Monthly Archives: November 2016

UNCG students meet community needs with innovative mental health care

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

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A viral voice

Education is no equalizer — Rather, it is the sleep that precedes the American Dream. So wake up — wake up! Lift your voices Until… Read More >

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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 >

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Riding high at therapy camp

At first glance, UNCG’s Horsepower Experience looks like any other horseback riding camp, but it’s much more. Over the past 13 summers, graduate students in… Read More >

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Gate City girl

Born and bred in Greensboro, Emma Rettew had no plans of attending college in her hometown. Instead, she headed west to a university in the… Read More >

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Ahead of her time

In the early ’70s, Nancy James Adams ’60, ’77 MS routinely made the trek between Burlington and Greensboro. The Woman’s College (now UNCG) alumna often… Read More >

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Tough, but worth it

Louis Sulit doesn’t know how to shy away from a challenge. Earlier this month, he graduated from UNCG with a bachelor’s degree in biology and… Read More >

Graduate and undergraduate research expo winners announced

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

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Teaching and tech: Deaf education students create lessons in SELF Design Studio

The instructions were simple. Claudia Pagliaro’s students had to create a language-based project for their future deaf and hard of hearing students using the UNCG… Read More >

Speech-Language Pathology program ranks nationally again

Once again, UNCG’s graduate program in speech-language pathology has been named to U.S. News and World Report’s list of best speech-language pathology programs for 2016…. Read More >

Undergraduate Research Expo is March 29

From biology labs to dance studios, undergraduate students at UNCG are participating in innovative, cutting-edge research. The 10th annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research… Read More >

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UNCG’s Counseling and Educational Development program ranked second in the nation

For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational… Read More >

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Alumna returns home to earn Ph.D in Nursing

In high school, in the tiny eastern North Carolina town of Cerro Gordo, Shaheerah Nur Id-Din remembers thinking about her career choices and asking herself… Read More >

Register now for UNCG research expos

In the coming months, undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their hard work and research at UNCG’s annual research expos. Registration has already opened for… Read More >

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Mid-Career Change Leads Anne Brown to Nursing Success

Some people know that they’re called to nursing careers from childhood. Anne Brown took a little longer to figure that out – and UNCG has… Read More >

Photo of Ashley Ibrahim with her two sons, Yusef (left) and Ryaan (right) as the boys swing

A family affair

A 27-year-old mother of two, Ashley Ibrahim was terrified on her first day of college. “At first I thought, ‘I’m going to be with all… Read More >

UNCG inducts 27 into Golden Chain

Ever since the Golden Chain Honor Society was founded in 1948, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been recognizing students for excellence both… Read More >

UNCG biology professor wins national mentorship award

Biology Professor Dr. Olav Rueppell has mentored 56 undergraduate students in his social insects lab since coming to UNCG in 2003, and the Council of… Read More >

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Signs of success

Long before Mary Katelyn Harker ever thought about college, she was preparing for a career as a teacher for deaf and special needs students –… Read More >

Graduate students go head-to-head in research competition

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

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Big dreams made of small stuff

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

Photo of Zeinab Hassan interacting with Philip Simpson and Dr. Lynne Lewallen

Toward a Focused Future

Zeinab Hassan knows exactly how many miles The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is from the Somalian village where her parents were born –… Read More >

N&R: Update on first to complete UNCG in 3 program

UNCG alumna Kimberly Daye, the first to complete the UNCG in 3 program – graduating in December 2012 –  received her master’s from N.C. A&T… Read More >

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics building.

