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- Dorlan D. Mork oral history interview 2, 2014 August 25
Dorlan D. Mork oral history interview 2, 2014 August 25
In this second of two interviews, Dr. Dorlan D. Mork, long-time employee of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, provides contextual background for three items he donated to the university's archives. First, he explains the booklet From Query's Turnout to UNC Charlotte, which was the result of a student project in the late 1980s. He shares the motivation and process behind the volume including how he and he his students first learned of "Query's Turnout." He also shares some background information on the Query family. Second, he discusses a project conducted by himself and a graduate student concerning the UNC Charlotte Wildlife Refuge. Dr. Mork relates the research process, the history of the land and its use by the university, and personal history of Dr. and Mrs. George Leiby, who donated the property to UNC Charlotte, including Dr. Leiby's research on water pollution in Stanly County, North Carolina. Third, Dr. Mork explains his involvement in the development of the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC), a center that initially connected experts from five North Carolina universities, including UNC Charlotte, via telecommunications for simultaneous research and collaboration. Dr. Mork, who served as the director of the Learning Resources Center at UNC Charlotte from 1972 until around 1983, also describes the purpose and activities of the center.