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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pardon our dust

If you visit the Library's second floor, and you are looking for a study carrel, you will notice that they aren't where they have been. That's because we have had to move them out to prep and paint the area.

Once they have completed painting, the carrels and comfortable chairs will be moved back. Stay tuned there is more construction at the Pumerantz Library coming this summer.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Research Mixer

UPDATE
The 2015 research mixer was a resounding success. The Library and the Office of Research & Biotechnology hosted 59 people and displayed 10 posters from faculty, staff, students and one guest. Thank you for all who participated in the mixer. Watch our Facebook page for photos of the event to be posted soon.

The 2nd Annual Research Mixer: Bringing Ideas Together, is co-sponsored by the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library and The Office of Research & Biotechnology. 
The Research Mixer is a great format for both students and faculty to present their most current and cutting-edge research in a friendly, interactive venue. 
This is also an important opportunity to illustrate the power of the WU Research Clusters on campus, which bring together students and faculty from different colleges and experimental paradigms to investigate current critical unresolved problems in the health sciences.
If you would like to display your research poster and to RSVP, please contact Rudy Barreras at rbarreras@westernu.edu or x 5476 by June 17, 2015 to make arrangements. 
We will only be able to display the first 20 posters we receive, so sign up quickly! Posters should be able to fit on a 44” x 65” display board.

When: Wednesday June, 24, 2015
            3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library, first floor lobby

We look forward to seeing you.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Heart Gallery LA Photos

In cooperation with WesternU’s Dr. Robert L. Austin Lecture Series, the Pumerantz Library is currently hosting a photo exhibit that showcases portraits of adoptable children coordinated by The Heart GalleryLA.   

Professional photographer and curator Paula Stoeke donates her time and talents to showcase these amazing children in need of adoptive families.  These striking photos will be on display through the end of May 2015.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Library Preservation Week

The University Archives will be celebrating Library Preservation Week from April 27-May 1 with a series of 3 noontime workshops on “Preserving Your Family Memories:” Workshop I on April 27, “Preserving Family Documents;” Workshop II on April 28, “Preserving Family Photographs;” and Workshop III on May 1, “Preserving Home Movies.” 

The workshops will discuss causes of deterioration, care and handling, and provide storage guidelines and other helpful tips. All workshops will be held in the Library Conference Room from 12 pm to 1 pm. Seating is limited to 20 individuals. 

Click here to register for the workshops today. For more information please contact University Archives at 909-469-5323. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

One Nightstand - Spring 2015

Let us know what you currently are reading for leisure. You share your book titles in the comments field below or go to the library's Facebook page and share your book title there.


This is what is currently being read by library staff:




  • Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
  • Saturday by Ian McEwan
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Infectious diseases and immunization

Stay in the know…

The current exhibit on display at the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library is providing relevant information on selected infectious diseases with information on prevention and immunizations available. The diseases and topics currently on display are:

            History of immunization
            Measles – Treatment and vaccination
            Meningitis & parasitic meningitis – prevention

Two of WesternU’s veterinary professionals have generously loaned the Pumerantz Library their posters on zoonotic diseases. Professor Malika Kachani, DVM, PhD has provided the Library with two posters on Echinoccus granulos and alumnus Roxanna Khorzad, DVM 2008, a poster on Leishmania sp.

We invite you to take a few minutes to come into the Pumerantz Library to view the displays and read through the Measles in the News binder that is updated as new articles come out.  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ex Libris: Medical Bookplate Digital Exhibit

Medical Bookplates from the Collection of Dr.Bert J. Davidson

Have you ever opened an old book to find a label pasted in the front with the slightly Harry Potter-esque “Ex Libris” written on it? Have you then wondered “what devilry is this be-written twixt yon pages?” Now  you can find out a little more about ex libris during the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library exhibit “Ex Libris: Medical Bookplates from the Collection of Dr. Bert Davidson”. 

For a limited time the library will be displaying a number of medically themed bookplates alongside an electronic exhibit on the library’s digitized collections page. Be sure to visit our digitized collections where you can study the bookplates more closely, check out old yearbooks, read about the history of WesternU in our newspaper clippings collection, or access old course catalogs.


Our other digitized collections can be access at: http://cdm15885.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ or through the library website.

If you have any questions about the collection please contact the University Archives at 909-469-8489.