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De-stress week student snack break scheduled for December 5

Finals week is rapidly approaching and the end of the semester is drawing near. McGoogan Health Sciences Library is hosting a student snack break on December 5. UNMC Omaha campus students can stop by Level 6 of the library in Wittson Hall (WHM) near the AskUs desk at 10 a.m., grab some healthy snacks (while supplies last), take a study break and help assemble a puzzle. Students at the Norfolk, Lincoln, Kearney and Scottsbluff-Gering campuses can also indulge in snacks provided by McGoogan Library at their respective campuses.

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“A Life Well Lived: Remembering Dr. Stanley M. Truhlsen” online exhibit opens on Dr. Truhlsen’s birthday, November 13

McGoogan Health Sciences Library is delighted to share that the physical exhibit honoring Dr. Stanley M. Truhlsen’s life and career now has a virtual format. In June 2023, the physical display in the first-floor lobby of the Truhlsen Eye Institute opened to the public. With the launch of an online exhibit, attendees from across the metro, Nebraska, and beyond will be able to view Dr. Truhlsen’s lab coat, his awards, tools he personally used and a timeline of his life and works. 

This year marks 10 years of the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute elevating ophthalmology in Nebraska and across the region with top quality eye care and excellence in eye research. The institute, which opened in May 2013, realizes the vision of the late Stanley Truhlsen, MD, former chair of UNMC’s department of ophthalmology, who sought to make the Truhlsen Eye Institute a leader in specialized ophthalmology. 

Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Truhlsen family, the Truhlsen Eye Institute houses a display highlighting the life and career of Dr. Truhlsen and now includes a virtual experience. 

From left: Nancy, William, Stan Truhlsen Sr., Stan Truhlsen Jr., and Barbara, c. 1999
Donated by the Truhlsen Family, from the McGoogan Health Sciences Library Robert S. Wigton Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Individuals interested in learning more about Dr. Truhlsen’s legacy are encouraged to view the online exhibit or stop in to the Truhlsen Eye Institute during business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

McGoogan Session: Native Healers: Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD

As a physician, Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD, committed to walking a line between two cultures. She learned the ways of the white medicine-men, as the first Native American to receive a western medical degree, while still maintaining the traditions of her people, Nebraska’s Omaha Tribe.

Join Carrie Meyer, head of archives and special collections at the McGoogan Library, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte’s life, her causes and lasting legacy. You will also see several of her personal artifacts before her exhibit closes in the Wigton Heritage Center.

Zoom registration required to attend this McGoogan Session.

Learn more about the McGoogan Health Sciences Library Special Collections and Archives.

Author talk with Monica Schmidt

On November 7 at noon, the McGoogan Health Sciences Library will host an author talk with Monica M. Schmidt, MA, LMHC, IADC, LCPC, titled “Late of the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers: Dr. John H. Watson’s Invisible War.” A licensed mental health counselor and Sherlock Holmes expert, Ms. Schmidt will explore the movement from mere literary fiction to a clinically accurate portrayal of a man struggling with what is now known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.    

Everybody knows Sherlock Holmes: he’s an eccentric but incredibly clever London-based detective who, along with his friend Dr. John H. Watson, solves Victorian-era mysteries.  But who is this Watson fellow? Depending upon the author or the actor, sometimes he’s portrayed as an adventurous man of action and in others he’s a befuddled “Boobus Britannicus,” so we’re never sure about him.  Upon their initial meeting, Holmes deduces that Watson was an army doctor wounded in Afghanistan.  What Holmes couldn’t have known was that Watson was a survivor of one of the deadliest battles of the 2nd Afghan War and was struggling to find his footing after being invalided from the service. 

Since 2013, Ms. Schmidt has been a staple in the Sherlockian conference/lecture circuit, typically speaking about Sherlock Holmes and mental health. She received the investiture of “Julia Stoner” from The Baker Street Irregulars in 2019 and “The Church of St. Monica” from The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes in 2015. She practices near Iowa City, Iowa.   

The event will take place in person in the library, room WHM 6033, and via Zoom. Registration is required for the Zoom* link.

*If you do not have current badge access on the UNMC campus, we encourage you to sign up to attend virtually via the Zoom registration link.

Presentation by Mary Lou Falcone October 30

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library, Mary Lou Falcone will present from her recent book, “I Didn’t See It Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss and Lewy Body Dementia.” The October 30 presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 2018 of the Michael F. Sorrell Center* and via Zoom (registration required). 

Mary Lou Falcone is an internationally known classical music publicist/strategist who for five decades has helped guide the careers of prominent artists and provided support for many institutions. Mary Lou has steered the careers of celebrated artists such as Van Cliburn, Gustavo Dudamel, Renée Fleming, Sir Georg Solti, and James Taylor. She also advised many institutions, including Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic. 

Here, she combines her communication skills with her background as a performer and educator with being an advocate for Lewy body dementia (LBD) awareness. 

A drawing for copies of her book will take place via online form

Boxed lunches will be available while supplies last. 

*If you do not have current badge access on the UNMC campus, we encourage you to sign up to attend virtually via the Zoom registration link.