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Open House and Exhibit Opening on Domestic Violence “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives” February 7

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Join us for an Open House and Exhibit Opening on the topic of Domestic Violence!

Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to host an Open House and the Opening of the exhibit, “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives”, produced by the National Library of Medicine.  This six-banner traveling exhibition celebrates the pivotal role played by nurses, who mobilized the medical profession to tackle the problem of domestic violence.  The panels display images, manuscripts and records that tell the stories of the nurses who witnessed the effects of domestic violence and campaigned for change.   NLM also has an online version of the exhibit. 

In honor of highlighting this important issue, we have invited two speakers who are intimately involved with domestic violence.   Judith Olin, Director, Family Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic in UB’s School of Law, and Mary Murphy, Executive Director of The Family Justice Center of Erie County. 

Judith will speak on:  The Influence of Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, RN, PhD on the creation of the High Risk Team Model”.   Mary will talk about the Family Justice Center and her group of survivors (a few dozen incredible women) who weigh in day in and day out on how best to serve their clients, and their new ReachOut initiative involving a standalone website with videos on how to have the conversation with someone you suspect may be in an abusive relationship.

Staff will also be on hand to offer brief tours of the library and its magnificent and historic Reading Room, as well as our History of Medicine collection that includes Nursing books and artifacts. 

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to or call 716-829-5722.    Close parking is available in the Diefendorf Lot on South Campus, without a permit. 

Look forward to seeing you at this event!


Judith Olin joined the faculty in 2016 to direct the Family Violence and Women’s Rights Law Clinic in UB’s School of Law.  Her legal career is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of victims of family violence. In her years as a legal services attorney, she focused on the representation of victims of domestic violence in divorce and child custody cases and initiated impact litigation leading to reform in the Buffalo Police Department’s policies in domestic violence cases.   Olin went on to become an Erie County prosecutor specializing in domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault cases. As Director of the Lee Gross Anthone Child Advocacy Center, Olin led a multidisciplinary team that coordinated child abuse investigations for Erie County.  Olin chairs the Domestic Violence Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of Western New York and serves on The Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence and the local Rape Crisis Advisory Board.  Olin received her B.A. from New York University, and her juris doctor from The University at Buffalo School of Law. Her academic experience includes teaching in the University of Michigan’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic and teaching child abuse Law as an adjunct instructor at the University at Buffalo law School.  

Mary Murphy is the Executive Director of The Family Justice Center of Erie County.