Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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 >

Susan Miller gives demonstration to a small group of people

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 >

UNCG student interviews war veteran

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 >

Donna Nash holds a map of excavation site in Peru and inset photo shows vessel from the dig.

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 >

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UNCG Study: Improving the Road Sign Program for NC’s Agritourism Industry

A state-run road signage program has played a key role in connecting tourists with North Carolina’s booming wine and grape industry, which supports nearly 8,000… Read More >

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Seals of approval

UNCG’s Julie Hodgin is not exactly on top of the world. But she’s close. This summer she is working at the Alaska SeaLife Center in… Read More >

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Fulbright to Netherlands

UNCG graduate student Natalie Hengstebeck has been interested in relationships for a long time. “I knew it was going to be couples in my career,” she… Read More >

UNCG’s Candace Robinson from Australian Outback and back

Candace Robinson volunteered with a bunch of fellow UNCG students at the Topsail Island sea turtle hospital last month, camping through a storm. But it’s… Read More >

At UNCG in September: International Conference of Undergraduate Research

UNCG will be one of the host sites for the 3rd Annual International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) on September 28-29, 2015. Abstracts / proposals… Read More >

UNCG Graduate Research & Creativity Expo winners

The UNCG Graduate School has announced the student award winners for several categories in the 2015 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo. These students will receive… Read More >

Students honored at UNCG’s Thomas Undergraduate Research & Creativity Expo

The 9th Annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo, hosted by the UNCG Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office (URSCO), exemplified UNCG’s… Read More >

Wixson to step down as SOE dean

Dr. Karen K. Wixson, who has served as the dean of the UNCG School of Education (SOE) since 2011, will step down from her position… Read More >

10th Annual Threads Fashion Show set for March 21

On March 21, fashions created for Kate Middleton, Lupita Nyong’o and other big-name celebrities will take to the catwalk at the 10th annual Threads Fashion… Read More >

Domestic and sexual violence research and practice

Registration is open for the 3rd annual Innovations in Domestic and Sexual Violence Research and Practice Conference at UNCG. The theme this year is “Effecting… Read More >

News Tip: Athletes warned to avoid dietary supplements

David Wyrick, Ph.D., director of the UNCG Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, urges athletes to “put down that pill” in the wake of… Read More >

Nanoscientist has big hopes for tiny heart monitor

Imagine a device so small it can be embedded in your t-shirt — a device that non-invasively and painlessly monitors your heart’s electrical signals, predicting… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

Welsh named Fulbright-Hall Chair for Central Europe

Dr. Dianne H. B. Welsh, a professor in the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been named the Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship for… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

Bryan faculty members named to endowed professorships

Three faculty members in the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics have been named to endowed professorships. Bryan School Dean McRae C. “Mac” Banks… Read More >

Anemone named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Robert L. Anemone, head of UNCG’s Department of Anthropology, is a 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellows… Read More >

Interpreting Ebola

Sam Parker remembers it well. Parker, a professor in UNCG’s deaf interpreter preparation program, got a call that a deaf person was in the hospital… Read More >

Music professor contributed to award-winning essay collection

A UNCG music professor contributed a chapter to a book that has won the American Musicological Society’s 2014 Ruth Solie Award. “Music and Protest in… Read More >

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Human Development and Family Studies earns top ranking

The graduate program in the UNCG Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) has earned a Top 10 ranking in The HDFS Report, an… Read More >

UNCG, Western Carolina create inter-institutional doctoral program

The Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UNCG and Western Carolina University have partnered to create an inter-institutional program that will extend doctoral-level training… Read More >

Murray: Six messages abusers need to hear

Journalists and experts focus on victims of domestic violence, and rightly so, says Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor of counseling at UNCG and co-founder of… Read More >

Tate explains how to protect email from hackers on WGHP

Dr. Stephen Tate, head of the UNCG Department of Computer Science, demonstrated how email hacking works and gave tips on ways users can protect themselves… Read More >

