On Oct. 1, Laupus Library will host an opening reception for a new art collection by Brody School of Medicine faculty member Walter J. Pories. The works display a range of talent and interests for Pories, who serves as a Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology and the Director of Brody’s Metabolic Surgery Research Group.
Dr. Pories calls the collection of cartoons, sculptures, water colors and digital art his “reflection on medicine, science and academia.”
With his myriad of responsibilities as a faculty leader at one of the region’s top medical schools, it’s a wonder that Dr. Pories has ample creative energy to channel into works of art he creates. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a peek into the mind of one of our campus’ most creative, innovative leaders.
The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery. If you can’t make the reception, be sure to drop by the gallery later this fall. The art will be on display through Dec. 6.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ecu.edu/csdhs/laupuslibrary/events/artasavocation/drwalterpories.cfm
–Kelly Rogers Dilda
Fishing and farming are a way of life for many in eastern North Carolina, providing food and products for millions.
And in promoting safe and healthy agricultural production, the N.C. Agromedicine Institute joined with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and N.C. Cooperative Extension to facilitate a proclamation from Gov. Pat McCrory naming Sept. 15-21 Farm Safety and Health Week in North Carolina.
The proclamation highlights several facts:
The N.C. Agromedicine Institute conducts and promotes research, intervention, outreach and education to improve the health and safety of the agricultural community including farmers, farm workers, foresters, fishers and their families. Member universities are East Carolina University, North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University. Robin Tutor-Marcom is director of the N.C. Agromedicine Institute, project manager of the AgriSafe Network of North Carolina and adjunct professor of public health in the Brody School of Medicine.
East Carolina University’s Beta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International will receive its 11th Chapter Key Award at the 42nd Biennial Convention to be held Nov. 16-20 in Indianapolis.
Sigma Theta Tau is the international honor society of nursing. The key award recognizes chapters that successfully recruit and retain members, generate publicity and programming, provide leadership development and foster international collaboration.
Only one other chapter in the world has earned as many Chapter Key Awards, said Dr. Pamela J. Reis, assistant professor of nursing and president of the Beta Nu chapter.
“I’m grateful to all members of Beta Nu past and present who have worked hard for the past 39 years to make our chapter one of distinction and excellence,” Reis said.
This fall, Laupus Library has a new tool that expands remote access for students and faculty.
Division of Health Sciences’ faculty and students now have access to Browzine, a tablet-compatible application that serves as a digital library for academic publications. Beginning this semester, faculty and students can access the service for free, 24 hours a day. (Perfect for our many on-the-go students and teachers, who are often training, learning and treating patients outside of campus.)
The best part: use your Pirate ID and password to access the publications.
Here at Laupus, we’ve been keeping a close eye on similar emerging tools that offer remote access to journals, research publications and archived documents. In fact, we’ve brought several of them to campus in just the past year. Browzine is an exciting new achievement in this arena because of the way it instantly updates its publications with the latest editions – and notifies users of new versions through “push” notifications automatically served to their device.
What’s more, the user-friendly platform makes it easier than ever to search, find, read and save publications. Once downloaded, article pages can be manipulated just like a regular PDF, allowing users to pinch, zoom, swipe and scroll selected areas of the article for a closer look. And, anything can be saved for later on a virtual bookshelf that’s sorted by subject, or alphabetically.
Take a quick tour of the app here: http://vimeo.com/52663192?autoplay=1. Happy browsing!