Monthly Archives: April 2017

Group of children observes liquid nitrogen demonstration.

UNCG Science Everywhere draws thousands

On Saturday, April 22, UNCG’s campus was transformed into a playground for science. Drawing an estimated crowd of nearly 5,000 on a beautiful spring day,… Read More >

Student plays bass as JLCO musicians observe

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 >

Photo of Science Everywhere participants during demonstration with blocks

Thousands expected for Science Everywhere festival

UNCG’s campus will transform into a 200-acre science lab this Saturday at the third annual UNCG Science Everywhere, part of the North Carolina Science Festival…. Read More >

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Research, advocacy at UNCG for homeless students

Twenty minutes north of UNCG’s main campus is the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), a technical assistance center that has been a part of… Read More >

Wynton Marsalis playing trumpet with orchestra

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 >

Photo of students on carnival ride

Soaring into spring

There’s something special about springtime at UNCG. It’s the perfect time to take a stroll down College Avenue, grab a cone at Yum Yum or… Read More >

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Opera moved due to fire incident at UNCG Auditorium

A fire incident occurred on Tuesday, April 4, in UNCG Auditorium during a dress rehearsal for the opera “The Consul,” directed by David Holley. No serious… Read More >

Donna Heath talking to a student

UNCG partners with Triad Business Journal to host ‘Mentoring Monday’ event

UNCG teamed up with the Triad Business Journal to host the fourth annual “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” on April 3 at the Elliott University Center on… Read More >

Dance photo from last year's I-Fest

Around the world on College Ave

Travel the globe this weekend, right on campus. It’s the 35th annual International Festival, or I-Fest, offering music, food, exhibits, educational demonstrations and live entertainment… Read More >

Exterior shot of the Kaplan Center

Kaplan Center recognized for ‘Excellence in Design’

Winston-Salem architecture firm Walter Robbs recently received the North Carolina State Building Commission Excellence in Design Award for its design of UNCG’s Leonard J. Kaplan… Read More >

Excavating team rolls out tarp on the ground

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 >

Group of students discussing a book with their Dr. Will Dodson

Living meets learning at residential colleges

There are couches and comfy chairs, sunlight pouring in from floor-to-ceiling windows, and engaged, lively discussion. Walking into a classroom at UNCG’s Ashby Residential College… Read More >

Fan photo from basketball game

Finals frenzy

Electric. That’s the best way to describe the atmosphere on campus today as the UNCG men’s basketball team prepares to take on East Tennessee State… Read More >

UNCG, GTCC chosen for national initiative to close achievement gaps

Two Guilford County educational institutions have been selected to take part in a national initiative to help close achievement gaps in higher education. The University… Read More >

Photo of Senator Gladys Robinson reading statement to other Senate members.

NC General Assembly officially marks 125th anniversary of UNCG

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly today marked the 125th anniversary of the first classes to attend The University of North Carolina at Greensboro… Read More >

Chancellor Gilliam: Finding a way forward in turbulent times

On Friday, Feb. 3, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a message to the campus community regarding how to move forward and make a difference… 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 >

UNCG to celebrate Black History Month with series of campus events

UNCG students, faculty and staff are joining together to host a series of campus events – including a variety show, diversity expo and daylong conference… Read More >

Two photos by Lucinda Devlin

Lucinda Devlin photography exhibition to open at Weatherspoon

Internationally recognized photographer Lucinda Devlin’s first museum retrospective “Sightlines” will open on Saturday, Jan. 28, at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. The exhibition will feature 83… Read More >

UNCG student Osbin Perdomo hands out cleaning supplies to fellow Spartans

Spartans honor MLK with day of service

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial… Read More >

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A year of giant steps

For Spartans, 2016 has been a year of giant steps. From the installation of Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. to the opening of the Leonard… Read More >

Campus shot of cars driving down Spring Garden Street with downtown skyline in the background

UNCG named top workplace for commuters

UNCG was named the top university nationally for employees who commute in the 2016 Best Workplaces for Commuters “Race to Excellence” awards. Best Workplaces for… 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 >

Photo of bell tower and anniversary plaza with holiday lights

UNCG to celebrate holidays with annual lighting of Vacc Bell Tower

UNCG will host the annual lighting of the Vacc Bell Tower and Anniversary Plaza on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. Held each year on… Read More >

UNCG to host renowned historian Heather Ann Thompson

The UNCG Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) will host a lecture by renowned historian Heather Ann Thompson titled “The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and… Read More >

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Bringing humanities to everyone

Humanities for everyone. That’s the simple, yet impactful vision of UNCG’s new Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC), launched by faculty in humanities disciplines such as… Read More >

Action photo from UNCG men's basketball

Spartans take it to the hoop

The UNCG men’s basketball team finished last season with a five-game winning streak in the regular season and a trip to the College Basketball Invitational… Read More >

Staff and students sign cards for veterans

Saluting our veterans

UNCG has a reputation of supporting and celebrating its veteran students, and this Friday will be no exception. “Veterans Day is a time of celebration,”… 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 >

Rendering of west corner of Spartan Village Student Housing Phase II

Spartan Village expands with new mixed-use project

UNCG continues to expand its presence on West Gate City Boulevard with Spartan Village Student Housing Phase II, a new $50.9 million mixed-use project featuring… Read More >

Gilliam with his rand raised at installation

‘The future is bright’

The university thanks its campus community and distinguished guests for their support of Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. in his installation ceremony on Oct. 7, 2016. Below are highlights from the ceremony and congratulatory remarks shared on social media.

Chancellor Gilliam speaks behind a podium

Gilliam installed as UNCG’s 11th chancellor

Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. was installed as The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s 11th chancellor today in a ceremony held in UNCG Auditorium…. Read More >

Photo of McIver statue on UNCG's campus

UNCG to celebrate annual Founders Day

The campus community will gather together this Wednesday, Oct. 5, to celebrate Founders Day, an annual celebration that commemorates UNCG’s history. The tradition dates back… Read More >

Exterior photo of the Weatherspoon Art Museum

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 >

UNCG to host panel on immigrant, refugee experience in Greensboro

UNCG will host a panel discussion titled “Immigrants and Refugees in Greensboro: Current Challenges” this Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the… Read More >

Career Services Center to host annual Fall Career Fair

The UNCG Career Services Center will host its annual Fall Career Fair this Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leonard… Read More >

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Campus community celebrates dedication of Kaplan Center

UNCG students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered together on Friday, Sept. 16, to celebrate the official dedication of the Leonard J. Kaplan Center… Read More >

Photo of Lauren Koop holding pinwheel in front of Elliott University Center.

“Gtalk” video series returns with spotlight on Mental Health Month

The student video series “Gtalk” is back this semester at UNCG, giving current and prospective students a chance to hear what Spartans are saying about their… Read More >

Graphic of War & Peace Identity

UNCG kicks off War & Peace Imagined event series

This Thursday, UNCG will kick off War & Peace Imagined, a yearlong, interdisciplinary event series that explores war and peace throughout the arts and humanities…. Read More >

Photo of Joseph Graham having discussion with fellow SGA leaders Antonio Southern and Sajin Chhabra

SGA president shares vision

When you talk with senior English major Joseph Graham, you get the sense that he was destined for UNCG. He comes from a long line… Read More >

Quidditch Club members talking at Fall Kickoff on College Avenue

#back2uncg: Academic year gets off to exciting start for students

The start of the fall semester at UNCG is always an exciting time for the campus community as new and returning students move into their… Read More >

Photo of Paul Chelimo holding US flag after winning silver medal

Chelimo shines, wins silver

The Spartan community followed Paul Chelimo’s Olympic journey from his qualifying race in July to his silver medal finish in Rio. Check out social media highlights from Paul’s week in Rio.

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Kaplan Center to celebrate grand opening

Next week is GOWeek at UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, and the campus community is abuzz. The Kaplan Center officially opened its doors… Read More >

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A Spartan welcome

UNCG kicks off its annual Rawkin’ Welcome Week on Wednesday, and this year’s festivities are packed with a variety of campus events, Spartan spirit and… Read More >

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UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness opens its doors

The Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of recreation and wellness at UNCG focused on… Read More >

Architectural rendering of Union Square

Union Square Campus opens Friday

At the corner of Arlington Street and Gate City Boulevard, the Union Square Campus is a symbol of partnership and revitalization in downtown Greensboro, and… Read More >

Camp counselor Lars Holmberg works with young musicians at UNCG Summer Music Camp.

Sweet sounds of summer camp

UNCG Summer Music Camp is a homecoming of sorts for camp counselor Lars Holmberg ’11. The sights and sounds evoke memories not only from his… Read More >

Photo of Santiago Gonzalez

Advice to incoming Spartans: ‘Try new things’

“Take a leap of faith” is Santiago Gonzalez’s advice to incoming freshmen and it’s exactly what he did his first year at UNCG by attending… Read More >

A group of people chatting at last year's Summer Solstice Party

Weatherspoon to host 12th annual Summer Solstice Party

Tank tops, flip-flops and day trips to the beach can only mean one thing: summer has officially arrived. And this Friday, June 24, UNCG’s Weatherspoon… Read More >

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Preparing new Spartans to SOAR

More than 4,000 incoming undergraduate students and family members will visit UNCG this summer to meet advisors, register for classes and learn about campus resources. Check out the highlights from SOAR’s first week.

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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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Learning to Lead

What makes a good leader? Is it adaptability, effective communication, a knack for identifying prudent risks? This past semester, UNCG’s Department of Communication Studies worked… Read More >

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UNCG to host 7th annual Spartapalooza festival for students

UNCG will host its 7th annual Spartapalooza festival – featuring carnival rides, fair-style foods and plenty of prizes – on Saturday, April 16, from 3… Read More >

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Spartan Science: Join UNCG for Science Everywhere

What does a turtle’s shell feel like? Did you know that you can pick up a Cheerio with a magnet? Have you ever wanted to… Read More >

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The world in your own backyard

This weekend, you can travel the world without leaving Greensboro. I-Fest, UNCG’s 34th annual international festival, is bringing Russia, Peru, India, Korea, Mexico and more… Read More >

UNCG Offers Single Occupancy Restrooms

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to being an inclusive community that embraces and supports the diverse needs of our faculty, staff, students and visitors. As part of our ongoing evaluation of restroom spaces – and with a core belief that everyone in our community should have ready access to them – we have been working on identifying and designating certain restrooms as single occupancy

UNCG student presenting sock designs at CARS Industry Summit

UNCG students to explore innovation at third annual CARS Industry Summit

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) will host its third annual Industry Summit, sponsored by VF Jeanswear, on Thursday, March 24, from… Read More >

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Thank you for supporting the Connect NC Bond

North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed the Connect NC Bond, which will bring a new nursing and STEM instructional building to UNCG’s campus. Chancellor Franklin D…. 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 >

Photo of the Kaplans

Greensboro philanthropist makes transformative gift to promote wellness at UNCG

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) announced today a $5 million gift made by Tobee Kaplan in honor of her late husband, Leonard… Read More >

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Connect NC Bond vote would bring new nursing and STEM instructional building to UNCG

Voters across the state will head to the polls on Tuesday, but the presidential primary isn’t the only thing on the ballot. They’ll also decide… Read More >

Photo of student throwing a frisbee

UNCG’s springtime bucket list

With less than 10 days until the first day of spring, you can feel the buzz around campus. Days are longer, the weather is warmer… Read More >

Time Warner: Students help donate 3,000 pounds of food

Over the last year, a group of nearly 100 UNCG students called the Food Recovery Network have been helping to feed the hungry across the Triad… Read More >

A group of UNCG faculty, staff and students hold up signs that represent their respective sustainability projects.

UNCG goes greener with new campus, community sustainability projects

In the fall of 2014, student group UNCGreen presented a unique yet simple proposition to UNCG’s Student Fees Committee: implement a $2.22 annual fee per… Read More >

Believe in the G graphic with the McIver statue. The graphic displays that a total of 932 donors raised $151,227 for the campaign.

Third annual #BelieveInTheG exceeds expectations

The university received more than 900 gifts during its annual 48-hour giving campaign on Feb. 16-17, 2016.