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School of Education earns $7.7 million technology grant

UNCG’s School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will further UNCG’s efforts to… Read More >

Project provides training for early childhood teachers

Professionals who work with children ages five and under have a new professional development resource that will equip them to continue providing high-quality early childhood… Read More >

Zhang joins biomedical research center

Dr. Qibin Zhang has joined UNCG as co-director of the Center for Translational Biomedical Research (CTBR). Zhang, an expert in bioanalytical chemistry, comes to UNCG… Read More >

Historic project to compile all of T.S. Eliot’s prose

When you think of Nobel prize-winning poet T.S. Eliot, you likely think of poems such as “The Waste Land.” Sure, it’s considered the most important… Read More >

UNCG's statue of Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom and the university's symbol, against a blue sky.

Domestic violence: What you should know

October is more than just the season for Halloween, it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And the Centers for Disease Control’s National Intimate Partner and… Read More >

Parents magazine, MSN report on new study by UNCG child development researchers

Parents Magazine and MSN reported on a new study by UNCG researchers about mothers’ responses to infants’ cries. The study, led by Dr. Esther Leerkes, Human… Read More >

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UNCG earns top 10 ranking from Educate to Career

UNCG is ranked among the 10 best universities in the nation for the value its education offers graduates, according to the nonprofit Educate to Career…. Read More >

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UNCG among nation’s Best Colleges

UNCG is among the nation’s best universities, according to the just-released 2015 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. UNCG ranked No.181 among… Read More >

UNCG welcomes 2014-15 Guarantee Scholars

At the start of the 2014-15 academic year, UNCG welcomed 34 new UNCG Guarantee Scholars from across the state. UNCG Guarantee is the result of… Read More >

Debbage interviewed about Triad poverty rate

Local media turned to Dr. Keith Debbage, professor of geography, when exploring a report on cities with the the fastest-growing poverty rate. The Winston-Salem metropolitan… Read More >

Rifkin discusses new book on academic podcast

Dr. Mark Rifkin, professor of English, talked about his new book, “Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance,” on New Books… Read More >

Hooper discusses transgender voice therapy on WBUR

Celia Hooper, dean of the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences and a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was interviewed… Read More >

Ashley Bryant looks for fossils on the edge of a mountain

A whole new world

A city girl from Metro Detroit, Ashley Bryant had never even slept in a tent, so hunting for fossils in the punishing summer sun of… Read More >

Positioning UNCG for a new era

Chancellor Linda P. Brady focused squarely on UNCG’s future in her 2014 State of the Campus Address. In the address, she presented a path to… Read More >

Beyond Academics can offer federal student aid

UNCG students with intellectual and developmental disabilities can now apply for federal student aid. UNCG’s Beyond Academics program is now one of only 34 similar… Read More >

Education professor weighs in on value of teaching assistants

Dr. Wayne Journell, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, was quoted in an Associated Press story about the state’s legislative debate… Read More >

Kshetri discusses big data on Brazilian TV

Dr. Nir Kshetri, a professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by Brazil’s ABF TV about big data in organizations. (The interview… Read More >

News & Record features GEAR UP leadership camp

The Greensboro News & Record ran a front page news feature on the new GEAR UP leadership camp at UNCG. The camp is a partnership… Read More >

Rising eighth-graders use a hula hoop during a team-building exercise at UNCG’s GEAR UP camp on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Camp shifts college access into high GEAR

More than two dozen eighth-graders from across the state have descended on the UNCG campus June 18-20 for a three-day, two-night immersion in college life…. Read More >

Kirchoff helps student with models

BIO active learning

Biology courses are hard for many students. To make the subject easier to master, Dr. Bruce Kirchoff presents an innovative approach to teaching the material…. Read More >

Newspaper features Lashley’s research on iPads in the classroom

Dr. Carl Lashley, associate professor in the School of Education, was interviewed by the High Point Enterprise about the progress that the Montlieu Academy of… Read More >

