Monthly Archives: May 2019

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UNCG graduates inaugural class of McNair Scholars

The inaugural class of UNC Greensboro McNair Scholars graduated last Friday, with 17 scholars turning their tassels and setting their sights on graduate school. The… Read More >

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Cochlear implant study supports older adults

It’s a Friday morning, and UNC Greensboro’s Speech and Hearing Center has the warm feel of a group of friends catching up. The conversation flows… Read More >

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McNair scholars from across the state gather at UNCG

First-generation and underrepresented students from UNC Greensboro and across the state took one step closer to graduate school on Wednesday, April 10. For the second… Read More >

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Man in the machine

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. When it comes to cybersecurity,… Read More >

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UNCG to launch new Academic Success Coaching Program

UNC Greensboro (UNCG) today announced the launch of the new Academic Success Coaching Program designed to transform the first-year student experience and prepare new students… Read More >

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UNCG is top 200 in global ‘impact rankings’

UNC Greensboro ranks within the top 101-200 universities globally in the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The University Impact Rankings measure global universities’… Read More >

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Underground Railroad Tree exhibit in downtown

As a group of UNC Greensboro students, faculty, and staff enter the Guilford Forest one beautiful winter afternoon, one of the group’s faculty guides, Dr…. Read More >

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Student research expos April 3 and 4

Students are vital members of UNC Greensboro’s research community, and next week many of them will share their scholarship with the greater campus community and… Read More >

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UNCG Wetlands: a living laboratory

The post below originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine as part of a larger story on the UNCG Wetlands. To read more and to view… Read More >

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UNCG opens new production suite for faculty

UNC Greensboro’s University Teaching and Learning Commons (UTLC) has opened a new production suite to help faculty incorporate technology into the classroom and transform the… Read More >

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Yet, she’ll speak: new titles by faculty poet

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. How do we confront what threatens… Read More >

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Graduate on time with summer session

In just a few months, Spartans will enjoy longer days, warmer weather, and the opportunity to get caught up – or get ahead – with… Read More >

UNCG to launch master’s in informatics and analytics

UNC Greensboro recently announced that it will launch the University’s first-ever master of science in informatics and analytics in fall of 2019. The new, interdisciplinary… Read More >

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Fighting cardiovascular disease with nanoscience

The post below originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine as part of a larger story on cardiovascular disease research. To read more and to view… Read More >

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UNCG School of Music named best value in North Carolina

For the second consecutive year, UNC Greensboro School of Music ranks No. 1 in North Carolina for value by College Factual. Nationally, the School of… Read More >

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How beliefs impact obesity, for African American women

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. Stephanie Pickett saw many patients with… Read More >

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Q&A with UNCG relationship expert

For many Americans, dating looks a lot different than it did just a decade ago. Online dating is now a $3 billion industry, with many… Read More >

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Student research focuses on access to music education

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. Dixie Ortiz was a fifth-grader when… Read More >

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Visiting artist Carrie Mae Weems inspires students

UNC Greensboro’s School of Art is a place where students absorb substantial art history and hone their craft, through the BA, BFA, and MFA programs,… Read More >

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UNCG joins national effort for access, student success

UNC Greensboro is part of a big initiative. It has joined a massive new effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together… Read More >

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Video series helps parents talk to kids about race

Traducción al español más abajo  Racism has frequently been characterized as a virus – one that, despite efforts, continues to spread and plague society. It’s… Read More >

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$200,000 Mellon grant to transform humanities

UNC Greensboro has received a $200,000, 1.5 year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new program that aims to strengthen and transform… Read More >

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Faculty music tells stories of Latina immigrants

For UNCG musicology lecturer Dr. Lorena Guillén, the beauty and power of speech goes beyond the semantic. Where one might hear simple conversation, Guillén hears… Read More >

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Online graduate programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UNC Greensboro’s online master’s programs in nursing, education, and library and information studies have been recognized as some of the nation’s top online graduate programs… Read More >

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New dean chosen for School of Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Carl Mattacola will become the next dean of the UNC Greensboro School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) June 1, 2019. Through teaching, scholarship,… Read More >

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UNCG to launch online PhD program in Business Administration

The UNC Greensboro Bryan School of Business and Economics will launch the first and only online AACSB-accredited PhD program in Business Administration in the fall… Read More >

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Professor explores role of evil in video games

It’s become a popular debate in contemporary society: Are video games causing young people to become more violent? Or are they just another form of… Read More >

