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Nominate Your Student for the Undergraduate Research Award

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:27:00 +0000

University Libraries is currently soliciting submissions for its Undergraduate Research Award. This $500 prize is given in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate paper or project that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select and synthesize information from scholarly resources and uses those resources in the creation of an original paper or project in any academic discipline. 

  • The paper or project must have been completed by a UNC Greensboro undergraduate student in the spring, summer, or fall semesters of 2019.
  • Applicants must be enrolled at UNCG in the Spring 2020 semester as an undergraduate student. 
  • Application materials are due by 5 p.m. on March 26, 2020.

If your students have turned in excellent research assignments, access the materials and nominate them today!  Review the full details at\ura

UNCG Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Blog

Black History Month Events 2020

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:35:00 +0000

Monday, February 10th
Get Ready for CACE Workshop
Curry 240 at 11:00am

This interactive workshop is designed to prepare students to present at an academic conference. Facilitated by Erin Harrison and moderated by Dr. Cerise Glenn Manigault.

Tuesday, February 11th
Radical Writing Workshop
EUC Azalea at 6:00pm

This workshop is designed to prepare students to write and perform spoken word pieces for the Literary Cafe and beyond. Facilitated by D. Noble.

Tuesday, February 11th
All Black Affair
EUC Dail Room at 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The UNCG Articulate spoken word group will present a night of poetry by black authors and jazz music.

Wednesday, February 12th
Community Dialogue: Why Don't We Sit Together?
Moran Commons, Fountain View Dining Hall at 5:30pm

Com discuss struggles and share experiences with the student community.

Thursday, February 13th
Community Dialogue: Natural Hair in the Workplace
EUC Room 602 at 6:00pm

The UNCG community will come together to discuss navigating perspectives on wearing natural hair at work.

Friday, February 14th
Douglas Day
MHRA 1305 at 12:00pm

In this nationwide event celebrating the legacy of Fredrick Douglass, students, faculty, and community members from across the country will collaborate to transcribe previously unpublished writings from Black historical figures.

Friday, February 14th
Drapetomania: Tracing the Liberatory Practices of Black Placemaking
Graham 106 at 3:30pm

Dr. Latoya Eaves, from Middle Tennessee State University, will lead a discussion about her recent research on black and feminist geographies.

Tuesday (Feb 18th) - Wednesday (Feb 19th)
CACE 2020 (Conference on African American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experience)
Elliott University Center

Join the AAADS department for two days of research presentations, workshops, and panels. The theme this year is “Connections and Collaborations Across Disciplines and Communities,” exploring how to overcome boundaries and create connections both across disciplinary backgrounds and across the local and global Black community. Learn more at

Tuesday, February 18th
Literary Cafe
Virginia Dare Room at 6:00pm

Come listen to spoken word performances about creating paths to a resilient, creative, and limitless future. Facilitated by D. Noble.

Wednesday, February 19th
Mental Health and Black Church
EUC Room 062 at 7:30pm

This program will feature a panel, in collaboration with Impact Movement and The Takeover, who will discuss how to debunk the stigma attached to clinical services in the Christian community.

Thursday, February 27th
Conversation with the Community
SOE 114 at 5:00pm

Dr. Hewan Girma will lead a discussion on the significance of the 1896 Adwa victory in Ethiopia's battle for independence against Italian colonization.

Thursday, February 27th
Remembering American History: Red, Black and White
Greensboro Project Space at 7:00pm

The Clarice Young Project will celebrate Black History Month with a remembrance of the stories of forgotten people. See a variety of performances by people including Francine E. Ott, Clarice Young, and UNCG students.

Librarian Recommended: Electronic Resources at UNCG

The place to discover library tools for your research and class.

IEEE Computer Society Digital Library Covers Latest Computing Topics

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:49:00 +0000

One of the UNCG Libraries’ newest e-resources, the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL), is now available to computer science faculty and students, and others interested in the field.

Developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, CSDLcovers all areas of computing, including new and emerging technologies, groundbreaking academic papers, and best practices.

Topics include:

Data analytics and big data

Artificial intelligence

Cyber security


Cloud computing

Machine learning

Augmented and virtual reality

Software engineering, and


CSDLincludes a compete collection of articles and documents from magazines and transactions the IEEE Computer Society publishes, extending to the first issues. Articles include magazines and transactions, conference proceedings, journals, and letters.