Sam Troy interviewed about Bryan School restaurant business plan

Sam Troy, executive in residence for international education for The Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by The Business Journal regarding a business… Read More >

Moore interviewed by News Observer about Degrees Matter! initiative

Steve Moore, director of transfer and adult student academic success, was interviewed by News Observer about Degrees Matter!, which helps Guilford County residents re-enroll for… Read More >

Ali interviewed about proposed clothing rules for city bus riders

Dr. Omar Ali, associate professor in the African American Studies program, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the potential ban of sagging pants… Read More >

Griffiths interviewed about rude behavior on social media

Dr. Meryln Griffiths, associate professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 about mean comments on social media…. Read More >

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Collaborative digital project highlights Greensboro’s history

How did Greensboro become the city it is today? From 1880-1945, three distinct forces helped transform the city: textiles, teachers and troops. Now, six important… Read More >

Dr. Kathleen Casey at 2014 Commencement

Dr. Kathleen Casey recalls a career well spent

In 25 years as a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, Dr. Kathleen Casey has hooded more than 50 PhD graduates. “Everybody… Read More >

UNCG Commencement 2014: A celebration of success

With cheers and through tears, UNCG’s Class of 2014 gathered at the Greensboro Coliseum Friday morning to celebrate their accomplishment.

MBA capstone shows nonprofit’s impact

The work of Family Service of the Piedmont — promoting financial stability, providing mental health services, stemming domestic violence and preventing child abuse — has… Read More >

Dr. Dana Dunn named provost of UNCG

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady today announced the appointment of Dr. Dana Dunn as provost and executive vice chancellor, effective Aug. 1. In this role,… Read More >

Bryan School’s Kshetri quoted in international media on cyber security

Bryan School Professor Nir Kshetri was quoted in the April 25 Epoch Times article, “U.S. One of World’s Most Tech Savvy Nations.” Kshetri’s comments give context to China’s… Read More >

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A legacy: UNCG celebrates acclaimed poet Randall Jarrell during symposium

UNCG’s most well-known figure in its storied history? That’s likely Randall Jarrell. A UNCG professor from 1947 until his death in 1967, the acclaimed poet,… Read More >

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UNCG celebrates Earth Day April 22 with variety of activities

A sustainability exhibition, a scholarship fair, and the premiere of “COAL” are highlights of the 2014 Earth Day at UNCG. Earth Day will be celebrated… Read More >

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Be part of UNCG’s Earth Day, at Sustainability Scholarship Fair

The spring 2014 Sustainability Scholarship Fair will be held on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, noon-4 p.m., in the foyer of the Music Building and… Read More >

Annual gathering to honor leaders in biotechnology

Triad BioNight, a premier event for our region’s biotechnology community, takes place Wednesday, May 21, at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons. The biannual gathering… Read More >

UNCG’s Anemone takes paleontology high-tech in Scientific American

The May issue of Scientific American features an article co-written by Robert L. Anemone, professor and head of UNCG’s Department of Anthropology. In the article,… Read More >

Bill Cone of Pixar will speaks informally with Heather Holian’s class

Pixar pointers

Class had ended. The learning hadn’t, for students in Dr. Heather Holian’s “The Art of Disney and Pixar” course. They’d just gotten an inside look… Read More >

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Don’t miss UNCG Elliott Lectures: “Civil Society and Social Justice”

The 2014 Harriet Elliott Lectures at UNCG will focus on “Civil Society and Social Justice,” Tuesday through Thursday, April 8-10, with lawyer and filmmaker Dawn… Read More >

Kirchoff receives award from Chancellor Brady

Bruce Kirchoff chosen for BOG Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Bruce Kirchoff’s teaching philosophy? “Without active learning, there is no learning.” The active learning that happens in his classes – and the impact he… Read More >

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Symposium on Community-Engaged Design kicks off this week

