Friday, February 25, 2011

In Case You Missed the Geoffrey Baym Talk on Wednesday . . .

Professor Geoffrey Baym sat down with Allen Johnson of the News & Record to talk about The Daily Show. We're still sorry we missed you on Wednesday when Dr. Baym discussed the ways in which The Daily Show increases media literacy, but at least you can watch this video.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Critical Need for Media Literacy,or, Why Educators Love the Daily Show

Join the Friends of the UNCG Libraries as we introduce Professor Geoffrey Baym, author of the award-winning book, From Cronkite to Colbert. Professor Baym, who is on UNCG's Information Literacy Council, will discuss the importance of media literacy. All are welcome.
Wednesday, February 23 at 4:00 pm in the Claxton Room, Elliott University Center

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Check out the digital projects blog from the University Libraries

Connect to the University Libraries and UNCG's history online through the Digital Projects Blog. Available at, the blog provides updates on the latest digitization work undertaken by the University Libraries. Browse through old issues of the Coraddi and Alumnae News and keep up to date on other digital projects.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lee Smith, Hal Crowther Speak on ‘Prose and Cons’ at Friends of the UNCG Libraries Dinner on March 16

It’s a two-author-for-one deal at this year’s Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner.

Lee Smith, novelist and short story writer, and Hal Crowther, essayist and cultural critic, will headline the dinner Wednesday, March 16. Crowther and Smith, husband and wife, have titled their remarks “Prose and Cons.”

The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center. The seated dinner begins at 7:15 p.m., and the program begins at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, see

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Author Randall Kenan to Visit UNCG on Monday, February 21

Two Programs

Who: North Carolina authors Randall Kenan, Quinn Dalton, and Mark Smith-Soto
What: Panel Discussion: “Our Voice, My Voice: Writers Discuss the Relationship between the Group Self and the Individual Self”
When: Monday, February 21, 2011 at 4 p.m.
Where: Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG campus

Who: Randall Kenan
What: Reading
When: Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Where: Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG campus

Both programs are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts, the University Libraries, the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, and the MFA Writing Program.