News from the CVM NewsCalendar, the Vet School bi-weekly bulletin
By David Lenander on June 20, 2011 2:35 PM
Pet-a-Palooza to feature experts from Veterinary Medical Center
The first Pet-a-Palooza event in Minnesota, to be held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., will feature live music, animal events, local rescue/adoption groups, exhibitors, and veterinarians from the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). Visitors to the VMC booth will have an opportunity to talk with veterinary professionals about maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle for their pet. Admission and parking are free. Learn more at http://cbsradiompls.com/clients/Petapalooza.
Twin City Polo Classic will benefit Equine Center
The 22nd Annual Polo Classic, to be held at the Twin City Polo Club Sunday, July 31, will benefit the University of Minnesota Equine Center. One of the longest-running fundraisers in Minnesota, the Twin City Polo Classic has raised more than $2 million for a variety of charities over the last two decades. The festive event includes a hat competition, champagne, and polo match with the best players in the Midwest. Learn more at www.thepoloclassic.com.
Veterinary Medical Library to discontinue some document delivery service
The Veterinary Medical Library will be discontinuing its document delivery service for print materials only residing at the Bio-medical Library starting on July 1. The reason for this is because bound journal volumes are now allowed to circulate, so these print materials can now be ordered over to the Veterinary Medical Library using the "Get-It button," explains André Nault, veterinary medical librarian. Users simply locate the item they wish to obtain in the library catalog, click the "Get It/Recall" link displayed on its availability page, and select where they would like to pick the item up. Get-It services includes delivery to any Twin Cities campus library location and an on-campus office delivery option for University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) faculty and staff for materials at UMTC Libraries. For more information, visit www.lib.umn.edu/services/getit or contact Andre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University receives $51 million Clinical and Tranlational Science Award
The University of Minnesota has been granted a $51 million Clinical and Translational Science Award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award is the largest single-institution award ever received by the University, and will support programs that bring new treatments, therapies, and clinical trials outcomes to patients faster. With the award, the NIH is recognizing the strength of the U of M to translate scientific breakthroughs into improved health and well-being. Learn more