The 2014 Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design kicked off at 7 p.m. April 2 with a screening of the Emmy award-winning documentary “Journey of… Read More >

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Environmental awareness a theme of Spring 2014 Chautauqua at UNCG

Interested in environmental awareness – or the role of undergraduate education in meeting the demands of planetary change? Be a part of a chautauqua April… Read More >

Online doctorate in kinesiology will be first for campus, country

This fall, UNCG will begin offering the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in kinesiology online, a move that will make the degree more accessible nationwide… Read More >

New name: African American and African Diaspora Studies

It’s official. African American Studies will have a new name. Effective Aug. 1, 2014, it will be African American and African Diaspora Studies. Dr. Tara… Read More >

Gray interviewed by LiveScience about bonobos and musical rhythm

Dr. Patricia Gray, adjunct professor and director of the BioMusic program in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, was interviewed by LiveScience regarding the… Read More >

Kuperberg interviewed about cohabitating couples, divorce likelihood

Dr. Arielle Kuperberg, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, was interviewed by TODAY Health and NJ.com about a study she completed regarding couples cohabitating… Read More >

U.S. News ranks counseling program third in nation

UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) ranks third in the nation among graduate programs in student counseling and personnel services, according to U.S…. Read More >

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UNCG Libraries’ 3-D printer: problem solving for the 21st century

You’re used to making copies in 2-D, on sheets of paper. But have you seen a 3-D printer yet? University Libraries recently unveiled the first… Read More >

You’ve seen the Oscar-winning movie? Now read Northup’s narrative.

“Twelve Years A Slave” won the Best Film award from the Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globes and the same award at this year’s… Read More >

Hodgkins’ Digital Temple saluted by Choice

The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert’s English Verse, an online scholarly resource annotated by Dr. Christopher Hodgkins, a professor of English at… Read More >

UNCG serves up food for thought and palate

In case you missed it, the Atlantic World Foodways conference was an academic event you could sink your teeth into. And several people did. John… Read More >

Research by UNCG biologist focuses on the flu

UNCG researcher Dr. Amy Adamson has found that glucose might play a key role in how the body fights the flu. An associate professor of… Read More >

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A new way to get wireless at UNCG

Have you seen “eduroam” as one of your internet connection options here on campus? UNCG’s Information Technology Services has begun broadcast of this new supplemental… Read More >

Kristin Boyce teaches students engineering with paper bridges

Constructive curriculum

Owen Wageman and his fellow engineers are designing a bridge. “Have you ever seen the Golden Gate Bridge?” Owen asks. “You have these things holding… Read More >

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Nobel laureate in physics to speak on history of universe

Nobel Laureate Dr. John C. Mather of the Goddard Space Flight Center will speak on “The History of the Universe from Beginning to End” at… Read More >

Crossing borders

Each summer on the Greek island of Kea, classical studies professor Joanne Murphy sees the look on her students’ faces when they get off the… Read More >

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Foodie’s dream conference taking place at UNCG

Foodies from far and wide can discuss and dine on the cuisine and cultures of Italy, Spain, Africa and the Carolina Lowcountry during Atlantic World… Read More >

UNCG Guarantee student Dominick DeFelice studies with friends in UNCG's Jackson Library on Friday, November 8, 2013.

Making good

“Guarantee” means a great deal to senior biology major Dominick DeFelice. It’s the name of the scholarship – the UNCG Guarantee – that made it… Read More >

Rhea’s research on walking highlighted on Fox 8 News

Research by UNCG kinesiologist Dr. Chris Rhea assisting people who have problems with walking was the subject of a report on WGHP Fox 8 News… Read More >

Two UNCG students in the running for $50,000 innovative idea prize

Two UNCG students, Kelly Langston and Katie Wachtel, are in the running for a $50,000 prize based on their innovative idea for helping students, as… Read More >

CNN cites former UNCG grad student’s research on college athletes

An article by CNN cited the research of former graduate student Mary Willingham, who examined the reading levels of college athletes in money-making sports such as… Read More >

