The water will be shut off in the Resource Center Building at 6pm on Friday, September 8th. Both the Isché Library and the Library Commons will be closed during the outage. Water should be restored by 11pm. The Isché Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, September 9th.
The Isché Library has a new location of Secure Shelving. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance with this material.
Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 3rd and 4th for Labor Day. Both Libraries will reopen Tuesday morning at 8am.
Both libraries will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 because of threat of flooding from TS Harvey.
*Resolved Wednesday, August 23rd at 3:15pm*
We discovered this afternoon that Off Campus access to PubMed and to all EBSCOhost databases is returning a 502 error. Our IT support is working to resolve the issue, but we will probably be without off-campus access for the weekend. The same error appears when trying to access the databases through CITRIX.
The Isché Library will be open Summer Hours the weekend before the 4th of July, Saturday 9:30am – 6pm and Sunday 12noon to 10pm. On Monday, July 3rd, the downtown library will be open 8am – 6pm. And closed on the 4th. Summer Hours resume on July 5th and run through the end of the month.
The Dental Library will also be in Summer Hours and will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Dental will be open from 8am – 5pm on Monday July 3rd. And closed on the 4th. Summer Hours resume on the 5th and run through the 16th.
INNOPAC and off campus access to library materials will be down for a scheduled upgrade on Wednesday, June 28th. While we hope the system will be back up quickly, we have allowed an all-day window for this upgrade. The upgrade is expected to start at 5:30am.
The Isché Library will close at 10pm Sunday through Thursday and at 6pm on Fridays for June and July.
It will continue to be open 7 days a week and open at its normal times of 8am Monday through Friday, 9:30am on Saturday and 12noon on Sundays.
- Monday – Thursday 8am-10pm
- Friday 8am-6pm
- Saturday 9:30am-6pm
- Sunday 12noon-10pm
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input for 30 days (starting May 8th) regarding their Hepatitis C Initiative. They are looking for ” innovative mechanisms that will allow us to treat those affected in an economical fashion, drastically reducing the long-term costs associated with untreated Hepatitis C.” Public Comment is via a webform.
Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism.
“The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study co-author Juergen Hahn in the MedlinePlus article. The test was also able to indicate the severity of the autism-related condition with good accuracy.
This new test is a stark contrast to the current approach of diagnosing autism, which entails a consensus from a group of medical professionals. The blood test, on the other hand, looks for key metabolism markers in the child.
The study was small, with less than 200 participants, so more research is planned to follow-up on the claims.
To read more about the study, please visit “Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?”