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meditationJoin Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb for end-of-the-year meditation sessions!
The meditation sessions will feature a pre-recorded guided meditation session and will occur in Himmelfarb B103 at 12:30.  The session will last about 20 minutes and will end in time for 1 p.m. classes.
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?
What: Meditation
When: 12:30 p.m. on Tues 12/6, Thur 12/8, Mon 12/12, Wed 12/14
Where: Himmelfarb B103

feedback-796143_1280Every other year Himmelfarb Library surveys student users to find out how we’re doing.  This is your opportunity to share your opinions about library services and help us better meet your needs.

Click here to initiate the survey.  It should take no more than five minutes to complete.

At the conclusion you’ll have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a $15 Starbucks gift card. Survey results will be gathered anonymously, with drawing entries collected separately from survey results.

Responses are due by Friday, November 18th.

7662441586_a04205e666_zHaven’t see much of DC recently?  Was your last DC outing during orientation?

Take a study break and explore DC with Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s newest feature: independent explorations of DC from your Himmelfarb Library home base.   We’ll provide you a map for a walk that you can take during lunch or for a longer study break on the weekend – and some brief notes on what you can see on the walk.

Lunchtime walk: The White House

It’s so close but it’s easy to forget how close it.  Head down I Street NW to Pennsylvania and then make a loop around the White House.   During your walk, watch for the Embassy of Mexico, The Renwick Gallery, and the Blair House, the official guest house for the White House.

One way: .9 miles (19 minutes)

Round trip: 1.8 miles (38 minutes)


Image citation: (2012). The White House Southside.   Available at:

gw_research_day_logoDo you need help writing your abstract? Sign up for ABCs of Abstract Writing workshop and learn the key components of how to summarize your major findings and write an effective abstract.

Beginning December 1st students will be able to submit abstracts for GW Research Day 2017.

The ABCs of Abstract Writing
Instructor: Dr. Linda Werling

  • Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Ross Hall, Room 229
    NOTE: This class is offered simultaneously in a face-to-face setting and online via WebEx.

Mark your calendars! GW Research Day, Wednesday, April 5, 2017


nature19827-f3New research published in Nature traced when HIV arrived in the United States and its path from Africa via Haiti.  This research also provides a timeline for the virus' movement and exonerates Gaétan Dugas who had been identified as 'Patient 0'.

Read this research and how the virus was traced and tracked via Himmelfarb Library's online collection:


Image citation: M Worobey et al. Nature 1–4 (2016) doi:10.1038/nature19827

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