Brod interviewed about November drop in NC jobless rate

Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by the… Read More >

Ford interviewed by the N&R regarding research on hand-washing

Dr. Eric Ford, a professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, as well as Forsyth Medical Center Distinguished Professor of Healthcare, was interviewed… Read More >

Research reveals simple solution to help address deadly problem

During flu and cold season, one of the most frequent hygiene hints is hand washing. Sounds simple, right? The problem is how to get people… Read More >

Research linking glucose metabolism, flu in spotlight

UNCG biology researchers Amy Adamson and Hinissan Kohio used canine kidney cells to study how the cells responded to influenza infection. They found that higher… Read More >

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Public History students bring “GTMO” to civil rights museum

What comes to mind when you hear “Guantánamo”? A prison? A military base? What about a place of refuge? Or your home? Public History master’s… Read More >

Senior projects provide business advice

Seniors from UNCG’s Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism have been working with the Surry County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) to add real-world experience… Read More >

National Center for Homeless Education referenced in news

The National Center for Homeless Education, which is affiliated with UNCG, was cited in news reports by both WND and the News Observer for its… Read More >

Dave Ribar makes meatballs in his kitchen

Personalizing Poverty

It’s one thing to devote your professional career to studying anti-poverty measures. It’s something else to feed your research to your teenage children. Unless you’re… Read More >

Interior Architecture launches MFA program

UNCG has launched a new Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture program, offering students a venue for advanced investigations of the interior environment… Read More >

Composer donates music collection to UNCG library

George Darden recently donated his extensive opera and piano music collection to the UNCG library system, the News & Record reports. Darden, a pianist and… Read More >

Terry will oversee enrollment

UNCG has appointed Dr. Bryan Terry as associate provost for enrollment management effective Jan. 1. Since 2009, Terry has served as associate vice president for… Read More >

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Bryan School on Princeton Review list of best schools

The Princeton Review has named the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics as one of the top business schools in the country, including the… Read More >

Little interviewed about term limits for politicians

Thomas Little, director of curriculum and research for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation in the Department of Political Science, was interviewed by The Times-Picayune regarding term… Read More >

Melissa Harris-Perry interacts with UNCG students

Professor, MSNBC personality chats with students

For Melissa Harris-Perry, the daughter of a UVA professor, academia is a calling. TV is a sideline. Dr. Harris-Perry, a political science professor at Tulane… Read More >

Bryan School reported Triad Business Index rise

A report from the Bryan School of Business and Economics found that the Triad Business Index had increased activity in August for the fifth consecutive month,… Read More >

New life takes root

When Alex Congelosi landed in Dr. Elizabeth Lacey’s conservation biology class, the first-year graduate student realized she was in for something different. And something that… Read More >

Turtles tonight on UNC-TV!

Tune in to NC Science Now tonight to hear UNCG researchers talk about their work to protect the state’s box turtles — and educate teachers… Read More >

Dr. Jackie White named to APA task force on gun violence

The American Psychological Association has named psychologist Dr. Jacquelyn W. “Jackie” White to its newly formed Policy Review Task Force on the Prediction and Prevention… Read More >

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Three UNCG faculty named to new class of Coleman Fellows

For the fourth consecutive year, UNCG has been awarded a grant from the Coleman Foundation to create courses that weave entrepreneurship skills and lessons across… Read More >

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Noel takes helm of innovation office

Staton Noel, who took the helm of UNCG’s Office of Innovation Commercialization (OIC) in July, says he loves turning ideas into reality, with the goal… Read More >

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UNCG among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ for 2014

For the 15th consecutive year, Princeton Review highlights UNCG among the country’s best universities for undergraduate education. The education services company features UNCG in the… Read More >

UNCG student helps young girl work on computer

Do the write thing

On the second day of UNCG’s Young Writers Camp, Madison Bailey focuses on preparing a presentation about dogs. A rising third-grader with a precocious smile,… Read More >

