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Archive for February, 2007

Changing the Face of Medicine at the Detroit Public Library March 16-April 13

Monday, February 26th, 2007

The Detroit Public Library and the Wayne State University Library System, in collaboration with the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Friends Foundation of the Detroit Public Library are sponsoring a traveling exhibit called “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians”, an exhibition that honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. It will be on display at the Detroit Public Library from March 6 – April 13. It will be at the Main Library, located at 5201 Woodward, in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center. Exhibit hours are Tuesday & Wednesday, noon – 8 pm; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1-6 pm.

Changing the Face of Medicine tells the remarkable story of how American women who wanted to practice medicine have struggled over the past two centuries to gain access to medical education and to work in the specialty they chose. The exhibit’s interactive kiosks provide educational activities, information about medical careers, and biographies of outstanding women physicians.

Visit the exhibit’s Web site at Changing the Face of Medicine.

Middle and high school students, particularly young women, are invited to view the exhibit.

Four special public events are planned as part of exhibit programming:

Saturday, March 3, 1 – 4 pm, Informal tour of exhibit for teachers & media
For information about press preview, contact 313-833-4042

Wednesday, March 14, Book Talk: Letters to My Sisters: Plain Truths and Straightforward Advice from a Gynecologist, Ngozi Osuagwu, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Noon, Skillman Branch Library, 121 Gratiot; 6 pm, Hubbard Branch Library, 12929 W. McNichols. Free and open to public.

Wednesday, March 21, 6 – 8 pm, Main Library, “A Fireside Chat with Local Women Physicians. Moderated by Yvonne M. Friday, M.D., Director, Undergraduate Education, Pediatrics Dept., Wayne State University, School of Medicine. Several women doctors will join Dr. Friday for an informal conversation about why and how they became physicians and challenges they faced. Free and open to public.

Saturday, March 24, 11 am – 2:30 pm; Girl Talk Luncheon: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Medical School and Being a Physician at Main Library. Young women are invited to learn about the medical school experience and life as a physician. Sophie Womack, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs, Harper and Hutzel Hospitals, will be the keynote speaker and Kertia Black, M.D., Assistant Dean, WSU School of Medicine will moderate the discussion. Nancy Galster, Coordinator of WSU’s MedStart Program will discuss how the program prepares students for medical school. The Girl Talk Luncheon is offered without charge but requires pre-registration by calling 313-833-4042. Participation is limited to 50 students.

All programming is offered without charge. For the full exhibit brochure, please click below.

Exhibit brochure (pdf_small17x17 2.4MB PDF)

Local Activist Grace Lee Boggs Speaks at Proclamation and Exhibit Opening for Women’s History Month, March 1 at UGL

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Join the Wayne State University President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Library System and the Women’s Studies Program on March 1st at noon the atrium of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library for the annual of the President’s Proclamation recognizing Women’s History Month and the opening of “Why Study Women?”a display focusing on the mission and growth of Women’s Studies programs, regionally and nationally, and on how Wayne State University’s Women’s Studies Program compares.

Following the proclamation at 12:15 p.m., Grace Lee Boggs, co-founder of the Beloved Communities Initiative, will speak on “Born Female: Growing into Feminism and Movement Building,” in the Bernath Auditorium at the UGL, with a reception in the atrium following her speech.

Grace Lee Boggs is an activist, writer and speaker who lives in Detroit. Her sixty-five years of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements of the 20th century, including the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Women’s Movements.

Bogg’s speech and the opening of Women’s History Month proclamation and exhibit will be videotaped as part of the Detroit African American History Project (

Off-campus and DMC Access to E-resources Made Easy

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

All School of Medicine students, faculty and staff can use a new way of accessing licensed library resources — increasing ease of access and eliminating past problems with e-books and some e-journal sites. Use of this new method – the Virtual Private Network – is most effective from the Detroit Medical Center facilities but can also be used from any location with any Web browser and Internet connection:

Go to:

Enter the same login and password you use for your SOM e-mail account

Then, in the blank box next to the word BROWSE enter any URL such as

Until you log-off you will be recognized by the university network – without the need for additional passwords. If you are a SOM affiliate and do not have an e-mail account, to obtain these credentials go to

University faculty affiliated with all other colleges can enjoy the identical service by pointing your browser to: and using the WSU Access ID/PipelineID and its password for access.

Please let us know if you need assistance or have further questions.

Information Services for the Health Sciences 313.577.1094

NCA Accreditation visit February 12-14, 2007

Friday, February 9th, 2007

February 12-14 the a team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will be visiting Wayne State University to evaluate whether the University continues to meet the requirements for accreditation.

You can visit the preperation website.

Current Law Journal Content (CLJC)

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Washington and Lee University School of Law provides free access to table of contents of over 1200 law journals. The web address for this service is

This web page provides a high level of customized awareness services. It allows you to view table of contents for law journal issues, keyword search article citations & abstracts sorted by country, and link from an article citation to the full text in Lexis, Westlaw, BEPress, SSRN and other databases.

Dynamically produced RSS feeds of law journals pages are also available. Over 1250 feeds are now included in the ‘cljc.opml’ file placed in the ‘RSS’ folder of the Pipeline Law School and Law Library portal; use your RSS reader to import this file.

This new electronic resource is now included in the “Articles and Databases” page that you can reach by following the “Find Articles and Databases” link of the Law Library home page.

Journal of Tort Law-new e-resource

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

The Law Library is pleased to announce the subscription to Journal of Tort Law (JTL) via our BEPress subscription. Its fist issue is already posted.


To access this journal from campus or remotely, you have to search its title via the WSU Libraries Online Journals web page located at

Click on “ResearchNow” link in the retrieved record. The browser will display the Berkeley Electronic Press web page for JTL.


On this page you can also configure several alert services for this resource: e-mail, customized searches (‘bealert’) and RSS feed.