Staged photo of baseball cap, helmet, glove and baseballs at home plate

New talent steps up to the plate for UNCG baseball

Longer days, warmer weather and the “ping” of a bat heard across campus can only mean one thing. Baseball season is officially upon us. Having… Read More >

UNCG alumni, staff recognized in Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty

Ten UNCG alumni and staff were honored at the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty ceremony at UNCG’s Elliott University Center on Thursday, Feb…. Read More >

Interior photo of UNCG's historic auditorium

UNCG Board of Trustees votes to change name of Aycock Auditorium

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Board of Trustees voted that the university’s historic facility no longer be named Aycock Auditorium at its… 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 >

Image of students cheering during a past men's basketball game

UNCG holds third annual #BelieveInTheG giving campaign

Why do you #BelieveInTheG? That’s the question UNCG will be asking alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends this week as it holds its third… Read More >

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Library exhibit celebrates 125th anniversary of bill that established UNCG

UNCG University Archives is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the passage of the bill establishing the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) with a… Read More >

Exterior photo of the Bryan Building

UNCG’s Bryan School named ‘Best for Vets’ by Military Times

UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics is among the top North Carolina business schools for veterans according to the Military Times’ Best for Vets:… Read More >

Gateway Center earns international accreditation

The Gateway Materials Test Center (GMTC) has earned a new, international accreditation that is expected to attract significantly more contract testing to the site. The… Read More >

Portrait of JoAnne Smart and Bettye An Tillman

UNCG to mark Black History Month with variety of events on campus

From an exhibition highlighting early African-American staff at UNCG to a discussion of the persona and speechmaking of Michelle Obama, UNCG is marking Black History… 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 >

Photo of Dr. Julianne Malveaux gives the keynote address at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Spartans honor MLK Jr. with service, celebration

This week faculty, staff and students gathered to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by volunteering in the community and discussing the… Read More >

Photo of Gov. Pat McCrory and UNCG Chancellor Dr. Frank Gilliam discussing the proposed $2 billion Connect NC bond

Gov. McCrory visits UNCG to discuss Connect NC bond

  North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, along with key state officials and Triad academic leaders, visited UNCG on Thursday, Jan. 21, to discuss the proposed… Read More >

Chancellor Gilliam reflects on legacy of MLK at 29th annual MLK Day breakfast

“What are you doing for others?” That’s the challenge that UNCG Chancellor Dr. Frank Gilliam presented to a sold-out crowd of nearly 900 people during… Read More >

UNCG and N.C. A&T to host 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

UNCG and N.C. A&T are partnering for the fourth straight year to host the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. on Thursday,… Read More >

Leaders of UNCG, N.C. A&T and GTCC sign joint resolution in support of NC bond

UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam, N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold Martin and GTCC President Randy Parker met Thursday, Jan. 14, on GTCC’s campus to sign a joint… Read More >

Photo of students packing boxes for the MLK Day of Service event

Students celebrate legacy of MLK with service

More than 200 UNCG students will spend Monday, Jan. 18, living out the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders at… Read More >

UNCG chancellor and Triad academic leaders voice support for NC bond

The leaders from three Guilford County educational institutions will come together on Thursday, Jan. 14,  to sign a joint resolution in support of the $2… Read More >

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Happy Holidays, UNCG

As our students, alumni, faculty and staff are reunited with their families and spend time celebrating the joys of this holiday season, let us also… Read More >

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December graduates celebrate milestone on social media

More than 1,600 Spartans graduated from UNCG on Thursday, and many students and family members celebrated the milestone by posting photos and best wishes on… Read More >

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UNCG to graduate more than 1,600 at December Commencement

More than 1,600 Spartans will turn their tassels at UNCG’s December Commencement on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. The university… Read More >

Photo of students dressed as Roman soldiers walk down College Avenue

Gladiators and thespians make Classics Day a success

UNCG is a place where learning comes to life, and the Classical Society proved that by bringing a taste of ancient Greece and Rome to… Read More >

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A new twist on a beloved campus tradition

It started in 2007 with a few coins. Three years later, apples appeared. Since then, there have been notes, flowers and various fruits left at… Read More >

Lighting of Vacc Bell Tower tonight

All are invited to the UNCG campus for the Lighting of the Vacc Bell Tower and Plaza Tuesday, Dec. 1. The event will begin at… Read More >

UNCG SMTD welcomes Distinguished Alumni Award winners back to campus

UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) recently honored five of its most accomplished alumni in the school’s second Distinguished Alumni Awards. On Thursday,… Read More >

Spartans to embrace service with 10th annual Branches of Love event

This Saturday, Nov. 21, UNCG students, alumni, faculty and staff will gather together to spread holiday cheer during the 10th annual Branches of Love. The… Read More >

U.S. flag on the EUC porch and passersbys

Military Times recognizes UNCG as a top university for veterans

UNCG has been named to the Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 list, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student… Read More >

Two students pose with Chancellor Frank Gilliam in his campus car

Spartans encouraged to #ridethewhip on Twitter, Instagram

What do you do if Chancellor Gilliam invites you to ride along in his GEM car? Tweet about it! The Office of the Chancellor recently… Read More >

UNCG's classical studies students and instructors demonstrate ancient Roman military practices.

Explore ancient Greek and Roman life at UNCG’s annual Classics Day

Ever wonder what it would have been like to watch chariot races, participate in the Olympic Games or fight a gladiator in ancient Greece or… Read More >

Veteran students Seth Pfund-Kraus, Brayden Panttaja and David Zochol in the Veterans Resource Center with Director Chris Gregory.

Serving those who served

Ranked by a number of publications as one of the best colleges for veterans in the United States, UNCG has a reputation for providing a… Read More >

photo of Vetrans Day flags on the lawn of Kaplan Commons

UNCG to honor veterans Nov. 11

Each year, UNCG honors its veteran students and all who have served in the United States military with a Veterans Day celebration. The Field of… Read More >

Students to give back during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Next week, UNCG students will give back to those in need as part of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual initiative sponsored by… Read More >

Downtown Greensboro Inc. honors Bryan Toney

Downtown Greensboro Inc. honored UNCG Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Engagement Bryan Toney last week with the Ed Kitchen Leadership Award for his efforts to… Read More >

UNCG professor seeks to diminish stigma during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, has one goal in mind for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: end the… Read More >

UNCG Alumni Association to host Greensboro Candidate Forum

The UNCG Alumni Association’s Spartan Legislative Network will once again be hosting the Greensboro Municipal Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in… Read More >

Photo of UNCG Mascot on Homecoming Parade float

UNCG sees strong turnout during Homecoming Week

Beautiful weather and a diverse lineup of events contributed to strong turnout during Homecoming this year. Check out highlights from the festivities in the Storify… Read More >

UNCG’s annual Alumni of Distinction and Legacy Award winners named

UNCG’s Alumni Association honored 15 university graduates this fall with Alumni of Distinction Awards. Recipients are chosen for their distinguished service to the university and… Read More >

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Homecoming events

Meteorologists are calling for bright skies and crisp, autumn air this weekend – perfect conditions for UNCG’s Homecoming festivities. Homecoming events kick off Wednesday at… Read More >

UNCG celebrates Founders Day

UNCG celebrated Founders Day Monday, Oct. 5, to remember the legacy of Charles Duncan McIver, the university’s first president. UNCG was founded in 1891 and opened as the State Normal and Industrial School on Oct. 5, 1892.

Fall photo of aerial view of College Avenue on UNCG campus

A picture of health

Earlier this week, students, faculty and staff gathered at Moran Commons and Plaza to hear the big news: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro… Read More >

Photo of members of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority serving food at the Ronald McDonald House

Make College Your Own

Interested in being a part of the student newspaper? How about being involved in the wizard-like sport of Quidditch or Chinese Culture and Language? With… Read More >

Photo of Chancellor-elect Gilliam dressing faculty and staff during State of the Campus Address

Edge of a new Spartan era

UNCG is a remarkable institution, uniquely positioned to grow and thrive. Chancellor-Elect Franklin Gilliam Jr. delivered remarks at the 124th State of the Campus Address… Read More >

UNCG Learning Factory camp Maker Faire July 17 & 24

You are invited to attend UNCG’s Learning Factory Summer Camp Maker Faire on July 17 and 24. The UNCG School of Education’s TQP grant, Transforming… Read More >

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UNCG Green Team

UNCG’s Sustainability Coordinator Trey McDonald appears to be an easy-going, gregarious man willing to talk about most anything with visitors. Until, that is, you mention… Read More >

UNCG Basketball - Mikko Koivisto guards Stephen Curry, at Greensboro Coliseum.

Epic hoop battles

UNCG’s Fleming Gym was packed. The student section was going crazy. Who knew you were seeing the future superstar of the Euroleague (Kyle Hines)? Or… Read More >

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.

Big UNCG welcome

GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 22, 2015) – Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles… Read More >

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Super Spartan support

Dan Elder’s hip hurt, a lot, but ibuprofen took care of it. He was working out, trying to build muscle, but he kept losing weight…. Read More >

Photo of student standing and holding sign during May 2015 commencement

Spartans turn tassels

Spring 2015 Commencement — May 8, 2015

ADA Legacy Tour Stops at UNCG

On May 3 and 4, UNCG will be one of only three locations in the state to be part of the Americans with Disabilities Act… Read More >

Children at activity during Science Everywhere event

At least 1,000 enjoy 1st UNCG Science Everywhere festival

Kids don’t mind a little drizzle. Kids are fascinated by (non-venomous) snakes … by making their own creations … by science experiments of all types,… Read More >

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UNCG Summer Camps 2015

Looking into summer camp options? Each year, thousands of young people in the Triad and beyond enjoy camps at UNCG providing summer learning opportunities. The… Read More >

Celebration photo from past commencement

Former Cone Health CEO named graduation speaker

Tim Rice, former CEO and current CEO emeritus of Cone Health, will deliver the commencement address at the May 8 graduation ceremony of The University of North… Read More >

Philip Glass, April 14, at UNCG

Philip Glass, one of the most celebrated composers of the modern era, performs with violinist Timothy Fain Tuesday, April 14, at UNCG. The performance begins at… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

MBA project for local nonprofit earns 3rd in national competition

A pair of UNCG MBA students won third place in the 2015 Small Business Institute Project of the Year contest for their analysis of the… Read More >

Minerva Statue

48-hour campaign encourages donors to show they #BelieveIntheG

The clock has started on a 48-hour campaign calling on Spartans to show how much they #BelieveInTheG. UNCG is hosting the second “Believe In The… Read More >

UNCG spring enrollment up 4.8 percent over last year

A significant increase in undergraduate students has boosted UNCG’s 2015 spring semester enrollment compared to spring semester 2014. Undergraduate enrollment increased by 534 students to… Read More >

‘Bones’ creator at UNCG April 8

Kathy Reichs — best-selling crime writer and inspiration for the Fox TV series “Bones” — will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the… Read More >

Author Charlie Lovett at UNCG Feb. 5

Charlie Lovett, author of “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen” will speak at UNCG Feb. 5. The free event… Read More >

Flutist Ian Clarke with Inara Zandmane, piano, Feb. 6

Flutist-composer Ian Clarke is the featured artist for a weekend of exciting flute performances and classes at Carolina Flute Fest, held at the UNCG School… Read More >

Your table’s waiting…

The Kit Kat Club opens for business Feb. 12-22, so come hear the music play. See UNCG Theatre’s production of “Cabaret” live in Taylor Theatre…. Read More >

UNCG-NC A&T King celebration tonight at 7 p.m.

