Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Students, looking for a part-time job?

The library is currently hiring for a part-time Student Assistant. You must maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to qualify. The schedule consists 10-15 hours each week, between 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.


1.    Use citations to locate and retrieve journals/books in the library’s physical collection 
2.    Scan/photocopy/attach and send articles to other libraries or individuals via electronic transmission.
3.    Package books for delivery via UPS or courier
4.    Work on special projects and other duties as assigned

If interested, please apply in person at the front desk, or email the hiring manager at rsm@kumc.edu for the application packet.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Science is getting: easier, harder, both, neither?

Dr. Jonathan D. Moreno, Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, has posted an interesting essay on the Huffington Post, titled, "Check This Box: Science Is Getting Easier/Harder/Both/Neither?" Dr. Moreno asserts, "...science is asking more precise questions but the answers are harder to get." He also writes, "In a way, we've already plucked much of the low-hanging fruit. Though it took tens of thousands of years to get on track, once we got there we learned fast. How low-hanging the fruit of new knowledge is depends in part on how we approach it. We seem to be in a transition period from a marvelously rich era of discovery in the last thirty years to an era in which new concepts and methods will be required to gain access to another range of powerful discoveries." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-d-moreno/check-this-box-science-is_b_1408938.html?ref=science

IPE - Competency based learning

The AAMC, as a partner in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), has announced a call for submissions for competency-based learning and assessment resources, in support of the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice report. Funded in part by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, this initiative is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care. The AAMC, with guidance from the IPEC-MedEdPORTAL Advisory Committee, will select up to fifteen (15) applicants for resource development awards of $2,000 to accelerate content refinement in preparation for formal submission and peer-review to MedEdPORTAL. The award application deadline is Friday, May 25, 2012 at 5p (EDT) with applicants notified of funding decisions by June 18, 2012. http://www.mededportal.org/ipe