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DigilockHimmelfarb Library now has ten charging lockers available for your electronic devices.  You can recharge your cell phone, tablet and/or laptop without worry.   The locker tower is located behind the first floor Circulation Desk. These lockers are available by check-out on a first come, first served basis.

To use a locker, take down the locker number and the folks at Circulation will check that locker out to you for 4 hours. Plug in up to two devices in the locker - remember to bring your charging cables!  When you return  to claim your device(s), have the Circulation staff check the locker back in.

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Himmelfarb Library is pleased to announce our next Healthy Living session, "The Secrets of the Healthy Cook." Registration is FREE but space is limited, so register today. Samples will be provided!

The event is sponsored by Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb.

"The Secrets of the Healthy Cook"
Wednesday, Sep 30, 4-5 pm, Himmelfarb 202
Healthy, delicious eating is one of the pleasures that make life worth living! Turn yourself into a healthy cook by combining what nutritionists know about healthy food with what chefs know about making food delicious.

Presenter Info

sherwoodKate Sherwood is the culinary director and executive chef of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in Washington D.C. She writes The Healthy Cook recipe page for CSPI’s newsletter, Nutrition Action Healthletter and is the publication’s culinary editor. With 2 million readers, Nutrition Action is the largest-circulation health and nutrition newsletter in North America. Kate teaches healthy cooking at the Capital Area Food Bank and works with their nutrition and outreach team to create materials to pro­mote healthy eating. Kate was the keynote speaker at the Food Bank’s TedX Manhattan event and a featured speaker for their 2014 Hunger Summit. She’s also been featured in The Washington Post and on Fox News for the volunteer work she does with the food bank. Kate lectures and teaches cooking classes at Rancho La Puerta, voted by Condé Nast’s Traveler readers as the best spa in North America. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Kate has been a freelance food stylist at The Food Network, Discovery, “The Today Show,” and Martha Stewart, where she worked with many television chefs, including Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Rachel Ray, Giada de Laurentis, and Alton Brown.

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Writing ToolsDo you have a paper you need help with editing or writing?  The GW Writing Center, is a FREE service that helps students with their writing projects.

The Writing Center provides weekly office hours at Himmelfarb Library every Monday and Wednesday nights. Our Writing Center Tutor, Justin Kuprevich, will be available to help you with your writing projects or papers.  You can drop-in or make an appointment today!!

Writing Center@ Himmelfarb

Tutor: Justin Kuprevich

Location: Himmelfarb Library 1st floor

Weekly Schedule:

  • Mondays,  6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • FREE!


  1. Create an account via the online system.
  2. Sign up for the Himmelfarb appointments directly via the online scheduling software.

If you need assistance, contact the Writing Center at 202-994-3765 to reserve your appointment.

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Please stop by the first floor of Himmelfarb Library to see the 2015 Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit now on display from September 11 to September 27, 2015.  Photos taken by two faculty members at Children's National Health System are featured.

"The 2015 Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit celebrates children's hospitals' commitment to the health of all children. From healthy children to those who are medically complex, all children benefit from family-centered clinical care, highly trained pediatricians, research and community health programs provided together and only in America's children's hospitals. The images that make up the exhibit put a face on children's hospitals and showcase the patients, families and health care providers who care for kids." (

BalancedRocksHealthy Living @ Himmelfarb is pleased to continue to offer a weekly mindfulness meditation session this semester!

Beginning on Thursday, September 3, a short pre-recorded guided meditation session will occur in Himmelfarb 305H at 12:30.  The session will last about 20 minutes and occur weekly on Thursdays throughout the fall.

Not sure if mindfulness meditation is for you?  Did you know that mindfulness practice has been shown to reduce stress, increase memory, reduce distractability and increase empathy?  What could be better for health sciences students?

If you want to read more about the benefits of mindfulness practice for health sciences students, checkout some of these articles:

  1. Barbosa, P., Raymond, G., Zlotnick, C., Wilk, J., Toomey, R.,3rd, & Mitchell, J.,3rd. (2013). Mindfulness-based stress reduction training is associated with greater empathy and reduced anxiety for graduate healthcare students. Education for Health (Abingdon, England), 26(1), 9-14. doi:10.4103/1357-6283.112794  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  2. Mrazek, M. D., Franklin, M. S., Phillips, D. T., Baird, B., & Schooler, J. W. (2013). Mindfulness training improves working memory capacity and GRE performance while reducing mind wandering. Psychological Science, 24(5), 776-781. doi:10.1177/0956797612459659  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  3. Warnecke, E., Quinn, S., Ogden, K., Towle, N., & Nelson, M. R. (2011). A randomised controlled trial of the effects of mindfulness practice on medical student stress levels. Medical Education, 45(4), 381-388. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2010.03877.x  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  4. Fortney, L., & Taylor, M. (2010). Meditation in medical practice: A review of the evidence and practice. Primary Care, 37(1), 81-90. doi:10.1016/j.pop.2009.09.004  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb
  5. Hassed, C., de Lisle, S., Sullivan, G., & Pier, C. (2009). Enhancing the health of medical students: Outcomes of an integrated mindfulness and lifestyle program. Advances in Health Sciences Education : Theory and Practice, 14(3), 387-398. doi:10.1007/s10459-008-9125-3  Full-Text @ Himmelfarb

When: Thursdays throughout Fall 2015, 12:30-12:50 p.m.

Where: Himmelfarb 305H

If you have questions, please contact Laura Abate (

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