Poet, educator and activist Dr. Sonia Sanchez will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 MLK celebration sponsored jointly by UNCG and NC A&T. This… Read More >

NESP works to improve evaluation support for Triad nonprofits

Evaluation is a critical tool for nonprofit organizations. A well-crafted program evaluation helps to ensure that programs are actually accomplishing their intended goals, provides accountability… Read More >

Service-learning at UNCG in the spotlight on ‘NC Now’

Dr. Cathy Hamilton, director of UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, appeared on “NC Now” Thursday to discuss the university’s commitment to service-learning and how… Read More >

For 1,642 winter grads ‘Yes’ was the only rational answer

Dr. Bruce Kirchoff, Biology, had a simple message for UNCG’s 1,642 winter graduates: Don’t underestimate the power of ‘Yes’. “When life is difficult, the only… Read More >

students decorating trees

Sprucing up Christmas

Mariah Governor, president of UNCG’s Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), has worked with SAA’s Christmas-time Branches of Love project for four years. You might say her… 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 >

UNCG to award 1,646 degrees at winter commencement

Just under 1,650 students are expected to earn degrees at UNCG’s 2014 Winter Commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the… Read More >

UNCG dedicates Veterans Resource Center

Spc. Chen-yang Liu, an Army Reserves combat photographer and vice president of UNCG’s Student Veterans Association, wore his dress blues for the Veterans Day dedication… Read More >

Murray speaks to Fox 8 about new Family Justice Center

Dr. Christine Murray, a professor in UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development and co-founder of the “See the Triumph” campaign to empower domestic violence… Read More >

Media covers Arne Duncan’s visit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s visit to UNCG Thursday drew about 200 people, including TV and print journalists and former N.C. Governors Beverly Perdue… Read More >

Duncan unveils $20 million surprise for NC New Schools

It was Arne Duncan’s birthday, but he was the one who sprang the surprise. To the tune of $20 million. Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education,… Read More >

The Randolph County Honor Guard presented the colors at the UNCG Fountain

Always grateful

Amber Mathwig spent a decade in the U.S. Navy as a military police officer. When she left the military and went back to college for… Read More >

Anemone explains dino extinction to kids

Dr. Robert Anemone, head of UNCG’s Department of Anthropology, appeared on a WFMY Kids Want 2 Know segment to answer a child’s question about why… 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 >

Alumni Association names Spartans of Promise

The UNCG Alumni Association has created a new award for senior students. Ten seniors will receive inaugural Spartan of Promise awards Thursday, Oct. 30, at… Read More >

Alumni Association announces 2014 alumni awards

The UNCG Alumni Association has announced recipients of the university’s 2014 alumni awards. Alumni awards are given annually in four categories: Alumni Distinguished Service Awards,… Read More >

Chancellor Brady announces July 2015 retirement

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady today announced her plans to retire July 31, 2015, after seven years of service. She became the university’s tenth chancellor… Read More >

What tops your bucket list?

Jasmine Kendrick scribbles with a marker, in purple ink. She’s considered what she most wants to do in her life. “Not letting my fears stop… Read More >

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Give input at UNCG Strategic Planning & Visioning website

A diverse collective of voices is paramount to shaping UNCG’s future success. The UNCG Strategic Planning and Visioning website is a valuable way to stay… Read More >

Kay Brown and ‘GWTW’ in Jackson Library

In 1936, Kay Brown convinced Hollywood producer David O. Selznick to snap up the film rights to “Gone with the Wind.” Brown had read Margaret… Read More >

N&R: UNCG’s food truck options reflect larger trend

The country’s obsession with food trucks extends to college campuses and UNCG is no exception, the News & Record reports. The university was considering opening… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

Bassett honored with Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Award

John D. Bassett III,  a 53-year veteran of the furniture industry, chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company and protagonist of the New York Times bestseller “Factory… 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 >

Margaret Maron Presents … Nancy Pickard, woman of mystery

Just in time for Halloween, the season of fright, homegrown mystery maven Margaret Maron heads to UNCG to introduce audiences to another successful woman mystery… Read More >

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Big NC Bike Summit Oct.10-12

Third time’s a charm, for those who support bicycling in Greensboro. The Third Annual NC Bike Summit will be hosted by UNCG and Greensboro Oct…. Read More >

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Krispy Kreme executives to speak at UNCG on Oct. 15

Two top Krispy Kreme executives will share their experience and thoughts on corporate entrepreneurship and franchising when they speak at UNCG on Oct. 15. Tony… 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 >

Student Juan Collazo featured on ‘Hola NC’

Juan Collazo, studying biology at UNCG, appeared on the Sept. 21 segment of “Hola NC,” a bilingual lifestyle program that airs weekly on Fox 50… Read More >

Read ‘Little Princes,’ suggest next year’s First-Year Summer Read

UNCG’s 2014 Keker First-Year Summer Read for new freshmen was “Little Princes,” Conor Grennan’s harrowing account of child trafficking in Nepal. Greenan will visit campus… 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 >

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The globe and the cosmos

The Bard and the Father of Modern Science. They were the superstars of their day. Literal Renaissance men whose words and ideas continue to shape… Read More >

Jazz, Shakespeare jibe in Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’

It’s reminiscent of that iconic moment in pop culture when chocolate and peanut butter collided. Jazz and “Twelfth Night” just jelled. Theatre professor Jim Wren… 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 >

UNCG rolls out the red carpet for ‘GO to the Movies!’ gala

David Holley, director of UNCG Opera Theatre and artistic director of Greensboro Opera, wanted to do something different for this year’s annual gala. He wanted… Read More >

Two Marsalises, all that jazz, Sept. 12

Ellis Marsalis and his 37-year-old son Jason will join forces for a generation-crossing performance on Friday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m., in Aycock Auditorium. The show… Read More >

Fox 8 reports on UNCG’s record move-in

Fox 8 News ran a segment on UNCG’s fall move-in, speaking with Tim Johnson, director of Housing and Residence Life, and Tate Street businesses that… 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 >

Naturalist, storyteller Doug Elliott visits campus Sept. 8

Whether he’s singing about catfish, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, telling wild snake tales or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, storyteller… Read More >

Register quoted in N&R story on substance abuse rehabilitation

Jack Register, an academic professional assistant professor in the UNCG Department of Social Work, was quoted in a News & Record story on options the… Read More >

Mural part of Glenwood renaissance

UNCG’s Center for Community-Engaged Design (CC-ED) is ready to unveil its latest public art project, a mural on the Riz Mart building in Greensboro’s historic… Read More >

Nursing fast-tracks medically trained veterans

As a U.S. Navy veteran, Dr. Susan Letvak understands the challenges veterans face when they transition to civilian life. Letvak, chair of the Adult Health… Read More >

Times-News covers signing of UNCG-Alamance CC nursing agreement

The Burlington Times-News ran a story about the new agreement between UNCG and Alamance Community College (ACC)  to offer UNCG’s BSN (bachelor’s in nursing) degree… Read More >

Nurses, employers benefit from UNCG partnerships

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady and Dr. Algie Gatewood, president of Alamance Community College, put pens to paper Thursday, cementing an agreement that will bring… 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 >

Graduating to The Gambia

Megan Whinna graduated in May, with a dual degree in elementary and special education. On June 25, she heads to West Africa. Megan will spend… Read More >

Justin Streuli

UNCG announces new director of N.C. Entrepreneurship Center

Justin Streuli has been named director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG  effective June 2. “We are excited about Justin moving into… Read More >

The principal has got game

How often do you get to return to the site of your greatest achievement and top it? In the late 1980s, Angela Polk-Jones scorched her… Read More >

Professor’s C-SPAN 3 appearance plugged on N&R blog

Watson Jennison, a UNCG history professor, got a plug on the News & Record’s higher education blog, The Syllabus. One of Jennison’s lectures will air… Read More >

Manning, Aiken honored with UNCG’s highest awards

She has made a difference for the arts and a wide array of nonprofit organizations. He has worked diligently to serve those experiencing homelessness. Both… Read More >

Kirchoff recognized as a winner of teaching excellence award

Dr. Bruce Kirchoff, professor in the Department of Biology, was named one of this year’s winners of the annual UNC Awards for Teaching Excellence, as… Read More >

Ali, Brown interviewed about ‘Beyond Academics’ program

Dr. Omar Ali, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the African American Studies program, and UNCG student Remington Brown were interviewed by Fox… Read More >

Peter Alexander referenced in article about CTG amateur music night

Peter Alexander, dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, was referenced by the News & Record in an article about the public debut… Read More >

Mike Elliott interviewed about UNCG International Festival

Mike Elliott, director of International Student & Scholar Services, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the International Festival that happened recently on UNCG’s… Read More >

Photo of downtown Greensboro scene, circa 1920.

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 >

Photo of students from past HeartWalk

It’s not too late to get involved in Heart Walk at UNCG

UNCG has already raised $4,335 toward its goal of $7,000. That’s more than halfway. And it’s not too late to get involved in the walk…. Read More >

FOX 8 posts ‘Cram & Scram’ web story

Fox 8 News posted a story about UNCG’s upcoming Cram & Scram rummage sale, scheduled for May 31 in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center. The… Read More >

Everything two for a dollar, at Cram & Scram May 31

As they left their residence halls last week, UNCG students filled the Cram and Scram donation bins with usable items they no longer needed —… Read More >

Dominick Amendum delivers his speech.

Alumnus to new graduates: Do what you love, without fear

Fear can be a good thing — if you manage it right. Dom Amendum urged UNCG’s Class of 2014 to embrace their fear, and overcome… Read More >

Golden moment

When James Payne first came to UNCG, he envisioned majoring in kinesiology. Four years later, he’s not only graduating in his chosen field –he’s doing… Read More >

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 >

Spartan Legislative Network event planned for May 14

The second annual North Carolina General Assembly reception on May 14 will give alumni and friends of UNCG a chance to make connections, share information… Read More >

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UNCG Softball’s Bedwell is SoCon Player of Year

This week UNCG hosts the Southern Conference Softball Championship Tournament, which means Spartan fans can cheer on the newly named SoCon Player of the Year,… Read More >

Reade Taylor retiring, Chancellor Brady interviewed

Reade Taylor, vice chancellor for business affairs for the past eight years, will be retiring at the end of June, as reported by the Triad… Read More >

Nancy Rubins art exhibit at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Internationally-known artist Nancy Rubins will be showing her art in an exhibit at the Weatherspoon Art Museum until May 4, as reported by the Winston-Salem… Read More >

Foundations pledge money towards Union Square Campus

Multiple foundations have pledged money toward the Union Square Campus, a collaborative space to be shared by colleges and universities in Downtown Greensboro, as reported… Read More >

UNCG student celebrate during the May 2012 UNCG Commence ment Ceremony. An African-American male student holds up a banner reading "You should be here."

Spring commencement just around the corner

About 2,500 graduates will receive degrees Friday, May 9, during UNCG’s spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. [Tweet “UNCG’s… Read More >

Student speaks to WFMY about mentoring deaf, hard-of-hearing

Isaac Starnes, a sophomore in the Deaf Education program at UNCG, appeared on WFMY’s Good Morning show to talk about the need for volunteers to… Read More >

UNCG staff helps sort cans of food

UNCG Athletics’ “Big Help Day” a big success

The UNCG Athletics Department held its first-ever “Big Help Day” on Wednesday as every staff member and coach took time out of their schedules to… Read More >

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Spartans join fight against children’s cancer

Two big events at UNCG last weekend helped raise funds for the fight against children’s cancer. About 1,100 students joined in UNCG’s Spartathon – a… Read More >

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First UNCG graduates give more than $700,000 gift at 50th reunion

They were the first class to graduate with diplomas from “The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.” The 1960s were a time of many changes…. Read More >

Show your Spartan pride: “Believe in the G”

Between the end of the spring semester and the joy of commencement, May is an exciting time on campus. This year, UNCG is adding another… Read More >

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UNCG students, staff help with Glenwood service projects

More than 40 UNCG students and staff planted flowers at the entrance to Steelman Park in the Glenwood neighborhood and cleaned up garden beds in… 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 >

Robert Brown, of the North Carolina Railroad gives UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady a plaque to honor the partnership that it took to build the pedestrian underpass and plaza.

A spirited salute for Spartan Village

The students of the UNCG pep band led the way, bright gold horns sounding under a Spartan gold sun. The event? UNCG’s dedication of the… 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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Spartan Village dedication April 24 signals new phase of campus life

Chancellor Linda P. Brady invites the entire UNCG community to join her April 24, as the university begins a new phase of campus life. A… Read More >

Photo of UNCG master’s student Jesse Plotkin (in plaid shirt) does a demonstration about enzymes. Photo courtesy JSNN.

