Throughout New Mexico's history, health professionals have had major/critical impacts on the well-being of New Mexico citizens with advances in maternal and infant care, tuberculosis treatment, epidemiology, biomedical research, midwifery, public health, environmental health, blast injuries, and space medicine to name only a few. This exhibit is in celebration of New Mexico's centennial year, Hispanic Heritage Month, and National Archives Month. Partners include the New Mexico State Archives, who are celebrating National Archives Month. It is on display October 3, 2012 through August 31, 201 in the Domenici Center Auditorium lobby, which is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The idea for the modern bookplate originated in Germany during the 15th Century denoting ownership, a desire to not lose the object, and an elementary form of librarianship. The history of printing and the development of bookplates are intertwined. Before the Gutenberg press was developed around 1440, written works would have been handwritten or produced with a block press, known as “block books.” For this reason books were extremely rare and their preciousness discouraged casual handling or lending. With the Gutenberg press, books proliferated and so did the plates. The exhibit, located in the library on the second floor by the reference collection, will showcase some of the bookplates found in HSLIC’s collections. Exhibit will open August 18 and run through the academic year.
Fungi were one of the first kingdoms to colonize terrestrial surfaces from the Precambrian seas. They have evolved an extraordinary number of shapes and forms. Between one to two million species inhabit the planet. It is a major Clade of life and one of the most important organisms on earth. “Fungi are essential to such crucial activities as decomposition, nutrient cycling, and nutrient transport and are indispensable for achieving sustainable development.” The exhibit, located in the library on the third floor by the reading area, will explore the toxicological and medicinal values of mushrooms while showcasing John Trestrail’s mushroom models gifted to HSLIC’s New Mexico Health Historical Collection. Exhibit will open August 18 and run through the academic year.
Exhibit consists of a photo essay which documents roadside memorials erected by family and friends, in remembrance of loved ones who died as a result of a vehicular accident. In 2010, it is estimated that there were 33,000 roadside fatalities in the U.S. Exhibit is on display in the Domenici Center Auditorium lobby, open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., April 28, 2010 through the academic year.
The inaugural exhibit of the HSC Hall of Discovery is now open. "Making a Difference - a photo essay," speaks to the HSC's missions in education, research, and clinical care; giving the viewer insight into the meaning of these missions. Included in the essay are fifteen photographs selected from Barry Staver's work over the last four years.
The exhibit is located in the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education third floor meeting space and can be viewed during open hours: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. The exhibit is on permanent display.