Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Annual ‘Harvest Home’ choral concert returns Nov. 24

Choral music lovers consider Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church a uniquely ambient space. Good news: UNC Greensboro’s choral program this year will host more concerts there… Read More >

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Spartans take Broadway: Beth Leavel

The 2019 Tony’s telecast begins. The full casts of the nominated musicals hit the stage. One actress cheekily plops a hat on the host’s head…. Read More >

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Setting the scene on Broadway: Joseph Forbes ’75

If you’ve been to a Broadway show, chances are you’ve seen Joseph Forbes’ work on stage. “Beetlejuice.” “Frozen.” “The Prom.” “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The… Read More >

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Broadway’s Deon’te Goodman ’16 reflects

In March of this year, UNC Greensboro alumnus Deon’te Goodman experienced the night all actors dream about – his first night on the Broadway stage…. Read More >

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Spartans spook in ‘Dracula,’ adapted by UNCG professor

Just in time for Halloween, Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale, “Dracula,” is hitting Triad Stage with a cast and creative crew that includes 11 UNC Greensboro… Read More >

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Research on friendship, aging, and the Grateful Dead

You could say that Dr. Rebecca Adams’ research on Deadhead culture is alumnus Matthew Russ’ fault. While majoring in sociology at UNCG in 1987, he… Read More >

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Powerhouse pianists light up Tew Recital Hall

Johannes Brahms, Leonard Cohen, and Radiohead? All of the above filled UNC Greensboro’s Tew Recital Hall this week as piano powerhouse duo Anderson & Roe… Read More >

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Artist Nick Cave kicks off 2019-20 UCLS

It was standing room only Thursday night for the start of UNC Greensboro’s 2019-20 University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS). Renowned visual artist Nick Cave… Read More >

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UNCG brings ‘Pippin’ to Taylor Theatre

Happiness is not necessarily found in the pursuit of extraordinary endeavors. It is often right there under our noses, found in the ordinary moments of… Read More >

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UNCG professor exhibits artwork in South Korea

Assistant professor of interior architecture Stephen Skorski spent this past summer exploring architectural spaces and conducting research around the world. His work led him to… Read More >

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Tickets available for 2019-20 UCLS

Single-event tickets are now on sale for UNC Greensboro’s University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS), featuring performances and lectures by a famed opera soprano, a… Read More >

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School of Music to kick off year with Collage concert

The UNC Greensboro School of Music is kicking off the new year with the 12th annual Collage concert on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at… Read More >

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UNCG Opera Theatre receives 2018-19 American Prize

UNCG Opera has once again hit a high note – and received national honors for it. The UNC Greensboro School of Music’s Opera Theatre, under… Read More >

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Shapes of summer’s end at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

What brain space would you like to inhabit during the last few weeks of summer before a new school year begins? How would you like… Read More >

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Students are mentors at UNCG Summer Music Camp

During the first two weeks of July, around 2,040 youth musicians came to UNC Greensboro’s campus to hone their skills and make beautiful music. “It’s… Read More >

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Spartan salute to General Greene

Most at UNC Greensboro know Jim Barnhill’s iconic Minerva statue. Most at N.C. A&T know his Greensboro Four statue. But every July Fourth, Barnhill’s statue… Read More >

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Former UNCG soccer star takes on Music City

Karla Davis Johnson ’08 may have spent the past 10 years in Nashville, Tennessee, but her sound is undeniably North Carolina. The former Spartan soccer star… Read More >

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Summer reading: books by faculty and alumni

The relaxed days and nights of summer are just the right time to settle down with a good book or two – whether on the beach… Read More >

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Broadway’s best: Alumni receive Tony Award, nomination

It’s a big week for UNC Greensboro alumni and Broadway veterans Joseph Forbes ’75 and Beth Leavel ’80 MFA. On Monday night, Forbes was one… Read More >

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An interview with alumna Kelly Link, MacArthur ‘genius’

UNCG’s newest MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Kelly Link ’95 MFA likes to “keep the ground shifting beneath the reader’s feet,” as she says. She is… Read More >

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Zadie Smith visits campus as part of literary festival

UNC Greensboro University Libraries welcomed a major literary star to campus this past weekend – Zadie Smith – in conjunction with the Greensboro Bound literary… Read More >

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UNCG announces 2019-20 UCLS lineup

A legendary opera soprano, an original “Hamilton” cast member, and a Tony-nominated choreographer, among other renowned artists, make up the 2019-20 UNC Greensboro Concert and… Read More >

UNCG partners with literary festival

May 16 to 19, our city is lit. Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival strikes up, with the opening reception at UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum… Read More >