JSNN welcomes budding scientists during Gateway to Science event

What’s a microscope? A young student, perhaps a first-grader, nailed the answer. “High five!” said Divya Shankar, a JSNN master’s student showing groups of budding… Read More >

Taylor, retiring VC of business affairs, reflects on career at UNCG

After 27 years at UNCG, including the last eight as vice chancellor for business affairs, Reade Taylor is retiring effective June 30. He’ll be honored… Read More >

Students: Go footloose at Spartathon April 26

Students, put on your sneaks and let loose before final exams with a night of dancing. And raise money to fight childhood cancers. Spartathon, a… 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 >

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UNCG’s Jazz Festival will feature Nash, Gardner

UNCG’s Miles Davis Jazz Festival 2014 will feature student arrangements of Blue Note music, a seminal jazz record company. The festival, at 8 p.m. Thursday,… Read More >

Businessman Brad Hayes joins UNCG Board of Trustees

William Bradley “Brad” Hayes has been appointed by the UNC Board of Governors to the UNCG Board of Trustees. Hayes will take over the unexpired… Read More >

Degrees Matter! spotlighted in News & Observer

Greensboro’s Degrees Matter! initiative, spearheaded in part by UNCG, recently garnered attention in a business column that ran in the Raleigh News & Observer. In… Read More >

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For UNCG’s softball team, the fight against CHD gets personal

The UNCG softball team is promoting its season-long campaign to help raise money in the fight against Congenital Heart Defects. The team has picked the… Read More >

UNCG Threads designers dazzle with ‘7 Deadly Sins’ show

Fashion designers from THREADS, the student organization of the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, descended on downtown Greensboro April 5 to present their 9th annual fashion show, “The Seven Deadly Sins.”

Owner of Zaki Oriental Rugs to speak April 16

Zaki Khalifa, owner of Zaki Oriental Rugs on South Main St. in High Point, will share his personal story about how his business has grown… Read More >

Global Outreach program spotlighted on GCSTV

The Global Outreach Program in the International Programs Center was featured on the Guilford County Schools news station, GCSTV. Several international exchange students have visited… 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 >

Dance photo from past iFest

Enjoy music, world culture at I-Fest

UNCG’s annual International Festival, I-Fest, takes place Saturday, April 12, along College Avenue. From noon to 5 p.m., performers will share traditional dances and music, ranging from South… Read More >

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New gateway to campus from Spartan Village opens, celebration planned

A bicyclist made his way from Spartan Village, crossed Lee Street – and on a bright spring morning became one of the first students to… Read More >

A UNCG Model walks down the runway as others watch the fashion show.

UNCG THREADS fashion show April 5

THREADS, the student organization for the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, will present their 9th annual fashion show, “The Seven Deadly Sins,” April… Read More >

Paul Mason will oversee marketing, strategic communication

Paul Mason, a strategic communications executive with extensive experience with a number of Triad-area companies, has joined UNCG as associate vice chancellor for marketing and… Read More >

Wanda Dodson-Hoff gives visitors a tour of their facility.

UNCG, High Point partner to create Center for Children & Families

Two new facilities are now open in High Point to address the gap in early childhood services and family wellbeing – and UNCG had a… Read More >

Director Jim Wren interviewed about Gruesome Playground Injuries

Jim Wren, associate professor and coordinator of the performance program in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, was interviewed by the News & Record about his… Read More >

UNCG tunnel opened for pedestrians

The UNCG tunnel, built to run underneath the railroad tracks from Oakland Avenue to West Lee Street, opened April 1st, the News & Record reported. The underpass… Read More >

Paul Lester, police major, interviewed about blue-light phones

Paul Lester, UNCG police major, was interviewed by the News & Record about the visibility and reliability of blue-light phones for safety on college campuses…. Read More >

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Daedalus Quartet, “exceptionally refined young ensemble,” to perform April 7

They’ve been called “an exceptionally refined young ensemble with a translucent sound” by The New Yorker, with playing of “such security, technical finish, interpretive unity… 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 >

Photo from past Peabody Park clean-up

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 >

Teacher, Dubraska Stines, hugs student, Melanie and both smile

More than the language

Giovanni and seven other third-graders are trying to decide whom to pick for their projects on Latino heroes. “The paint girl!” Giovanni exclaims as a… Read More >

UNCG’s first MOOC: The Soul and Search for Meaning

“The Soul and the Search for Meaning” will be UNCG’s first massive, open, online course (MOOC). It is available free to anyone with an Internet… Read More >

Play dodgeball — for a cause

March 31 — DODGE for a CAUSE has been cancelled. However, donations to the Spartan Open Pantry are still welcome.  Spartans don’t let Spartans go hungry. The… Read More >

Guillen & Rutty interviewed about upcoming duo performance

Dr. Lorena Guillen, lecturer in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Dr. Alejandro Rutty, associate professor in the same department, were interviewed by… Read More >

Bryan School students win top prizes for business plans

A simple question — “Where can we eat?” — led to an award-winning pairing between the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics and Raffaldini… Read More >

Jenkens profiled by N&R about Students Art League of the Triad

Dr. A. Lawrence Jenkens, department head and professor in the Department of Art, was profiled by the News & Record about his plans to create a… Read More >

Photo from recent gathering courtesy UNCG Ukes.

At UNCG, ‘Ukulele for Two’ plus ukulele for all

Pass by Room 110 in the UNCG Music Building on a Thursday evening, you’ll hear an unmistakable sound. Ukuleles. Lots of them. It’s called UNCG… Read More >

Greensboro Dance Film Festival set for April 4

Robin Gee and Duane Cyrus, both associate dance professors at UNCG, will present the Greensboro Dance Film Festival, Friday, April 4, 2014, at 7 p.m. in… Read More >

Service trips open new worlds for students

Tyler Stobbe didn’t really know what to expect when he headed off to the North Carolina coast on a cold day early in the semester… Read More >

Perko, and a turtle named Sheldon, reach out to kids

Mike Perko, associate professor of Public Health Education and children’s book author, took time out Feb. 27 to read his book “Cornered!” to kids at… Read More >

Haines jazzed for March 27 concert

Can you imagine Steve Haines, music professor and veteran jazz man, not playing jazz? Sort of like imagining Virginia Woolf not writing novels or Martin… Read More >

Carolina Film Festival back at UNCG, features two UNCG alumni

The 36th Carolina Film Festival is being held at UNCG’s Elliott University Center through March 1, as reported by the News & Record and YES!… Read More >

UNCG fashion designers Rock the Runway

The 2014 edition of Rock the Runway, an annual fund-raiser for Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, had a decidedly Spartan flair: Five of the… Read More >

Wineburg interviewed by N&R regarding healthcare report

Dr. Robert Wineburg, the Jefferson Pilot Excellence professor in the Department of Social Work, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding a joint report… Read More >

Annual conference teaches artists entrepreneurship

Sometimes it’s hard for an artist to make a living off his or her work. Artists from around the region, whether aspiring or experienced, can… 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 >

Murray discusses teen dating violence on News 2

Christine Murray, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, made two appearances on WFMY News 2 Feb. 20 to discuss teen dating… Read More >

Carolina Film and Video Festival celebrates 36th year

UNCG’s Carolina Film and Video Festival (CFVF), in its 36th year, is the longest-running student-run film festival in North Carolina. This year’s festival widens its… Read More >

Photo of Kevin Siler (Grounds) helped guide students as they planted.

Students help restore habitat in Peabody Park

The woodland of UNCG’s Peabody Park just got a little bigger. Dr. Elizabeth Lacey’s graduate level conservation biology class undertook a tree planting project a… Read More >

Schulz interviewed by N&R about cycling accident

Dr. Mark Schulz, associate professor in UNCG’s Department of Public Health Education, was interviewed by the News & Record about a past cycling accident in… 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 >

Murray addresses dating violence prevention event in N&R

Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor in UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development, wrote an article in the News & Record highlighting an event Feb…. Read More >

Acclaimed sculptor’s work at Weatherspoon quite the project

An exhibition by acclaimed sculptor Nancy Rubins at the Weatherspoon Art Museum runs through May 4. Don’t miss it! Titled “Nancy Rubins: Drawing, Sculpture, Studies,”… Read More >

Miller, UNCG alum, collaborates on Gatewood Gallery installation

Tristin Miller, an alum of UNCG’s Department of Art, collaborated with local artist Laurent Estoppey on “The Encounter of the Immobile,” an art and sound… Read More >

Faithful Theatre adaptation serves Jane (Austen) up plain

Jane Austen’s novels have seen a renaissance in recent years, with a flood of adaptations, some, like the Bridget Jones movies, only loosely based on… Read More >

Bryan Toney named to head UNCG’s economic development efforts

Bryan C. Toney, who has served as director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center since 2011, has been named associate vice chancellor for economic development… 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 >

Scuppernong Books is a bookstore and much more

Scuppernong Books, Greensboro’s newest independent bookstore, has a UNCG connection. Religious Studies faculty member Gregory Grieve is a partner in the operation, which has coffee… Read More >

UNCG trio named to Business Journal’s 2014 leaders list

Three professionals with ties to UNCG were named to “40 Leaders Under 40,” a public service honors list compiled annually by the Business Journal and… Read More >

Live from New York: May commencement speaker

He may not be directing the music but Dom Amendum, a 2001 graduate of the School of Music, will deliver the commencement address at UNCG’s… Read More >

Journell speaks to News 2 about online K-12 schools

Wayne Journell, a professor in the School of Education, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 for a segment on online K-12 providers making pitches to… 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 >

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UNCG’s annual Empty Bowls project will support Spartan Pantry

It started as a social justice project out of the Make a Difference House and has become one of UNCG’s annual traditions to raise awareness… Read More >

Innovations unites domestic violence researchers, practitioners

Rates of domestic and sexual violence remain high—locally, across North Carolina, and throughout the United States. The local impact was especially high in 2013, with… Read More >

UNCG’s ‘The Late, Great Bach’ is back

If you think a little late-night Bach is the right way to end a week, you’re in luck. Starting the last Friday of this month,… Read More >

Black History Month events scheduled at UNCG

UNCG will honor the contributions of African Americans during events commemorating Black History Month in February. All events are open to the public at no… 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 organizes service projects in honor of MLK

UNCG, along with Bennett College and Greensboro College, participated in nearly a dozen service projects throughout the Triad for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as… Read More >

Union Square Campus: Chancellor Brady on board

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady is one of the higher education CEOs named to the board of the planned Union Square Campus in downtown Greensboro…. Read More >

UNCG’s Debbage authors 2014 State of the City Report

Greensboro’s economy is recovering from the recession, but the city is lagging behind others in North Carolina. “The city is experiencing an ongoing recovery. The… Read More >

Music alumnus shares Broadway insights

Dominick Amendum has done Wicked good on Broadway, and he’ll bring his insight to campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28 and 29. Amendum, a 2001… Read More >

Photo of Minerva statue

UNCG implements recommendations from Task Force on Children

Responding to what came to light in 2012 about a pattern of child abuse at Penn State University, Chancellor Linda P. Brady charged a Task… Read More >

Jam to the music at Spartan Trader

Come enjoy some music at UNCG’s Spartan Trader. The student-run consignment shop provides a way for UNCG students, faculty and staff to sell their hand-made… Read More >

Nikki Giovanni will speak on campus March 6

Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni will speak March 6 at the Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Cone… 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 >

UNCG’s Paul Katam, NCAA star, to enroll in U.S. Army

UNCG athlete Paul Katam, winner of NCAA first-team accolades in track, as well as earning All-Southern Conference academic honors, has decided to enroll in the… Read More >

From survival to success: a critical conference for artists, creative professionals

The focus is on the business of art. The idea is that more artists will succeed if they have business skills, knowledge, resources and contacts…. Read More >

UNCG statement regarding proposed ASA boycott

Statement by UNCG Chancellor and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Regarding the Proposed ASA Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions January 13, 2014 Editor’s Note: Following… Read More >

Newspapers report decision to move forward with recreation center

David Sprinkle, chairman of the UNCG board of trustees, wrote a letter to residents of the Glenwood neighborhood regarding plans to move ahead with the new… Read More >

Bob Wineburg of UNCG and Odell Cleveland of Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Healthcare Summit report off to Washington

Organizers of the recent Healthcare Faith Community Summit in Greensboro are sending their findings to the White House in a report that was presented at… Read More >

UNCG alumni, faculty and staff cheer on the men's basketball team

Hoops hoopla: Spartan men ready for SoCon season

The Spartans finished 2013 by taking on three ACC teams. They defeated Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, coming from behind to win by three. It was… Read More >

History of Woman’s College highlighted in Our State magazine

The history of Woman’s College, now UNCG, was highlighted in the January issue of Our State Magazine. The magazine also shared photos of the historic… Read More >

Grio’s Jeff Johnson to deliver MLK address Jan. 23

Jeff Johnson — award-winning investigative journalist, social activist, political commentator and author — will deliver the keynote speech at the 2014 UNCG-NC A&T Martin Luther… Read More >

UNCG's Bob Wineburg, left, and Rev. Odell Cleveland, right, laugh as they sit in Wineburg's office.

