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NEW SECTION: CLASSIFIEDS
LIBRARY HOURS: Winter Interim (December 11, 2005-January 16, 2006)
Fondren Library Center (FLC)
For other library hours see web page at www.smu.edu/libraries/hours
24-HOUR STUDY HALL IN FLC
FLC will be open 24 hours starting at 1:00pm on Sunday December 4th and close at 5:00pm on Saturday December 10th. After 10:00pm a valid SMU ID is needed to be in the building.
All SMU libraries will be CLOSED Saturday, December 24th, 2005 through Monday, January 2nd , 2006.
CUL HOLIDAY PARTY
Please join your colleagues at the Annual CUL Holiday Party!
12:00pm-2:00pm ,on Tuesday December 20th, in the Texana Room of the DeGolyer Library.
Bring a dish to share. There are no sign-up sheets, so feel free to bring whatever you like!
We will be sending out a message about volunteering to clean up/set up/ greet/ replenish food...soon. Contact a LEAD member or visit http://www.smu.edu/cul/lead/volunteer.htm for details.
The ornament exchange will take place at 1:00pm. Bring an ornament and leave with a different one.
HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE!
DEAN'S TEA/HOLIDAY PARTY
Gill will host her holiday party on December 21st at 10:00 am in the Deanís Suite. All are welcome!
In the spirit of holiday sharing, Central
Libraries are once again collecting food donations for the North
Texas Food Bank in return for credit towards library fines.
For every donation of a can or
package of non-perishable
Join Central University
Libraries staff in celebrating the
Happy Holidays from Central University Libraries!
* Credit applies only to current, overdue book fines. Future credit
will not be applied. Credit will not be applied to fines that have
previously been sent to the Cashier's Office for payment. Credit
cannot be applied to lost book replacement charges or processing fees.
Thursday, December 15th, 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Umphrey Lee Center.
PICTURES FROM DR. COMINI'S EVENT:
STAFF AROUND TOWN
In case you wonder what Ellen Niewyk does when she is not at work:
This is a new section in which a CUL staff member will be featured each month. The purpose is to get to know each other a little better. Please feel free to send me the profiles of your newest staff members (email@example.com) so that we can introduce them to the rest of CUL. If you have a staff member in your area that you would like to nominate (new or old) please contact me. (You can even volunteer yourself :) )
EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS
Colonial Encounters: Europeans and Native Americans, Nov. 3-Feb. 24.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY:
November 22, 2005
The holiday season is notorious for the emotional stress it evokes. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have come up with a non-invasive way to see the effects of psychological stress in an area of the brain linked to anxiety and depression. This research has important implications for how practitioners treat the numerous long-term health consequences of chronic stress.
In the study, which is reported in the Nov.21 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect an increase in blood flow to the prefrontal cortex in individuals subjected to stress. Further, the increase remained even when the stressor was removed, suggesting the effects of stress are more persistent than once thought.
Whereas most previous fMRI studies have relied on indirect measures of cerebral blood flow, the Penn team, led by John A. Detre, measured blood flow directly, using a technique called arterial spin labeling. The technique is non-invasive, relying on magnetically "tagging" the water molecules in subjects' blood.
This research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Air Force.
For a complete story, see the University of Pennsylvania release.
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