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HSL's exhibit cases are available for use by any faculty, staff or student at UB for displays that support teaching or research at UB. Displays must be for non-commerical purposes only. The exhibit cases can be reserved for extended lengths of time at no charge. To apply, please print out, read, sign and return the Guidelines for the Use of Display Cases and the Application for Use of display Cases, or contact Pamela M. Rose at 829-5722.Current Exhibits | Permanent Exhibits | Web Exhibits
- Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health
Lobby,, 1st floor, January 27, 2014-March 8, 2014
Six panels from the National Library of Medicine examine stories of the people who are working in villages and towns around the world to improve global health. Communities, in collaboration with scientists, advocates, governments, and international organizations, are taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve quality of life.
Recognizing all the factors that cause illness, they are working on a wide range of issues—from community health to conflict, disease to discrimination. The people who face these problems play an important role in their resolution, and each of us can participate in the search for solutions. As we learn more about the challenges of the past, we join a growing community of people committed to global health.
As the stories here show, we can draw upon a legacy of success, often based on the simplest means.Collectively, we can make a world of difference.
Visit NLM's online Against the Odds exhibit and listen to the audio tour, download games and instructional resources for middle- and high-school students and educators, and get involved by utilizing the toolkit to share and provide input.
This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.. Contact Pamela Rose for more information.
Elements of Food: digestion, diet and health
Reference Room, 1st floor, October 2012 - present
Created by HSL staff, the exhibit has four themed sections:
Dr. William Beaumont & Digestive Physiology (Historical aspects)
You are What You Eat: analyzing the products of digestion (Bodily excretions)
Visualizing Healthy Eating (Food pyramid over time)
Restrictive Regimens (Fad diets)
Props used to enhance the exhibit include models of the stomach and intestines, bottles and containers of medicines hawked for various digestive disorders, books, and photographs.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Pamela Rose.
Curated by Linda Lohr, Keith Mages, Michelle Zafron, Liz Stellrecht, and Pamela Rose
Visual Illusions and the Brain
Reference Desk area, first floor, HSL, December 2013-present
Scientists have varied theories on why illusions have an effect on human perception. The exhibit, Visual Illusions and the Brain, displays examples of visual illusions and provides possible reasons for why illusions work the way they do, as well as real-life examples of illusions at work.
Curated by Eugenia Liu