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Archive for May 2009

Congratulations to the Class of 2009!

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Cake - Spring 2009 Graduation

Cake at the LIS Reception at the Alumni House

Similar to the journey many of us take as a graduate student, the day of spring 2009 commencement, was an eclectic mixture of clear skies, overcast with clouds, a bit of rain, as well as a beautiful rainbow.

In the morning during the university wide commencement, we heard from North Carolina Beverly Perdue, our state’s first woman Governor, deliver the commencement address. Read the rest of this entry »


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May 18, 2009 at 11:58 am

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UNCG LIS Program ranked 29th by U.S. News and World Report

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We are pleased to note that the MLIS program offered by the Department of Library and Information Studies has been ranked 29th among the ALA accredited programs in the United States in the latest survey published by the US News and World Report of the fifty-one programs considered.

We share this ranking in a tie with four other programs: the University of Arizona, the University of Hawaii—Manoa, the University of Missouri, and the University of South Florida.  We are in good company.

The University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill shares the first place spot with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The full list of programs and their rankings can be found at:

Written by Sup

May 6, 2009 at 7:15 pm

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Graduate Student Research Expo

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The LIS department was well represented at the recent UNCG graduate student research expo with one presentation by current LIS student Kathelene Smith and recent LIS graduate Katherine Sun and two poster presentations, one by Teresa Shaw, David Gwynn, and Dan Martensen, and another by Margaret Smith and Melinda Livas.

We thank you for representing our department in such a scholarly and distinguished manner!


Recent LIS graduate Katherine Sun and current student Kathelene Smith


Dr. Anthony Chow, Dan Martensen, Margaret Smith, and David Gwynn


Margaret Smith and Dr. Anthony Chow

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May 5, 2009 at 11:04 am

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