Bryan School maintains prestigious AACSB accreditations

The Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has maintained its business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International… Read More >

UNCG, Forward Impact Launch ThinkHouseU

Starting this fall, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will serve as a national pilot site for ThinkHouseU, an innovative residential program for budding… Read More >

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Finish your degree

UNCG holds free information sessions several times each year for transfer students who want to learn more about pursuing their undergraduate degree at UNCG. Attendees… Read More >

Online programs earn U.S. News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the publication’s 2015 list of Best Online Programs…. Read More >

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Human Development and Family Studies earns top ranking

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

UNCG’s Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Program profiled on NC Now

UNCG’s Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality program was profiled on the Oct. 30 edition of N.C. Now. The program, housed in the Bryan School of Business and… Read More >

UNCG, Western Carolina create inter-institutional doctoral program

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

TWC News profiles nationally-ranked fashion program

The Bryan School of Business and Economics‘ nationally-ranked program in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies was profiled by Time Warner Cable News.  The segment features… Read More >

Wixson speaks to Fox 8 about how UNCG is supporting future teachers

Dr. Karen Wixson, dean of UNCG’s School of Education, and Sydnie Dale, a senior elementary education major, spoke to Carter Coyle of Fox 8 News… 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 >

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

UNCG among nation’s Best Colleges

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

Exporting to the real world

Dr. Nicholas Williamson’s class is anything but typical. In fact, it’s in a league of its own. In just 12 weeks, undergraduates in “MKT 426,… Read More >

Student Success Coordinator Bill Johnson

UNCG’s Johnson offers advice for undecided majors

If you’re a college student and don’t know what to major in, you’re not alone. As many as 80 percent of college students don’t know… Read More >

Ashley Bryant looks for fossils on the edge of a mountain

A whole new world

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

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UNCG makes Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ list for 16th straight year

For the 16th consecutive year, UNCG has made Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education. The education services company features UNCG… 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 >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

UNCG economics faculty research earns high ranking

UNCG’s Department of Economics, housed in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been ranked as one of the nation’s best for faculty-published economic… Read More >

Award-winning cause

Running off to freedom and abandoning his fellow slave was grueling for Chris Chalk ’01. He could not imagine ever doing that. But his character… Read More >

Learning beyond boundaries

Nargiza Kiger, a native of Uzbekistan, always knew she would have to go the distance to earn a college degree. “Growing up in a male-dominant… Read More >

Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies earns top ranking

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked as the 13th best fashion program in the nation by the website,… Read More >

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BIO active learning

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

Brown honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

For 45 years, Dr. Lew Brown has served the citizens of North Carolina. As he retired from UNCG, the state offered its thanks by honoring… Read More >

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics building.

Bryan School adds online programs in business analytics

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics is launching a new curriculum in business analytics this fall, designed to help professionals advance their understanding… Read More >

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UNCG Dance at National College Dance Festival at Kennedy Center

UNCG Dance is performing this week at the National College Dance Festival in Washington, D.C. This is UNCG’s second invitation to the festival. which takes… 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 >

A monumental milestone for JSNN

Mark another milestone for the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering – the school is graduating its first Ph.D. students. “Looking back six years ago,… 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 >

More than 150 students take part in 2014 Undergraduate Research & Creativity Expo

UNCG’s Eighth Annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo included 111 presentations by 158 students working with 84 faculty mentors representing 39… Read More >

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

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

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Speech-language pathology program ranked by US News

UNCG’s graduate program in speech-language pathology is ranked among the top 15 percent of programs in the nation in the latest U.S. News & World… 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 >

Online doctorate in kinesiology will be first for campus, country

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

U.S. News ranks counseling program third in nation

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

Crossing borders

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

UNCG, UNCSA to plan film-related master’s programs

UNCG and the UNC School of the Arts have been authorized to plan Master of Fine Arts degree programs in film production. UNCG will plan… Read More >

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

Making good

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

Online nursing, education programs shine in U.S. News rankings

UNCG’s online master’s programs in education and nursing shine in U.S. News’ just-released 2014 rankings for Best Online Programs. At 45th in the nation, UNCG’s… Read More >

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UNCG Interior Architecture to be featured at Festival of Lights

Stop in at the old Silver’s Building during Greensboro’s Festival of Lights celebration Dec. 6 and see the work of UNCG Interior Architecture students. It’s… Read More >

Finding family

A year ago, the Hopkins sisters were all studying at UNCG – Louisa in The Graduate School, Amelia as a senior and Bess as a freshman…. 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 >

