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  • Posted: November 06, 2018

    The Spring/Summer Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards (SURCA) are offered each year through a partnership between ETEAL and CSURF and provide funding to support undergraduate students engaged in research, creative scholarship, or other independent academic work outside of their courses. These are a wonderful example of UNCW’s commitment to support applied learning and faculty-student collaborations.

    When and Where

    On November 12 and 13, we will share a display of the SURCA projects from Summer 2018. These 19 projects are from 12 different departments, including, Anthropology, Biology & Marine Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Economics & Finance, English, Film Studies, History, Music, Nursing, Philosophy & Religion, and Psychology. Students conducted projects that took them into the laboratory, the marsh, and the film studio. They interviewed tattoo artists and music educators. Clearly these projects celebrate the diversity of research and creative scholarship fields studied at UNCW.

    We will hold a reception on Monday, November 12 in Randall Library, second floor from 4:00 to 5:30 PM where you can meet the student and faculty teams.

    Please pardon noise and other minor disruptions on these two days.

    More info

    For more information on SURCA, including a complete list of the Summer 2018 SURCA projects, please visit: https://uncw.edu/eteal/Initiatives/SURCA.html

    Applications for Spring and Summer 2019 projects may be submitted November 15.

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  • Posted: November 05, 2018
    The Fledgling from 1950-1989: UNCW yearbook

    Check out the full run of UNCW's yearbooks! Browse any volume from 1950 to 1989 or keyword search across the whole collection!

    The University of North Carolina Wilmington yearbook—The Fledgling—offers a historical lens into Seahawk life. The Fledgling appeared annually from 1950 until 1989, except for 1956 or 1988. Issued and produced by students originally under the name of Wilmington College, the yearbook provides glimpses into athletics, clubs, fashions, and more while documenting the changing attitudes and culture of UNCW students.

    Access the collection: http://digitalcollections.uncw.edu/digital/collection/p17190coll6

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  • Posted: October 25, 2018
    UNCW Writers' Week 2018

    Each year, Writers' Week brings together visiting writers of local and national interest, UNCW students and members of the general public with an interest in literature and writing. Activities throughout the week include workshops, panels, and readings.

    Learn more about Writer's Week: https://uncw.edu/writersweek/index.html

    Randall Library is proud to support the UNCW Department of Creative Writing's 2018 Writers' Week! In support, we have created a digital gallery to find books from this year's featured writers in the library catalog.

    Visit our gallery: https://library.uncw.edu/gallery/writers_week_2018


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  • Posted: October 22, 2018
    Randall Library Halloween Costume Contest 2018

    Randall Library is hosting an Instagram Halloween Costume Contest from Oct 22nd – Oct. 31st. The first 3 students with the most “likes” by the end of the contest will win one of our three ULTIMATE TRICK OR TREAT BASKETS full of candy and goodies!






    How to enter:

    1.) Take a photo/selfie in costume inside the library starting (today) Oct. 22nd and ending Oct 31st at midnight. (Please, no inappropriate costumes.)

    2.) Share your photo/selfie with the library via Instagram using @uncwlibrary and the hashtag #RLhalloween2018.

    3.) The top 3 posts with the most “likes” by the end of the contest will be declared the winners.

    4.) All votes will be tallied on Nov 1st and all winners will be notified via a Direct Message to their IG account.

    5.) You must be a UNCW student to participate.

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  • Posted: October 15, 2018
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    For Graduate Students

    Randall Library is offering a workshop series for graduate students that starts this fall and ends in the spring semester. The series is intended to help graduate students along the road to research success! Workshops will cover an introduction to Randall Library; an overview of literature reviews; how to search for literature by your discipline; citation managers; data and statistics; and intellectual property, fair use, and copyright. There are six workshops included in the series and students can attend any number of workshops either in person or virtually. Registration is required. For more information about each workshop and to register: https://library.uncw.edu/graduate_student_workshops.

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  • Posted: October 08, 2018
    A portrait of Jaki Shelton Green









    Meet NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

    A portrait of Jaki Shelton Green

    In honor of NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green's UNCW visit, Randall Library will be displaying books authored by Green from our collection along with past works of previous NC Poet Laureates. The display is located on the first floor of Randall Library.

