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