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News From the Libraries: December 2020

Briscoe Library Holiday Hours

Briscoe Library's Winter Break Hours: 

Fri. 12/18 - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Planned power outage begins at 6:00 p.m.)

Sat. 12/19 - Closed (Power outage continues)

Sun. 12/20 - Closed (Power outage continues until 6:00 p.m.)

Mon. 12/21 - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Tues. 12/22 - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Wed. 12/23 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Thurs. 12/24 - Closed (Christmas Eve) 

Fri. 12/25 - Closed (Christmas Day) 

Sat. 12/26 - Closed 

Sun. 12/27 - Closed 

Mon. 12/28 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tues. 12/29 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wed. 12/30 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Thurs. 12/31 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Fri. 1/1 - Closed (New Year's Day) 

Sat. 1/2 - Closed 

Sun. 1/3 - Closed 

Mon. 1/4 - 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (normal hours resume) 

Our very best wishes to all for a healthy and happy holiday season!

Submit Your Photo for Image of Research

Briscoe Library's 4th Annual Image of Research Photography Competition is now open for submissions! 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.

Submissions are accepted from December 1st, 2020 through March 12th, 2021.

Visit for more info.

Danny Jones Essay Award

Calling All Students!

Make use of your winter break by entering the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Award contest!

$500 First Place

$250 Second Place

$100 Third Place

*All winners will receive an Invitation to present at the 2021 Nixon History of Medicine Lecture Series.

Deadline: Midnight, February 15th, 2021

For more information on the award and judging criteria, please click here.

In recognition of the historical implications of the current world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, applicants this year are encouraged to consider topics related to the history of pandemics and history of health inequities.

This annual essay contest is sponsored by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library in memory of Danny Jones, MLS, former Head of Special Collections at the UT Health Briscoe Library and Past President of the Friends.

Recordings Now Available for the Nixon Lecture Series

In honor of the P.I. Nixon Library's 50th Anniversary, and in light of COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, the Friends of the Nixon Library decided to plan for an expanded series of virtual fall lectures focusing on history of medicine topics with relevant application to the current pandemic. Registrations and attendance hit an all-time high in comparison to Nixon Library in-person lectures given in recent years.

Each of the lectures listed below was recorded and can be viewed at:

Mi Barrio, Mi Salud: How Our Neighborhoods Came to Determine Our Health, by Dr. Christine Drennon

Big Eyes, Big Ears, Big Heart and Little Mouth: The History and Role of Community Health Workers, by Dr. Jason Rosenfeld

Say Her Name: Resurrecting the Medical Lives of Enslaved Women, by Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens

Pandemics & Health Inequities – Stopping History from Repeating Itself, by Dr. Wari Allison

Featured New Books/eBooks for December 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.