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Monday, October 19, 2015

Fake Doctors Real Problems

Share your thoughts in the comments section about how fake doctors address real world problems. As seen in the October 2015 issue of Stacked!

J and K Virtual Reality Learning Center

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The Pumerantz Library is the home to the J and K Virtual Reality Learning Center (VRLC). Within the VRLC are four pieces of instructional tech, Anatomage, zSpace, Occulus Rift and iPads. These pieces of technology exist at other institutions individually, what makes the VRLC unique is that they are all combined in one space and used with one another. This virtual component, combined with traditional gross anatomy, makes for a richer, more innovative curriculum.

Anatomage is a virtual cadaver that users may rotate through 360 degrees, slice through the entire cadaver, remove or highlight certain anatomical structures.

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zSpace uses 3D glasses and a stylus to manipulate and "dissect" anatomical structures.

Our two Occulus Rift headsets are pre-loaded with "tours" of the ear, head and throat and allows users to move through and listen to instruction about each section of the anatomy.

The iPads are loaded with anatomy apps provided by fusion.tech at Stanford.

Also unique to the VRLC is that after instruction has concluded for the day, faculty may reserve the room to create content for future lessons, and students may reserve the individual VRLC components for study. Both faculty and students must complete an instructional session with library staff to certify that they know what each item does and what they can and can't do with them.

For details or upcoming instructional session information please contact 909-469-5323 or email reference@westernu.edu.

Monday, September 28, 2015

National Medical Librarians Month

This year to celebrate NMLM the librarians of the Pumerantz Library want you to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. To help you get prepared we have the following displays and events planned. 

  • Zombie Survival Prep improvised defense weapons display – all month long, Museum
  • 10 C’s of Survival display – all month long – 2nd floor stairwell
  • On campus interlibrary loan office delivery – All month long
  • Screening of Zombieland Oct. 28 @ 6:30 pm. Please register

We will also offer the following training session

Our perennial favorite events will make a comeback
  • Fine Free Friday – Oct. 16
  • Halloween photo contest, take a picture in your Halloween costume with the library in the background and submit with the following #PumerantzHalloween on Oct. 30- 31 @pumerantzlib or Facebook
  • Halloween “trick or trick” at the library 1st & 2nd floor desks – Oct. 30-31

If you have any questions please contact 909-469-5323 ask for Reference or email reference@westernu.edu for more information. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Library Study Room Reservation System Upgrade

The Pumerantz Library Study Room Reservation system has been updated! Our new system will feel similar to the old with several visual and functional improvements. 

You will now be able to see a picture and details for the room you are reserving, add accessories like marker kits and headphones, invite other students to join you, and choose when you receive emails from the system. 

To use the new features, log in with your WesternU email username and password by clicking the “Reserve a Study Room” link on the Library’s homepage (http://www.westernu.edu/library) or navigating directly to https://booked.westernu.edu. More information on Booked can be found through our user guide here.

If you have bookmarked our previous reservation system, please remember to change it to booked.westernu.edu.

For more information contact the library at 909.469.5323 or email circ@westernu.edu.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pardon our dust

UPDATE - The study carrels have been moved back and you may resume using them on the 2nd floor of the Library.

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

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.