Friday, January 28, 2011

Game Night X Video

These are some of the highlights from Game Night X at UNCG's Jackson Library. January 21, 2011.

The music in this video was obtained from ( via creative commons license (­nc-sa/2.0/)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award--Get Inspired!

What does it take to win the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award? For Mary Robinson, the first student to win the prize, it took a great subject, an encouraging professor, helpful librarians, and a lot of hard work. In this podcast, Kimberly Lutz interviews Mary to learn more about the paper on the legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt that won not only the libraries' award but many other accolades as well. Professor Woodworth, Theatre, joins the conversation to discuss the research process and why she nominated Mary last year.

Irma Minerva wants you to get inspired by Mary's story and apply for this year's award. The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award is given in recognition of an outstanding UNCG undergraduate research project that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select, and synthesize information from library resources and uses those resources in the creation of an original research project in any media. The winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize funded by the University Libraries and awarded April 8, 2011 at the Undergraduate Honors Convocation.

Hosts: Irma Minerva, Kimberly Lutz, Cheryl Cross

Time: 10:40 | Size: 9.79 MB | Download .mp3 | transcript

Music: "ants........................" by Anchor Méjans (intro)


  • Click here for full details on how to apply for the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.
  • Read more about Mary and Sarah Bernhardt in Library Columns.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Randall Jarrell on "The State of Things"

Every now and again, Irma Minerva tunes into other podcasts, and she was excited on Wednesday, January 19, to run across an entire hour on WUNC's "The State of Things" devoted to a legendary UNCG professor--Randall Jarrell (1914-1965). A portrait of the professor and poet hangs not far from Irma's desk, right outside the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Irma frequently looks through his papers, housed in SCUA, and invites you to check out the Jarrell finding aid.

Who was Randall Jarrell? He was a poet, novelist, critic, and beloved teacher. He began teaching at The Women's College (now UNCG) in 1947, and returned to teaching in Greensboro after serving as the 11th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.

The panel of Jarrell experts who discussed the poet's influence and legacy on "The State of Things" included one of Jarrell's former students, Heather Ross Miller. Miller, a renowned poet in her own right, has also given her papers to SCUA, and the finding aid is available here.

To learn more about Jarrell, read his bio posted on SCUA's website and listen to the podcast available from WUNC.