New KU Libraries exhibition highlights medicinal chemistry tradition at KU

Thursday, September 2, 2010

KU Libraries has just what the doctor ordered to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the KU School of Pharmacy.

“The Art of the Apothecary: 125 Years of Teaching, Research and Service at KU” is a new exhibition that will be unveiled in the Library Gallery on the third floor of Watson Library on Wednesday, September 8. The exhibit will run through November 5, 2010.

The exhibition will showcase the history of the pharmacy school at KU and feature displays of historical documents on medicinal plants as well as contemporary research in digital format.

“These materials are really the tip of the iceberg in highlighting the research and resources of the pharmaceutical sciences at KU,” said Sarah Goodwin Thiel, KU Digital Imaging Librarian and chair of the Library Exhibits Committee.

The exhibition opening, a free event open to the public on September 8, will include a reception at 5:30 p.m. with food inspired by medicinal plants and herbs.

At 6:30 p.m., Kelly Kindscher, senior scientist with the Kansas Biological Survey, will present "L. E. Sayre and the KU Medicinal Garden: Past, Present and Future."Kindscher will discuss the medicinal garden housed at the university in the 1920s as well as the plans for a medicinal garden to be created at the site of the new School of Pharmacy building on KU’s west campus.

Additional exhibition highlights include recent publications from School of Pharmacy faculty and a research project conducted by Department of Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Fellow, Alison Donnelly.

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