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Gateway University Research Park opens new research facility

Gateway University Research Park celebrated the opening of its new $12 million, 70,000- square-foot Research Facility Three with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 5. Numerous local… Read More >

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Faculty research works to prevent self-injury in schools

Chances are, every person reading this knows someone who engages in or has engaged in self-injury – a fact that two UNC Greensboro faculty members… Read More >

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UNCG welcomes 97 new faculty members

As UNC Greensboro continues to grow, so does its faculty. The University has welcomed 97 new faculty members across six colleges and schools for the… Read More >

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Spartans in London at T.S. Eliot International Summer School

At UNC Greensboro, the study of literature can be a lived experience. This summer, four UNCG students traveled to London to attend the T.S. Eliot… Read More >

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UNCG receives $294,000 grant to expand Digital Library on American Slavery

UNC Greensboro University Libraries has received a three-year, $294,603 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to expand its Digital Library on… Read More >

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PhD student investigates North Carolina water quality

The post below originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. Environmental Health Science PhD student Austin Gray hails from Charleston, South Carolina, a… Read More >

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Music to their ears: Care-focused research brings rewards

Music entertains us and enriches our lives. It also brings back memories and can transport us to a different time and place. Through a variety… Read More >

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UNCG Herpetology Research Experience leaves lasting legacy

It may be a special person who decides to pick up a snake or a frog, but encounters with these small creatures can influence how… Read More >

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School of Education receives $1.7 million to prepare principals for rural schools

UNC Greensboro today announced that the School of Education has been awarded $1.73 million to extend the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural… Read More >

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Summer research experience prepares first-gen, minority students for graduate school

This summer at UNC Greensboro, 17 first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students conducted research and prepared for graduate school, thanks to the McNair Scholars Program. The… Read More >

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Professor’s documentary sheds light on struggle for workers’ rights

The post below originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. To read more and view additional images, click here. A homemade pan… Read More >

Professor awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Moses Acquaah, professor and head of the Department of Management, was recently awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to… Read More >

UNCG professor awarded $500,000 grant from American Heart Association

UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Qibin Zhang, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and co-director for the Center for Translational Biomedical Research, has been awarded $496,303 to study biomarkers… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Dr. Ye (Jane) He

It wasn’t just the strength of UNC Greensboro’s School of Education that first attracted Dr. Ye (Jane) He to campus. Sure, the prospective PhD candidate… Read More >

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Student researcher explores the pitfalls of perfectionism

It’s a common misconception: Perfectionists are typically viewed as hard-working, high-achieving, self-confident individuals. However, according to clinical psychology student Kelly Harper, perfectionism can come with… Read More >

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UNCG researchers use virtual reality to address human health challenges

UNC Greensboro has been awarded a $22,500 Inter-Institutional Planning Grant (IPG) by the UNC System to study the use of virtual reality (VR) technology to… Read More >

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Impact through discoveries at Graduate Research Expo

UNC Greensboro graduate student researchers play a multi-facted role on campus. Throughout the Graduate School’s many departments and disciplines, they not only do the crucial… Read More >

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UNCG announces co-admission program with Randolph Community College

UNC Greensboro today announced a new co-admission agreement with Randolph Community College (RCC) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to undergraduate… Read More >

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UNCG to host Student Climate Change Summit

UNC Greensboro will host its first-ever Student Climate Change Summit on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on… Read More >

Undergraduate researcher aims to help older adults avoid fall-related injuries

It started with a rolled ankle during a daily run. That’s when undergraduate Jason Moody first thought about the body’s biomechanics. How did his ankle… Read More >

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Graduate programs recognized in 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools

Eighteen UNC Greensboro graduate programs are recognized in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools rankings unveiled earlier this week. Among the… Read More >

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Kinesiology research focuses on keeping student-athletes healthy after graduation

As a field hockey goalkeeper in college, Dr. Erin Reifsteck was no stranger to long hours in the gym. But, after graduation, she found it… Read More >

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Social Insect Lab investigates honey bee health

Dozens of young honey bees swirled and buzzed through the air on the warm, late June day. The two undergraduates, though, weren’t sure how to… Read More >

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UNCG partners with Well•Spring for NIH-funded balance study

UNC Greensboro is partnering with Well•Spring, A Life Plan Community, on a balance study aimed at improving the success rates of fall prevention programs for… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt’s academic aspirations began under a dictatorship. It was Chile, in the 1980s, and the cultural and intellectual life of the country… Read More >

