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Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources

10/16/2014 11:16:00 AM

 (click image to enlarge)We invite you to attend the upcoming Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Forum, which will address to the topic: "Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources." October 23rd 3:30 - 5:00 EUC Kirkland Introduction by UNCG Provost and Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn Speaker - Nicole Allen - Director of Open Education for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) Panel discussion to follow.

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Spartan Stories

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

The Beginning of Physical Education on Campus: 1892 – 1917

10/27/2014 9:00:00 AM

Dr. Miriam Bitting, first campus physician, ca. 1892When the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) first opened its doors in the fall of 1892, the Department of Physiology and Physical Culture was in place. Its purpose was to educate the students in the care and training of their bodies and to encourage health and wellness. The program included gymnastics and calisthenics to promote strength and improve the posture of the students. Exercise classes were held in the school’s first gymnasi...

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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

10/21/2014 3:01:00 PM

ANIMATEDAvatar, the last airbender. Book 2, EarthOne piece. Film ZMeganebu! : complete collectionMr. Peabody & ShermanThe thief and the cobblerDOCUMENTARYBurt's buzzWhitey : United States of America v. James J. BulgerSCI-FIX-men. Days of future pastTHRILLERA nightmare on Elm StreetTVAmerican horror story, Coven. The complete third seasonFargo. The complete first seasonPenny dreadful. The complete first seasonDead like me. The complete collection

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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

The Conservation and Restoration of a Unique Item

10/10/2014 10:09:00 AM

Last week we finished the conservation treatment of a very special volume. Méthode Elémentaire de Violoncelle: Suivie de 92 Études: Oeuvre 60 by Friedrich August Kummer and Adolphe Le Dhuy (translater).  It is part of our Cello Music Collection of Janos Scholz, dating back to the second quarter of the XIX century. We are one of two OCLC libraries worldwide to have this particular edition in our collection.The book arrived with the original cover in a very poor condition. It was bound in a quar...

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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,...

Enhancing Access to Oral History Interviews

10/29/2014 9:00:00 AM

Thanks to a 2014-2015 award through the University Libraries' Innovation and Program Enrichment Program, we are currently working on providing access to audio and enhanced transcripts for the oral history interviews conducted as part of our African American Institutional Memory Project.These interviews with African American alumni from the 1960s and 1970s, which typically are an hour or more in length, provide in-depth information about an interviewee’s contributions to and viewpoint on their ti...

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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.

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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