Thursday, November 8, 2012

Library Colleague Rob Bixby Dies

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our colleague Mr. Robert Bixby, who passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012 after an extended illness. Rob was an employee of the University Libraries working as a Digital Imaging Technician in Jackson Library since May 2009. Rob joined UNCG in April 2003, and worked for the Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnership as a Computing Support Tech II prior to transferring to the University Libraries.

His obituary can be found online at: http://obituaries.news-record.com/obituaries/news-record/obituary.aspx?pid=160734518


 

Retired UNCG Historian Richard Current Dies at 100


We have recently learned of the death of retired historian Richard Current, who taught at UNCG for many years. Dr. Current was one of America's leading historians, with a particularly strong reputation for his work about Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Current served as head of the Department of History and Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1955-1960, and was a University Distinguished Professor of History at UNCG from 1966 to 1983.

His papers are in the UNCG Archives and are described here.

See his obituary from the Washington Post here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Virginia Dare in Fact and Fancy - Join Us Thursday, November 8 at 4 pm


You are invited to attend a presentation by author Marjorie Hudson about Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, at 4 pm on Thursday, November 8 in the Virginia Dare Room in the Alumni House. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries.

This project is also made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, see http://uncgfol.blogspot.com/2012/10/virginia-dare-in-fact-and-fancy.html
. An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be available.

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012