YSM Reunion Weekend - May 29-31, 2015

21 April 2015 - 1:52pm by Andy Hickner

The annual Yale School of Medicine Reunion Weekend is approaching.  As part of Reunion Weekend, the Library invites YSM alumni and friends to a number of events:

Friday, May 29
"The Modern Medical Library: “It’s all on the Internet! Isn’t it?” 3-4pm

Innovation and technology are transforming many industries, and libraries have not been immune to radical change. In this context some wonder about the relevance of libraries today. Join a panel of Cushing/Whitney Medical Librarians as they talk about how their roles have changed to meet the needs of the medical community. Hear about their diverse roles as research partners, and the fascinating ways they support the work of the Medical Center’s students, clinicians, scientists and educators.

Saturday, May 30

Light Continental Breakfast, 8-9am

"Treasures of the Medical Library," 2-3pm and 3-4pm

Enjoy a guided tour through the current exhibits at the Library: “Preserving Form, Preserving Content: Caring for Collections at the Medical Library” explores preservation efforts to care for the Medical Library’s important and varied collections, keeping them accessible for future generations of researchers. “Baldwin’s Patent Medicines,” a series of letterpress posters from the late 19th century, advertises the Baldwin Patent Medicine Company’s specific tonics and pills for an astonishing range of complaints. “100 Years of Public Health at Yale:” One of the oldest accredited schools of public health in this country, the school advances public health through research, education and practice. This exhibit examines the rise of public health at Yale through present day. And finally, tucked downstairs in the library is the Cushing Center: visit this one-of-a-kind center including the unique Brain Tumor Registry and the drawings, photographs and rare book collection of Dr. Harvey Cushing.

Other activities

Medical Treasure Hunters

Children ages 5-12 are invited to follow a self-guided, parent-assisted hunt for some of the Library’s extraordinary and amazing treasures. Maps and hunt instructions will be available at the Circulation Desk.

Can You Help the Library Identify Mystery Photographs?

Over the years, the Medical Historical Library has accumulated a collection of photographs representing many great people, places and events.  However, we need your help to identify who, where, and what are in some of our photographs! We hope you can help the Library as we work to preserve Yale’s history. Be on the lookout for our packet of photographs in the entrance to the Library.

Add your thesis to the Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library!

The Cushing/Whitney Library is digitizing many of our former student theses to add to the digital archives at http://ymtdl.med.yale.edu. If you would like your thesis added to the repository with worldwide access, please download the permission form (http://tinyurl.com/pm9b2f2) or contact Nathan Rupp (nathan.rupp@yale.edu or 203-737-2960) with questions. Theses will be added in batches, over the course of the year.

For more information about Reunion Weekend, click here.