Category Archives: Announcements

In Memory of Mary Youngkin, Donations Can Be Made to Continue Her Initiative, the Eccles Library Medicinal Garden

Mary Youngkin1949 –2021. Mary Youngkin began her career at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) in 1975, and retired from EHSL in June 2011 after 36 years, serving as head of Reference and Public Services since the late 1980’s.

Community Read: Nuances of American Indian Health: Heart Berries, Tuesdays, June 15 – July 20, 2021 @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT  

“Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest.”

Community Read: Indigenous Students in Higher Education: Developing a Praxis of Survivance, May 4, 11

Indigenous Students in Higher Education: Developing a Praxis of Survivance community read seeks to provide education and insight to university stakeholders and community members about the barriers that Indigenous people face with the aim of transforming our education system at the University of Utah to support the goals of Indigenous students.

Women’s Week: Inspiring a Movement March 8-12

Women’s Week is an annual, weeklong event focused on the issues and challenges faced by those who identify as female or women. Topics are relevant to today’s socioeconomic and political climate, intersectionality and cultural movements. Women’s Week is planned by a volunteer committee of students, faculty, and staff collaborating across the university. All are welcome to get involved and participate!

Community Read: Black Man In A White Coat, Jan 26 – Feb 23

“Black Man in a White Coat” examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of many health problems in the black community.

COVID-19 Testing – Spring Semester and Vaccine Progress & Availability

Spring Semester Testing ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF For symptomatic or confirmed exposure (via contact tracing) University students, faculty or staff with COVID-19 symptoms or confirmed exposure should call the University of Utah Health.

October 7, 2020 Vice Presidential Debate: EHSL and EHSEB Building Access and Closure

  October 7 EHSL access: 3 pm – the building will be locked and closed. No card access until October 8 at 9 am. October 7 EHSEB access: • 3 pm – the building will be locked. • 5 pm – the building will close. – no card access even if you normally have it …Read More »