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Students shine at annual Industry Showcase in NYC

For UNC Greensboro’s senior acting students, last week was perhaps the most important week of their lives to date. It was UNCG’s annual Industry Showcase,… Read More >

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‘Art on Paper’ celebrates 45th exhibition

The theme is paper, and it’s a big anniversary, but far – 44 shows, to be exact – beyond “the paper anniversary.” “Art on Paper” has now… 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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Audra McDonald brings wisdom, music to UNCG

Audra McDonald, record-breaking winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the National Medal of Arts, brought more than her dazzling… Read More >

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Rising star Deon’te Goodman in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

It was 2017. After a solid run of professional roles in musical theater, 2016 UNC Greensboro graduate Deon’te Goodman decided to take one last regional… Read More >

Jazz fusion visionary Herbie Hancock visits campus

Feb. 12, UNC Greensboro and the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program received an extraordinary visitor: 14-time Grammy winner, and illustrious visionary in the jazz fusion… 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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Alumnus art on display at Renwick Gallery

“All of it.” That was the curator’s answer when Sharif Bey MFA ’00 asked which of his works the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American… Read More >

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Opera brings fifth-grader’s page to stage

This week, a fifth grader from Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary, Nevaeh White, had a life-changing experience. She saw a story she had written, “The Showdown,” turned… Read More >

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Tickets remain for University Concert & Lecture Series

Tickets are still available for upcoming University Concert & Lecture Series (UCLS) performances by award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald and the renowned Mark Morris… Read More >

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Weatherspoon features Andy Warhol

What was social media before social media? Decades before the dawn of Facebook, Friendster, or even email, an artist from an Eastern European immigrant family… Read More >

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Spartan gifts by faculty and alumni

The gift-giving season is now in swing, and UNC Greensboro has plenty to offer. From new music and novels to gripping poetry to a book… Read More >

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Spartan musicians at downtown Greensboro’s Festival of Lights

Greensboro’s Festival of Lights has been a holiday tradition for more than 25 years, and Spartans are always part of that tradition, in a number… Read More >

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Director of Bands John R. Locke conducts final concert at UNCG

Director of Bands John R. Locke knows exactly why he came to UNC Greensboro. “I know I’ve had a few moments when I’ve stood on… Read More >

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Alumna lands role on new Amazon Studios pilot

Earlier this year, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ‘15 flew to Los Angeles on her birthday. She didn’t know it then, but she was about to receive… Read More >

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A view of Greensboro preservation: Filmmaker captures history

Greensboro’s old Cascade Saloon. The downtown building stands beside the railroad tracks and has an odd shape, not exactly rectangular and yet not triangular. It… Read More >

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Students, faculty explore fairy tales with ‘Dread and Delight’

Autumn is transformative. Changing leaves, fall harvests, new friends, mid-semester exams. And at UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum: “wolves that pose as grandmothers, pumpkins that… Read More >

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UNCG welcomes three artists to campus this week

Update: Due to Hurricane Michael, the artist talk with Ann Hamilton on Thursday has been cancelled. The University is working to reschedule the lecture for… Read More >

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Leaps and bounds: New dance studios in former Rosenthal Pool

Since dance programs first began at Woman’s College in 1957, they have lived in the Rosenthal wing of the Coleman Building, once called Rosenthal Gymnasium…. Read More >

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Alan Alda talks empathy, communication at UNCG

UNC Greensboro students, faculty and staff received a master class in communication from storied actor, writer, director and master communicator Alan Alda Sept. 21. Over… Read More >

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Theatre students get groovy with ‘Hair’

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” and UNC Greensboro’s School of Theatre will celebrate with its own production of… Read More >

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UNCG presents yearlong event series exploring the 1960s

For 2018-19, UNCG presents a campus-wide collaboration: “The ‘60s: Exploring the Limits,” a series of events that draws inspiration from the extraordinary decade of the… Read More >

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UNCG to host 11th annual Collage concert Sept. 8

UNC Greensboro’s 11th annual Collage performance, one of the most popular events each year, will grace the UNCG Auditorium stage – and many areas of… Read More >

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From fairy tales to Andy Warhol, a look at the Weatherspoon’s fall exhibits

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is often referred to as one of UNC Greensboro’s gems. Nationally recognized for its collection of modern and contemporary American art… Read More >

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Tickets available for 2018-19 University Concert and Lecture Series

Single-event tickets are now on sale for what is expected to be UNC Greensboro’s most popular University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS) to date. The… Read More >

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Flights of fancy and Summer Solstice at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

