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Display in Jackson Library Opens "A Dickens of a Celebration" at UNCG

UNCG's celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens opens with "Windows to the World: The Immortal Works of Charles Dickens" now on exhibit in the Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library through March 30. Exhibited are a number of items from the Special Collections in Jackson Library, as well as items from local collectors. Browse a catalog of the exhibit here. "A Dickens of a Celebration" will continue with a series of programs sponsored by the University Libraries, the English Department, the Freshman Seminar Program, the Atlantic World Research Network, the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the Greensboro Public Library and others. For a schedule of events, including visits by novelist Matthew Pearl and scholars Eliot Engel and Eileen Gillooly, as well as a birthday party, a book discussion and films at the Greensboro Public Library, see http://tinyurl.com/DickensUNCG or http://www.uncgfol.blogspot.com/2012/01/dickens-of-celebration.h…

Join Us on Thursday, January 26 for a talk by Professor Patrick Lee Lucas

In December, 2011, the University Libraries published the first volume of The Journal of Learning Spaces, a new peer-reviewed, open access titlethatprovides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum on all aspects of learning space design, operation, pedagogy, and assessment. In celebration of this achievement, we have invited Interior Architecture professor, Patrick Lee Lucas to discuss learning spaces from a design perspective.

Join us at 4 pm on Thursday, January 26 in the Maple Room, EUC for Dr. Lucas's talk: "SPACES THAT LEARN : LEARNING SPACES."

Dr. Lucas describes, "As repositories of knowledge, libraries expand and contract as media and user needs shift over time. According to architect Stewart Brand, institutional buildings have the most restriction in their form and the greatest opportunity for adaptability as a a result. In this presentation, I will trace the evolution of libraries as learning spaces, and offer a perspective on the latest trends in l…