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Simulation lab prepares future nurses for labor and delivery

For nursing students at UNC Greensboro, the labor and delivery simulation lab feels far from artificial. Students are checking vital signs, administering fluids and medication… Read More >

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UNCG research aims to strengthen food systems

As a communication expert, UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Marianne LeGreco understands that the way we talk about food impacts the solutions we put in place. For… Read More >

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Faculty, refugee women collaborate to bridge gaps in resettlement

Navigating the health care system isn’t easy. For Clementine Aulath, who immigrated to Greensboro from Central Africa three years ago, language and cultural barriers made… Read More >

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Reenvisioning NC’s most prominent African art gallery

French impressionist Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” That’s certainly the case at the North… Read More >

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UNCG scientists team up to develop next-gen drugs

Newly discovered molecules that could prove to be anti-cancer agents. Plant-derived compounds that could give us new ammunition against deadly drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA…. Read More >

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A historic year for Spartans

It’s been a historic year for UNCG. The university kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration, launched a new strategic plan and continued to take “Giant… Read More >

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More than ‘Thank you’: Professor seeks to create cycle of gratitude

How do we express true gratitude? For those who celebrate the holiday season with gift-giving, it’s a timely question, and UNCG Professor of Human Development… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Duane Cyrus

Associate Professor Duane Cyrus has had the career that all aspiring professional dancers dream about. He’s toured internationally with renowned modern dance companies like the… Read More >

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Interdisciplinary course explores connection between social work, environmental studies

Dr. Meredith Powers’ Environmental Justice course is the definition of interdisciplinary. This semester’s cohort of undergraduate and graduate students is a mixed bag of academic… Read More >

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Large grant helps prepare doctoral students for careers in rural health care

When Lauren Allen’s father unexpectedly passed away a month ago from a heart attack, the registered nurse couldn’t help but wonder if things would have… Read More >

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Tiny solution: Designing microdwellings for millennials

Jessica Ocasio understands the frustrations of affordable housing options for young adults. A native of Puerto Rico, she saw the scarcity of student housing as… Read More >

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Reflecting on 125 years with UNCG’s archivist

If there’s one person who knows UNCG’s history, it’s University Archivist Erin Lawrimore. From the days of McIver to the Woman’s College era to the… Read More >

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UNCG Research Magazine launches new interactive website

The fall 2017 edition of the UNCG Research Magazine published online today, and now readers can access feature stories, research profiles, image galleries and more… Read More >

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Sociology professor explores impact of disasters on identity, inequality

How do individuals rebuild their sense of identity after a natural disaster? And how can city leaders use disasters as opportunities to eliminate inequalities? UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG receives $1 million gift for kinesiology professorship

UNCG today announced that Dr. JoAnne “Jo” Safrit (’57 BS, Physical Education) has made a $1 million gift to establish a distinguished professorship in the… Read More >

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Beyond the classroom: Service-learning prepares students to lead

For UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL), the task is clear: empower students to serve as active, engaged citizen leaders in their communities and… Read More >

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School of Education program brings Chinese principals to rural NC schools

It was an uncommon scene in a small classroom in rural Randolph County last week: Four headmasters from China seated at desks with a group… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Dr. Nadja Cech

Ask any Spartan about their UNCG experience, and they’ll tell you that it’s all about the people. It’s the relationships that make this place special… Read More >

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Graduate student receives prestigious research grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

UNCG is a leader in the research of medicinal biochemistry, and graduate research plays an important part in new discoveries and developments. In September, PhD… Read More >

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UNCG celebrates 50 years of Katharine Smith Reynolds Scholarship

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class of Katharine Smith Reynolds Scholars at UNCG. Since its inception, more than 500 Katharine Smith Reynolds… Read More >

Dr. Kelly Stamp: A focus on heartfelt research

Dr. Kelly Stamp’s focus comes from the heart. The new department chair of Family and Community Nursing and Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professor is a… Read More >

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Honors College offers challenging academics, close-knit community

Collaborative. Challenging. Community-based. For junior Alyssa Sanchez, that’s the UNCG Lloyd International Honors College in a nutshell. It’s rigorous, yes. For the pre-pharmacy biochemistry major… Read More >

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UNCG recognizes exemplary faculty with endowed professorship appointments

UNCG is recognizing the contributions of outstanding faculty who embody the teacher-scholar model with nine endowed professorship appointments across academic disciplines. These termed appointments, which… Read More >