It’s the longest day of the year, and the best evening for artistic fun at UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. Friday, June 22, 6 to… Read More >

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UNCG announces 2018-19 University Concert and Lecture Series

UNC Greensboro’s University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS), an annual series of performances, lectures and exhibitions that brings world-class artists to Greensboro, has announced the… Read More >

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Greensboro Bound, with Spartans on the page and stage

Hold onto your reading glasses. Greensboro Bound, Greensboro’s first large-scale literary festival, is underway, with an opening event on Thursday, May 17, at UNC Greensboro…. Read More >

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Jazz students compose for Friday concert with Lage Lund

UNC Greensboro’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program isn’t just about playing swingin’ tunes. It’s also about learning composition skills that can define a jazz musician’s career…. Read More >

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UNCG Theatre explores home and identity in ‘Clybourne Park’

Home is where the heart is, but it’s more complex than that. Next week, UNCG Theatre mounts “Clybourne Park,” a play by Bruce Norris that… Read More >

Alumnus and celebrity stylist Derek Roche talks to a group of CARS students.

Alumnus, stylist to the stars visits UNCG

Ten years as personal stylist to Sean (“Brother Love,” formerly “Puff Daddy”) Combs, and alumnus Derek Roche rarely leaves home for a video shoot or… Read More >

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UNCG hosts ‘God’s Trombones’ symposium

The song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is an anthem deeply woven within the fabric of American history. This week, UNC Greensboro shines a light… Read More >

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Prominent multimedia artist Sanford Biggers visits campus

UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM) stands, as it always has, on the cutting edge of the contemporary art world. That is true not only… Read More >

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Alumna delves into history through ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Recent UNC Greensboro alumna and Triad Stage dramaturg Kamilah Bush ’15 knows full well the historical significance of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”… Read More >

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‘Baggage Claims’ exhibition opens at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Imagine an art gallery full of trunks, suitcases and crates. There’s a damaged FedEx package, a piece of luggage that has been inspected by the… 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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Limón Dance Company to perform Jan. 19 at UNCG Auditorium

The world-renowned Limón Dance Company will perform at UNCG Auditorium next Friday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017-18 University Concert and… Read More >

Greensboro Opera’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ at UNCG Auditorium Jan. 12, 14

“Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” It’s a line of opera that many know, perhaps from Saturday morning cartoons. The classic line is from “The Barber of Seville,”… Read More >

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UNCG partners with Guilford County Schools on $1.4 million grant for arts education

UNCG is partnering with Guilford County Schools (GCS) to help public school teachers use the arts more effectively, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from… Read More >

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Chilean theater company to bring unique visual production to campus

Is there theater without language? Theater that can be understood across cultures by anyone, regardless of their native tongue? You don’t need to travel to… Read More >

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Renowned Juilliard String Quartet to perform at UNCG Oct. 27

The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, will perform at UNCG on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. as part… Read More >

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Alumnus lives dream on big screen with pair of CBS shows

It’s not every day that you appear in two top television shows on the same network in the same month. Yet that’s just what has… Read More >

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Rhiannon Giddens performs on campus, jams with students

Distinguished guest artists come to UNCG’s campus every semester, but for the 125th anniversary Founders Day concert, the music star was one of our own. Last… Read More >

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Pixar’s Tia Kratter to visit campus Oct. 4

Tia Kratter has been a part of the artistry of Pixar films since the very first one, “Toy Story,” released in 1995. Before that, she… Read More >

Actors on stage during dress rehearsal

Text me, Rosalind: Shakespeare in the cyber age

“As You Like It,” one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, opens this weekend at UNCG’s Taylor Theatre, and the production is far from traditional. You… Read More >

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School of Music thrills thousands at 2017 Collage concert

More than 300 UNCG student musicians brought the musical traditions of the Atlantic Rim to North Carolina this month at the 10th annual Collage concert…. 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 sails to ‘South Pacific’ with Triad Stage

This weekend, one of Broadway’s most iconic musicals hits the Greensboro downtown stage: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” opening Sept. 17 at Triad Stage’s Pyrle… Read More >

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Davie Street transforms into ‘Spartan Way’ for National Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro

Get ready to paint the town blue and gold when Davie Street in downtown Greensboro is transformed by Spartan pride for the 77th annual National… Read More >

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School of Music kicks off new year with 10th annual Collage concert Sept. 9

The UNCG School of Music is kicking off the new academic year with the 10th annual Collage concert, featuring more than 300 student and faculty… Read More >

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UNCG to host Celtic music night featuring NPR’s Fiona Ritchie

