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News From the Libraries: November 2019

Briscoe Library Announces 3rd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition

Briscoe Library is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition! This competition 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. The competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase the UT Health San Antonio community’s creative visual conceptualization of their research.

This is the first year that faculty and staff are invited to participate, and we are excited to see your contributions. Submissions will be accepted from December 1st, 2019 through March 13th, 2020. The awards are listed as follows:
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
IPE Award: $600
Faculty/Staff Award: $400

Visit for more info.

Library Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

As a reminder, Briscoe Library is open 24/7/365 for current faculty, students, and staff of UT Health San Antonio with a valid UT ID for card swipe entry.

During the Thanksgiving Holiday, library doors will be open for more limited hours as follows:

Wednesday, November 27: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 28: Thanksgiving Day – Doors closed
Friday, November 29: University Holiday – Doors closed
Saturday, November 30: Resume normal hours – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 31: Resume normal hours – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library welcome submissions for the 2020 essay competition in memory of Danny Jones, M.L.S., who served as Head of Special Collections at the UT Health San Antonio Library and who was also a Past President of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The essay can be on any topic related to the history of the health sciences, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, or any other health science subject or profession.

The contest is open to current students in any of the schools at UT Health San Antonio, as well as affiliated interns, residents, and fellows. Unpublished essays in broad areas related to the history of the health sciences are eligible for submission. Previous essays not selected are also eligible for re-submission.

Three winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, awarding $250, $150, and $100 for the first 3 places. The awards will be presented during Student Fiesta in April of 2020.

Word Limit
No more than 2500 words

January 31, 2020

Please send entries in PDF format to

For more information, contact Peg Seger at or 210-567-6398.

Student Appreciation Week Highlights

Library therapy dog June was not too sure about Edward Scissorhands
Artist from the Raindrop House demonstrated the art of marbling while students were treated to baklava
Students enjoyed cookies and coloring
Lunch was served at a reception for
artist Carla Yeatts, creator of Carla’s Creatures
Hobblesnot, one of Carla’s Creatures, was on display
Bartholomew, library therapy dog in training, handed out hugs and kisses
2019 marked the 3rd anniversary for the Briscoe Library Student Appreciation Week and we hope there will be many more to come!

Remember the Library Front Desk?

Well, it’s gone! New space is available and we are asking for your input.
Come on in to let us know your ideas.