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Lincoln Financial Foundation gives $40,000 to two UNCG Programs

The Lincoln Financial Foundation has made a gift of $40,000 to UNCG  for a pair of programs, IT is for Girls and the UNCG Guarantee…. Read More >

Rueppell interviewed by NBC News regarding honey bees

Dr. Olav Rueppell, associate professor in the Department of Biology, was interviewed by NBC News regarding new research on the decline of honey bees. Although… Read More >

Brady interviewed about strong African-American graduation rate

Chancellor Linda Brady was interviewed by the News & Record regarding a study by The Education Trust that highlights UNCG as having a strong African-American… Read More >

teachers sit around an experiment

Making engineering elementary

There are real problems to be solved. Global problems. A young girl in Africa needs help designing a solar oven. In Russia, twin sisters need… Read More >

Knapp co-authored research on tropical cyclones

Dr. Paul Knapp, professor in the Department of Geology, co-authored research that examines the drought-busting capability of tropical cyclones, as reported by phys.org. The lead author of… Read More >

Adams interview referenced by New Republic about friendship

An article by New Republic referenced an interview that Dr. Rebecca G. Adams, professor in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology Program, did with the New… Read More >

Delaney interviewed by National Geographic about daydreaming

Dr. Peter Delaney, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, was interviewed by National Geographic regarding daydreaming. The article paraphrased Delaney, who talked about… Read More >

Rueppell interviewed by NBC News about sick honeybees protecting hive

Dr. Olav Rueppell, a professor in the Department of Biology, was interviewed by NBC News about how sick honeybees leave to protect the hive. While… Read More >

Smithsonian.com references UNCG study on sleep and creativity

A UNCG study about sleep and creativity was referenced in an article on Smithsonian.com about innovations and what makes a person creative. The study focuses… Read More >

Ford interviewed by Birmingham Business Journal about health care

Dr. Eric Ford, the  Forsyth Medical Center distinguished professor of Healthcare Department in UNCG’s Bryan School and School of Nursing, was interviewed by the Birmingham… Read More >

A large group of UNCG students walk down College Avenue.

Right on?

Young adults tend to be more liberal than they think they are, according to a new study by a UNCG researcher that’s getting national attention…. Read More >

Kalcounis-Ruppell interviewed by WUNC 91.5 about deadly bat disease

Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Ruppell, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Biology, was interviewed by WUNC 91.5 FM regarding the deadly bat… Read More >

Zell interviewed by Pacific Standard regarding political research

Dr. Ethan Zell, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, was interviewed by Pacific Standard regarding political research about how people under 30 view their… Read More >

Treating addiction

Todd Lewis decided on a different approach. Lewis, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, wanted to write a textbook that… Read More >

Stine offers insight on historic Hedgecock farm

Dr. Linda Stine, lecturer and director of UNCG’s Archaeology Program Laboratory, was among the experts featured in a News & Record story May 8 about… Read More >

Banks interviewed about MBA students’ capstone project

Dr. McRae Banks, dean of The Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by The Business Journal regarding a trio of MBA candidates’ capstone… Read More >

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Three students named Fulbright Scholars

Three UNCG students, A’Isha Crawford, Pablo Diaz and Kayla Cavenaugh have won Fulbright scholarships that will carry them abroad for a year to continue their… Read More >

UNCG’s Cuda appears on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show”

Anthony Cuda, an assistant professor of English at UNCG, appeared on the nationally-broadcast NPR program, “The Diane Rehm Show,” on April 24 as part of… Read More >

Triad Business Index decreased by 0.1% in February

The Dixon Hughes Goodman Triad Business Index, which is produced by The Bryan School of Business and Economics, went down by 0.1 percent in February,… Read More >

Parlor room won first place in the All American House

UNCG Interior Architecture team takes 1st Place at historic Woodlawn

Historic Woodlawn, on land gifted by George Washington, was the first site operated by the prestigious National Trust. The MADE: in America Student Design Project… Read More >

A group of students surround a scientist from the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

Guilford students get a glimpse of what scientists do at JSNN

About 255 Guilford County students in grades 3-12 converged on the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) on Thursday afternoon, April 11, to see… Read More >

Dr. Huzefa Raja holds funji sample

Conquering a hidden kingdom

Scientists collaborate to explore the untapped potential of fungi.