UNCG’s health outreach partnership makes front-page news

Organizers of the recent Healthcare Faith Community Summit in Greensboro, including Bob Wineburg, professor of social work and director of community-engaged scholarship for UNCG’s School… Read More >

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Lots happening on Lee Street: checking in with Chancellor

As the Fall 2013 semester drew to a close, Chancellor Linda P. Brady answered questions in this brief interview with Campus Weekly editor Mike Harris…. Read More >

UNCG graduate Chelsea Tart interviewed about baking business

UNCG graduate Chelsea Tart was interviewed by the Winston-Salem Journal about getting her start in the baking business. Tart, who graduated in 2012 with a degree in… Read More >

Legacy of Holderness, passionate UNCG advocate, featured in N&R

Adelaide Fortune Holderness, a Greensboro native with a long record of service to UNCG, died Saturday, a month short of her 101st birthday, the News… Read More >

December grads turn tassels

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady conferred more than 1,800 degrees Friday, Dec. 13, during the university’s winter commencement exercises. The ceremony took place in the Greensboro Coliseum. August and December graduates received their diplomas and stepped out into a future filled with possibility.

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UNCG Athletics’ first GCS Education Day is a slam dunk

A social media recap of the 75-70 win over Claflin during the Guilford County Schools Day at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. #letsgoG

Privileged to care

Eight years ago, Rhonda Lucas never dreamed she’d be graduating with a master’s degree in nursing. She wasn’t sure she’d live to see 2013. Lucas,… Read More >

Speaker to graduates: Make your ‘dash’ count

Dr. Susan Letvak, professor of nursing, advised UNCG’s Class of 2013 to make the most of their “dash” — their time here on earth. Letvak… Read More >

Dec. 2013 Commencement Address

Commencement Address, Dr. Susan Letvak Delivered Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in the Greesnboro Coliseum I am humbled to be standing in front of all of… Read More >

Greensboro Opera collaborates with UNCG in Young Artist Program

Greensboro Opera has extended its collaboration with UNCG through creation of the Young Artist Program, as reported by the News & Record. The program, which involves recent… Read More >

Students celebrate during UNCG's Commencement Ceremony.

Lumina Foundation invests in Degrees Matter!

Greensboro’s Degrees Matter! initiative, fostered in part by UNCG’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, is among 20 projects nationwide chosen by the Lumina Foundation as pilot… 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 >

News 2 spotlights luminaires

WFMY News 2 ran a segment on UNCG’s traditional luminaire ceremony. Luminaires are lit each winter as students prepare for final exams.

Peck Elementary string program hits the spotlight

Several area media outlets have highlighted the Greensboro Symphony’s Beginning Strings Program, a partnership with the UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance and the… Read More >

UNCG student celebrate during the May 2012 UNCG Commence ment Ceremony. An African-American male student holds up a banner reading "You should be here."

About 1,800 degrees to be awarded Dec. 13

UNCG will award more than 1,800 degrees Dec. 13 during the university’s winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. Dr…. Read More >

Action photo from UNCG men's basketball game

Here’s the ticket: UNCG vs. N.C. State holiday package

The UNCG Athletics Ticket Office is offering a limited-time holiday ticket package for the Spartans men’s basketball game on Monday, Dec. 30, against N.C. State… Read More >

Toney quoted in story on Startup Weekend Triad

Bryan Toney. director of the N.C. Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG, was quoted in the News and Record because of his involvement in planning Startup Weekend Triad,… Read More >

Alumnus who memorialized JFK in music featured in N&R

Christopher Tew, who studied music at UNCG and earned a degree in history, was featured in News and Record on the 5oth anniversary of the… Read More >

Chelimo, Katam to compete in NCAA Championship race

Update: Chelimo placed 82nd in Saturday’s race, from a field of 253 runners, with a time of 31:10.0. Katam finished 122nd with a time of… Read More >

Isner takes on Roddick at UNCG charity tennis match

America’s No. 1 tennis player, John Isner, will play former World No. 1 Andy Roddick in an exhibition match in Fleming Gym. The Ebix Charity… Read More >

Sociology department raises money for Interactive Resource Center

UNCG’s Department of Sociology raised $1,506 during a raffle to support Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center, the News & Record reported. This raffle was part of… Read More >

Opportunity Greensboro announces proposed site for Downtown University Campus

Opportunity Greensboro wants to locate the Downtown University Campus at South Elm and Lee streets as a cornerstone of redevelopment in the corridor. The organization… Read More >

Downtown Campus may go at Elm/Lee

Opportunity Greensboro wants to locate the Downtown University Campus at South Elm and Lee streets as a cornerstone of redevelopment in the corridor. The organization… Read More >

Hoover interviewed about Art in Odd Places event

Harriet Hoover, drawing instructor in the Art Department, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding Art in Odd Places, a New York-based festival in… Read More >

Coley interviewed by News 14 Carolina regarding veterans campaign

Sarah Kathryn Coley, associate director of annual giving, was interviewed by News 14 Carolina about the UNCG4Vets Campaign, which will give alumni and the community… Read More >

Bryan School partnered with N.C. wine industry in research

The Bryan School of Business and Economics has partnered with the N.C. wine industry in research for more than six years, as reported by the… Read More >

Wineburg interviewed about Greensboro faith summit

Dr. Bob Wineburg, professor in the Department of Social Work, was interviewed by the News & Record about the Greensboro faith summit that he helped… Read More >

Remsburg interviewed about Downtown University campus

Robin Remsburg, dean of UNCG’s School of Nursing, spoke to Fox 8 News reporter Carter Coyle about plans for the Downtown University Campus that would… Read More >

Eden interviewed by YES! Weekly about Art in Odd Places

Xandra Eden, exhibitions coordinator at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, was interviewed by YES! Weekly about bringing Art in Odd Places to downtown Greensboro. Art in… Read More >

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Pixar veteran Bill Cone to speak at UNCG Nov. 14

If you’ve enjoyed such Pixar films as “Toy Story,” “Cars” and “A Bug’s Life,” you’ve seen the work of Bill Cone. This week you can… 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 >

UNCG-4-Vets featured on local news

UNCG’s crowdfunding campaign for student vets got coverage from both News 14 Carolina and WFMY News 2. Give online through Jan. 7 at http://thespartanproject.uncg.edu/uncg-4-vets/. Watch… Read More >

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UNCG men’s basketball kicks off season with pregame tailgate

UNCG’s first men’s basketball game Nov. 8 will be one of the biggest. Prior to the 7 p.m. game against High Point University at the… Read More >

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Memorial Day will be UNCG holiday

It’s official. Starting May 2014, UNCG will observe Memorial Day as a university holiday. On that day, offices will be closed and classes will not… Read More >

Filene pens letter to editor regarding museum studies partnership

Dr. Benjamin Filene, associate professor in the Department of History, wrote a Letter to the Editor of the News & Record regarding the partnership of… Read More >

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Spartans celebrate Homecoming

Homecoming 2013 heated up Oct. 26 and 27, with a bonfire, a parade, fireworks, music, sports and more. In case you missed out, here’s a play-by-play.

“Grandfather of restorative justice” to speak at UNCG Oct. 30

Widely known as “the grandfather of restorative justice,” Dr. Howard Zehr will visit UNCG’s campus this week to discuss restorative justice, an approach that considers… Read More >

Railroad underpass from Spartan Village to be completed in December

Students living in Spartan Village soon will be able to walk to and from campus through a new tunnel constructed under the railroad corridor. With… Read More >

Pianist, conductor donates music collection to University Libraries

George Darden, a pianist and conductor who has worked with the likes of Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa, has donated his extensive opera and… Read More >

Photo of Music Building from Peabody Bridge

EUC Box Office to close

The Box Office in UNCG’s Elliott University Center will close due to budget cuts. The last day of business will be Friday, Oct. 25. The… Read More >

students participating in group signing

Library videophone means independence for deaf users

For Alan Martin, a videophone on campus means independence. Martin, a deaf student majoring in Professions in Deafness with a concentration in Advocacy Services for the… Read More >

Photo of aerial view of UNCG campus and downtown Greensboro

Painting the town blue and gold for homecoming

Getting into the Blue and Gold spirit for UNCG Homecoming? The inaugural “Paint the Town Blue and Gold” event — a new, spirit-focused, citywide initiative… Read More >

Hip happenings at Homecoming 2013

Homecoming is fast approaching. And it’s hip to be there. Join us for fun events Oct. 21-27, including a student hip-hop contest, the annual Children’s… Read More >

Spartan Jazz Collective featured on WUNC 91.5 in jazz retrospective

The Spartan Jazz Collective was featured on WUNC 91.5’s “The State Of Things” in an interview and performance revolving around their retrospective of the North… Read More >

Founder of RSVP Communications to speak at UNCG

Judy Miller, owner and founder RSVP Communications, will share how she built a thriving Greensboro-based business at the next Entrepreneurial Journeys program at UNCG on… Read More >

Wild about Charlie! UNCG celebrates Founders Day

UNCG celebrated Founders Day Monday, Oct. 7, with a bagpipe-punctuated procession from Elliott University Center to the statue of Charles Duncan McIver, the university’s first president. UNCG opened as the State Normal and Industrial School on Oct. 5, 1892.

Welsh interviewed by USA Today about entrepreneurship opportunities

Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh, founder and director of UNCG’s Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program, was interviewed by USA Today regarding entrepreneurship opportunities for students through the Spartan Trader,… Read More >

Wine to Water tackles global issue, one village at a time

Sandy Elliott shares her son’s passion for bringing clean water to people in need. Translate “people in need” to more than 1 billion people in… Read More >

UNCG to Observe Founders Day Oct. 7

History and tradition will be observed at UNCG during Founders Day festivities on Monday, Oct. 7, including a procession – with bagpipes – from Elliott… Read More >

New service helps community connect with UNCG

As part of UNCG’s continued commitment to community engagement and mutually beneficial partnerships, the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) is launching the UNCG… Read More >

UNCG grant used for life-size cutouts to promote exercise

A UNCG grant contributed to a new program called “Park and Stride,” which encourages City of Greensboro employees to be healthy and exercise, as reported… Read More >

UNCG recognized by YES! Weekly for its sustainability

An article by YES! Weekly recognized UNCG for its sustainable practices on campus. Some examples of UNCG’s sustainability measures include the fact that nine of… Read More >

Dr. Maya Angelou spoke at UNCG

Dr. Maya Angelou spoke at UNCG Saturday, Sept. 14, WFMY News 2 reported. Angelou, who has published more than 30 bestsellers and won the Presidential… Read More >

Browder will speak on women in combat Nov. 9

Dr. Laura Browder, author of “When Janey Comes Marching Home,” will speak about issues surrounding women in combat Saturday, Nov. 9, at UNCG’s annual Women… Read More >

News & Record publishes Murray’s op-ed on domestic violence

Christine Murray, professor of counseling and educational development, wrote an op-ed on domestic violence that ran in the Sept. 22 edition of the News &… Read More >

Weatherspoon Museum receiving federal grant money

UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum is receiving a federal grant of $150,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as reported by the News &… Read More >

