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Beth Macy, Author of Factory Man, to Speak and Sign Books at UNCG on November 6

9/25/2014 3:25:00 PM

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Spartan Stories

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

A Doughnut for All Ages

9/29/2014 8:22:00 AM

The Doughnut as of 2014Hidden deep within W.C. Jackson Library, secreted away from the public thoroughfares, there is The Doughnut. It is a thirty-three year old doughnut. Miraculously, The Doughnut has resisted corruption for over three decades. Each year, between fifty to seventy-five people pilgrimage to view this venerable confection, and such visits are considered an initiatory ritual for all library employees. Although it is spoken of in tones of pride and respect presently, the prominent ...

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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

9/24/2014 5:07:00 PM

ACTIONCaptain America. The Winter SoldierBrick mansionsCOMEDYThink like a man tooBring it on againDOCUMENTARYFed upEvergreen : the road to legalizationConfronting the truth  DRAMAHalf of a yellow sunThe motel lifeThe fault in our stars  FOREIGNDead shadowsManakamana  SCI-FIGodzilla  TVAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The complete first seasonThe Marx Brothers TV collectionSleepy Hollow. The complete first seasonHomeland. The complete third seasonThat's so Raven. Supernaturally stylishThat's so Raven. Disg...

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Irma's Suggestion Box

Reserve spaces in Jackson Library

9/26/2014 5:30:00 AM

You can reserve group and quiet study spaces yourself on the Libraries home page!The Library has several group study areas, many equipped with technology.We also have small rooms for quiet study. All may be reserved for up to two hours at a time.

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Books Are Fun

THE BEFORE AND AFTER OF A CELLO MUSIC BOOK

9/12/2014 10:28:00 AM

The Cello Music Collections constitute the largest single holding of cello music-related materials in the world and is a part of Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at UNCG. From this collection we received several books to be treated at the UNCG Preservation Services, some with minor repairs and others requiring a full conservation and restoration treatment.The variety of types of bindings and materials from this collection is broad, but here you can have a glimps...

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UNCG's Dataland

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

Bring Data to the Classroom Webinar Series – Using Data for Instruction

9/23/2014 3:17:00 PM

Bringing data into the classroom early (undergraduate) and often in support of quantitative literacy and just plain fun is the goal of these sessions.  ICPSR hosts a wide variety ofResources for Instructors as well as several data tools that can be used to get students interested in data and data analysis without the intimidation factor. Part of the 2014 Data Fair, webinars in this series (with registration links) include the following: Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Number to Teach!Broadcast t...

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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,...

2014 Women Veterans Historical Project Annual Luncheon

9/17/2014 12:47:00 PM

The 17th Annual Women Veterans Historical Project Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 8th from 11:30-2 at UNCG's Elliott University Center.The program will feature a panel discussion about veterans writing workshops. Recent North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will facilitate a discussion with women veterans Mary Hennessy, an Army Nurse who served during the Vietnam War, and Pamela L. Adams, an Army Reserve Officer who deployed to Iraq. Both Hennesy and Adams have participated i...

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Harold Schiffman Music Library at UNCG

HSML Holiday Happenings

9/25/2014 3:53:00 PM

Well, actually this is a holiday competition, but that doesn't start with an H, right?This is a story with photos, so sit back and enjoy...Once upon a time we had a couple of creative student employees, H David:And Amanda:It all started rather innocently with a hat...on, well, this is it (it says "squeeze for service:):We have this tradition of squeezing creatures for service (in case nobody is in sight at the desk - someone comes running when we hear the creature, most of the time) and we reali...

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Recent Faculty Publications at UNCG

Check out this blog for information on new faculty-authored works available in the University Libraries of UNCG.

Playing with Religion in Digital Games

9/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

From the emergence of the first generation 8-bit console games to the sweeping stories and design of some of today’s massively multiplayer online role-playing games (mmorpg), the presence of religion in digital gaming has been present in some fashion. The Legend of Zelda, God of War, Okami, World of Warcraft, to name a few, are all video games that incorporate some form of religion in their narratives. And with the proliferation of games in the last few decades, played by innumerable amounts of ...

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UNCG Digital Collections

Digital collections news from UNCG University Libraries

Urban development, pamphlets, slavery records, and Civil Rights Greensboro

8/27/2014 4:11:00 PM

Annual report and map, City Of Greensboro, North Carolina, 1965-1966There are many changes and updates afoot in out digital collections, and more are on the way.Civil Rights GreensboroThis collection, online since 2009, has recently been migrated into our CONTENTdm hosting platform. This move provides some significant benefits, including faceted search capability, full-text search within the oral histories and many other documents, and higher-resolution images. The move will also allow this coll...

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