History & Special Collections for the Sciences has purchased each new release of GIANTmicrobes® since 2004 and recently passed the century mark. 108 “plush stuffed-animal microbes [realia]” currently are on display in a case in the lobby of the Biomedical Library.
GIANTmicrobes are made to look like bacteria, blood cells, viruses, and other microbes [...]
June – September Powell Library 2nd Floor Rotunda Free
Peepshows, caskets, and microscopes all are things found in vaults and back-room storage areas in UCLA Library Special Collections that have a wealth of historical value. Yet the lives of these objects extend beyond the Library. Microscopes are a pervasive emblem of contemporary science, but [...]
A mini-exhibit of reproductions of the late Where the Wild Things Are children’s book author/artist Maurice Sendak’s first illustrations in a mass-market publication, Atomics for the Millions, is on display in the Science and Engineering Library/EMS this month.
Sendak’s high school physics teacher, Hyman Ruchlis, co-authored the book in 1947 with Maxwell Leigh Eidenhoff, [...]
Join the UCLA Biomedical Library on April 4, 2012 from 12pm to 1pm for a panel of inspirational local women in medicine. Light refreshments will be served.
In addition to the panel, make sure to check out the exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation [...]
For Winter Quarter 2012, SEL/EMS (8th floor Boelter Hall) will have an exhibit of Science Manga at the Reference Credenza. These items are available for 2 day loan, renewable in person or online in the UCLA Library Catalog in “My Account.” After Winter Quarter, you can find these titles in the College Library’s [...]
Cover of the pamphlet
The Story of Air Conditioning, a fact-filled 16-page pamphlet distributed by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Machinery Association sometime between 1940 and 1953, is available for reading at History & Special Collections for the Sciences on the 4th floor of the Biomedical Library. It also is online at: [...]
On display in the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library lobby is one of 7,000 unused Space Shuttle tiles donated by NASA to schools and universities “that want to share technology and a piece of space history with their students,” according to the NASA Exploring Schools’ NES Teachers Corner blog.
Estimated to cost about [...]