Friday, August 27, 2010

2010/2011 Book Discussion List Set--Register Now!

We're pleased to announce the new lineup for the FOL Book Discussion Group. Once again, we have asked some of our favorite faculty members to choose books they treasure. We hope you can join us for one or more of these discussions. Simply log on to or call or email Kimberly Lutz (336.256.8598 or to register.

First up, on Monday, October 4, at 7 pm, is Zeitoun, a non-fiction account by Dave Eggers of one immigrant's experience during Hurricaine Katrina and its aftermath. Zeitoun was selected as UNCG's All-Campus Read this year, and we're very lucky to have Dr. Bill Hamilton leading the discussion. Dr. Hamilton, who teaches in the Masters of Liberal Studies program, spent a significant time in New Orleans and is primarily interested in the study of human rights. A student of world religion and a Latin American historian and Presbyterian minister by training, Dr. Hamilton will bring a unique perspective to our discussion of Zeitoun. To meet Dr. Hamilton virtually, please see this interview on YouTube.

Please note that all discussions will take place in the Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library. Check this blog periodically for more information about each book and faculty discussion leader. In the meantime, you can click on each book title for a fuller description.

Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7 pm: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Discussion Leader: Bill Hamilton, Liberal Studies

Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7 pm: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. Discussion Leader: Gwen Hunnicutt, Sociology Department

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 4 pm (note the earlier start): Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope. Discussion Leader: Hephzibah Roskelly, English Department

Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7 pm: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. Discussion Leaders: Janne Cannon, Microbiology and Immunology (UNC Chapel Hill) and Rob Cannon, Biology

Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7 pm: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis. Discussion Leader: Christopher Hodgkins, English Department

Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7 pm: Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz. Discussion Leader: Jeff Jones, History Department.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

September 9th Reception for New Art Exhibit in Jackson Library

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries are sponsoring a new art exhibit. "Accepting the Often Chaotic Appearance of Trees," created by Greensboro artist Karen Bjork Dischell, will be on display in the Jackson Library Reading Room during the Fall semester. We invite you to join us from 4-6 pm on September 9 for an opening reception.

Bjork Dischell, who works primarily as an oil painter, has a studio at the Lyndon Street Artworks in Greensboro. Originally from Massachusetts, she studied drawing and printmaking at the School of the Worcester Art Museum and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Bjork Dischell’s paintings have appeared in galleries across North Carolina, most recently in a juried show sponsored by the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, “Carolina’s Got Art.” Images of her paintings have appeared as cover art for The Musical Constellations (Unicorn Press, 2007), a book of poetry by UNCG English professor Tom Kirby-Smith, and in the journal Flyway (Iowa State University). She has also created murals and public art, including at the Jones Elementary School in Greensboro. She is a recipient of a 2009 United Arts Council Regional Artists Hub Program Grant.

For more information about the exhibit or reception, please contact Kimberly Lutz at (336) 256-8598 or at