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Margaret Maron to Inaugurate New Series About Women of Mystery

Who: Margaret Maron Presents Women of Mystery (with Nancy Pickard)
When: Wednesday, October 29, 7 pm
Where: Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG
Free and open to the public

How does a highly successful writer like North Carolina’s Margaret Maron give back? 

For one, she continues to write books that her readers are eager to snap up whenever they’re published.  Margaret’s latest, the nineteenth featuring Judge Deborah Knott of the fictional Colleton County east of Raleigh, North Carolina, is entitled Designated Daughters and was published in August. As the Chicago Tribune has declared, “There’s nobody better.”  While decidedly modest about a list of accomplishments and awards that includes an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010, Margaret has long been active in mentoring other writers and calling attention to the compelling issues facing North Carolina in her novels. Maron’s papers are on long-term loan to UNCG’s Hodges Special Collect…

Bookmarks Festival Schedule

The Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors in Winston-Salem is now the state's largest annual festival, drawing more than 8500 attendees last year.  In this, the 10th year, the schedule is an impressive one.  The UNCG Libraries are proud to be represented with the sponsorship of storyteller and author Doug Elliott, but here's the rest of the schedule for this free event.

For biographies of the authors coming in 2014, see

Data Management Services Offered

Data management is the process of managing your data before, during, and after a research project. The effective management of your data ensures that your research is secure, promotes the reuse of your data by other researchers, and assures compliance with federal guidelines.

Results from a 2013 UNCG survey indicate that faculty needed help with data management plans, data storage, and data backup to comply with new policies from grant-funding agencies regarding their research projects.  The survey was also in response to new policies from funding agencies and UNCG’s Access to and Retention of Research Data policy adopted in 2012.  Please see this report for further information on the survey and its results.

To respond to the data storage needs identified, ITS launched a hosting service and purchased Box cloud storage in November 2013.  Box was recently upgraded to provide 50 Gb of storage with web and mobile accessibility to files from anywhere.  The Office of Sponsored Programs (OS…

Bookmarks Festival Coming September 6 with Several Events Prior to the Festival

Our State TV Profile of Storyteller Doug Elliott, Coming to UNCG September 8

Want to get a sense of what woodsman Doug Elliott is like? Check out this video profile from Our State TV.

The storyteller and author is coming to UNCG on Monday, September 8 at 7 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  He will also be at Bookmarks in Winston-Salem on Saturday, September 6.