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Printing Blocks Build Library Collection

January 24, 2022

The University Libraries’ 9 millionth “volume” — a collection of 900 woodcut blocks — has many stories to tell. The 9 millionth volume recently acquired by the University Libraries at Carolina isn’t a book. It’s a collection of approximately 900 … Continued

UNC Library Publishes Report on UNC COVID-19 Research and Collaboration

August 2, 2021

Over the past year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has contributed extensive research discoveries associated with COVID-19. To increase the visibility and illustrate the extensive organizational collaborations that help move UNC-Chapel Hill research forward, a team from the UNC Health Sciences Library analyzed the COVID-19 research output … Continued

A Generous Tradition Advances Persian Studies

September 13, 2019

A shared passion for the rich history and spirit of Persian culture has driven Vance L. Horner II ’92 and Shaida Jarrahi Horner ’93, MAC ’94 to support and advocate for the growth of Persian studies at their alma mater … Continued

Global History in the Age of Discovery

September 5, 2018

European travel, trade and colonial ambition increased dramatically in the century and a half following Christopher Columbus’s 1492 encounter with the Americas. Coinciding with the advent of the printing press and a renewed interest in the great writers of classical antiquity, this Age of … Continued

Library Celebrates Seven Million Books with Rare Poetry Volume of the African Diaspora

February 28, 2014

A rare sixteenth-century book with modern resonance will become the seven-millionth volume in the Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A free public celebration on March 20 will mark the acquisition of a book of Latin poetry published in 1573 by Juan Latino. Scholars have described Latino as the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to publish a book of poems in a Western language.