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Healing U: Health Education at UCI

Healing U exhibit

The UCI Libraries introduced an exciting new exhibit called Healing U: Health Education at UCI, on Tuesday, April 29th in Langson Library. Ralph Clayman, M.D., UCI Dean of the School of Medicine, was our opening night event speaker.

Healing U will be on display through October 2014 in the Langson Library Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery during regular library hours.

Small group tours with the curator are available. If you are interested in signing up for one of these tours or would like further information, please contact us at 949.824.4651 or email partners@uci.edu.

Healing U showcases the evolution of UCI’s innovative health education programs that are revolutionizing how tomorrow’s doctors and nurses are being trained, and shaping the future of healthcare in our community.

The exhibit illustrates the fascinating history and growth of UCI’s School of Medicine, the emergence of the popular Nursing Science program, and the expansion of the Program in Public Health.  The latest medical education tools and techniques are portrayed, such as the UCI iMedEd initiative, the nation’s first completely digital, interactive learning curriculum on the iPad.  The exhibit also explores the implementation of evidence-based practice that brings current research into the care of patients, and how emerging issues in health affect society. Finally, it highlights the important role of cutting-edge library resources in supporting this new learning environment, and the changing nature of health sciences librarianship.

On display are current materials, as well as antique medical instruments and memorabilia, rare books, and archival materials illustrating the unique journey from the College of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons to the UCI School of Medicine and UCI Medical Center.

Opening night speaker Ralph Clayman, M.D., UCI’s Dean of the School of Medicine, is a pioneer in the field of laparoscopic minimally invasive urologic surgery.  During his tenure, the UC Irvine Health Douglas Hospital was completed and brought online along with new state-of-the-art laboratory and educational facilities.  Also, the iMedEd initiative was launched, applications to the medical school increased by 25%, and the roster of UCI physicians acknowledged by the Best Doctors in America list surpassed the 100 mark.  In addition, over the past 5 years, prestigious nationally-recognized research programs have come to our campus, including a Clinical Translational Science Award and a Conte Center for studies in the neurosciences.  

The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.

Opening night event | checklist (pdf) | Brochure (pdf) | Event photos | 



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So Simple a BeginningSo Simple a Beginning:
150 Years of Darwin
Shanghai's Two Faces Shanghai's Two Faces: Cosmopolitanism & Glocalization Immigrant Lives Immigrant Lives
in "the OC" and Beyond
Stage to Stage Stage to Stage:
The Theatrical Work of Robert Cohen
The War Within The War Within:
Dissent During Crisis in America
From Papyrus to Digital From Papyrus to Digital:
UCI's Thesaurus of Ancient Greek Texts



Past Exhibits
Open Air & Light: Art in Laguna Beach, 1906-1941
April 2014 - October 2014  |Opening night event | Presentation | checklist (pdf) | Brochure (pdf) | Event photos OC Register Article
Igniting Innovation: UCI Knowledge at Work
May 2013 - October 2013 | Opening night event | event photos | checklist (pdf) brochure (pdf)
Gold to Gigabytes: The Past, Present, And Future of Money
October 2012 - April 2013 | Opening night event | event video | event photos checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf)
Hope of Freedom: Project Ngoc’s Decade of Dedication
April 12 - October 2012 | Opening night event | event video | event photos | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf)
Discovery of a Lifetime: F. Sherwood Rowland and the Ozone Layer
November 11 - April 2012 | event video | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos
Irvine: the Vision, the Plan, the Promise
May 2011 - October 2011 | presentation Low-res, Hi-res | brochure (pdf) | event photos
Puttin' on the Glitz: Hollywood’s Influence on Fashion
October 2010 - April 2011 | presentation | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos
Green Evolution: Creating a Sustainable Future
May 2010 - October 2010 | presentation | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos
So Simple a Beginning: 150 Years of Darwin
October 2009 - May 2010  | online exhibit | presentation | checklist (pdf) | brochure (pdf) | event photos
Shanghai's Two Faces: Cosmopolitanism and Glocalization
April 2009 - October 2009  | online exhibit |  presentation: pt. 1, pt. 2 | checklist (pdf) | event photos
Immigrant Lives in “The OC” and Beyond
November 2008 - May 2009 | online exhibit  | audio presentation: pt. 1, pt. 2 | checklist (pdf)
Stage to Stage: The Theatrical Work of Robert Cohen
April 2008 - November 2008 | online exhibit | audio presentation: pt. 1, pt. 2 | checklist (pdf)
California Universities Building Amistad: The UC-Cuba Initiative
November 2007 - April 2008 | checklist (pdf)
Surviving War, Surviving Peace: The Central Highlanders of Vietnam
May 2007- November 2007 | checklist (pdf)
Picture This: Five Centuries of Book Illustration
November 2006 - May 2007 | checklist (pdf)
The War Within: Dissent During Crisis in America
May 2006 - November 2006 | online exhibit | checklist (pdf)
Under Construction Indefinitely: 40 years of Designing UCI
November 2005 - May 2006 | checklist (pdf)
A SEAA of Memories: Our Changing Southeast Asian American Communities
June 2005 - October 2005 | checklist (pdf)
From Papyrus to Digital: UCI's Thesaurus of Ancient Greek Texts
November 2004 - May 2005 | online exhibit | checklist (pdf)
Gestures of Life: Martha Graham's Legacy Through the Lens of Barbara Morgan
May 2004 - October 2004 | checklist (pdf)
A Throw of the Dice: Artists Inspired by a Visual Text
November 2003 - April 2004 | checklist (pdf)
Building Special Collections: New Librarians Highlight Recent Acquisitions
May 2003 - October 2003 | checklist (pdf)
Beauty and Meaning: Art and Poetry in the Book Arts of Mexico
November 2002 - April 2003 | checklist (pdf)
Dissecting the Cortex: Six Decades of College of Medicine Yearbooks
Ayala Science Library
April 2002 - November 2002 | checklist (pdf)
Are We There Yet? Vacationing in California, 1870-1940
November 2001 - April 2002 | checklist (pdf)
Picturing Californios: An Orange County Family Photograph Album, 2001
Annis Case | checklist (pdf)
Realms of the Sacred in Daily Life: Early Written Records of Mesoamerica
March 2001 - September 2001 | online exhibit
The Legacy of Silence: A Japanese American Story
May 2000 - October 2000
Never Stop Asking "Why?": Federick Reines A Life in Physics
January 2000 - May 2000
To Outdistance the Page: California's Renaissance in Poetry and Printing 1950-1975
May 1999 - October 1999
A Gardener's Dual Delight: The UCI Arboretum and The Emma Menninger Rare Book Collection
June 1999 - October 1999 Ayala Science Library
Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience
Oct 1998 - April 1999 | online exhibit
Infinite Journey: Donald McKayle's Life in Dance
May 1998 - September 1998 | checklist (pdf)
Dances Divine and Demonic: Japan's Performing Arts
Fall 1997
From Ranchos to Real Estate: Orange County's Early Years
Winter/Spring 1997



Other Exhibits
Abraham Trembley: A Pioneer in Developmental Biology
An exhibit of the gifts donated by Howard and Sylvia G. Lenhoff on display in the Ayala Science Library 1st floor lobby.
East Asian Languages & Literatures - Book Exhibits
Hmong Textiles
Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience