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Archives for March 2012

Dickens, our contemporary

On Wednesday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m., Eileen Gillooly, associate director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University, will speak on Charles Dickens. The talk will be in the Hodges Special Collections Reading Room, Jackson Library second floor. She will discuss Dickens’s continuing transatlantic, trans-cultural, and trans-historical appeal. Her appearance is sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network. Full story is here.

Gardening at Glenwood

The Preservation Greensboro Development Fund purchased three homes and moved them to Haywood Street, just behind UNCG’s planned Spartan Village. The UNCG Alumni Association has offered to help with the landscaping.

For those who’d like to volunteer, two work days have been scheduled – March 24 and April 21. Volunteers will be asked to prepare flower beds, plant shrubs and trees, seed the grass and put in perennials.

More information is here.

Poet/Activist Andrea Gibson March 16

Poet Andrea Gibson, along with UNCG student group Well Versed Xpressionz, will perform Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. in the School of Education Auditorium, Room 120. See more about Gibson, the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, at www.andreagibson.org. The event is free. For more information, contact Sarah Colonna at the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at secononn@uncg.edu or 334-5090.

OUR deadline

The Office of Undergraduate Research is accepting proposals for the 2012-13 Undergraduate Research Assistantship program. Proposals deadline is March 16 for those requesting the funding period of fall 2012 and/or spring 2013. The URA program offers highly motivated students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on his/her research, scholarship, or creative activity. Students may earn up to $3,000 ($1,500 per funding period) for their work. A presentation of research findings must be displayed at the Undergraduate Research Expo. For more information, visit http://www.uncg.edu/our/URAindex.html or call 334-4776.

See/Hear: March 14, 2012

Wes Miller was named the head coach for men’s basketball March 6. See highlights of the event.

Dr. Patricia Gray

Dr. Patricia Gray (Music, Theatre and Dance) will present the talk “The Music of Nature and the Nature of Music,” at the Danville Science Center March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Gray is clinical professor and senior research scientist of biomusic at UNCG’s Music Research Institute. In her talk, she will share her studies of various species and their abilities to perceive and manipulate patterns of sound and time.

Dr. Don Hodges

Dr. Don Hodges (Music, Theatre and Dance) will present the talk “Peering into the Musical Brain” at the Danville Science Center April 10 at 6:30 p.m. Hodges, of the Music Research Institute, has worked with his colleagues for15 years mapping the musical brain in an effort to understand how neural mechanisms support various components of musical behavior.

Sam Parker

Sam Parker (SES) directed “Children of a Lesser God,” performed by Davidson Community Players. It concluded its run March 11. Parker, the hearing son of two deaf parents, is fluent in American Sign Language. “Children” is a love story set in the deaf community. Parker elected to use shadow interpreters for his production, interpreters who follow the actors and sign for them.

More at UNCG News.

Emily Finch

Emily Finch (SSC) made a presentation at the 2012 National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) annual conference in Orlando. Her topic was “Building Positive Relationships with Faculty to Improve Supplemental Instruction.” She is assistant director, SSC – Supplemental Instruction Program.

Jonathon Anderson

Jonathon Anderson (IARC) won two recent innovative design competitions, resulting in his work being included in two publications, Evolo Architecture from the eVolo skyscraper competition and City-Sense from the IaaC 4th Advanced Architecture Competition. This note appeared in the latest [i]news online newsletter.

David Roderick

David Roderick received the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry for his poem “Green Fields” published in “Shenandoah,” Volume 61, Issue 1. Roderick’s first book, “Blue Colonial,” won the Honickman Prize and was additionally published by The American Poetry Review. Roderick teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program.