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Louise Talma Concert on October 2 to Celebrate the UNCG Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant Awarded to Music Librarian Sarah Dorsey

Sarah B. Dorsey, Head of UNCG's Harold Schiffman Music Library, is the recipient of the 2014-15 Women’s and Gender Studies Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant Award. Dorsey’s award supports her work on a biography of composer, pianist and pedagogue, Louise Talma (1906-1996), which she will complete while on Research Assignment during the spring semester of 2016.

Talma was a pioneering American composer of the twentieth century. The second female composer to receive a Guggenheim fellowship, she was the first to win two consecutively (in 1946 and ‘47). She was the first American to teach with famed French pedagogue Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau. Thirteen years after receiving an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters for her three act grand opera (The Alcestiad, written on a libretto by Thornton Wilder), Talma was finally invited to join the august institution in 1974, the first female composer so honored.

The concert will take place on Friday evening, October 2n…

Margaret Maron Presents Women of Mystery with Charlaine Harris October 22 at UNCG in Support of the University Libraries

Note: The  audience will be limited to 125 persons.  There is no charge for the event, but those wishing to attend are asked to email Barry Miller at to assure their place for this unique program.

What happens when Judge Deborah Knott meets Sookie Stackhouse? 

Do vampires indulge in the products produced by alleged North Carolina bootleggers?

Find out when authors Margaret Maron and Charlaine Harris settle down with their famous protagonists for a conversation at UNCG on October 22 at 7 pm in the Virginia Dare Room of UNCG’s Alumni House for the second installment in the Margaret Maron Presents Women of Mystery Series. 

It is no accident, they say, that the visit is timed only a few days before Halloween.

Margaret Maron and Charlaine Harris are both highly successful writers with legions of fans, and the appearances of their new books are always highly anticipated. They are also two highly accomplished women who have been pioneering figures in a world of myster…

Friends of the UNCG Libraries to Discuss Being Mortal by Atul Gawande