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Vintage Valentines on Display at WVU Libraries' Online Exhibit Hall

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
February 13th, 2003

Mountaineer Spirit

E-VALENTINES—Step into the past this Valentine’s Day by viewing the West Virginia and Regional History Collection’s
vintage valentines, such as the one pictured here, online at
http://www. libraries.wvu.edu/exhibits/valentine/.

See the graphic and read the full caption (PDF).

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Whodunits penned by health care professionals focus of WVU library exhibit

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
February 10th, 2003

CONTACT: Monte Maxwell, WVU Libraries, 304-293-4040, ext. 4004

It makes an interesting story in itself: health care professional by day, mystery writer by night.

Arthur Conan Doyle penned his Sherlock Holmes series while serving patients through his medical practice. The ophthalmologist’s story is not that unique.

Library and bookstore shelves are lined with mysteries authored by physicians, dentists, biochemists, medical records administrators, emergency medical technicians, pharmacist assistants and nurses.

Such works are the focus of an exhibit at the Health Sciences Library throughout February. The exhibit, located in the display case outside the entrance of the library, contains a selection of books, pictures of authors and Web sites. There are also a few of the villain’s tools of the trade – poisons, on loan from the University’s Pharmacy Museum.

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WVU Downtown Campus Library extends hours

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
February 5th, 2003

CONTACT: Monte Maxwell, WVU Libraries, 304-293-4040, ext. 4004

In response to student demand for increased library access, the West Virginia University Downtown Campus Library will remain open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday throughout the spring semester.

"Students told us they needed a place available after midnight to study, do research or finish a paper," Libraries Dean Frances O’Brien said. "The Downtown Campus Library is a convenient location for this kind of work."

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