In just seven days, prepare for a global weekend, and it starts at UNCG. On Thursday, Sept. 7, the night before the National Folk Festival kicks… Read More >

Portrait of Rhiannon Giddens

Tickets on sale for 2017-18 University Concert and Lecture Series

Single-event tickets are now on sale for the 2017-18 UNCG University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS), a year-long series of live arts experiences formerly known… Read More >

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More than 2,000 enjoy UNCG Summer Music Camp

It’s a record year for UNCG’s 35th annual Summer Music Camp. More than 2,000 student musicians from 21 states and Bermuda will attend the two… Read More >

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UNCG kicks off 2017 Summer Sondheim Concert Series

This June, the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts is bringing the sounds of renowned composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim to the Triad with… Read More >

Qiaoyan Gao, David Holley and Nancy Walker talking, observing horsehead fiddle in Music Building

The Great Call of China: UNCG faculty go global

In a display case in the atrium of the Music Building, there’s an unusual instrument: an authentic horse-head chi fiddle, inscribed “to School of Music… Read More >

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Moments with Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center

When the world’s most renowned trumpet player brings the world’s most celebrated jazz orchestra to campus, that’s big. When the performers take the time to… Read More >

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Wynton Marsalis and orchestra to visit UNCG

Wynton Marsalis, renowned trumpet player, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading figure in the promotion of jazz music throughout the world, will visit UNCG next… Read More >

Christian Marclay and ensemBle baBel to visit UNCG, perform with students

UNCG students will perform Christian Marclay’s “Graffiti Composition” alongside Switzerland-based ensemBle baBel on Tuesday, April 11, at the Weatherspoon Art Museum as part of a… Read More >

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Spartans shine under Broadway lights

The impact of UNCG in the world’s biggest and most important performing arts market was on full display this week as UNCG Theatre students traveled… Read More >

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Students dance with the stars

Over the course of its 35-year history, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has risen to the top of contemporary dance, performing in more than… Read More >

War & Peace Imagined event series continues with spring lineup

UNCG’s War & Peace Imagined event series continues this semester with a variety of lectures, performances and discussions that explore the themes of war and… Read More >

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Spartans shine in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Triad Stage

Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” has returned to Triad Stage with a cast and creative staff that includes many of UNCG’s own…. Read More >

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New art space drives creativity downtown

For many years, UNCG’s School of Art had envisioned a downtown art space where students could collaborate, engage with the public and experiment outside of… Read More >

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Professor Sheryl Oring to discuss new book, perform ‘I Wish to Say’ at Weatherspoon

UNCG art professor Sheryl Oring will discuss her new book “Activating Democracy: The ‘I Wish to Say’ Project” and perform the popular project on Thursday,… Read More >

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Weatherspoon celebrates 75 years

In 1941, UNCG’s Gregory Ivy established a university teaching art gallery based on the belief that students should be exposed to the art of their… Read More >

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Asian Autumn Festival returns

From K-Pop to origami, explore Asian culture through performance, language, fashion, food and art this weekend at UNCG’s Asian Autumn Festival. The International and Global… Read More >

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A musical Collage

UNCG’s ninth annual Collage awed and inspired on Saturday night as more than 300 music students and faculty performed in front of a sold-out UNCG… 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 >

Judge Robby Hassell rehearses for "Trial by Jury" in courtroom

UNCG hosts 5th season of Greensboro Light Opera and Song

Young artists from across the country recently arrived on UNCG’s campus for the fifth annual Greensboro Light Opera and Song (GLOS), a five-week intensive performance… Read More >

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UNCG Dance at Kennedy Center

For UNCG dance students looking to launch their careers in an increasingly competitive field, few places are better platforms than the Kennedy Center in Washington,… Read More >

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Global UNCG: A newfound confidence

Fulbright scholar Sheena Rose left the sunny, close-knit island of Barbados to pursue a Master of Fine arts in studio art at UNCG. “I love… Read More >

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UNCG alumna makes Broadway debut in ‘The Crucible’

UNCG alumna Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ’15 made her Broadway debut on Thursday, March 31, when Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” opened at the Walter Kerr Theater… 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 >

New York Times Best Selling Author to speak at UNCG

Chris Bohjalian has penned 18 books, and in each one, he eloquently handles tough issues such a human trafficking, homelessness, struggling marriages and the Armenian… Read More >

Dancers E.E. Balcos and Alicia Grayson perform a contact and music improvisation titled "Entering the Unknown."