    Green will be giving a presentation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Cultural Arts Building Mainstage Theatre, Room 1069 as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series in the Humanities. She will discuss “The Poet as Documentarian, Historian and Agitator.” Free and open to all. 

    Green's work includes Dead on Arrival, Dead on Arrival and New Poems, Masks, Conjure Blues, singing a tree into dance, breath of the song, Blue Opal, a play. Feeding the Light and i want to undie you (both published by Jacar Press). She is the co-editor of two anthologies: Poets for Peace, Immigration Emigration and Diversity published by Chapel Hill Press, Inc. and currently serves as editor for the Jacar Press New Voices Series. 

    To learn more about our current NC Poet Laureate and past NC Poet Laureates stop by Randall Library and check out our display!

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  • Posted: October 04, 2018
    Fall 2018 Wentworth Fellows Poster Session
    Wentworth Fellowship Poster Session

    Randall Library is proud to host the Fall 2018 UNCW Wentworth Fellows Poster Session, Wednesday, November 7 through November 9.

    Please stop by Wednesday, November 7 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.

    About the Wentworth Fellowship

    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.  Each year, students work with faculty sponsors to submit applications detailing journeys inspired by and connected with a specific text, author, or movement in an effort to explore the relationship of artistic production to geographic space. In the past, Wentworth Fellows have travelled to places as diverse as Beijing, Moscow, Oxford, Berlin, Prince Edward Island, and Providence, Rhode Island. 

    This Year's Wentworth Fellows

    (Photo above) Zijun Bu stands next to her poster at the 2018 Wentworth Fellows Spring presentation in Randall Library. She showcased her journey to New York City where she visited  the sites important to horror writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe. - Photo by Hanna Wickes

    Zijun Bu 2018 Wentworth Fellows Spring presentation in Randall Library. Photo by Hanna Wickes

    A complete list of the 2017-2018 Fellows, the authors they researched, and the places they traveled: 

    Shannon Bradburn, Eastern Seaboard of U.S.

    Mary Claire Childers, New York City

    Angela Ciarletta, Geneva, Switzerland

    Spencer Conn, San Francisco, U.S.

    Becka Jackson, Prince Edward Island, Canada 

    Ashley Merkingler, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Trae Toler, Warsaw, Poland

    Be a Wentworth Fellow

    If you’re an English major or minor and would like more information on the Wentworth Travel Fellowship, please see https://uncw.edu/english/eia/awards.html

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  • Posted: September 11, 2018

    Due to the unexpected impact of Hurricane Florence, Randall Library was unable to participate in Banned Books Week 2018, which took place on Sept. 23-29. However, we SEAHAWKS will still stand in support and celebrate our freedom to read whatever we choose!

    Join Randall Library in saying, "Lift Every Voice and READ!" and checkout our collection of challenged materials with thought-provoking themes! The exhibit highlights the importance of open access to information and summarizes each book’s value.  Accompanying each book is a description and reasoning behind the work’s censorship and includes personal statements written by UNCW students.

    Students wrote these statements as part of Michelle Manning’s ENG 382: “Ways of Teaching Literature” In this course, students performed research on banned books and wrote short descriptions that explain how the books positively impacted their lives.The Banned Books Week exhibit is sponsored by The UNCW English Department and Randall Library every September. 

    The display is located on the First Floor of Randall Library. All items are available for check out.

    For more information about ALA's Banned Books Week click here.

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  • Posted: August 24, 2018
    Randall Library: Aura of Mystery

    Randal Library is pleased to announce a new augmented reality library experience, Randall Explorer: Aura of Mystery! This game uses augmented reality technology to guide players through the library as they seek out the visual triggers that will lead them to their next clue. Learn about some of the library’s most important locations and how to navigate our collections while collecting badges and solving a mystery!


    To begin your experience, start with the Randall Explorer tutorial: https://library.uncw.edu/web/ar/tutorial.php

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  • Posted: August 20, 2018
    50+ Database subscriptions

    Randall Library has added over 50 new database subscriptions for the 2018-19 academic year, expanding research resources for UNCW students, faculty and staff. Notable new databases include Westlaw Campus Research, Springer Nature Experiments, and AAS Historical Periodicals Collection.

    Browse the list of new databases, or find databases by subject.

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