New DVDs at UNCG

Check-in to see which new DVDs are hitting the shelves in Jackson Library!

New DVDs

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:30:00 +0000

Arctic dogs

Playing with fire
Last Christmas

The inventor : out for blood in Silicon Valley
Brave girls
Midnight traveler
This changes everything
The freedom to marry
Framing John Delorean

The good liar


Doctor Sleep

What we do in the shadows. The complete first season
Deadly class. Season one
The hot zone. The complete first season
Gentleman Jack. The complete first season
The rookie. The complete first season
The alienist

UNCG Libraries Suggestion Box

See responses to your suggestions here!

Phone chargers

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0000

You asked:  Can we get more chargers and cables?

We are definitely looking at replacing the charging stations in Jackson and Schiffman Libraries and also purchasing new one for checkout. Stay tuned!

UNCG Special Collections & University Archives

Photos and other fun stuff from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives in the University Libraries. You can also follow us on Twitter: @UNCGArchives!

I’m not sure what was happening on the USS Yellowstone...

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:49:54 -0500

I’m not sure what was happening on the USS Yellowstone in 1992, but Petty Officer Jacqueline Edmunds and her crew mate were enjoying themselves.

Spartan Stories

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

“I am, Dear Miss, Yours Very Truly:” Melville Fort’s Letters to Prisoners of War

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 02:09:00 +0000

During World War I, many young American women became pen pals with European prisoners of war. This was the case with Miss Melville Fort, an art teacher at the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNC Greensboro). Like many of the women who taught college in the early 20th century, Miss Fort was strongly committed to the education of the young students in her charge.  A native of Mississippi, she was known as an intelligent and witty teacher and a good friend, but we know very little about her social life. In fact, we know very little about Miss Fort at all, but we can glean a bit of her nature from several letters and postcards that she received from a Belgian prisoner of war in 1917.

Miss Melville Fort
Miss Fort participated in a British program in which Americans were able to write POWs in Europe. Programs such as these provided interred men with a link to the outside world, and a way for Americans to “give back” to the war effort. Although Miss Fort corresponded with two men, her correspondence with Arthur Limbosch was the most substantial. As his letters provide a response to Miss Fort’s correspondence, her interests and compassionate nature become apparent. She shared a little about her profession and her love of travel with him, commenting that she had been to Holland. In turn, he described the beauty of his country and his fear that it would be destroyed by "the Huns."

Arthur was only seventeen years old when the war began. He had been an electrician living with his parents in Brussels and by his own account, was very inexperienced. As there were sufficient electricians in his military unit, he was made a “telephonist.” In his letters, Arthur recounted his involvement in the Siege of Antwerp in October of 1914. He expressed the horrors of war though the death of his friends and comrades, the lack of food, and his fear of the enemy. Arthur was surprisingly candid about how his battalion was besieged by the Germans and subsequently retreated.

Camp Zeist postcard from Arthur Limbosch
Like many young men, Arthur was captured and forced to live in an internment camp. The official name of this site was “Internment Camp Amersfoot – near Zeist,” but was usually shortened to just “Zeist.” In his letters to Miss Fort, Arthur described the grounds and the “shed” in which he lived. Zeist was actually two camps that consisted of twenty-four barracks within an approximate square mile area, housing up to 15,000 men. It was surrounded by barbed wire and the prisoners were given little freedom, although they were allowed to take walks around the area before they retired for the night. Every other day, they were granted permission to walk in the woods, guarded by Dutch sentries. The camp also included sports grounds, and Arthur told Miss Fort that he played football (soccer) on these athletic fields. He also described dining on potatoes and beans - and sometimes a few vegetables and a little meat.

Prisoner participating in an athletic event at Camp Zeist, from a postcard sent to Miss Fort by Arthur Limbosch
Through the several surviving letters, we see that she became an immediate favorite with Arthur and the other prisoners by sending stamps for their stamp collections. Arthur was also thrilled to find Miss Fort was a teacher and asked if he could practice his English through their correspondence. He insisted she correct any mistakes in his letters, as he was attempting to master a language that he considered much different from his. He made a special point of telling her that he had not learned English in school, but had picked it up during the time he was a prisoner. Arthur was also quick to correct her assumption that the European schools were more advanced than their American counterparts.

Although their correspondence was limited to only a few letters and postcards, it reveals an interesting slice of history, which for a brief time, allowed an electrician from Brussels and an art professor from Mississippi to form a friendship.