University Libraries News

$500 Prize -- University Libraries' Undergraduate Research Award!

Feb 14, 2017

The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award (ULURA) is given in recognition of an outstanding original research project or paper in any media. The winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize funded by the University Libraries. Nominations are due by March 24, 2017, at 5 p.m.

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Book Discussion of "All the Light We Cannot See," March 21, 4:00 p.m.

Feb 14, 2017

Book discussion of "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, led by Dr. Chuck Bolton of the UNCG History Department. March 21, 2017, 4:00 p.m. in the Hodges Reading Room, 2nd Floor of Jackson Library. Free and open to the public.

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Politics, Media and Information: An Evening with Ray Suarez - March 29

Jan 25, 2017

Ray Suarez will be the guest speaker at this year’s UNCG Friends of the Library annual dinner on March 29. He is the author of three critically-acclaimed books including, "Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation," "The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America," and "The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration." Suarez engages audiences, even on difficult and complex topics, with a warm and accessible style, while his presentations are passionate, quick-witted and establish a strong connection to listeners. For more information and to purchase tickets, use the link below.

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New Slave Deeds Project Expands Digital Library on American Slavery

Nov 09, 2016

An expansion of the UNCG University Libraries' Digital Library on American Slavery will provide a unique, centralized database of bills of sales indexing the names of enslaved people from across North Carolina. "People Not Property - Slave Deeds of North Carolina" is a collaborative endeavor between the UNCG University Libraries, the North Carolina Division of Archives and Records and the North Carolina Registers of Deeds. When complete the project will include high resolution images and full-text searchable transcripts.

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A Testimony through Music: The Compositions of Lev Aronson. Cellist, Teacher, and Holocaust Survivor

Oct 11, 2016

This exhibit conveys the story of his Aronson’s life through his sheet music, the collection of which is available for research at the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives at Jackson Library. This exhibit features several musical manuscripts, composed by Aronson, relating to his experiences in the Nazi and Russian labor camps. Included among these pieces are vocal works in Yiddish focused upon his experiences during the war, as well as two concert pieces for cello composed by Aronson and signed with his inmate identification number.

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