Gulley interviewed by N&R regarding Paper Lantern play

Josh Gulley, coordinator of the MFA directing program, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the Paper Lantern Theatre Company production of “Time Stands… Read More >

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Gilded and green

The lush green spaces that surround the Quad. The motion-sensitive lights that shut off when rooms are unoccupied.  The use of paints, carpets and other… Read More >

Conference to explore inequalities 50 years after historic march

UNCG’s 23rd Annual Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE), slated to take place Oct. 3-4, will focus on the theme “The March on… Read More >

Plans for Downtown University move ahead

Work toward a collaborative downtown campus steadily continues. Greensboro has seven colleges and universities, 47,000 college students and 6,376 college employees. Of the seven, UNCG… Read More >

Reptile repeat — UNC-TV box turtle segment now online

If you missed UNC-TV’s NC Science Now on Sept. 18, you can still hear UNCG researchers talk about their work to protect the state’s box turtles —… 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 >

‘It’s OK to Ask’: UNCG marks Mental Health Month

Depression and anxiety are huge problems for the nation’s college students. Each year 1,100 college students die by suicide, and suicide is the second leading… Read More >

UNCG among nation’s best at supporting vets

For the third straight year, UNCG has been recognized as a Military Friendly School, putting it in the top 20 percent of schools nationwide that… Read More >

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Veterans speak about UNCG’s supportive environment

UNCG has the fifth-largest military veteran population in the UNC system, Chancellor Linda P. Brady told UNCG’s Board of Trustees at a recent meeting. Those… 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 >

Greensboro couple create graduate fund for nutrition students

A Greensboro couple are establishing a scholarship fund at UNCG that will provide aid to students who want to pursue graduate studies in nutrition or… Read More >

UNCG police give campus advice to prevent theft

The UNCG police department addressed theft  prevention on campus with a list of handy tips, as reported by WGHP Fox 8. Some key tips include always… Read More >

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Tysinger-Temple to be awarded UNCG entrepreneur award

Lolly Wolly Doodle founder and CEO Brandi Tysinger-Temple, who grew a children’s clothing manufacturing business from her garage to a strong force on social media,… Read More >

Founder of Anomaly Squared to speak at UNCG on Sept. 18

Jerry Wass, founder and president of Anomaly Squared, will share his personal story about how he has built a thriving Greensboro-based business at the next… Read More >

Photo of close-up view of Minerva Staue

UNCG leads nation in contributing to ‘public good’

UNCG ranks among the fewer than 300 American universities that contribute most to the public good, an honor the university has earned since 2006. Washington… Read More >

Theatre stages ‘unedited silliness’ that is ‘Spamalot’

Ride your imaginary horse to the UNCG campus for a taste of Spamalot, a musical tribute to the comic movie classic “Monty Python and the… Read More >

Perrin will return to teaching

UNCG Provost David H. Perrin has announced plans to return to the university’s teaching faculty at the end of the academic year. “This academic year… Read More >

Soccer players in a group huddle

Men’s soccer team knocks off nationally-ranked Charlotte

The UNCG men’s soccer team knocked off nationally-ranked Charlotte Tuesday night, becoming the first team to defeat the 49ers in their home opener in more… Read More >

Wixson quoted in News & Record

Dr. Karen Wixson, dean of UNCG’s School of Education, was quoted in a News & Record story about mentoring programs for student teachers. Experience, training… Read More >

Introducing IT

The trio of girls gather around a motorized robot, strategizing their next steps.  They’ve successfully programmed the robot to move, pivot and talk. “When you… Read More >

Photo of kayaking from July 2013 trip by Kendra Lilley

For some incoming freshmen, what a trip!

Getting ready for your freshman year can be a trip. Especially if it involves going down rapids or over mountain passes. The summer’s first six-day… Read More >

UNCG nursing professor featured in N&R story

The Greensboro News & Record ran a story on area nursing shortages that included an interview with Dr. Jacqueline DeBrew, a professor in UNCG’s clinical… Read More >

Business idea contest features $1,000 top prize

Some enterprising college student in Greensboro is going to earn $1,000 in two minutes this fall. The N.C. Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG is sponsoring… Read More >

Photo of the UNCG Wind Ensemble by Brad McMillan

Music free for all!

This announcement will be music to your ears. Free, wonderful music that is. The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance has announced that admission… Read More >

Oriana plays the violin on her porch

Making strings sing

Oriana Ealey is naturally curious. The rising fifth-grader wants to know everything about everything, and she stores information like a walking, talking encyclopedia. “I wonder… Read More >

Storyteller, musician Bill Harley performs Sept. 9

Bill Harley, a two-time Grammy Award-winning storyteller and musician, will perform at UNCG on Monday, Sept. 9. Harley’s performance, free and open to the public,… Read More >

Spartans kick off UNCG’s 122nd year in style

The UNCG community marked the start of the 2013-14 academic year with bagpipes, flowers and festivities, reminding students of the rich history of the university and the promise of new beginnings.

Walker interviewed by WFMY News 2 about Spartan Village opening

Coretta Walker, assistant director for Housing and Residence Life, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 regarding the opening of Spartan Village just five months after a… Read More >

Byers interviewed by N&R about new recreation space

Mike Byers, associate vice chancellor of campus enterprises, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding UNCG’s purchase of the old Salvation Army central branch… Read More >

UNCG leads way in civic engagement

UNCG is one of 73 colleges and universities recognized by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as leaders in cultivating civic-minded students. NASPA has named… Read More >

Greensboro area colleges and universities prepare for students

An article from the News & Record reported on the happenings at UNCG and other Greensboro colleges and universities to prepare for the influx of… Read More >

Brod interviewed by Winston-Salem Journal about Triad jobless rates

Dr. Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research, was interviewed by the Winston-Salem Journal regarding the recent batch of… Read More >

UNCG referenced in article about African-American graduation rates

UNCG was referenced in an article by Boston.com about a study by The Education Trust regarding colleges that have strong African-American graduation rates. UNCG was… Read More >

Spartans move into cool new digs

Roommates Tony Sanders and Daniel Luciano marveled at their new surroundings during move-in day Wednesday at Spartan Village, UNCG’s new apartment-style housing for upperclassmen. A… Read More >

Man and woman chat

UNCG community gathers for State of the Campus address

Hundreds of UNCG faculty and staff gathered at Aycock Auditorum Wednesday morning to hear UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady give the 2013 State of the Campus address. To read the speech in its enterity, go to UNCG Now: http://uncgnow.uncg.edu/2013-state-of-campus.

Brady invites listeners to imagine the future together

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady invited the campus community to imagine the university’s place in the future during the 2013 State of the Campus address Wednesday… Read More >

UNCG kicks off partnership with Well•Spring

Suffice it to say this was no ordinary college fair. Prospective students enjoyed wine and cheese to the sounds of a live cellist as they… Read More >

Time to rawk and roll

More than 2,500 freshmen will immerse themselves in the UNCG experience this month. And lots of upperclassmen will help ensure these students get their college… Read More >

UNCG received donation for “IT is for Girls” and Guarantee program

UNCG received a $40,000 donation from the Lincoln Financial Foundation, which will be used to support the “IT is for Girls” summer camp and the… Read More >

Fred Patrick interviewed about pedestrian underpass delay

Fred Patrick, director of UNCG facilities, was interviewed by the News & Record about the pedestrian underpass under Oakland Avenue which has been delayed in… 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 >

Ryan, Brady interviewed about nanomanufacturing consortium

Dr. James Ryan, the founding dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering or JSNN, and Linda P. Brady, UNCG’s chancellor, were interviewed by the News… Read More >

UNCG has teamed up with other universities for solar consortium

UNCG has teamed up with N.C. A&T, Winston-Salem University and Wake Forest University to create the Four Universities Solar Consortium, The Business Journal reports . The universities involved… Read More >

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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 >

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady, right, and A&T Chancellor Harold Martin, left, smiles as they watch the names of the charter members being displayed during the press confrence to announce the Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium.

JSNN consortium to help drive economic growth

  The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering of N.C. A&T and UNCG announced Wednesday the establishment of a Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium that aims to… Read More >

UNCG teams up with Dudley High students to build benches

Students from UNCG and Dudley High School teamed up to build benches for bus stops throughout Greensboro, WGHP Fox 8 reported. The students worked with the… Read More >

Chelimo interviewed regarding silver medal in 5,000 meters

Paul Chelimo, a UNCG student and track and field athlete, represented his native Kenya with a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the World… Read More >

Paul Chelimo finishes sixth in 1,500 at World University Games

Paul Chelimo, a student at UNCG, finished sixth in the 1,500 meters representing Kenya at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, the News &… Read More >

Campers rehearse in a beginner band class during the first week of UNCG's Summer Music Camp, 2012.

Sounds of summer

Enjoy the sounds of the young musicians attending the 2013 UNCG Summer Music Camp. The public is welcome at Friday night concerts by the campers… Read More >

UNCG housekeeping staff-members take a tour of Shaw Hall, part of the newly renovated Quad on the UNCG campus.

Quad renovation certified LEED Gold

UNCG’s iconic Quad residence halls, a collection of seven buildings constructed in the 1920s and recently renovated, have been certified LEED Gold by the U.S…. Read More >

Dancer practices for perfomance

At the heart of the arts

Dancers Connect makes creative expression a given for kids.

N&R reports on UNCG’s bike parking garages, other accomodations for cyclists

UNCG offers several amenities for bicycle commuters, like a bike parking garage on the lower level of the School of Education building as well as… Read More >

Byers interviewed about restarted construction on Spartan Village

Mike Byers, an associate vice chancellor, was interviewed by The Business Journal regarding the restarting of construction on Spartan Village after a fire delayed it… Read More >

Pakistani athletes visit UNCG, The Nation reports

The U.S. State Department-sponsored program brought ten teenage Pakistani female field hockey players to UNCG as part of an international sports exchange from June 17… 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 >

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UNCG launches new website for alumni and friends

Want to make a transformative impact on the university where you were transformed? Then check out UNCG’s new website that offers alumni, faculty, staff and… Read More >

Department of Kinesiology collaborates with free sports camp

The Department of Kinesiology collaborated with Project Effort on a free sports camp for refugee children and under-served youth from across the Piedmont region, WGHP… Read More >

Group of Pakistani women athletes visit UNCG archives.

Pakistani athletes study women’s sports during visit

View the story “Pakistani athletes learn about women’s sports during UNCG visit” on Storify

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Nursing school lauded for geriatric curriculum

UNCG’s School of Nursing continues to win recognition for its geriatric nursing curriculum. The School of Nursing is among six schools of nursing nationwide chosen… Read More >

Special Education major Josette Casterlow '11 works with students at Wiley Middle School in Winston-Salem, NC.

Looks like they made it!

Anthony Sparks made it through his first year of teaching. “It was a rollercoaster of emotions, stressful planning, working with parents,” says Sparks, a graduate… Read More >

NanoManufacturing conference will be held this fall by JSNN

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JSNN) will host a NanoManufacturing conference entitled “NanoManufacturing 2013: Applications and Opportunities” this fall, as reported by AZONano.com…. Read More >

Byers interviewed by News 14 Carolina about UNCG construction

Mike Byers, an associate vice chancellor, was interviewed by News 14 Carolina regarding UNCG’s construction projects, including the four-dormitory Spartan Village, which extends campus beyond… Read More >

UNCG police chief cautions against allowing handguns on campus

UNCG Chief of Police Jamie Herring was quoted in a WRAL.com report on a proposed provision that would allow people who have concealed handgun permits to… Read More >

Summer stage

UNCG Theatre and Triad Stage joined forces in 2005 to launch Theatre 232, a month-long summer theater festival that offers invaluable experience for theater students… Read More >

EUC’s Hoover interviewed about Mr. Coppers upholstery display

Harriet Hoover, co-manager of the Elliot University Center gallery, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the display of Franklyn Lewis’ upholstery work on… Read More >

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Dream team

Kenny Smith visits entrepreneur Don Ames to work on marketing materials for his fretwork business. Ames has been a part of the program since its start in 2011.

