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News From the Libraries: January 2020

Bihl Haus Arts Exhibit: Una Voz Destada

In conjunction with the February 1, 2020 13th Annual Community Service Learning Conference focusing on Trauma-informed Care, Bihl Haus Arts has installed an exhibit Una Voz Destada: The Art, Writings and Trauma of an Immigrant Child in the Briscoe Library. The newly created exhibit has been shown only once before in September of 2019.

These haunting drawings and journal entries are the reflection of a
childhood in excruciating isolation and culture shock. It is the pain of
an immigrant child who, rather than reject her ancestral language and
identity, chooses to adopt selective mutism, and say nothing at all.

The exhibit displays the work of Rocío Alvarado who at 12, moved to El Paso, Texas, from her home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

What should have been the picture-
postcard dream of a life and an education in the U.S. quickly
becomes a nightmare of in-school abuse — emotional, physical and

Later in life, Rocío went on to teach for several years as a dual language teacher in San Antonio and Somerset, Texas. Her notebook (upon which the exhibit is based) was not discovered until January 2018, more than two years after her death from cancer at the age of 54.

Briscoe Buddies – January 28

Stressed and need puppy love? Come see June and Angel, Briscoe Library’s own therapy dogs on Friday, February 14, 2020. They will be on the 5th floor, right outside the P.I. Nixon Historical Library.

Don’t worry if you can’t make this visit, Briscoe Buddies will be a monthly occurrence at the library. See our event calendar for future sessions.

June and Angel are certified therapy dogs and are available for other campus visits. For more information on booking the Briscoe Buddies library therapy dog team for your event, contact Andrea Schorr at 210-567-2440/ or Dana Whitmire at 210-567-2464/

Image of Research – Win Up To $600!

Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition is now open! Submit your photo through March 13th, 2020 for a chance to win up to $600. This is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, faculty, and staff from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. This competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase the UT Health community’s creative visual conceptualization of their research.

1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
IPE Award: $600
Faculty/Staff Award: $400

Visit for more info.

2018 1st Place Winner – Jaclyn Merlo

2019 1st Place Winner – Kristina Andrijauskaite

Register Now! Lecture – History of Cardiac Surgery

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Lecture Series

Anti-Vax: 19th Century Insights into a Modern Healthcare Issue

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, Briscoe Library

Jacob Canfield, School of Medicine

Register Here!

Full House for Nixon Lecture by Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Lecture Series continued in the new year with a full house for speaker Ronald Stewart, MD, FACS on the topic History of EMS and Trauma Systems. Dr. Stewart graduated from medical school and completed his surgical residency at UT Health at San Antonio. Following residency, he completed a two-year Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He currently serves as the UT Health Professor and Chair/Dr. Witten B. Russ Chair in Surgery. Since 1996 Dr. Stewart has served as the Board Chair of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma. In May 2000, Governor George W. Bush appointed Dr. Stewart to the Governor’s Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Advisory Council where he has served since that time. He currently is the Vice Chair and the senior member of the Council. He served as the chair of the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma for six years and followed for another six years as the ACS COT Region VI Chief (Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas). He currently serves on the national ACS Committee on Trauma.

Next in the series of lectures is the Experiences of a Congenital Heart Surgeon with speaker John Calhoon, M.D. on Wednesday February 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Howe Conference Room, 5th floor of Briscoe Library. Register here.

Help Us Name Our New Space!

Our new library entrance area is finally nearing completion! Now all it needs is a name. Please drop by the library to give us your suggestion.

Coming soon to the area will be a Keurig coffee machine and microwave. You’ll be able to bring your own K-cup and food of your choice to enjoy while studying or just hanging out with friends and colleagues.

Featured New Books/E-books for January 2020

For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Associate Director of Resource Management.