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Happy Mardi Gras!

Rex 2012 on Napoleon Avenue

 

Both Libraries are closed today in celebration of carnival day! We will re-open at 8 am on Wednesday, February 13th.

Dental Library – Carnival Week Hours

During the week of Mardi Gras, the Dental Library will have abbreviated hours:

Sunday 2/10 ?á ?á ?áClosed

Monday 2/11 ?á ?á 8 am – 5 pm

Tuesday 2/12 ?á ?á Closed (Enjoy the parades!)

Wednesday – Friday 2/13-2/15 ?á ?á ?á8 am-5 pm.

Our regular hours will resume on Sunday 2/17

Happy Mardi Gras!

Ische Library – Carnival Weekend Hours

The Isch?® Library will be open regular hours (8 am to 6 pm) on Friday, February 8th. The Library will be open on Saturday and Sunday (February 9th and 10th) for abbreviated hours. Saturday the hours will be 9:30 am to 3 pm and on Sunday the hours will be 12 noon to 5:30 pm. On Lundi Gras, February 11th the?á?áIsch?® Library?áwill be open 8 am to 5 pm and will be closed on Mardi Gras, February 12th. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, February 13th.

Dental Mardi Gras Hours

The dental library will have reduced hours for the week of Mardi Gras.

  • Sunday, February 19:?á Closed
  • Monday, February 20:?á 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, February 21:?á Closed
  • Wednesday, February 22:?á 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday, February 23:?á 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday, February 24:?á 8:00am – 5:00pm

We will resume regular hours on Sunday, February 26.

Happy Mardi Gras!!!

Carnival Hours – Ische Library

The Carnival Hours for the Isch?® Library are listed below.?á Have a safe (and fun!) Mardi Gras.

Friday, February 17th 8 am – 6 pm Regular Hours
Saturday, February 18th 9:30 am – 3 pm
Sunday, February 19th 12 noon – 5:30 pm
Monday, February 20th 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, February 21st CLOSED University Holiday
Wednesday, February 22nd 8 am – 10 pm Regular Hours

CDC’s Carnival Advisory

Library Shoebox Float - 2010

Library Shoebox Float - 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a Carnival Advisory linked from their main webpage at the moment.

A couple of quick points about the page:

  • New Orleans is the 5th listed city for “most popular Carnival celebrations” after Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Nice, France; Venice, Italy; and Quebec, Canada. I’ll give them Rio & Venice, but really Nice & Quebec have more popular celebrations than we do?
  • “Most people participate in Carnival and Mardi Gras to have fun, but these festivities are also associated with certain health risks, primarily from crime, unsafe food, excessive drinking, risky sex, and heat-related illness.” I don’t think this year we’ll have any heat related illness but you never know with our crazy weather.
  • And, of course, the advisory is written for travelers, not carnival natives/locals who know how to prepare and what to expect.
  • Carnival Weekend Hours

    Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will have altered schedules for carnival weekend and will be closed on Mardi Gras day; additionally, Dental will have reduced hours for days after Mardi Gras for Spring Break.
    The hours are as follows:

    Isché Library
  • Friday, March 4th 8 am – 6 pm Regular Hours
  • Saturday, March 5th 9:30 am – 3 pm
  • Sunday, March 6th 12 noon – 5:30 pm
  • Monday, March 7th 8 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, March 8th CLOSED University Holiday
  • Wednesday, March 9th 8 am – 10 pm Regular Hours
  • Dental Library
  • Friday, March 4th 8 am – 5 pm Regular Hours
  • Saturday, March 5th CLOSED Regular Hours
  • Sunday, March 6 CLOSED
  • Monday, March 7 8 am – 5 pm
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  • Tuesday, March 8th CLOSED University Holiday
  • Wednesday, March 9 8 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday, March 10 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday, March 11 8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday, March 12 CLOSED Regular Hours
  • Sunday, March 13 1:30 – 10 pm Regular Hours
  • Happy Mardi Gras!

    Both the Dental & Isché Libraries are closed today (February 16th) in honor of Mardi Gras. Hope you’re having a great day!

