Tim Miller makes his directorial debut this Friday (2/12) with the irreverent superhero comedy Deadpool. 10 years ago he worked on the animated short Gopher Broke, which was a part of the Animation Spotlight program in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and an Academy Award nominee for Best Short Film.
Another Sundance alum, lead actor Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool. Reynolds has acted in six films shown at Sundance including Life During Wartime, The Nines, Adventureland, Buried, The Voices, and Mississippi Grind.
Deadpool will be released nationwide on Friday, Feb 12, and Gopher Broke is available on iTunes.
In 1969, the primarily African American food service workers at #UNCG went on strike to protest their low hourly wage (which was only slightly higher than the wage paid to the part-time, largely white, student workers), lack of overtime pay, sick and holiday pay, performance reviews, and dismissal procedures. In a controversial move, SGA also voted to use student funds to hire an attorney to represent the striking workers. On the night of March 31, a crowd of approximately 1200 students, including activists from A&T, demanded that Chancellor Ferguson answer their demands.
Archives aren’t just about paper! We preserve and provide access to records created in a variety of media. This awesome poster and accompanying website created by the UTSA Libraries Special Collections is a handy reference guide to the most common types of digital storage media found in archives. Raise your hand if you remember zip drives… Anyone?
New acquisition alert! Just delivered to the Othmer Library: a collection of science education films and videos produced by Science Screen Report. Intended for use in high school classrooms, the films cover a range of subjects and include such delightful titles as:
Physics: Radiant Energy All Around Us
Ecology: Salmon Aided by Science
Biomedicine Rebuilds the Human Anatomy
Engineering: To Capture the Sun
We can’t wait to dig into all of these babies, but are most excited by the intriguingly titled “Turbo Cat,” which sounds both amazing and disturbing at the same time!