News outlets report on Katam’s National Runner-Up finish

The News & Record and WFMY News 2 reported on the success of UNCG runner Paul Katam, the National Runner-Up in the 10,000m at the… Read More >

Moore co-authors Business Journal op-ed on college degrees and jobs

Steve Moore, director of transfer and adult student academic success at UNCG, co-wrote an op-ed for the Triad Business Journal about the vital importance of… Read More >

Rebecca Lloyd, UNCG alumna and benefactor, dies at 83

Rebecca Lloyd, the woman who gave her family’s name and her support to UNCG’s Lloyd International Honor College, has died. Lloyd, a 1950 graduate of… Read More >

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Picketers on Tate Street, friends for life

Karen Parker was the first black female undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. Joanne Johnston-Francis, a white student, became her roommate without seeking permission from officials…. Read More >

Newspapers highlight Well•Spring, UNCG partnership

A partnership between UNCG and Well•Spring Services Inc. was highlighted in stories published Wednesday in The Business Journal and the News & Record. The partnership… Read More >

Front view of a Well Spring building.

UNCG, Well•Spring announce innovative partnership

Stephen Fleming, president and CEO of Well•Spring Services Inc., and UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady announced plans Tuesday for a collaborative initiative that aims to… Read More >

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Durham, Schleunes new Friends of UNCG Libraries officers

The Friends of  UNCG Libraries elected new officers at their recent annual meeting. Billie Durham of Asheboro will serve as chairperson; Karl Schleunes of Greensboro… Read More >

Golden Chain Honor Society adds 38 new links

In April, 37 students and one faculty member were inducted into the Golden Chain Honor Society. Golden Chain,  founded in 1948, is unique to UNCG…. Read More >

group photo of the 2013 UNCG service awards winners.

UNCG presents 2013 top service awards

One made a difference through public service. One has served the sick, the imprisoned and the homeless. One spent a career advocating for children. Two… Read More >

Photo of Bill Moran waving during ceremony

At UNCG’s Fountain, ‘tribute to a bold leader’ draws quite a crowd

Bill Moran had a front row view as chancellor when the Dining Hall was renovated and the Fountain was built, a quarter century ago. Earlier… Read More >

Leaders of UNCG, NC A&T and GTCC pen column for News & Record

Linda P. Brady and Harold Martin, the chancellors of UNCG and NC A&T,  along with GTCC President Randy Parker, wrote a column that was published… Read More >

Faculty member Dr. Seung-Hyun Lee kicks the ball.

Faculty wins big, animal shelter even bigger

Faculty and staff at UNCG collected about 2,000 pounds of animal food and a variety of other donations for the Guilford County Animal Shelter recently… 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 >

UNCG hosted Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry slam

A youth poetry slam called Louder Than A Bomb gathered in Elliott University Center recently, as reported by Go Triad. Originating in Chicago, this event… Read More >

Student wins top film honors for “Growing Community”

Graduating UNCG senior Sydney Vigotov, film maker of the 10-minute short, “Growing Community” about the Edible Garden at Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center, earned first prize… Read More >

Photo of Shontria Fonville and Belinda Hardin at the Human Race

UNCG students raise money to support mental health awareness

UNCG students in Special Education Services 460 designed a T-shirt to sell and raise money to support mental health awareness and to honor the families… Read More >

Staying current with UNCG? There’s an app for that.

Have an iPad or iPhone? Or a smartphone perhaps? UNCGmobile helps you stay connected to UNCG. This new, free app keeps you updated with UNCG… Read More >

UNCG students interviewed about Woodlawn restoration contest

UNCG design students were interviewed by the National Trust for Restoration in regards to the MADE: In America restoration contest sponsored by the Woodlawn Plantation…. Read More >

Porter to deliver ICS commencement address May 7

UNCG Integrative Community Studies will hold its commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 7. The public is invited to attend the event at 9:30 a.m. in… Read More >

Quad, UNCG, Renovated, Parlor,

Quad earns top award from N.C. construction group

UNCG’s renovated Quad has been awarded the Star Award, the top honor given by the Construction Professional Network of North Carolina. The $55 million renovation… Read More >

nursing students practice emergency procedures on an infant medical doll

Keeping it real

Drill puts student nurses on frontlines of disaster.

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 >

Former Chancellor William Moran poses for photo at Moran Commons and Plaza

Moran Commons and Plaza dedication set for May 1

The dedication of the William E. Moran Commons and Plaza will be Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. at the Fountain area, next to the… Read More >

Lynne Pearcey retiring as Nursing School dean

Dr. Lynne G. Pearcey will retire on June 30 after serving 23 years as dean of UNCG’s School of Nursing (SON). Provost David H. Perrin… Read More >

Students study in Jackson Library

Federal grant helps recruit, train culturally diverse librarians

A federal grant of almost $450,000 will support UNCG’s Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program as it continues to recruit and train culturally… Read More >

Woman’s College celebrates 50 year reunion

Woman’s College, which was what UNCG was known as until 1963, just celebrated its 50th anniversary with its last graduating class coming together for a… Read More >

Woman’s College class of ’63 gave $2M donation to UNCG

Woman’s College alumnae from the class of ’63 gave a $2 million donation to UNCG, reports The Business Journal. The alumnae recently celebrated the 50th… Read More >

Two women from the class of 1963 carry banner.

UNCG’s Class of ’63 announces record-breaking gift at reunion

Leave it to the Class of 1963 to make a name for itself — again. The last class to graduate from Woman’s College announced a… Read More >

Image of the UNCG home page.

Dynamic new home page shows off UNCG of today

UNCG rolled out a new home page Monday, featuring a long-scroll concept that takes into consideration the way users interact with touch-screen and mobile devices…. Read More >

teacher assists student with experiment

UNCG-trained teachers get high grades from employers

UNCG’s School of Education ranked among the nation’s best education schools in the most recent US News and World Report survey. Employer satisfaction played a… Read More >

School of Education wins NC Quest grant to support state’s teachers

NC Quest, which administers federal funds to train and support North Carolina’s teachers, has set aside just under $300,000 to fund a proposal submitted by… Read More >

UNCG students, staff shave heads for childhood cancer charity

UNCG staff and students shaved their heads to raise awareness about childhood cancer on Tuesday, DigTriad WFMY News 2 reported. This effort was to benefit… Read More >

Woman in wheel chair gets hug from Dr. Cornel West.

SEWSA conference expected to draw hundreds to UNCG

Several hundred people will gather on the campus of UNCG April 18-20 for “Outrage!: Discourses, Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation,” the 2013… Read More >

Museum event to explore role of Woman’s College alum in Woolworth sit-ins

Marilyn Lott, a Woman’s College student during the Civil Rights Movement who participated in the famous Woolworth sit-ins in Greensboro, will join UNCG professor and… Read More >

JSNN Innovation Seminar: lessons from the inventor of Super Glue

Dr. Vincent Edgar Paul will share the philosophies of the inventor of Super Glue at a Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology seminar  Friday, April… Read More >

Founder of nationally recognized marketing firm to speak at UNCG

Randy Goins, founder and president of TriMark Solutions, will share his story of growing a digital marketing and web design firm into a thriving business… Read More >

Bikes parked in a rack near the Quad on the UNCG campus in spring.

UNCG garners top national award for innovative transportation efforts

UNCG has been named “Best Workplace for Commuters” among universities nationwide by the National Center for Transit Research for its commitment to innovative sustainable transportation…. Read More >

UNCG to host YouTube phenom Michael Wesch

Dubbed “The Explainer” by Wired magazine, YouTube phenom Dr. Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture…. Read More >

Anderson will receive honorary degree, deliver commencement speech

Dr. Norman Anderson, CEO of the American Psychological Association, distinguished scientist and graduate of UNCG’s master’s and doctoral programs in clinical psychology, will receive an… Read More >

GEMS seeks entrepreneurial students for exclusive mentoring program

The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) is seeking Greensboro-area college students who are interested in starting their own businesses, nonprofits or creative enterprises to participate… Read More >

Photo exhibit sheds light on life of refugees

On Saturday, March 30, the UNCG Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) will host the photo exhibit One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in… Read More >

Byers, Settle interviewed by The Business Journal regarding UNCG fire

Mike Byers, associate vice chancellor for campus enterprises, and Jim Settle, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, were interviewed by The Business Journal regarding the… Read More >

A child looks at a turtle.

Warming up to cold blood

HERP promotes understanding of reptiles, amphibians.

Investigation continues into cause of Spartan Village fire

Updated 4-3-13, 10 a.m. – The Greensboro Fire Department has ruled that the fire that destroyed a UNCG residence hall under construction on Lee Street… Read More >

Chancellor Linda Brady speaks with a Fox 8 reporter

Area media reports on Spartan Village fire

A 4-alarm structure fire at the Spartan Village construction site on West Lee Street last night drew attention from newspapers and TV stations across the… Read More >

A look back

This yellowed press release, written by University President Charles Duncan McIver, is now part of UNCG’s University Archives collection. The release, in response to a… Read More >

UNCG partners with Greensboro to bring Google Transit to city

You want to get across town. Which bus routes are best for you at that moment – and when does each run? Open the new… Read More >

Summit on students with disabilities honors Rep. Insko

The 2nd North Carolina Postsecondary Education (PSE) Capacity-Building Summit – Leading the Way – will convene March 11-12 at UNCG to discuss inclusive education for… Read More >

UNCG hosts Triad’s 40 Leaders Under Forty awards ceremony

The Triad Business Journal posted an article about The Triad’s 40 Leaders Under Forty 2013 awards ceremony, which featured presenting sponsor UNCG’s The Bryan School… Read More >

Service-learning with distinction

Since the award’s inception in 2006, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named UNCG to its annual President’s Higher Education Community Service… Read More >

Leading activist to speak on women’s human rights globally

Charlotte Bunch, founding director and senior scholar at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, will present this year’s Duncan Women’s History Month… Read More >

Patrick interviewed by News 14 regarding Quad restoration

Fred Patrick, director of facilities, design & construction, was interviewed by News 14 Carolina regarding UNCG’s Quad restoration, which received Preservation Greensboro‘s “Excellence in Preservation”… Read More >

Founder of 2nd-fastest growing Triad firm to speak at UNCG

Dan Hood, founder and president of HICAPS Inc., a multi-faceted construction management, telecommunications and building diagnostics firm, will share his company’s story at the North… Read More >

Setting the story free

Write-On Greensboro, coordinated by MFA students, partners with groups in the community to help people tell their story and then publish their work.

Grad students win award for Terra Cotta project

Eight second-year students in UNCG’s masters program in history and museum studies, have won the National Council on Public History’s 2013 Graduate Student Project Award… Read More >

Curtis and Matyok interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about UNCG veteran conference

Dedrick Curtis, veterans service coordinator for UNCG, and Dr. Tom Matyok, assistant professor in the university’s Conflict and Peace Studies program, were interviewed by 88.5… Read More >

Tony Phillips walks through a construction site.

Building relationships

With close to $130 million in construction projects, UNCG aims to offer that business to as many qualified contractors as possible.

Spartans vs. Tar Heels in men’s basketball, a 3-year deal

The UNCG men’s basketball program has finalized the contract to play the UNC Tar Heels the next three seasons. The series will involve two games… Read More >

The Late, Great Bach. How late? 10 p.m.

These special Friday night sessions in the UNCG Music Building Organ Hall are called “The Late, Great Bach.” Yes, it’s genuinely Bach. It’s great. And… Read More >

Propst creates tribute to UNCG’s first African American students

Five framed pieces are on display in the Multicultural Resource Center at UNCG. Two women are featured in each. “My work is meant to be… Read More >

Last of “New Voyages” conferences coming to UNCG

UNCG will host the final conference in a statewide series titled “New Voyages to Carolina,” which will bring a number of prominent scholars who study… Read More >

UNCG's Trevis Simpson collides with an Elon player as he soars toward the basket.