UNCG to host inaugural, statewide dance conference for educators and students

More than 100 dance educators and students from across the state will arrive at UNCG this Saturday, Feb. 27, for “Connecting Across Carolinas: Energizing Dance… Read More >

UNCG and Triad Stage announce expanded partnership

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) and Triad Stage have announced plans to create a formal partnership that will capitalize on the… Read More >

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UNCG professor to make New York debut in historic NYCO production of ‘Tosca’

UNCG professor Dr. Donald Hartmann ’77, ’82 MM will make his New York City debut Wednesday, Jan. 20, when the New York City Opera (NYCO)… Read More >

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Weatherspoon kicks off 75th anniversary with ‘First Toast’ celebration

UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum is kicking off its 75th anniversary in style with a “First Toast” celebration this Thursday, Jan. 7, from 5:30 to 7… Read More >

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UNCG alumnus lands lead role in Dallas Opera world premiere

The Dallas Opera opened the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 4, with a world premiere of Mark Adamo’s “Becoming Santa Claus,” starring one of UNCG’s… Read More >

UNCG alumnus to bring film screening to where it all began

“Lost Colony,” written, directed and produced by UNCG alumnus Christopher Holmes ’05 MFA, has been shown at prestigious film festivals in Boston, Portland and across… Read More >

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Dancing to his own beat

What does Will Indermaur like to do for fun? Dance. Dance. And more dance. “I dance in the grocery store. I dance everywhere,” he said… Read More >

Emily Clark-Kramer pictured with her artwork

What you create in Siena, stays in Siena

They say you can’t take it with you. For the three Spartan artists in Siena, Italy, this summer – creating installations they knew they’d leave… Read More >

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‘Toy Story’ visionary to visit campus

Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston, a visionary behind some of the greatest feature-length animated films of the last 20 years, is coming to UNCG’s campus on Friday,… Read More >

Van Dyke Dance Group company member Kelly Swindell and guest artist E.E. Balcos perform Jan Van Dyke's "Lament."

NC Dance Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary at UNCG

The North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) is returning to the UNCG Dance Theater this weekend to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The two-day event will include… Read More >

World-Class Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg to perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium

Internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg will perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. as part of the 2015-16 University Performing… Read More >

Photo (from right to left) David Lezcano '15, Will Howard and Justin Mackey formed soul/pop trio Citizen Shade last fall (Photo by Russell-Killen Photography)

Hitting the right note

Will Howard has humble goals for Citizen Shade, the soul/pop trio he formed with UNCG alumnus David Lezcano ’15 and fellow UNCG student Justin Mackey…. Read More >

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Paul Taylor Dance Company to Perform World Premiere at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance groups, will perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8… Read More >

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UNCG – A Perfect Fit

Andrew Savage composed his first full piece of music in the spring of his freshman year of high school. His concert band broke up into… Read More >

NC Poet Laureate to visit UNCG

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a campus with poetry woven into the very fiber of its soul, so it’s only fitting… Read More >

Photo of Caroline Oswalt, a media studies major, during dress rehearsal for "Hairspray

Good morning Baltimore

The first UNCG musical of the year kicks off this week with a whole lot of spunk, hip-shaking and, of course, hairspray. The UNCG School… Read More >

Photo of Will South, former curator of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, standing in front of Maud Gatewood artwork

Gatewood Trail begins

Maud Gatewood ‘54 was more than a painter. She was an artist in every aspect of her life. “Art is really a way to look… Read More >

UNCG to display the artwork of Maud Gatewood as a stop on the Maud Gatewood Trail

For many students and staff on UNCG’s campus, “Gatewood” is simply the name of the university’s studio arts building, but that’s about to change. “Maud… Read More >

UNCG alumna and Our State magazine editor to discuss her new book Wednesday

UNCG alumna Elizabeth Hudson ‘95 began her career at Our State magazine in 1997 answering telephones. Now she’s the editor-in-chief, and she puts more than… Read More >

UNCG alumna captivates audiences in summer blockbuster

UNCG alumna Tenae Wilkins Downing ’02 made her feature film debut in “War Room,” which surprised many as it topped box offices across the nation… Read More >

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Collage of sounds

The big start to UNCG’s musical year will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., in Aycock Auditorium. Big is the word. More than 300 students… Read More >

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Environmentally Inspired

Larkin Schramm speaks eloquently of her Interior Architecture major, although she’s only in her first week of classes. “In daily life, our environments inspire an… Read More >

Photo of student rehearsing with clarinet during the recent music camp

Music, Melody and Mastery

Over the last 33 years, more than 50,000 young musicians have arrived on the UNCG campus during the steamy weeks of July to fine-tune their… Read More >