    Mardi Gras/Spring Break @ Dental

    The Dental Library will be open for reduced hours next week in observance of Mardi Gras and spring break at the Dental School. The schedule is as follows:

    Friday, February 12th 8 am – 3 pm
    Saturday, February 13th Closed (Regular Hours)
    Sunday, February 14th CLOSED
    Monday, February 15th 8 am – 5 pm
    Tuesday, February 16th CLOSED University Holiday
    Wednesday, February 17th 8 am – 5 pm
    Thursday, February 18th 8 am – 5 pm
    Friday, February 19th 8 am – 5 pm
    Saturday, February 20th Closed (Regular Hours)
    Sunday, February 21st 1:30 pm – 10 pm (Regular Hours)

    Have fun & be safe!

    Mardi Gras Hours @ Ische

    The Isché Library will have reduced hours for the final weekend of carnival and will be closed on Mardi Gras. The schedule will be as follows:

    Friday, February 12th 8 am – 4 pm
    Saturday, February 13th 9:30 am – 3 pm
    Sunday, February 14th 12 noon – 5:30 pm
    Monday, February 15th 8 am – 5 pm
    Tuesday, February 16th CLOSED University Holiday
    Wednesday, February 17th 8 am – 12 midnight (Regular Hours)

    Have fun & be safe!

    Mardi Gras Hours

    The Isché Library will be open the following hours for Mardi Gras weekend:

    Friday, February 20th 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Regular Hours)
    Saturday, February 21st 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Sunday, February 22nd 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Monday, February 23rd 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 24th CLOSED University Holiday
    Wednesday, February 25th 8 a.m. to 12 midnight (Regular Hours)

    The Dental Library Mardi Gras/Spring Break hours will be:

    Friday, February 20th 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Regular Hours)
    Saturday, February 21st CLOSED (Regular Hours)
    Sunday, February 22nd CLOSED
    Monday, February 23rd 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 24th CLOSED University Holiday
    Wednesday, February 25th 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, February 26th 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday, February 27th 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday, February 28th CLOSED (Regular Hours)
    Sunday, February 22nd 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Regular Hours)

    Mass Gatherings and Public Health

    Ever wonder why you always get sick at Mardi Gras? Surely it couldn’t be the mass consumption of food and drink combined with the scrambling around outside in all types of weather. Overindulgence aside, the “Mardi Gras malaise” sprang to my mind when I ran across “Public Health Surveillance for Mass Gatherings” (full text PDF) from the Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Lombardo, J.S., et al.; Vol. 27, No. 4 (2008):

    Abstract:
    Mass gatherings represent specific challenges for public health officials because of the health risks associated with crowd size and duration of stay. In addition, population movement requires public health departments to interact across jurisdictional boundaries to identify risks and disease-management solutions. However, federal privacy laws restrict the sharing of patient data among public health departments in multiple jurisdictions. This article examines previous disease surveillance practices by public health officials in planning for mass events
    and describes a simple approach for sharing health-risk information that was employed in 2007 during Super Bowl XLI by the health departments of Indiana, Marion County, Cook County, and Miami-Dade County.

    Want more? In honor of the Inauguration, Superbowl, and other large spectacles, the National Library of Medicine has put together a fresh new bibliography on Public Health Preparations for Mass Gatherings.

    Medical dignitaries grace Carnival’s conclusion

    Mardi Gras is over, but we can’t resist one final Carnival connection between LSUHSC and the glittering courts of faux royalty.

    If you read Sunday’s (2-10-08) Times-Picayune Living section’s “Splendid ending: a confluence of crowns”, you may have noticed that 1982 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Bengt I. Samuelsson attended the Rex Ball. Dr. Samuelsson and his colleagues received the 1982 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work with prostaglandins and related biologically active substances. Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Director of the LSU Neuroscience Center of Excellence, also made mention. He took a day off from synaptic signaling to sling beads at Carnival revelers Tuesday morning.

    (Eds note: If you have any boeuf gras left, Dr. B, the library is taking donations!)

    Mardi Gras on PubMed

    There are 13 articles in PubMed with the keyword Mardi Gras. These articles cover eye injuries, disaster care, sexual behavior, and tattoo removal. Maybe someone at LSUHSC will use this year’s experience to add to the list?

    Carnival Weekend Hours

    The Isché Library will be open for reduced hours this coming weekend (February 2nd & 3rd). The hours for Mardi Gras are as follows:
    Friday, Feb. 1st      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Regular Hours)
    Saturday, Feb. 2nd      9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Sunday, Feb. 3rd      9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Monday, Feb. 4th      8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, Feb. 5th     CLOSED (University Holiday)
    Wednesday, Feb. 6th      8 a.m. to 12 midnight (Regular Hours)