UNCG doctoral student Richard Vestal works on his research at the Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering.

When research gets personal

Doctoral student Richard Vestal’s research targets treatment for the most deadly brain cancer

Hearing the ocean’s voice

When the ocean tells its story, Dr. Patricia Gray is there to listen. Gray, a biomusic researcher in UNCG’s Music Research Institute and director of its BioMusic International… Read More >

A child looks at a turtle.

Warming up to cold blood

HERP promotes understanding of reptiles, amphibians.

School of Education shines in latest US News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranks UNCG’s School of Education among America’s top education graduate schools in its latest survey. Two graduate programs within the… Read More >

UNCG professor Benjamin Filene, talks with his students as a large piece of Terra Cotta rests in the forground.

Unearthing history

Graduates students’ work preserving the history of Terra Cotta is honored by the National Council on Public History.

Jovanovic wins award for service learning, civic engagement efforts

Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, a communication scholar, advocate and associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNCG, received the “Outstanding Faculty Member” Award at… Read More >

Step into the Digital Temple

For literary scholars, it’s the next best thing to being there. After many years of tedious work, Dr. Chris Hodgkins, a professor of English at… Read More >

Train your brain

It’s BrainMaster’s latest model, the Discovery 24E. And UNCG researchers are using it to put together a map of sorts — a roadmap, if you… Read More >

Williamsen’s work commended by Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has awarded Dr. Amy R. Williamsen of UNCG a certificate of commendation for the translation of “Agravio,” a… Read More >

Oring to appear on WUNC’s “The State of Things”

Sheryl Oring, an assistant professor of art at UNCG whose work has sparked public discourse across the country, will be the featured guest during a… Read More >

Chancellor Linda P. Brady sits down in her office during an interview.

Chancellor interviewed about UNC Strategic Directions

Chancellor Linda P. Brady has served since last fall on the UNC Advisory Committee on Strategic Directions. She was asked, in a Campus Weekly interview,… Read More >

John Gladston pours a glass of wine at Grove Winery.

Study: Customer service key to NC wine industry growth

The key to the continued growth of North Carolina’s wine tourism industry may be one of the state’s longstanding hallmarks: Southern hospitality. That hospitality —… Read More >

African American Studies program among top 10

UNCG’s African American Studies program has garnered national recognition as one of the top 10 programs of its kind in the country, according to productivity… Read More >

Exhibition shares stories of Greensboro community

Graduate students from UNCG’s Public History program are helping to ensure the history of Terra Cotta, a community in western Greensboro, isn’t overlooked. For close… Read More >

New book explores life after death row

Imagine losing 10, 15, 20 years of your life, convicted of murder and sentenced to death for a crime you did not commit. Imagine losing… Read More >

Entrepreneurship program honored with award

The Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program, housed in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been awarded the Allied Academies’ Academy of Educational Leadership Creative and… Read More >

African American Studies marks 30th anniversary, CACE conference

The African American Studies Program will celebrate its 30th anniversary Oct. 18-19 during the annual Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE). Alumni connected… Read More >

Breaking down boxes

Villa Maria del Triunfo. It’s a name that rolls off the tongue with the elegance of an upscale Spanish neighborhood – not a shanty town… Read More >

Research explores work/life balance for employees

  Think balancing work and family life is an issue only women face? Think again. There was “not much difference” between the responses of male… Read More >

UNCG leading major ADHD study; funded by $3 million NIH grant

UNCG is heading a research team from three universities that is undertaking the first-ever study on how attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects college students, both during… Read More >