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UNCG awarded $1.15 million grant for first-generation and underrepresented students

UNCG has received a 5-year, $1.15 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Education to support first-generation and underrepresented students in undergraduate research and graduate… Read More >

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Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies kicks off centennial celebration

UNCG’s Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) program has been going strong for 100 years. CARS kicked off its centennial year on Aug. 28 with… Read More >

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UNCG Trustees approve design for new Nursing and Instructional Building

The UNCG Board of Trustees approved the external design for UNCG’s new Nursing and Instructional Building on Friday at the September board meeting. The approved renderings… Read More >

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‘Comanche: Hero Complexities’ to premiere Sept. 22 at UNCG Auditorium

Before his untimely death, Duane Cyrus’ uncle helped save the lives of 93 servicemen drowning in the icy waters off Greenland during a World War… Read More >

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UNCG, NCAA launch online wellness resource for freshman student-athletes nationwide

The NCAA Sport Science Institute has partnered with UNCG’s Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness (IPAHW) to implement The Freshman Experience, an association-wide initiative… Read More >

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UNCG research: teaching politics in high school

Every four years, U.S. voters go to the polls to elect a president. Politics fills our Facebook feeds, candidates and pundits dominate TV, conversations with… Read More >

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UNCG chosen for NSF-supported undergraduate research project

Hands-on research is a powerful experience for undergraduates, with a huge impact on student success. UNCG has been selected, among only 12 institutions nationally, to… Read More >

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X-Culture offers global business experience, insights

Managers worldwide battle this issue. A team of capable people struggles, putting their project in jeopardy. The cause: One member isn’t pulling their weight. Some… Read More >

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Students get up close and personal with sea turtles in Costa Rica

Traveling the world and saving animals once felt like a pipe dream to UNCG student Leanne Murray. But after a trip to the Sea Turtle… Read More >

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UNCG professor uses nanomaterials to develop affordable, efficient solar panels

Imagine charging your cell phone outside using only a tiny sticker on the back – no cord or pad needed. Thanks in part to UNCG’s… Read More >

UNCG, N.C. A&T selected as National Science Foundation I-Corps Site

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) have been awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant… Read More >

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From Stuttgart to Shanghai, Spartans go global

Uncovering history at an archaeological field school in Greece. Learning Spanish through community engagement in Costa Rica. Exploring nature, art and the human experience in… Read More >

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School of Nursing is first in the world to use new childbirth simulator

Active labor can be one of the riskiest moments in a woman and her infant’s life. Thanks to a new, state-of-the-art full-body childbirth simulator, UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG research: birds, bees and barbershops

African American barbershops have long been places for the black community to open up, to speak freely. And Dr. Tanya Coakley is looking to them… Read More >

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UNCG School of Nursing: A ‘focus on excellence’

When Dr. Robin Bartlett enrolled at UNCG’s School of Nursing four decades ago, her professors outlined clear expectations. “We were not taught that we were… Read More >

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Building peace: from soldier to professor

Service in the U.S. Army meant one thing. “In my view, the purpose of the military is to build peace. Not war,” says Dr. Tom… Read More >

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Three UNCG students receive Fulbright awards

Three students from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to study, research and teach abroad for the… Read More >

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UNCG biology research abuzz

The UNCG Bee Station is located a few blocks to the east of campus and, at this moment, is buzzing with research. UNCG Professor of… Read More >

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English professor rethinks Southern studies

Thirteen years ago, the president of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Dr. William L. Andrews, asked Dr. Scott Romine to update “The… Read More >

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UNCG professor leads NASA experiment

A UNCG-led spaceflight experiment – that may ultimately help humans grow plants on Mars and the Moon – will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Ahmet Tanhan

One of the biggest barriers to accessing mental health services? For many Americans, it’s stigma. Discrimination from family, friends and coworkers can prevent individuals from… Read More >

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Student researchers explore bones and butchery

UNCG takes pride in its hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. Whether it’s through innovative teaching in the classroom or undergraduate research in the lab, UNCG faculty… Read More >

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UNCG, WCU partnership provides opportunity to earn doctorate online

Summer McMurry runs a full-time business she started in Asheville, in addition to being a wife and mother of three children. Pursuing her doctorate, without… Read More >

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‘Scholarship That Matters’ at UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo

More than 100 graduate students revealed the breadth and depth of research at UNCG at the 5th annual UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship… Read More >

