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  • Posted: January 10, 2017
    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft

    Join us for an exhibit opening in The Sherman Hayes Gallery. Thursday, January 12th, 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Ruth Heath, 6:30 p.m.

    This event is part of the first UNCW Campus Art Walk

    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft is a retrospective of artisans who have received the North Carolina Living Treasures designation by the UNCW Museum of World Cultures. This recognition celebrates the value of artists and their craft, as well as their contributions to education and society. Since its beginning, the biannual honor has recognized boatwrights, potters, luthiers, marqueters, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, weavers, glass artisans, and bookbinders, to name a few. These craft artists reflect talents developed over decades of study and work, attaining the highest levels of achievement in their respective fields.

    The North Carolina Living Treasures Award is made possible by an endowment to UNCW from Martin Meyerson, M.D. in memory of his mother, Dorothy Meyerson. It was originally conceived by UNCW faculty member Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shinn, who coordinated the process until he retired and moved from Wilmington.

    This retrospective at Randall showcases 13 original pieces from the Library's permanent collection, including two large objects from artists who have the distinction of winning the National Living Treasures Award.

    Learn more about the North Carolina Living Treasures.

    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft will be on display through March 2017.


     

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  • Posted: January 09, 2017
    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft

    An exhibit in Randall Library's Sherman Hayes Gallery honors 30 years of hand crafts in North Carolina.

    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft is a retrospective of artisans who have received the North Carolina Living Treasures designation by the UNCW Museum of World Cultures. This recognition celebrates the value of artists and their craft, as well as their contributions to education and society. Since its beginning, the biannual honor has recognized boatwrights, potters, luthiers, marqueters, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, weavers, glass artisans, and bookbinders, to name a few. These craft artists reflect talents developed over decades of study and work, attaining the highest levels of achievement in their respective fields.

    The North Carolina Living Treasures Award is made possible by an endowment to UNCW from Martin Meyerson, M.D. in memory of his mother, Dorothy Meyerson. It was originally conceived by UNCW faculty member Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shinn, who coordinated the process until he retired and moved from Wilmington.

    This retrospective at Randall showcases 13 original pieces from the Library's permanent collection, including two large objects from artists who have the distinction of winning the National Living Treasures Award.

    Learn more about the North Carolina Living Treasures.

    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft will be on display through March 2017.


     

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  • Posted: January 09, 2017

    Meet the Fellows in person on Wednesday, April 5th,  3-5 pm

    The Wentworth Fellowship, a gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, was established in 2001 to enable a select number of students to travel to sites in America or abroad that are associated with literary authors and texts. 

    In addtion to the poster exhibit, please stop by the Randall Library information table between 3-5 pm to learn about how Randall Library can provide support and assistance to you when you embark on a research project, or you can also visit the library resources webpage to learn how we can support projects like these!

    Special thanks to Assistant Professor of Poetry, Department of English, Dr. Alex Porco, for serving as this year's Wentworth Chair.

     

     

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  • Posted: December 05, 2016
    UNCW Campus Art Walk

    Arts leaders at UNCW are proud to announce the first UNCW Campus Art Walk on Thursday evening, January 12th beginning at 5:30pm.

    1 night, 2 goals, 3 events, and 4 art openings. 10 reasons to join us! 

    About

    Modeled after Wilmington’s successful Fourth Friday Gallery Walks, The Campus Art Walk aims to celebrate the many different cultural activities often happening simultaneously at UNCW. Why visit one gallery when you can visit four? 

     

     

    Exhibits

    The UNCW Campus Art Walk begins at The CAB Gallery in the Cultural Arts Building, where the opening reception for the Biennial Faculty Exhibition will begin at 5:30 p.m. with remarks at 5:45 p.m. The exhibition will feature current work by University of North Carolina Wilmington studio art teaching faculty. 

    Next join a guided tour, led by Director of UNCW's Office of the Arts Kristen Brogdon and Rhonda Bellamy, The Arts Council of Wilmington’s Executive Director, to Randall Library for “NC Living Treasures: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft.” Ruth Heath, daughter of Dr. Gerald Shinn (founder of North Carolina Living Treasures), will speak about her father’s legacy at 6:30 p.m. 

    After the library, your tour guides will take you to the Fisher University Union to the opening receptions of two fantastic exhibits: “Success Beyond the Scholarship: A Retrospective,” a celebration of former Boseman Scholarship recipients, and “Unspoken,” a collection of artwork by Gemynii, a self-taught painter, poet, and community activist, hosted by Upperman African American Cultural Center. Artists will speak in the Union at 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. 

