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  • Posted: October 23, 2015

    New Hanover County Public Library presents visionary author Thomas Frey speaking on “Future Libraries and the Four Crossroads of Change.”

    Thomas Frey is Senior Futurist of the DaVinci Institute, a nonprofit futurist think tank that operates as a working laboratory for the future human experience. Learn more about Thomas Frey at http://www.davinciinstitute.com/

    Tuesday, October 27th, 7 PM at the Cape Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center, 703 North Third Street, Wilmington, NC

    Order your free tickets at the CFCC website by clicking here, or pick them up at any NHC Library. Tickets required for entrance to lecture.

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  • Posted: October 19, 2015

    Seahawks After Dark: The Evolution of Midnite Madness

    Seahawks After Dark is an exhibit from University Archives highlighting UNCW’s Midnite Madness tradition then and now.

    Midnite Madness honors the start of the UNCW basketball season. It was first held in 1990 and has become a popular annual event. 

    Historically, players could not legally take the court to train until midnight of the approved day.  Today, after a few rule changes, a name change, and the addition of other campus-wide events, Midnite Madness has evolved to become a week-long celebration for men’s and women’s basketball.

    This exhibit showcases historic photographs of UNCW’s campus and students, as well as tangible items from Midnite Madness history portraying Seahawk spirit.






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  • Posted: October 06, 2015

    Please visit the Wentworth Fellows posters on Randall Library's first floor. 

    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 away as Dublin and Big Sur to study writers as diverse as Kate Chopin, Jonathan Swift, and David Foster Wallace.

    Meet the Fellows in person Wednesday, October 7th,  3-5 pm and be sure to stop by the Randall Library information table to learn about how Randall Library can provide support and assistance to you when you embark on a research project. 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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  • Posted: October 06, 2015
    Network Downtime Randall Library

    On Tuesday Oct 13 from 12am until 6am (Monday night) the central networking equipment located in Randall Library’s networking closets is going to be removed and replaced with new equipment. This means that during this time all computers in the building, including those on the wireless network, will lose network access for extended, and possibly repeated, periods of time.  

    Campus ITS has scheduled this work during the least disruptive time (overnight, during fall break) but still within their timeframe to complete this vital project. This work is part of a campus-wide project to replace end of life networking equipment which will modernize the networks in all buildings. It will improve speed and capacity for on-campus connections. 

    We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this important work may cause.

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  • Posted: October 02, 2015
    Honors Fall 2015 Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase

    Honors Fall 2015 Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase

    Approximately 50 posters highlighting innovative student research and creative scholarly activity will be on display Monday, Oct. 26 - Friday, Oct. 30 on Randall Library's second floor.* A reception will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 4-6pm, and students will be on hand to discuss methods and results used in their research.

    Sponsored by UNC Wilmington's Center for Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CSURF) and the Honors Scholars College, the posters represent a variety of research in areas such as the sciences, humanities, and professional schools and colleges. Distinguished recipients of the CSURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships and CSURF Research Travel Awards will be in attendance, as well as university and departmental honors students. 

    *Please note that some study areas on the second floor of the library will be relocated to accommodate this showcase!

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  • Posted: September 28, 2015
    Banned Books Week 2015

    Randall Library’s latest first floor exhibit, located by our New & Featured Collection, is designed to coincide with the American Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week (September 27-October 3) and highlights titles that have been banned or challenged in the U.S.

    Many of these books were specifically chosen by UNCW English students, and are displayed along with their thoughts on why a particular title is, or was, banned or challenged.

    Books featured in the exhibit are available to checkout from the circulation desk.

    You can also join the UNCW English Department, your Student Government Association, Old Books on Front Street, and others for a READ OUT in the University Commons Amphitheater* in front of the Fisher Student Center on Wednesday, September 30, from 3-5 PM. Books will be available, and you can sign up to read from your favorite banned or challenged work of fiction or nonfiction.

    *Rain location Randall Library, Sherman Hayes Gallery

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  • Posted: 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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  • Posted: 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 Skate - Skateboarding Culture & Applied Learning at UNCW.

    Moderated by Sciences Librarian Peter Fritzler, panelists include:

    • Anne Lindberg, Assistant Professor Art and Art History
    • Subhan Anwari, 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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  • Posted: 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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  • Posted: 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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