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  • August 31, 2015
    Synergy Common Reading Chasing Humanitarianism

    Jessica Alexander’s Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid is this year’s UNCW Synergy Common Reading selection.  An accompanying exhibit in Randall Library’s Second Floor Gallery, Chasing Humanitarianism, explores opportunities for humanitarianism offered through UNCW.

    Chasing Humanitarianism highlights trips and study abroad programs, both in the U.S. and abroad, that can help you make a difference in the world.  From Belize to Morocco, from New Orleans to Tanzania, this exhibit offers multiple options for providing aid to those in need.

    We’ve also hand-selected many items from our collection about humanitarian aid.  Please feel free to browse or check them out at the Circulation Desk.

    Chasing Humanitarianism will be on display throughout the fall semester.  For more Synergy Common Reading events around campus, click here.

     

     

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  • August 28, 2015
    Dubtown Skate

    Come join the conversation about skate culture at UNCW, applied learning, and campus collaboration with local businesses like Permanent Vacation and others, at a panel discussion for our exhibit Dubtown Skates - Skateboarding Culture & Applied Learning at UNCW.

    Moderated by Sciences Librarian Peter Fritzler, panelists include:

    • Anne Lindberg, Assistant Professor Art and Art History
    • Subhan Anwar, UNCW alum and owner, Permanent Vacation Skate & Surf Shop
    • Melissa Ross, UNCW Junior, winner of the Fall 2014 competition 
    • Bailey Kennedy, UNCW Sophomore, participant of the Spring 2015 competition
    • Jeremy Brown, Senior, participant of the Spring 2015 competition

    Jess Boersma, Assistant Professor of Spanish, will also be here to talk about ETEAL pedagogy initiatives and UNCW's commitment to applied learning.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Wednesday, September 30th 2015, Randall Library Sherman Hayes Gallery, 6 -7:30 PM

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  • August 21, 2015

    Read & Write Gold is multifaceted reading and writing support technology in a discreet, customizable toolbar.  Developed for adults with learning disabilities and English Language learners, the software integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications.  Read & Write Gold encourages confidence and independence in individuals of all ages and abilities and provides the tools to succeed at school, work, or home.

    Easy to use, Read & Write Gold is designed to improve reading and writing comprehension.  The software helps users process and comprehend large amounts of text, conduct research, and produce quality written documents.  Features include text-to-speech, screen masking, speech input, fact finding, pronunciation tutoring and spell check, among many others.  Read & Write Gold is compatible with most mainstream applications including Adobe Acrobat/Reader, Daisy, Microsoft Word, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. 

     

    Texthelp - Read&Write Gold literacy software (http://uncw.edu/itsd/learning/itstexthelp.html)

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  • August 04, 2015

    About the Award 

    From Grandfather Mountain to the North Carolina Coast, artists living their legacy have been honored since 1986 with the North Carolina Living Treasures designation by the UNC Wilmington Museum of World Cultures

    NCLT MedallionThis 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 and glass artisans and bookbinders, to name a few. These craft artists reflect talents that were 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 UNC Wilmington from Martin Meyerson, M.D., founder of New Hanover Radiation Oncology Center (now known as Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center), in Wilmington, N.C., in memory of his mother, Dorothy Meyerson.
     
    The award was originally conceived by UNCW faculty member Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shinn who coordinated the process until he retired and moved from Wilmington. Dr. Shinn was influenced by the Japanese, who for centuries have searched their islands to discover outstanding craftsmen, celebrating artitsts' excellence in their craft through national recognition and honors. Dr.Shinn was an enthusiastic educator and a strong advocate for this award.
     

    2015 Event

    Focus on Quilting

    In previous years, nominations of craft artists who work in any or all of the traditional craft fields were welcome. This year, we have decided to focus on one craft in particular: quilting. In celebration of quilters as craftspeople, we recognize active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to quilts as art. 


    Award Recipient

    The 2015 North Carolina Living Treasures Award recipient is Susan Marra, member of the Twin Rivers Quilters Guild in New Bern, North Carolina. Marra began quilting twenty five years ago when an unfinished quilt, in a traditional Sun Bonnet Sue pattern, came into her possession. Despite technology's presence in the craft of quilting today, Marra prefers the traditional art form of quilting by hand. Additionally, her chosen style of work is applique quilting, a technique which she feels allows her "the freedom to control every aspect of the design." 