Ali essay on Islam and the African diaspora featured in Conversations magazine

UNCG historian Omar H. Ali published an article “The Mu’azzin’s Song: Islam and the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean” appearing in the North Carolina… Read More >

Public Health faculty use grant to study health departments

In today’s economy, everyone — from individuals to officials in governmental agencies — is looking to make dollars stretch as far as possible. Three UNCG… Read More >

Symposium explores business, public health benefits of breastfeeding

From incubating human life to creating food to sustain a baby during its first year, a woman’s body is immensely powerful, says Dr. Paige Hall… Read More >

Ennis named American Education Research Association Fellow

Catherine D. Ennis, a professor of kinesiology and curriculum and instruction in UNCG’s School of Health and Human Sciences, has been named an American Educational… Read More >

UNCG senior urges dancers to ‘Nourish’ themselves

For endurance athletes, hamburgers, Skittles and chili cheese fries are the wrong fuel for peak performance. But for many young dancers, often influenced more by… Read More >

Winston-Salem Chronicle re-prints UNCG feature on Black ASL

The Winston-Salem Chronicle recently re-printed a story on Dr. Joseph Hill, a linguist in UNCG’s Specialized Education Services. The story on Hill, a deaf scholar… Read More >

Woman of science

After six years of service in the military, Jennifer Flynn ’10 realized she had a love for chemistry. Then she found her passion studying liquid… Read More >

From camouflage to college

For many students, it takes a lot of determination to get through college as they manage full-time jobs, family responsibilities and school loans. For 26-year-old… Read More >

Nursing Professor Explores Heart Ailments with NIH Grant

By Sean Olson, University Relations When older adults – particularly women – have a heart attack, they are likely to have another. That doesn’t sit… Read More >

Counseling Faculty Members Publish Three Books

Three faculty members in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development have recently published books. (Names of UNCG faculty members, all full professors, are in… Read More >

UNCG Professor Named Editor of Journal

By Sean Olson, University Relations Kathleen Williams, professor and head of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, has been named editor of “Research Quarterly… Read More >

Bryan School Students Outscore Peers on National Test

By Sean Olson, University Relations Business students at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro broke into the top quintile of test takers in a… Read More >

UNCG Breast Cancer Project Fills Void in Care & Research

By Sean Olson, University Relations A $115,000 gift to UNCG has provided seed money for the creation of a program for newly diagnosed breast cancer… Read More >

University Hosts “The Future of Our Oceans” Symposium April 8

The UNCG Department of Biology will hold a symposium – “The Future of Our Oceans,” featuring four internationally known researchers – 1-5 p.m. Friday, April… Read More >

UNCG Series on Global Economics & Foreign Affairs Begins March 17

By Sean Olson, University Relations UNCG will consider the global economy in a series of discussions that will probe hot topics such as job outsourcing… Read More >

‘Translating Gender’ Series Opens with Eastern European Politics

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Lithuania was one of the first European countries to give women political rights, granting them the right to vote and… Read More >

‘Translating Gender’ Series Opens with Eastern European Politics

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Lithuania was one of the first European countries to give women political rights, granting them the right to vote and… Read More >

Psychology Professor Receives Fulbright for Research in Austria

Dr. Cheryl A. Logan, a professor in the Department of Psychology, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the University of… Read More >

Music Research Institute Opens, Bridges Disciplines

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations A trumpeter plays a fanfare while a dosebadge measures decibel levels for possible hearing damage. Music-related hearing loss is one… Read More >

Alumnus and Award-Winning Novelist Reads Jan. 20

Netting a national award for his first major work, an alumnus of the MFA Writing Program at UNCG will read at his alma mater to… Read More >

Nursing Faculty Member Receives National Honor

A member of the UNCG School of Nursing leadership has been honored by a national organization focusing on geriatric care. The John A. Hartford Foundation… Read More >