A shot in the arm

An ankle injury kept him out of the lineup. Then a concussion. But once he was back and in a groove, Trevis Simpson sparked his… Read More >

Young love interrupted

In “Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare captures young kids in love as well as anyone can capture them. And that, says John Gulley, is why the… Read More >

UNCG named by National Center For Transit Research as top campus for commuters

UNCG has been named “The Best Workplace for Commuters” by the National Center For Transit Research, as reported by The Business Journal and News 14… Read More >

Brod interviewed by News & Record about Greensboro unemployment rates

Dr. Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding Greensboro’s current 9.6… Read More >

US News report

UNCG’s yield rate is above the average for the 266 American universities who reported data to U.S. News & World Report. And that figure is… Read More >

W-S Journal interviews Dick Gregory on campus

The Winston-Salem Journal ran an interview with Dick Gregory, the keynote speaker at a joint MLK celebration held by UNCG and NCA&T. Gregory, a civil… Read More >

Large crowd expected at arts conference for entrepreneurs

UNCG is gearing up for its fourth annual Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference, which helps artists learn how to make a living from their… Read More >

Miller’s tale

Handmade signs at the Dec. 1 SoCon season opener screamed players’ names: Simpson, Armstrong, Potts, Paulos. And the coach who revitalized the team last season…. 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 >

UNCG hosts events for Global Entrepreneurship Week

This week UNCG is partnering with others in Greensboro for the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an effort that encourages… Read More >

‘Voices of Homelessness’ panelists include UNCG freshman

Last November, Ashlee Morgan found herself homeless. Nearly 18, she’d have “sleep-overs” at various high school friends’ homes, most of the parents suspecting nothing. She’d… Read More >

Former Chancellor William Moran poses for photo at Moran Commons and Plaza

Hub of student activity named for former chancellor William E. Moran

When the fences around the Dining Hall, Fountain and Plaza come down later this fall, those areas will have a new look and a new… Read More >

Into their space

For many kids, especially those in rural communities, The North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP) is their only exposure to live theater. That’s why NCTYP,… Read More >

Fellowship through the arts: Chinese delegation visits UNCG

A Chinese arts delegation is visiting four major U.S. arts centers this fall: New York; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and Greensboro. Yes, Greensboro. Greensboro’s inclusion… Read More >

Weatherspoon introduces Think Tank Thursdays

Thrift stores and auction houses? Giant pandas and Facebook? “Think Tank Thursdays,” a new program hosted by Weatherspoon Art Museum, will help visitors explore what those seemingly… Read More >

Media outlets report on pedestrian underpass groundbreaking

The Business Journal, News 14 Carolina and WUNC 91.5 reported on UNCG’s partnership with the North Carolina Railroad Company to create a pedestrian underpass. The underpass is… Read More >

Bryan School featured in Princeton Review’s list of best business schools

For the 13th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has recognized UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics as one of the top schools in the… 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 >

LF USA CEO delivers CARS symposium keynote address Oct. 3

Rick Darling, CEO of  global supply-chain company Li & Fung USA, will give the keynote address at the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies… Read More >

Middle College awarded $100,000 grant from AT&T

The Middle College at UNCG, the non-traditional high school launched in 2011 by the university and Guilford County Schools, has been awarded a $100,000 grant… Read More >

Duffy works to curb coaches’ sexually violent language

Imagine what would happen if a high school teacher encouraged students to perform well by alluding to sexual violence or derided a student’s efforts in… Read More >

Locke honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Over the decades, Dr. John R. Locke has helped cultivate and nurture a love of music in tens of thousands of youth through the UNCG… Read More >

HUB program offers contacts, opportunity to builders

While the latest technology may aid builders once they win a bid, it’s tried-and-true networking that helps contractors looking to build contacts in the business…. Read More >

Renovations on historic Quad nearing completion

The renovation to UNCG’s historic Quad, which involved gutting and rebuilding the 1920s halls into updated, suite-style living with modern amenities, is almost complete. Steps were… Read More >

Facilities Operations honored for work with people with disabilities

UNCG Facilities Operations has been honored with the Employer of the Year Award from the Greensboro Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities. The award honors… Read More >

Theatre 232 announces 2012 summer festival lineup

Theatre 232, the collaborative summer theatre festival run by UNCG Theatre and Triad Stage, will produce three shows for its 2012 summer lineup. Tickets for… Read More >

Speaking Center offers coaching before public hearings

For anyone who has ever wanted to address the city council but feared a tongue-tying experience, UNCG’s University Speaking Center is here to help. As… Read More >

Physics and Astronomy hosts Venus transit viewing June 5

UNCG’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is offering a front-row seat to a once-in-a-lifetime event: the planet Venus passing between the Earth and the sun…. Read More >

‘Cram and Scram’ sale set for June 2

Bargain hunters with spare change and a little patience could be richly rewarded at UNCG’s Cram and Scram rummage sale June 2. Clothing, decorations, electronics,… 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 >

People viewing the exhibit in the children's museum

IARC department creates permanent exhibit for Children’s Museum

Students in the Department of Interior Architecture (Digital Technology and Fabrication) have created and installed “Larger Than Life,” a permanent exhibit at the Greensboro Children’s… Read More >

UNCG Theatre presents ‘In the Blood’ April 17-22

UNCG Theatre will present “In the Blood,” a contemporary adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic “The Scarlet Letter,” in Brown Building Theatre April 17-22. In the… Read More >

UNCG celebrates Earth Day April 19 with slate of events

Dozens of campus organizations and community groups will celebrate Earth Day 2012 at UNCG Thursday, April 19. Earth Day festivities, which are free and open… Read More >

Dance department presents Spring Concert April 13-14

UNCG faculty and students from the Department of Dance will team up to present the annual Spring Dance Concert April 13-14 in the UNCG Dance… Read More >

UNCG, Preservation Greensboro partner for landscaping project

Volunteers from UNCG and Preservation Greensboro are putting their gardening skills to work to help landscape relocated houses in the Glenwood neighborhood March 24 and… Read More >

Planetarium shows March 21-April 25

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a series of free public shows in the university’s Spitz Planetarium, Room 310 of the Petty Building…. 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 >

Project introduces HS musicians to chamber music

When musicians play in large groups — like a band or symphony — weaker players can hide behind the skill of others. However, that safety… Read More >

Taskforce aims to help victims of domestic violence

Stories of domestic violence have become sadly familiar: Innocence stolen through sexual abuse. Seniors abused in their twilight years. Adolescents taking their own lives to… Read More >

UNCG Named a ‘Best Value College’

The Princeton Review has ranked UNCG among the nation’s best values for an undergraduate education. UNCG is included in the new edition of Princeton Review’s… Read More >

School of Education Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

By Kimberly Hardin, University Relations The School of Education honored four outstanding alumni at its fourth-annual Distinguished Alumni Awards May 13: • James Merrill ’91… Read More >

UNCG Summer Rep’s “Fuddy Meers” Begins June 1

By Kimberly Hardin, University Relations Reminiscent of Adam Sandler’s “50 First Dates,” the comedy “Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsay-Abaire follows Claire, who suffers from amnesia… Read More >

UNCG Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Inducts 35

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, inducted 35 UNCG students recently. The students were elected to Phi Beta… Read More >

UNCG Students Invest Real Money for Real Returns

By Sean Olson, University Relations About 20 years ago, businessman Mike Weaver donated a fund to the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG…. Read More >

Phi Beta Kappa Induction, Lecture at UNCG April 25

The UNCG chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will induct new members on April 25. Speaker for the event will be Dr. Matt Cartmill of the… Read More >

UNCG & Action Greensboro Career Panel & Networking May 2

By Sean Olson, University Relations Get the skinny on Triad careers with a panel discussion and networking opportunity. UNCG and Action Greensboro are teaming up… Read More >

MFA Dance Concert Embodies Life’s Phases

By Sean Olson, University Relations Ginny Skinner Haynes An MFA thesis concert will consider the phases of life: childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Ginny Skinner Haynes,… Read More >

Dance Marathon April 2 Benefits Student, Kidney Foundation

By Lindsay Apple, University Relations When UNCG students organized their first Dance Marathon fund-raiser in 2001, volunteers did not know the event would raise more… Read More >

Dance Students Invite Cell Phones to March 18-19 Performance

 By Sean Olson, University Relations Most performers want you to turn your cell phone off before their performance. Two UNCG graduate students not only want… Read More >

EastWind Ensemble to Perform at Carnegie Hall March 10

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Members of EastWind Ensemble, left to right, are: Andrew Harley, Michael Burns, Kelly Burke and Ashley Barret. The EastWind Ensemble,… Read More >

Hingle Named 2005 N.C. Filmmaker of the Year; Award Ceremony Feb. 26

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Pat Hingle, a Wilmington actor known for his roles in film and theater, will receive the 2005 Distinguished Filmmaker Award… Read More >

Sociology Department Presents Colloquium March 14

Dr. Annette Lareau, a professor of sociology at Temple University, will lead the colloquium “Unequal Childhoods Grown Up: Class, Race, and Family Life” at UNCG… Read More >

Wake Forest Professor Opens International Politics Series

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations The Center for Legislative Studies will present a spring semester series on “Changing Regional Politics in the 21st Century.” The… Read More >

UNCG Performance Experiments with Various Media Feb. 24-26

By Sean Olson, University Relations Winter Ashes Feb. 24-26 The UNCG Department of Dance and John Gamble Dance Theater will present “Winter Ashes” Feb. 24-26…. Read More >

Ashby Dialogue Presents Discussion of Klan-Nazi Shootings Feb. 24

By Sean Olson, University Relations The Ashby Dialogue Series will tackle the issues of the Nov. 3, 1979, Klan-Nazi shootings in Greensboro with “What is… Read More >

UNCG Career Services Center Internship & Summer Job Fair Feb. 23

By Sean Olson, University Relations UNCG will host a summer job and internship fair this month. The UNCG Career Services Center will hold the 2005… Read More >

School of Music Commissions First Opera

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations The School of Music has commissioned the first major opera of the institution’s history. Composer and Grammy winner Libby Larsen… Read More >

UNCG Theatre Stages Provocative “Marat/Sade” Feb. 18-27

A 42-member cast presents “Marat/Sade” – a terrifying pageant bursting with color and music – in Taylor Theatre Feb. 18-27. The infamous Marquis de Sade… Read More >

Carolina Film and Video Festival Raises the Bar

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Mystery pervades in a scene from “Bedford” by Andres Sanz. More submissions, bigger prizes and an expanded events schedule will… Read More >

Tuskegee Airman to Visit UNCG Feb. 23

By Sean Olson, University Relations Alexander in uniform in the 1940s World War II was a watershed event for the entire country, but the place… Read More >

Wall Street Success Muriel Siebert Speaks At UNCG Commencement May 13

By Lindsay Apple, University Relations Muriel Siebert Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and to head… Read More >

Photographs of N.C. Writers on Display Feb. 7-March 11

Jan Hensley is a collector with a passion. More than 40 years ago, while serving in the U.S. Navy, Hensley began collecting the work of… Read More >

UNCG Conference on African-American Health Issues Feb. 23-24

By Sean Olson, University Relations UNCG’s annual conference on the African-American experience will focus on health issues, particularly HIV/AIDS in the black community. The 16th… Read More >

UNCG Hosts Regional Science Olympiad Feb. 26

Middle and high school students from seven counties will converge on The University of North Carolina at Greensboro for the regional competition of the N.C…. Read More >

Jessica Stockholder Exhibition Opens Feb. 13

Posted by Dan Nonte, University Relations “Kissing the Wall #2,” 1988, courtesy of the artist Jessica Stockholder is widely considered one of the most innovative… 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 >

Clyde Edgerton to Entertain at Friends of the Library Dinner March 3

Nationally acclaimed author Clyde Edgerton and fellow musicians in the Rank Strangers Band will entertain the 2005 UNCG Friends of the Library Annual Dinner March… Read More >

NAACP Leader Tells Audience King’s Legacy Must Continue

By Sean Olson, University Relations Listen to one excerpt Listen to another excerpt NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered an eloquent and sometimes-fiery speech in Aycock… Read More >

Education Career Day Slated for Feb. 3

An Education Career Day with representatives from 100 school systems in 11 states will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, at UNCG. The event will take… Read More >

Award-Winning Student Plays Take Stage Jan. 20-22

Two award-winning, one-act plays by UNCG Theatre graduate students will be staged Jan. 20-22 in Taylor Theatre to raise money for the participants to attend… Read More >