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Settling in for a Winter Break

12/19/2014 5:00:00 PM

 Happy holidays to all.  See you in 2015.

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Spartan Stories

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

UNCG's Moravian Lovefeast

12/15/2014 9:00:00 AM

From the early 1960s until the mid-1980s, the UNCG campus hosted an annual Moravian Lovefeast and Candle Service during the first weeks of December. Music, scripture readings, and messages delivered by local ministers were featured during the services, which were typically held in the Elliott University Center's Cone Ballroom. The services drew students, faculty, staff, and community members. It was on a December evening in 1963 that the first Lovefeast was held at UNCG. Two Winston-Salem studen...

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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

12/15/2014 3:03:00 PM

ACTIONGuardians of the galaxyANIMATEDPatema invertedCOMEDYFrankObserve and reportThey came togetherDRAMAWhen the game stands tall Dolphin tale 2Love comes latelyLone starFOREIGNEn el ombligo del cielo In the middle of heavenIlo iloTHRILLERDead snow 2 : red vs deadThe changelingHell's gate 11:11DragonflyWishmaster / Wishmaster 2 : evil never diesTVDoctor Who. The complete eighth series

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Irma's Suggestion Box

Previous exams on file

10/29/2014 8:57:00 AM

You asked: "We'd like old exams on file to help us study.:"Irma says:  Some professors put sample or previous exams on reserve at the Check Out Desk.  Others will post them in Blackboard or Canvas.  The best thing is to ask your professor if she/he will provide a sample exam. 

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Books Are Fun

Preservation Services - A Dictionary of the English Language - Samuel Johnson -1755

11/19/2014 1:15:00 PM

We are always facing challenges when it comes to the conservation treatment of some of the University Libraries books. This one was not an exception. From our Special Collection and Archives, A Dictionary of the English Language, from Samuel Johnson, 1755, in two volumes, is one of the most important reference works for the English language.In full maroon calf leather, the original cover showed so much stress from the years of usage, with the original spine missing and large areas of loss, inclu...

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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,...

History of the Student Government Association: An Exhibit

12/19/2014 4:02:00 PM

1960 SGA Election BallotThe Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives invites students, faculty, and researchers to learn more about the history of the Student Government Association (SGA) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) by viewing the recently installed exhibit titled “A Government of the Students, by the Students, for the Students: a history of the Student Government Association at UNCG.”The first instances of student government at the State No...

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Scholarly Communications and Data Services at UNCG

Open Education Initiative Mini-grants Will Be Available in the Spring

12/2/2014 10:10:00 AM

Are you interested in bringing down the cost of textbooks for your students?  A new program at UNCG encourages you to do so.At the Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Forum recently the Office of the Provost and the University Libraries announced that they are joining together to support faculty interested in providing their students with a less expensive yet educationally rewarding alternative to expensive commercial textbooks.The high cost of commercial textbooks (print and electronic) is ...

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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.

The Americans

10/28/2014 8:00:00 AM

UNCG Catalog"The Americans pledges its allegiance to dirt. And to laptops. And to swimming pools, the Kennedys, a flower in a lapel, plastic stars hanging from the ceiling of a child’s room, churning locusts, a jar of blood, a gleam of sun on the wing of a plane. His poems swarm with life. They also ask an unanswerable question: What does it mean to be an American? Restless against the borders we build—between countries, between each other—Roderick roams from place to place in order to dig into ...

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UNCG Digital Collections

Digital collections news from UNCG University Libraries

Growing cello collections

12/16/2014 9:26:00 AM

Two new additions to our digital cello music collections premiered this morning as we added selections from the Laszlo Varga Musical Score Collection and the Janos Scholz Musical Score Collection.These are sixth and seventh additions, respectively, to the cello music project, which made its first appearance in 2011 with selections from the Bernard Greenhouse Collection.UNCG's Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives is home to the largest single holding of cello music-...

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