The library is closed until further notice, but we will continue to provide essential services during NUNM’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Required books for courses: faculty or students may request sections of reserve books be scanned for posting to Moodle. Please limit your request to portions needed for current coursework. Make your request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other books on our shelves: you may request scanning of needed portions for delivery via email.
Databases, electronic articles and e-books: access will continue as usual. Remember that if you are using PubMed to access articles, be sure to access it via the library website or this link, not from Google.
Borrowing of articles and book chapters from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan): will continue as usual. Borrowing of physical materials (e.g. books) is suspended until the library reopens.
February is Black History Month, and the library is celebrating with a special display of books from our collections. This year we are highlighting the work of Alvenia Fulton, ND, PhD.
Trailblazing nutritionist Dr. Alvenia Moody Fulton (1907-2018), the “Queen of Nutrition,” was a black naturopath and nutritionist who rose to fame during the 1960s-70s. She earned an ND from Lincoln College of Naturopathy in Indianapolis before moving to Chicago where she established the Fultonia Health and Fasting Institute, selling vegetarian dishes and health foods, natural cures, and supplements, and acting as a health and weight-loss consultant for members of the community.
Dr. Fulton’s following grew to include stars like Redd Foxx, Mahalia Jackson, Roberta Flack, Ruby Dee, Michael Caine, and Godfrey Cambridge. Comedian Dick Gregory was a loyal student, using his fame to magnify her call for the adoption of a raw, plant-based diet in black communities. Gregory consulted frequently with Dr. Fulton and followed her therapeutic fasting methods both as a health exercise and as a means of protest, using hunger strikes to bring attention to racial and social injustices and to protest the war in Vietnam.
Dr. Fulton authored the books Vegetarianism: Fact or Myth? Eating to Live and The Fasting Primer, and along with James McGraw co-edited Dick Gregory’s Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin’ with Mother Nature!
On Friday, January 24, the library will celebrate the Lunar New Year with festive decorations and treats in the Chinese Herb Library. Stop by the library after 2:30 PM to sample oranges, candies, and other delicious snacks!