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The Friends of the UNCG Libraries are advocates and supporters of the Libraries. Our Friends make a real difference in our ability to serve the campus and the local community.

Jackson Society Enjoys Reception with Author Michael Parker

3/5/2015 10:18:00 AM

Members of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries Board of Directors and the Jackson Society, made up of those who support the University Libraries at UNCG with gifts of $1000 or more during the past year, enjoyed a wine and cheese reception with UNCG author Michael Parker at the Scuppernong Bookstore on March 3. 

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Spartan Stories

Tales from the University Archives at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Trailblazing "Human Computer" Virginia Tucker (class of 1930)

3/2/2015 9:00:00 AM

March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, our Spartan Stories this month will feature alumni from the Woman's College, North Carolina College for Women, or State Normal eras.  Virginia Layden "Ginna" Tucker of Hertford, NC, was a North Carolina College for Women (NCCW, now UNCG) graduate whose pioneering work in aeronautics and mechanical engineering paved a path for women in STEM fields. Through her work for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, now NASA) to her research at...

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Irma's World at UNCG

Keep up with Irma & the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

New DVDs

3/2/2015 1:46:00 PM

ANIMATEDBig hero 6Tiger & bunny : the movie. The risingSpace brothers. Collection 1COMEDYHorrible bosses 2DOCUMENTARYLife itself DRAMACasablancaBeyond the lightsWhiplashMy old ladyTVThe West Wing. The complete second season

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Irma's Suggestion Box

Have a big research project?

2/22/2015 5:30:00 AM

You asked:  I need major help with finding information for a big research project.Irma says:  You came to the right place!  It's the Libraries' job to help students find great information.  You can come to the Reference Desk in Jackson or Harold Schiffman Music Libraries and we'll be glad to help you.Also the Special Collections and University Archives have many wonderful resources for research projects and staff to help you use them. You may contact us virtually via phone or chat.  Another grea...

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Books Are Fun

The Storing of Larger Materials

2/4/2015 9:45:00 AM

The Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts collection is housed in the University Libraries Special Collections and University Manuscripts division of UNCG.  http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/HansenDuring a recent digitization project, it was discovered that several large scale theater posters were in need of restoration.Once restored, these items needed special housing to continue in the process of preserving these unique items from University Manuscripts. Preservation Services welco...

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UNCG's Dataland

UNCG's land of data releases, new data sources, fun stats information, and much more!

2 Quick and Easy Mapping Tools by Google

1/20/2015 4:06:00 PM

Data and maps go hand in hand. Have you ever been working on a project or paper that could benefit from one of those maps that have different places shaded different colors... like, say, an election map? These types of maps (and many others) are a great way to visualize data and add context to your topic. Thanks to the ubiquitous Google Map, creating a map does not necessarily require any specialized skill -just some experience working with a spreadsheet and a bit of familiarity with Google Apps...

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UNCG Special Collections & University Archives

SCUA collects, preserves, and makes accessible rare, unique, or otherwise significant materials outside the scope of the general UNCG library collection. We also deliver presentations, classes, tours,...

Shakespeare Exhibit

2/27/2015 12:57:00 PM

The UNCG sponsored series, The Globe and the Cosmos, is a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare and Galileo Galilei on the 450th anniversary of their respective births. It is a collaborative project that brings artists and scholars to campus and taps into the knowledge and talent of its faculty, students, and staff. The celebration also draws on the university’s holdings of art and rare and unique books to highlight the genius and humanity of both Shakespeare and Galileo. These works r...

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Scholarly Communications and Data Services at UNCG

HHS Releases Public Access Plans for 5 Agencies

3/3/2015 10:21:00 AM

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a comprehensive set of plans outlining the steps that its five largest Agencies will take to create policies expanding public access to the results of their funded research.  The policies are expected to go into effect by the end of this year.The HHS release includes plans to update existing policies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as plans for n...

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UNCG Digital Collections

Digital collections news from UNCG University Libraries

Vintage Viands results

2/23/2015 11:26:00 AM

Join us in congratulating the winners of the best and worst recipes for Vintage Viands! The best recipe goes to Bailey Crumpton for Gingersnap Balls which can be found here: http://bit.ly/17b9DU8 on page 11. The worst recipes goes to Paul Hessling (pictured) for his Turkey (Chicken) Aspic (also pictured) which can be found here: http://bit.ly/10yf6Rn on page 4. Thank you all for your participation and we hope to see everyone next year!Also, if you want to see some pictures of the event (thank yo...

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