UNCG to host 5th annual Graduate Research and Creativity Expo

The 5th annual UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship That Matters” will be held on Wednesday, April 5, from noon to 3 p.m. in the… Read More >

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Wetlands construction begins on campus

Excavators broke ground in the Peabody Park recreation area (between the soccer fields and native prairie) and in the adjacent Peabody Park woodland area (near… Read More >

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Making sense of children’s memories

Memories make up who we are as human beings. They create self-identity. They play a critical role in learning in the classroom. And they’re the… Read More >

UNCG partners with VF Corporation to teach students 3D technology

UNCG is teaming up with VF Corporation, a global leader in lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, to bring innovative 3D design technology to students in… Read More >

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The search for the oldest trees on campus

A shortleaf pine rises beside a roadway at the edge of UNCG’s Peabody Park. “That’s the Champion Tree,” Keith Watkins ’15 says. It’s the oldest… Read More >

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UNCG receives $46,000 from Duke Energy to construct wetlands on campus

UNCG has received a $46,112 grant from the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund to construct two wetlands on campus. The wetlands will improve water quality… Read More >

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Class of 2016: Faris Almubaslat

The best word to describe UNCG’s Faris Almubaslat? Focused. Since high school, Almubaslat has been acutely focused on pursuing a career in medicine. And now,… Read More >

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UNCG to host national traveling exhibition on mass incarceration

UNCG will host States of Incarceration, the first national traveling multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue on mass incarceration, from Nov. 8 through Dec. 15… Read More >

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Sharing the stories of war

UNCG’s Dr. Chuck Bolton believes that everyone has an important story that needs to be told. That’s why the professor of history is partnering with… Read More >

UNCG students meet community needs with innovative mental health care

Thanks to a new training grant, doctoral students in UNCG’s clinical psychology program are bringing innovative mental health care to at-risk populations, such as the… Read More >

Dean Kiss brings new vision, excitement to College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. John Z. Kiss has only been on UNCG’s campus for a few months, but it’s clear that the new dean of the College of… Read More >

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Making dreams come true by design

Turning dreams into reality. That’s what drives Carolina Marty as an architect and designer. For the Dominican Republic native, there’s nothing better than having her… Read More >

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Taking business across borders

Lasse Palomaki ’16 calls himself a collector of quotations. Whenever he finds a quote that resonates with him, he instantly writes it down. Most recently,… Read More >

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Inspired by intrigue

Austin Gray has always been inquisitive. As the youngest of five boys, Gray was always asking – or pestering – his older brothers with questions…. Read More >

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Global perspective

Zobaida Laota has lived and traveled all over the world, but when it came to the right place to pursue her doctorate degree, UNCG’s counseling… Read More >

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Teaching teachers about herps

Led by a team of UNCG researchers, professors and graduate students, 50 top-notch science educators from five different states gathered at Haw River State Park… Read More >

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Tools to take on domestic violence

Catherine Johnson MS/EdS ’09 moved to sunny Florida for her undergraduate degree, but she looked closer to home for graduate school. “Little did I know… Read More >

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Global UNCG: Chandran hopes to inspire

Rakkiyappan Chandran left the remote village of Ooty, India to travel to America, and pursue a PhD in Nanoscience at UNCG’s Joint School of Nanoscience… Read More >

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Take the bait, nanotech-style

Anthony Dellinger ’14 PhD had a delightfully fishy experience with UNCG. He researched a sustainable replacement for bait fish while earning his doctorate at the… Read More >

Study shows severely obese children show signs of depression as early as first grade

Severely obese children are likely to be withdrawn and show signs of depression as early as first grade. A new study, conducted by UNCG Professor… Read More >

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Solving the HIV puzzle

Two words describe Lakmini Premadasa’s experience when she first moved to the United States in 2011: culture shock. Having just graduated from the University of… Read More >

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Remembering the mill villagers

Long before Greensboro was known for ACC basketball, BBQ and the arts, the small southern town was synonymous with two words: blue jeans. The arrival… Read More >

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Spellings: UNCG on right path

On Friday, April 22, University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings visited UNCG as part of her statewide tour of the 16-campus UNC university… Read More >

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Global UNCG: Shrirang Sahasrabudhe enjoys new access

India native Shrirang Sahasrabudhe shares his story about leaving his life in India to come to the U.S. and attend UNCG. Sahasrabude lost his eyesight… Read More >

