Got Drugs? That’s the question the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative is asking. The program promotes an opportunity to properly dispose of expired and unneeded prescription drugs. In recent years, over 2 million pounds of prescription drugs were taken out of circulation and disposed of properly. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there has been no evidence of human health effects from prescription drug remnants on the environment thus far, however precautionary measures are still in affect to prevent cases from developing. So while you embark on this year’s spring cleaning, keep prescription drugs in mind.
Save the Date:
Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
For more info, visit:
To find a drop off location near you, visit:
The last official day to buy Starbucks coffee and other goodies from the kiosk in the Resource Center building is today March 28th. The coffee kiosk in the atrium will remain open during their normal hours. There will be a few small changes in the cafeteria until an agreement in the food service department is reached.
These same changes will take place at the Dental location.
There will be yet another temporary change in traffic on block of Roman Street between Tulane and Gravier starting Wednesday, March 20th. Below find the text from an email from facilities services.
The construction of the underground utility piping along South Roman Street continues. The contractor is nearing completion of pipe installation under the sidewalk this week and will commence trenching across South Roman Street at the intersection with Tulane Avenue at 6:00 AM on Wednesday morning, March 20, 2013. Consequently, South Roman Street will switch to two-way local traffic accessible only from the Gravier Street end. The parking garage entrance lanes and exit lanes will remain open. The intersection of Tulane Avenue and South Roman will be closed to traffic, therefore users should enter from the Gravier Street end and will exit that same direction when leaving. A map illustrating the street and sidewalk closure can be viewed here:
Thank you for your patience.
The Ische library has added its first self-service scanner. It is located on the 4th floor next to the print station. It is exclusively available for LSUHSC faculty, students and staff. It will allow users to view documents in an eco-friendly way as well as allow each user to customize their scans for better quality.
Saving scanned documents is easy as 1, 2 or 3.
- Save to a USB flash drive
- E-mail document to yourself
- Save to “O” drive – (access it from anywhere on campus or through Citrix)
The bookdrop has temporarily been moved inside the Resource Center building on the 2nd floor between the bookstore and credit union. It will be moved back to its usual location after re-surfacing of the crosswalk is complete (on or about January 2nd).
Access to the Library Commons is possible with an LSUHSC ID during the campus closure; because of the crosswalk re-surfacing, enter the building via the 1st floor.
Any free time during the holidays? Well you might want to take advantage the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course. You will learn CPR techniques to assist people of all ages and how to use an AED. Cost is $50 and it’ll only take approximately 4hours.
For more info, check out the flyer:
PIG (Pediatric Interest Group) is sponsoring a toy drive. Drop off boxes are in Lecture Halls A & B on the 1st floor of the MEB. Last day to donate is Tuesday December 18th, so hurry!
So now that turkey day is over and done with, answer these questions:
- Are you overweight?
- Exercise less than 3x per week?
- Have high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
- Have any immediate relatives with diabetes?
Today there are millions at risk for developing type-2 diabetes. Many people don’t understand the severity of the disease which often leads to stroke, heart disease and even blindness.
You can do a lot to improve your chances of NOT getting type-2 diabetes such as monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels, exercising and being more active, eating healthy, etc.
For more info, please visit:
What: 6th Annual Health & Wellness Event
When: Wednesday November 7th from 10 am – 2 pm
Where: MEB 3rd floor Room S4
Stop by and get a chance to win a lot of prizes including signed Saints photographs, gift cards, and many more! The first 200 people to come and fill out the exit survey will get a Mardi Gras cup printed with the event’s logo! The Wellness Center will also be offering 30 min sessions of some of their group exercise classes in Room S10:
11:00 – 11:30 am: Zumba
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Pilates and Yoga Challenge
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Kickboxing
Brought to you by: Physical Therapy Students Class of 2014
*Edit* Closure has been extended to 6 am on Wednesday, May 30th.
From Saturday May 26th through Tuesday May 29th at 6am, the main stairwell in the S. Roman Street Parking Garage will be closed for resurfacing. There are two alternate stairwells that can be used, as well as the elevator. As a reminder, have your id handy because the alternate stairwells have restricted access which requires you to scan your id to get to the stairwell.
Effective May 21st, the cost of printing for black and white copies will increase 2¢ per page.
Color printing will remain 25¢ per page, for the time being.
Single-Sided – from 8¢ to 10¢
Double-Sided – from 12¢ to 14¢
Color – 25¢ per page
Check out our updated LibGuides, which are our subject and course specific research aids.
You can browse by tag, subject or even by a specific librarian. So far the 9 subjects covered are:
• Allied Health
• Basic Sciences
• Course Specific
• Public Health
When in doubt, use the Need Help? option, during listed operating hours, and get live assistance.
Tomorrow New Orleanians are encouraged to drop off electronics for a recycling event brought to you by LG Electronics USA. In exchange each participant will receive a $50-$150 Best Buy instant savings coupon, that can ONLY be used in the purchase of a qualifiable ENERGY STAR LG flat-panel tv and can ONLY be redeemed between the dates of March 25th and April 7th. The “Do March Right” themed event is so convenient that participants don’t even have to get out of their cars to donate. Recycling reduces the amount of hazardous waste in landfills as well as cut back on the extracting of raw materials from the earth.
Acceptable Items include (but are not limited to):
Computers – CPUs
Home and Cell Phones
For a full list of acceptable items and items that are not accepted, please see the following links:
The onset of the Spring 2012 semester is officially here and the library would like to extend a welcome to patrons both new & old. This might be a refresher for some but for any newcomers, below is some useful information that might assist in your academic career.
Here’s a tidbit about what the library has to offer:
- Reserve Section -Current assigned texts for in-house use only
- Pay Paw Machine – Accepts CASH ONLY (coins NOT accepted)
- Computer Lab -14 computers total, located on the 4th floor
- Popular Reading section (variety of current magazines)
- Daily dose of the Times Picayune Newspaper – 3rd floor
- Study Rooms – 6 total, first come first serve
- Old School Technology – Microfiche machine, Video cassette player, VHS player, etc.
- Printers – both b/w & color prints available
- Copiers – a copy machine is located nearest the elevator on each floor of the library
In addition to books and journals, you can also check out headphones, dry erase markers, ethernet cords and cables for the big screen televisions in the commons area.
The retired professor of surgery, Bert Myers, published a book about x-ray photography. A mere 18 years after the x-ray was discovered by Roentgen, the French scientist Goby took an x-ray of a leaf in 1913 and soon to follow were others that took an interest in the unique and creative art form. Most recently, Myers has been adding color to some of his x-rayed images through Photoshop.
The book mentions four image manipulations: positive, negative, solarized, and line derivation. Below is a positive black & white image of a blue crab.
For more details and an up close look at more photos, the book is available through his website or borrow the library’s copy.
If you aren’t familiar with locating books in our library don’t fret, take a look at our How to find a book tutorial on the library’s homepage (updates coming soon!).