Laupus Library heartens students through their hardest trials

“I come to this library purposely during finals week because of the crafts and snacks they plan,” said Margaret Barry, graduating senior in the College of Nursing. “It makes us feel better, like we are being looked after and not forgotten during the hard times. Some of us are struggling, so the ‘Hey, we are looking out for you,’ and the ‘We want you to do well,’ support means a lot.”

Break away for a sweet retreat at Laupus

Laupus Library will be offering its dedicated students an array of opportunities for relaxation and recreation during exams week. The library’s staff hopes students will take a quick break from their studious preparations to ease tension, pressure and anxiety — even if only for a few short minutes.

Register Now: 2018 Health Sciences Author Recognition Awards

Laupus Library created the program in 2005 as an opportunity for both faculty and staff to be honored for their published research and scholarly contributions to their area of study. This year’s eligibility criteria includes books, book chapters, articles in peer-reviewed journals and other creative works published between July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, to be registered for recognition. Creative works are inclusive of, but not limited to, academic abstracts, editorials/letters to the editor, and scholarly reviews in peer-reviewed journals; published educational materials, conference presentations, proceedings papers, and visual media.

Country Doctor Museum celebrates 50 years on April 21

A daylong celebration at the oldest museum in the nation dedicated to the history of rural health care will be held Saturday, April 21. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Country Doctor Museum will host “History Alive! A 50th Anniversary Celebration” – a family-friendly event that aims to offer visitors a glimpse into the past. Free activities will include museum tours, a petting zoo and horse-drawn carriage rides from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Laupus Library demonstrates how to care for cultural heritage

Join Laupus Library’s History Collections staff on April 16-19 for a series of demonstrations about preserving artifacts and manuscripts. Learn more about book preservation, caring for photographs, digitizing items for the database, performing conservation on artifacts and archival materials, packing and storing family heirlooms, and more. Handouts and supplemental materials will be available each day.

Laupus Library’s leadership worthy of national celebration

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study — they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

“Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine” explains the disparity of mortality

The Medical History Interest Group will host “Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine,” presented by Dr. Margaret Humphreys, the Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine at Duke University, on Mar. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery. Humphrey’s talk will explore the ways in which social determinants of health, particularly nutritious food and nursing care, explain much of this differential mortality.

OPENING APRIL 10: Laupus Library exhibit shares stories of human emotion

Laupus Library will open the art exhibit “Eye Rain and Heart Cramps,” with a 4:30-6:30 p.m. opening reception on April 10 in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery on the fourth floor of the library. On display through June 1, the exhibit showcases a collection of paintings and mixed media artworks by April Holbrook, administrative support specialist for clinical financial services in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. “Art is my therapy,” said Holbrook. “I feel as if every soul on this earth is here to leave some mark on the world and I feel my purpose was to create things to make others feel like they are not alone.”

Laupus offers a glimpse into the role of medical workers during war

Many North Carolinians offered their services to the war effort both at home and abroad. Doctors and nurses volunteered to treat the various ailments and injuries in military hospitals and on the battlefront. Currently on exhibit through March 18 in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery on the fourth floor of Laupus Library, “North Carolina & The Great War: Medical Professionals on the Western Front” offers insight into the work of medical professionals in the war, highlighting the roles of both men and women.