Harry Potter's World

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An Exhibition About the Historical Roots of a Modern Sensation



August 4th through September 13th, 2014


Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Main Level, Portrait Area


Hosted by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
and the
L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute

Click here to see associated Events below


You and your magical personae are invited!


A traveling exhibition created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), "Harry Potter's World" is described in the NLM online catalog as follows:


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The magic in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.


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EVENTS (HOURS AND DIRECTIONS)



Week-Long Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts!
First week's Hunt begins Thursday, August 7th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; on following days, you can Hunt any time during Library hours
Explore the exhibit and related Library and L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute resources and find a surprising Harry Potter Connection! Chocolate awaits those who complete the hunt!

There will be a new Scavenger Hunt Guide each week. Download and print your Guide below, or pick up your Guide at the Eccles Library Services desk (main level). Using the clues taken from the exhibit and environs, explore the Library and the L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute. If you can't come the first day, no worries! The Scavenger Hunt will be active throughout the exhibit period.


Wednesday, August 13th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brown Bag lecture by James Ruble, PharmD, JD, Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Pharmacotherapy
"Exploring the idea of art imitating life: Reflecting on the fictional world of Harry Potter to highlight realities in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences."

Abstract: A discussion of selected fictional elements in Harry Potter that have reasonable foundations in current society. Historical, scientific and regulatory aspects may be included in the discussion, as well as correlations to contemporary issues in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
History of Medicine Room (Upper Level Room 205)

Please bring your own lunch. Snape's Snacks (treats) will be provided.


Friday, August 22nd, 6:00 pm
Movie Night! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

L. S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute Auditorium
LIMITED SEATING.

Pick up your FREE ticket at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library no later than 5:30 PM on August 22nd.
Arrive early to visit the exhibit at the Library and participate in the Scavenger Hunt. Children accompanied by supervising adult/s are welcome.
Early birds: Pizza will be available at $1 per slice for those who arrive early at the Pharmacy Institute Auditorium Lobby and while supplies last. Food is not allowed in the Auditorium.


Wednesday, August 27th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Utah Student Pharmacist Alliance (USPA) Sponsored Lunch and Learn.
Lecture by Dr. Laura Shane-McWhorter
"The magic of non-mythical creatures and herbology"

Abstract: Professor McWhorter will discuss the "magical" components of a modern-day "monster" -- the Gila Monster and how it has contributed to medical care. A discussion of "bee venom" and its use in certain disease states will also be highlighted. Many botanical products have been important in modern-day science and the session will include a brief discussion of selected products.

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Portrait Area, Main Level


Thursday, September 4th, 3:30 pm
Muggle Concoctions: Compounding Lip Balm
Sign up for Muggle Concoctions!
Space is limited! Please register online by 5:00 pm on September 3rd (the day before).
Children ages 8 and older (accompanied by supervising adults) welcome with prior approval from Laura Hamilton, laura.hamilton@pharm.utah.edu

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page.
  2. Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot.)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


Friday, September 5th, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Appy Hour: Featured App: In Case of Crisis

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Portrait Area, Main Level
Light refreshments will be provided


Monday, September 8th, 3:30 pm
Muggle Concoctions: Compounding Lip Balm
Sign up for Muggle Concoctions!
Space is limited! Please register online by 5:00 pm on September 5th (the Friday before).
Children ages 8 and older (accompanied by supervising adults) welcome with prior approval from Laura Hamilton, laura.hamilton@pharm.utah.edu

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page.
  2. Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot.)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


Wednesday, September 10th, Noon
Muggle Concoctions: Compounding Lip Balm
Sign up for Muggle Concoctions!
Space is limited! Please register online by 5:00 pm on September 9th (the Tuesday before).
Children ages 8 and older (accompanied by supervising adults) welcome with prior approval from Laura Hamilton, laura.hamilton@pharm.utah.edu

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page.
  2. Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot.)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


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