Previous Exhibits 2009

2009 Exhibits

November 5 - January 29 

Art from CU Denver Faculty, Staff and Students


The first juried exhibition had an abundance of submissions so there are two shows to accomodate all of the artists.

September - October

Look what I found in the basement!

Revealing PC computer stuff you haven’t seen in years!! Bernard A. Karshmer, MBA, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Dentistry and Orthodontics    The Look what I found in the basement! exhibit features several generations of personal computers - some dating back to the 1980s.  In about twenty short years the computer has morphed from room-sized mainframes with limited computing power to ever smaller notebook and subnotebook models with astounding computational power.  The physical history of this metamorphosis has been kept on shelves and boxes in computer enthusiast's basements.  While most are still functional, they have little or no place in 21st Century computing.  None-the-less, these memorable machines are interesting and allow us a serial snapshot of the evolution of the tool that has revolutionized science, art and literature.

April – June, 2009

Changing the Face of Medicine

The Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit honors the lives and achievements of American women in medicine - both past and present. The traveling exhibition Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Physicians was developed by the Exhibition Program of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The American Medical Women’s Association provided additional support.

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An opening reception on April 10, 2009 featured a performance by Susan Marie Frontczak on the life of Marie Curie. Performance actress Linda Gray Kelly brought history to life in A Lady Alone, Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. on May 14, 2009.

April 22, 2009 

When should science be censored? The Pernkopf Atlas - A case in point


Pernkopf's atlas has been considered one of the important anatomical atlases since the work of Vesalius. However, research in the mid 1990's has led to the conclusion that Pernkopf used bodies of victims executed by the Nazi's for his drawings.  What does this mean for this atlas? Should it no longer be used? Or is using the atlas a tribute for those that were killed? For libraries, "the ALA Bill of Rights states that 'materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or the views of those contributing to their creation.'" What responsibility does the library have in regards to this atlas? Join us for a discussion about the various ethical issues surrounding this atlas in teaching, education and librarianship.

ATLAS, M. C. Ethics and access to teaching materials in the medical library: the case of the Pernkopf atlas. Bull Med Libr Assoc 2001 Jan;89(1):56.

April 22, 2009 - When should science be censored? The Pernkopf Atlas - A case in point         Speaker - Michel Atlas         Noon-1:30 p.m., Research 2, room 2100         Overview 20 minutes, Moderator - Erin Egan, MD, JD

April 21, 2009 - Holocaust in contemporary Bioethics program -         MAD, BAD, or EVIL: How physician healers turn to torture and murder         Speaker - Michael A. Grodin, MD         Noon - 1:00 p.m., Ed 2 North, room 1102         Panel discussion: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

February 10 - 12, 2009

Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday Exhibit - February 12, 1809 - April 18, 1882

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February 12, 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. The Health Sciences Library of the University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus hosted a series of events to celebrate the occasion and Darwin’s role in the advancement of the sciences today. 

AN EXHIBIT of Charles Darwin’s writings and the writings of his contemporaries, friends, foes, and mentors, will be displayed in the Library's Atrium throughout the month of February in honor of Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his most influential work, On the Origin of Species. The titles in the exhibit, which illustrates Darwin’s career and interactions with other members of the British scientific community of his time, are drawn from the library’s rare and circulating collections.

February 10th, noon – 1pm - Professor Gabriel Finkelstein of the University of Colorado Denver History Department  will speak on “Why Darwin Was English.” Why the theory of evolution came out of England and not Germany. – Teaching Labs 1 & 2 (1st floor)

February 11th, noon – 1pm - Professor Michael Klymkowsky of the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. [Title of his presentation is forthcoming.]  – Reading Room (3rd floor)

February 12th, noon – 1pm - Dr. Bruce Paton, cardiologist, historian, and professor emeritus University of Colorado Denver, will give a presentation on "Charles Darwin:  World's Most Productive Invalid."  – Teaching Labs 1 & 2 (1st floor)

BOOK EXHIBITS - During each of the noon time lectures, the Health Sciences Library  will display several rare items from the collection.  There will also be a continuous display in the library atrium of related books.

BIRTHDAY CAKE - February 12th at noon.

January - March

Waterways by Jude Morales

Jude Morales, a local Denver artist and CU Denver graduate, has works entitled “Waterways” in the Health Sciences Library’s Third Floor Gallery.    Waterways is a collection of pieces inspired by the Cherry Creek pathway as it runs through downtown Denver and the Platte River pathway that stretches across lower downtown Denver (LoDo).  These waterways are lifelines of the city of Denver and are surrounded by the eclectic mix of architecture, both old and new, that emanates the city’s personality.  Each piece has been constructed using a collage technique on wood.  As a result, texture, depth and patterns are showcased.


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