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Happy May Day everyone!  This month is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and why not spend these longer days out and about.  There are many things to do in Boston like walk the Freedom Trail, go for a bike ride, train for a fun run, or sail along the Charles!  As Boston is “America’s Walking City” there is plenty to explore.  Below are some helpful links to help you get fit!  Perhaps you’ll start today by participating in a Maypole dance!

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Image courtesy of Open Clip Art

Rise to the President’s Challenge…Make physical activity part of your life

HealthFinder: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

You’re It. Get Fit! A Guide to Fitness and Activity Fundamentals

WalkBoston: Maps

 

 

 

The Hirsh Library is excited to be working with Paws 4 People from Tufts’ Grafton Campus to bring  some cute, cuddly canines to help you de-stress.

Boo, Jett, Shinto and Bear will be available for cuddles in Room 507 from 3:30-5pm this Thursday, April 24th. See you there!

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We’d like to wish everyone a great holiday weekend!  With Sunday being Easter and the marathon happening on Patriot’s Day, Boston should be buzzing!  Please note that we will have limited hours on Monday, with the service desk operating on a 12-7PM schedule.

 

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Image courtesy of Open Clip Art

 

Next Tuesday, April 22nd Dr. Dan Jay of the Sackler School with be giving a talk at the Broad Institute for the Cambridge Science Festival.  He will discuss how his scientific experience has played a role in the creative process.  For more information on his artwork, the talk, and the festival please see the links below.

 

Dan Jay

 

http://sackler.tufts.edu/Faculty-and-Research/Faculty-Profiles/Daniel-Jay-Profile

http://www.catalystconversations.net/

http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2014Festival/2014ScheduleOfEvents.aspx?day=5

http://www.danjayart.com/

 

On Sunday, April 13, 2014, all ILLiad requests prior to 1/1/2011 that have a “finished” transaction status (Request Closed or Cancelled) will be deleted from ILLiad. Please take a moment to look through your ILLiad Request history and save any requests that you would like to keep.

To save your requests: log into your account and on the left-hand side menu, choose Request History. Click on the title of the request you would like to keep and either print out or copy the information to your own files.

If you have any questions, please contact hhsl-docdel@tufts.edu.

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In celebration of World Health Day 2014 and the start of National Public Health Week, Tufts PHPD is hosting a day-long event in the Wolff Auditorium at Tufts Medical Center:

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Window of Opportunity for Maternal and Child Health: An Awakening in Guatemala

Optimal nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life can have an enormous impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and rise out of poverty. The health, stability and development of entire communities is built on this basic requirement. Learn how government, the private sector, and civil society have partnered in Guatemala to reduce maternal and child malnutrition by implementing cost-effective actions that optimize nutrition in these vital first 1,000 days.

The exhibition will be open all day in the Atrium and lobby of the Wolff Auditorium.The symposium will run from 3:00pm-5:00pm and will be followed by a formal reception from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Keynote speakers include  Dr. Patricia Palma de Fulladolsa. Dr. Sarbattma Sen, Dr. Odilia Bermudez, and Mr. Alejandro Biguria.

Click here for more information about the event and the full symposium schedule.

Other events for Public Health Week:

Tuesday 4/8, 12-1pm: Panel on Disaster Relief–SK114
Speakers include: Professor Peter Walker, BSc, PhD, Professor Fernando Ona, PhD, MPH, Professor Monica Onyango, PhD (BU), Dr. David Schwarz (State of MA Animal Response Team)

Wednesday 4/9, 12-1pm:  Discussion on Vaccines–M&V 105
 Speakers include: Professor Christine Wanke, MD, Professor Marcia Boumil, MA, MS, JD, LLM

Thursday, 4/10 12-1pm: Healthy Eating –SK 320 
Lisa Caldwell (Whole Foods) will be doing a food demonstration on healthy snacking.

Friday 4/11, 12-1pm: Review of Public Health–PHPD Lounge
Public Health Week #ShowTuftsYourPublicHealth Photo Competition Celebration

You can find more information about the photo contest and the schedule of events here.

 

 

 

Thinking of submitting an abstract and poster for the CTSI research day or the Charlton Lecture? Need to submit and abstract or poster for another research symposium in the near future? Brush up with tips and tricks for creating the best abstracts and posters you can by attending an HHSL workshop! Monday, April 7th, there will be a workshop session at noon and a repeat session at 4:30pm open to the entire Tufts community. Space is limited to 12-15 people per session, so please try to register in advance.

Amazing Abstracts & Professional Posters

Monday, April 7th in Sackler 510

12-1pm  OR 4:30-5:30pm

Please register here: http://bit.ly/1ggPbhz

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Basic tenants of abstract creation and writing
  • Best Practices for poster content
  • Tips & tricks for poster design and layout
 

Exciting news about your favorite HHSL band! As a result of fans’ overwhelming support during the Battle of the HSL Bands, the exhilarating March 17th performance of our own Jumbo Go Bragh has captured the attention of the Irish Government and, along with it, an official commendation for their nuanced rendition of a traditional tune. These accolades have led to several invitations for the group to perform at various awards shows, including the Tonys, the MTV VMAs, the Teen Choice Awards, and the J.Q. Adams Elementary School’s Centennial Jamboree.

The group also plans to audition for the next season of The Voice at the end of the summer.

Stay tuned!

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This weekend the library service desk will be operating on an extended schedule of 10am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Good luck with your studying and research!

 

Due to maintenance on our printing servers, the library will not be able to print documents beginning at 10PM Wednesday, March 26th through most of Thursday, March 27th.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will alert you via social media when printing resumes in the library. You can find us on Facebook at Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library, or via Twitter with TuftsHHSL.

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