    Exhibit and Reception

    The 2015 North Carolina Living Treasures exhibit and reception will be held in the CAB Art Gallery. The exhibit and reception is co-hosted by UNCW's Department of Art & Art History and UNCW's Randall Library. Details about the exhibit and reception follow: 

    Opening Reception

    Thursday, August 27th 5:30-7:00 pm

    CAB Art Gallery

    Artist Demonstration

    Friday, August 28th 10:00-11:00 am

    Room 2021

    Cultural Arts Building

    Exhibit on Display

    August 27th-September 24th, 2015

    Monday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm

    CAB Art Gallery

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  • August 04, 2015
    North Carolina Living Treasures UNCW

    About the Award 

    From Grandfather Mountain to the North Carolina Coast, artists living their legacy have been honored since 1986 with the North Carolina Living Treasures designation by the UNC Wilmington Museum of World Cultures

    NCLT MedallionThis 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 and glass artisans and bookbinders, to name a few. These craft artists reflect talents that were 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 UNC Wilmington from Martin Meyerson, M.D., founder of New Hanover Radiation Oncology Center (now known as Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center), in Wilmington, N.C., in memory of his mother, Dorothy Meyerson.
     
    The award was originally conceived by UNCW faculty member Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shinn who coordinated the process until he retired and moved from Wilmington. Dr. Shinn was influenced by the Japanese, who for centuries have searched their islands to discover outstanding craftsmen, celebrating artitsts' excellence in their craft through national recognition and honors. Dr.Shinn was an enthusiastic educator and a strong advocate for this award.
     

    2015 Event

    Focus on Quilting

    In previous years, nominations of craft artists who work in any or all of the traditional craft fields were welcome. This year, we have decided to focus on one craft in particular: quilting. In celebration of quilters as craftspeople, we recognize active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to quilts as art. 


    Award Recipient

    The 2015 North Carolina Living Treasures Award recipient is Susan Marra, member of the Twin Rivers Quilters Guild in New Bern, North Carolina. Marra began quilting twenty five years ago when an unfinished quilt, in a traditional Sun Bonnet Sue pattern, came into her possession. Despite technology's presence in the craft of quilting today, Marra prefers the traditional art form of quilting by hand. Additionally, her chosen style of work is applique quilting, a technique which she feels allows her "the freedom to control every aspect of the design." 

    Exhibit and Reception

    The 2015 North Carolina Living Treasures exhibit and reception will be held in the CAB Art Gallery. The exhibit and reception is co-hosted by UNCW's Department of Art & Art History and UNCW's Randall Library. Details about the exhibit and reception follow: 

    Opening Reception

    Thursday, August 27th 5:30-7:00 pm

    CAB Art Gallery

    Artist Demonstration

    Friday, August 28th 10:00-11:00 am

    Room 2021

    Cultural Arts Building

    Exhibit on Display

    August 27th-September 24th, 2015

    Monday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm

    CAB Art Gallery

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  • August 04, 2015

    Wentworth Fellows Showcase

    Meet the Fellows in person Wednesday, October 7th,  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, associated with literary authors and texts. This year's recipients traveled to places as far as Dublin and Iceland.

    Please stop by the Randall Library information table at 3 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 this!

    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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  • July 30, 2015
    Randall Library Sundial Gallery

    On the second floor of Randall Library, between Special Collections and the Auditorium, an existing exhibit space has been renamed. The Sundial Gallery, named for the newly installed sundial (made possible by the Reda family) in front of DeLoach Hall and visible from Randall's east-facing windows, has been newly painted and will receive museum-quality window treatments and exhibit cases in the coming weeks.

    The Sundial Gallery's inaugural exhibit, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2016, will feature items from the congressional collection of Mike McIntyre, donated to UNCW and Randall Library Special Collections in the fall of 2014. The collection spans McIntyre's career representing North Carolina's 7th district as member of the United States House of Representatives. The collection contains photographs, artifacts, congressional awards and recognitions and will allow students, faculty, staff and other researchers to better understand the legislative process and southeastern North Carolina's history. For more information about the McIntyre collection, please click here

    We look forward to seeing you in the Sundial Gallery, and please remember that the second floor of Randall Library is dedicated quiet space for our users.

     

     

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  • July 20, 2015

    Randall Library Synergy Conversation

    Saturday, September 26, 1-2 p.m., Randall Library

    Family & Alumni Weekend

    Join students, family, faculty, and staff for an informal discussion of this year’s common reading selection Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid by Jessica Alexander.

    Light refreshments will be served.

     

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  • July 06, 2015
    Randall Library Charleston Syllabus

    A display in our Featured New Books area, on the first floor, represents a small amount of materials from Randall Library’s general collection which can be found on the #Charlestonsyllabus, please visit library.uncw.edu or our Learning Commons Helpdesk to find more.

    The #Charlestonsyllabus is a list of readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the horrendous events that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015. These readings provide valuable information about the history of racial violence in this country and contextualize the history of race relations in South Carolina and the United States in general. They also offer insights on race, racial identities, global white supremacy and black resistance.

    #Charlestonsyllabus was conceived by Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University. With the help of Kidada Williams, the hashtag started trending on Twitter on the evening of June 19, 2015.

     

    “#Charlestonsyllabus is more than a list. It is a community of people committed to critical thinking, truth telling and social transformation.”– Chad Williams

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  • June 24, 2015
    Dubtown Skate

    Skateboarding Culture & Applied Learning at UNCW
    Information on exhibit and event coming soon!

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