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Atkins Library Acquires Motorsports Photo Collection
UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library has acquired the "Bryant McMurray Motorsports Photograph Collection," which documents the world of stock car racing through images captured over six decades by the award-winning motorsports photographer.
To support UNC Charlotte’s programs in American studies, motorsports engineering and sports management, Atkins Library has developed a collection of books, magazines, oral history interviews, photographs and other materials to preserve the history and legacy of automobile racing in the region. The collection should capture the attention of fans, as well as researchers and students studying motorsports, Southern culture, pop culture, engineering and more.
"McMurray's photographs will serve as the flagship collection in a digital photo archive we are preparing to launch of images related to and about motorsports," said Meredith Evans, associate University librarian for special collections at Atkins Library. "Digitizing these photographs and providing access to supporting manuscript and oral history collections will make this the premiere motorsports collection in the Southeast."
"Nuggets of Knowledge" Presentation Set for Nov. 5
Steven Rogelberg, professor and director of UNC Charlotte’s Organizational Science program, will be the inaugural speaker for the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association’s Bonnie Cone Faculty Speaker Series "Nuggets of Knowledge."
Rogelberg will discuss "The Power of One’s Thoughts: A Look Inside the Executive Mind to Promote Effectiveness, Innovation and Well-Being," from noon to 1:00 PM, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 222 S. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Registration is $10 for this public event and includes the presentation and lunch.
Designated by the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees as the first "University Professor" for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions, Rogelberg has authored more than 80 publications that address issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work and organizational research methods. He is the editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and the "Talent Management Essentials" book series.