind that oft quoted statement.

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Staggering Losses: World War 1 and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918  external link

Currently installed in Ebling’s 3rd floor Historical Reading Room: Staggering Losses: World War 1 & the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Through photographs, postcards, books, newspaper clippings, personal journals and published clinical articles, Staggering Losses conveys a narrative of medical care, casualty management, individual prowess, trench warfare realities, impactful weaponry, and a virulent virus that wreaked havoc on an ill-prepared population. The losses were in the millions. These losses were not just in lives and limbs, but also in livelihoods, students, love, potential children, artistic talents, musical prowess, educations, mental health, and creative minds; a loss of a generation of primarily men, but also women. There was the loss of opportunity and inclusion; Native American, African-American and Latino troops who, usually segregated during the war effort, still contributed to the American effort; particularly the French effort, then came home and continued to be victims of Jim Crow and other restrictive political realities and social agendas.

The loss of people like Canadian, Patrick McCrae, the poet/physician/soldier who wrote In Flanders Fields, then died in the war at 38. The loss of black physician, Urbane Bass, father of four, who volunteered for General Pershing’s American Expeditionary Force (AEF), joining the all-black 93rd Division under French command as a First Lieutenant. While working on wounded soldiers he was hit with shrapnel and both legs were severed. He died before he could be taken from the field, October 17, 1918. Jane Delano, the founder of the Red Cross Nursing Service, who organized the troops of nurses, inspired them to do the arduous work of trying to repair the bodies and spirits of soldiers who were double, triple and quadruple amputees (coined one physician as “trunks,”) and then died at a base camp at the age of 57. There was Harry Dillon, originally from Mondovi, Wisconsin, a UW graduate in the School of Agriculture. He specialized in proper silage for draft horses. He was killed by a shrapnel shell, just a month before the Armistice. Juxtaposed with the loss was the inimitable strength of the survivors, whose losses may have been more nuanced or less visible than those that had died, but no less life altering.

My goal is to bring renewed attention to themes and events that happened 100+ years ago. My mission was to appreciate millions through the mention of a handful. In memorializing a few of the poets, the wounded soldiers, the tireless nurses, the intrepid doctors, and the determined horses, we can honor the individuals that fought in the trenches; the fathers, daughters, sons, and mothers that were lost or cared for others. To acknowledge the grief and loss that our fellow citizens suffered reminds us of our shared humanity. We should never forget the singular individuals that contributed to the larger theater of care and hard-earned resolution.

The exhibition runs through the end of May. Questions? Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, curator. micaela.sullivan-fowler@wisc.edu 608 262-2402

Pay attention to hours, please. Closed to the general public on weekends.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM – All patrons
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – All patrons
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Wiscard (all campus) access only; no public access

Photo of maxillofacial patients in France, from the photos of Roy Bard Sheetz, chronicled in from the National Library of Medicine’s Circulating Now.

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Ebling Abbreviated Hours & Closures for the Holidays  external link

Here are the abbreviated hours for the holiday season.

Winter Break Hours December 21st, 2018 – January 21st, 2019

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM – All patrons
reference service: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – All patrons
reference service: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Wiscard (all campus) access only; no public access
reference service: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
All Days: 24/7 access for approved health-related staff, faculty, students

Exceptions

December 23rd, 2018 – Closed
December 24th, 2018 – Christmas Eve – closed
December 25th, 2018 – Christmas Day – closed
December 26th, 2018 – Close early at 5:00 PM
December 27th, 2018 – Close early at 5:00 PM
December 28th, 2018 – Close early at 5:00 PM
December 31st, 2018 – New Year’s Eve – closed
January 1st, 2019 – New Year’s Day – closed
January 21st, 2019 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – closed

Safe travels and the happiest of holidays. All best wishes for 2019. See you when you return.

The Ebling Staff

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Greg Higby Appreciation  external link

Big news from the UW School of Pharmacy, and our colleague, Greg Higby, Ph.D at their American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP). Professor Higby will be retiring at the end of December, and boy, will those shoes be hard to fill…

Greg has been Executive Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy since 1988. He received his B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (under Glenn Sonndecker). Higby has also served as the Editor of Pharmacy in History from 1986 to the present.

There are lots of professional accolades below, but the important thing to know is that Greg has always been a stalwart supporter of Ebling Library, and especially its Rare Books & Special Collections. He has used the Collections extensively for his own research and has incorporated the early 20th century pharmacy and pharmaceutical journals into his teaching. He’s a good friend, great story teller, and the most admirable keeper of the historical pharmacy “flame.” He will be sorely missed.

Higby’s publications include the books, In Service to American Pharmacy: The Professional Life of William Procter, Jr. (1992) and The Spirit of Voluntarism: The Unites States Pharmacopeia 1820-1995 (co-authored with Lee Anderson). He has co-edited about another dozen books for the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy including Pill Peddlers, American Pharmacy: A Collection of Historical Essays, and Drugstore Memories.

Higby’s honors include the Edward Kremers Award, the Schelenz Medal, and the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award. He was elected to the honorific International Academy of the History of Pharmacy in 1991. Higby is a registered pharmacist in the state of Michigan. His hobbies include music (playing trombone and recorder), recreational biking, and watching English Premier League football.

After December Greg will stay connected to the Institute and the School in a part time capacity, curating some of AIHP’s collections and teaching the History of Pharmacy survey. Please join us in congratulating Professor Higby! greg.higby@wisc.edu

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Closed for Thanksgiving  external link

To our potential users,

Ebling will be closed, as usual on Thanksgiving. We are open to all patrons on Friday, November 23rd, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM, with student staffing. After hour access is, as usual, limited to health sciences students, faculty and staff.

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.

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