UNCG students present unique business models at Aging Services Innovation Competition

What do a virtual grocery store, an online interpretation service and an outdoor adventure program have in common? According to UNCG students, all three business… Read More >

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Access and success on display at UNCG, as President Spellings visits

Some UNCG strengths that UNC System President Margaret Spellings noted in a mid-day question and answer session with reporters? Health care fields. Support of veterans… Read More >

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Dancing through life

Domonique Edwards is a scholar, a high-achiever, a researcher and a performer, and UNCG is the place where all those pieces were able to come… Read More >

Graduate and undergraduate research expo winners announced

Each spring, UNCG celebrates student research by hosting both a graduate and an undergraduate research expo highlighting UNCG students’ cutting edge research. This year’s Carolyn… Read More >

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Beer and Bonding for the Ages

Over beer with colleagues one night in 1997, UNCG Archaeology Professor Donna Nash agreed to take part in an excavation to explore the ancient Peruvian… Read More >

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Deer to give lecture at UNCG

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Deer, widely known as a top legal scholar and advocate for Native American women, will visit UNCG on Tuesday, March 22, to… Read More >

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Spartans make mark in Montagnard community

More than a dozen UNCG undergraduates have made a big impact in the Greensboro Montagnard community in the last two years. The Montagnards (also known… Read More >

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Conducting research and researching conducting with Jackson Cooper

He writes for several publications. He does research. He conducts and directs. And he just graduated after 3 1/2 years. How does Jackson Cooper keep… Read More >

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UNCG teams up with NFL to shift culture of high school sports

“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” The infamous quote, attributed to iconic football coaches Vince Lombardi and Red Saunders, has been spoken in countless… Read More >

UNCG one of eight universities selected by NCAA, Dept. of Defense to study concussion culture

UNCG is one of eight universities across the nation to win the NCAA-Department of Defense (DOD) Mind Matters Challenge research grant that seeks to improve… Read More >

UNCG to participate in nationwide, traveling exhibit on mass incarceration

The United States makes up just 5 percent of the world’s population, yet has 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. And it’s costing the nation… Read More >

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Tyra Callaway: Going global with research

As a junior in high school, Tyra Callaway began her college search with one non-negotiable requirement in mind: undergraduate research. She didn’t just want to… Read More >

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UNCG professor combines environment, music with new book

UNCG’s Dr. Aaron Allen, co-editor and contributing author of the new book “Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature,” has always had an interest in… Read More >

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Fifteen years, three degrees, one happy mamma

After 15 years and three degrees, Megan Conner stepped across the stage at Greensboro Coliseum one last time earlier this month as she received her… Read More >

Graduate students go head-to-head in research competition

At any given time, UNCG students and faculty are working on hundreds of fascinating research projects – from viruses, to education techniques, to rodents. As… Read More >

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Switching fields

Kristen Schleich has been an athlete her entire life. She played soccer throughout middle and high school and was a two-year member of her high… Read More >

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Big dreams made of small stuff

Seven years of undergraduate and graduate study, countless research projects and a whopping 8,607 miles. It’s safe to say that Karshak Kosaraju’s journey to UNCG… Read More >

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Carnegie Foundation Names UNCG Professor North Carolina Professor of the Year

Dr. Omar H. Ali, interim dean of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Lloyd International Honors College, has been named North Carolina Professor of… Read More >

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Wise beyond his years

Attitude determines altitude. Zechariah Etheridge’s grandfather taught him that in life, attitude is everything. Now a senior at UNCG set to graduate in December, Etheridge… Read More >

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UNCG student’s research could save honey bee colonies

As honey bees dance from flower to flower, they’re doing much more than making honey. In fact, according to UNCG Biology Professor Dr. Olav Rueppell,… Read More >

Winning in 180 seconds: Graduate students to show off their theses in 3MT competition

The final round of UNCG’s Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition is Tues., Nov. 17, and you don’t want to miss it! Where… Read More >

Department of Mathematics and Statistics to host 11th annual regional conference

More than 150 college students and faculty from across the country will arrive on UNCG’s campus this Saturday, Nov. 7, for the 11th annual UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG investigates ADHD

Colleges and universities across the country are seeking to assist students with ADHD. Through a $3.2 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education,… Read More >

Bryan School launches unique sales program for students

Less than 3 percent of the more than 4,000 colleges and universities across the nation have formal sales programs. Starting this fall, UNCG is now… Read More >