    A Focus on Careers

    In addition to culture and food, the Art Walk is an opportunity for students who want to work in the arts post-graduation to engage in networking and career development opportunities at each location. 

    Faculty who are working artists will be featured at the Cultural Arts Building. Randall Library staff will be available to introduce helpful resources for a particular job, career field, or area of interest. A Randall Library resource guide will help future arts workers gather information about trends in a particular profession or field and assist with resumes, cover letters and interview preparation. Between the two galleries in the Fisher University Union, the UNCW Career Center will be available to guide arts-interested students toward resources to help in their job search or entrepreneurial ventures. Throughout the evening, professionals working in the arts will wear special badges encouraging students to ask them about their careers. 

     

     

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  • Posted: October 03, 2016

    Have you wondered what other people think about the 2016 United States election? You can find out using Roper Center, a database from Randall Library.

    Explore voting analyses and exit polls from past Presidental and Congressional elections, as well as results from recent nationwide U.S. opinion polls on the 2016 Presidential election. 

    Roper Center - US Elections

     

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  • Posted: September 13, 2016
    Elections Voting Constitution Exhibit at Randall Library UNCW

    A new exhibit in the Sherman Hayes Gallery explores the various meanings and outcomes of the right to vote in the United States.

    Stop by to look at the connections between this year's election process, your role as a voter, and the U.S. Constitution, and to share with other guests what the right to vote means to you. View information on the Constitutional amendments relating to voting rights, the process by which presidents are elected, and the current battle over voting rights in North Carolina. 

    A rotating digital display provides information on the current presidential, gubernatorial, and senatorial campaigns, as well as voter registration in North Carolina.

    Stop by the front of the library to register to vote on September 26-28.

     

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  • Posted: September 01, 2016
    Randall Library Banned Books 2016 Exhibit

    Please visit our Banned Books Week exhibit in the New & Popular Book area on the library's first floor. Featuring personal selections from current English 382 (Ways of Teaching Literature) students alongside the top 100 banned and challenged books from 2000-2009, our exhibit showcases a diverse array of titles ranging in topics from American slavery to transsexualism. 

    We invite you also to join us on Thursday, Sept. 29, when we partner with the UNCW English Department to host a Read-In where you are asked to read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged books. Bring your own book or grab one here and connect with voices from across campus.

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  • Posted: August 19, 2016
    Randall Library Favorite Memoirs

    Inspired by Thirsty Tome 2016, Celebrating the Craft of Memoir, a new digital display features Randall Library employees' favorite memoirs of all time!

    Stop by Randall's first floor to see the exhibit in the Sherman Hayes Gallery or view the exhibit online.

    Be sure to attend Thirsty Tome events on Thursday and Friday, August 25th and 26th.

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  • Posted: August 18, 2016
    Crime, Community, Constitution

    UNCW Honors College and Randall Library are proud to welcome Mr. Ben David, District Attorney for New Hanover County, for a special Constitution Day event!

    Mr. David will be discussing Crime, Community, and the Constitution in the Wrightsville Beach Room in the Fisher Student Center on Monday, Sept. 12th, from 11am - noon. A reception will follow.

    Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by contacting Christopher Rhodes, 910-962-7474 or rhodesc [at] uncw.edu at least 5 days prior to the event. UNCW is an EEO/AA institution.

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  • Posted: August 16, 2016

     Randall Library is proud to host the Fall 2016 UNCW Wentworth Fellows Poster Session, Wednesday October 19 through Friday October 21.

    The Wentworth Fellowship, a gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, was established in 2001 to enable a select number of students to travel to sites in America and abroad that are associated with literary authors and texts. 

    Please stop by Wednesday October 19  between 3-5 PM to meet the fellows in person and to find out how Randall Library can help you with your travel and research projects.

    A complete list of the Fall 2016 Fellows, the authors they researched, and the places they traveled:

    • Nick Welch -Robert Service and Jack London (Dawson City, Yukon)
    • Taylor F. - Oscar Wilde (Dublin, London, and Paris)
    • Jeff Bruinsma - Neil Gaiman (Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; and Lebanon, KS)
    • Ashley Starnes - Victor Hugo (Paris)
    • Erin Armendariz - Dylan Thomas (Wales)
    • Kyle Stanley - Jack Kerouac (San Francisco and Yosemite National Park)
    • Kayla Schilke - Dr. Seuss (Springfield, Massachusetts) 
    • Melissa Stone - James Joyce (Dublin)

    More information about the UNCW Wentworth Student Travel Fellowship.

     

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