Interior Architecture launches MFA program

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

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Bryan MBA program vaults to No. 13 ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics’ evening MBA program has vaulted to No. 13 in the nation in newly released rankings of the… Read More >

Takin’ it to the streets

On a third-floor hallway in Gatewood Studio Arts Building, Stacy Bloom Rexrode sits on a stool in front of her latest creation, carefully looping cranberry-colored… Read More >

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Bryan School on Princeton Review list of best schools

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

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ISSCM ranked among best information systems programs in nation

 The Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics is among the top 50 information systems… Read More >

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UNCG among best national universities in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is among the nation’s best universities, according to the recently released 2014 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News… Read More >

Uplifting education

Growing up in and out of homeless shelters, Madison Sampson eventually came to a realization: Education is the path to a better future. “I saw… 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 >

Kelly Donovan, right, smiles as she volunteers with UNCG's International Student Orientation.

Making cultural connections

Growing up in a military family, senior Kelly Donovan did what most kids do who move a lot. She developed wanderlust. As she nears the… Read More >

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

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

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UNCG’s sustainable tourism program first of its kind

UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics will launch a new, progressive program in sustainable tourism and hospitality this fall that is among the first… Read More >

WFMY airs story on Tyshea Lewis, the first UNCG Guarantee graduate

WFMY News 2 aired a story on Tyshea Lewis, the university’s first UNCG Guarantee graduate. Lewis, who entered UNCG with college credits, was able to… Read More >

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CARS ranked among top fashion programs

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked among the best programs to study fashion in the South and recognized as… Read More >

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Forty people inducted into business honor society

Thirty-nine students and an accomplished alumnus have been recognized by the Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro… Read More >

Davon Yates runs with two students from Washington Montessori School.

Starting a chain reaction

Kinesiology student Davon Yates ’13 promotes change through youth sports.

Student get ready to turn their tassels during UNCG's December 2012 Commencement ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

UNCG in 3 students finish college degree in three years

Some of the first students to enroll in UNCG in 3, a unique degree acceleration program, are about to graduate, armed with the same four-year… Read More >

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Keeping it real

Drill puts student nurses on frontlines of disaster.

two students work on a computer design for a house.

A home for always

Interior architecture students create a house for all stages of life

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

When research gets personal

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

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

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

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

Unearthing history

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

Ali, UNCG students participate in conference aired on C-SPAN

Dr. Omar Ali, political historian and associate professor in the African American Studies program, and three UNCG students from various parts of the AFS program,… Read More >

UNCG business honor society inducts 55 students

Fifty-five students were recognized by the Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and inducted into the Beta… Read More >

Bryan School honors standout graduates with awards

More than 25 graduating students were honored with end-of-semester awards from UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. The Joseph M. Bryan Achievement and Leadership… Read More >

Industries of the Blind chosen for Cole Capstone project

Industries of the Blind of Greensboro has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Sue and Gordon Cole Capstone Project.  The Cole Capstone project… Read More >

Training to be more

During high school, Yasu Nakajima’s coaches saw in him a professional baseball player. As tempting as the prospect was, back and shoulder injuries made it… Read More >

Gray Hall designated as Honors College residence

The 840 students enrolled in the Lloyd International Honors College will have another exclusive housing option next year. Gray Hall, one of seven residence halls… 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 >

Bryan School honor society named Premier Chapter

The streak continues. For the 19th consecutive year, the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society chapter in the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics has… Read More >

Crossover: X-Culture engages biz students around the globe

Matthew Englebert and his team were knee-deep in the corporate scramble, planning a McDonald’s expansion into Mongolia and up against a series of deadlines. His… 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 >

Born for business

When Ja’el Mosley ’12 was a young girl, she created a business that profited an impressive $45 a day. Her plan was simple yet brilliant…. Read More >

33 inducted into Business Honor Society

Thirty-two students and a prominent Greensboro business leader were recognized by the Bryan School of Business and Economics and inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma… Read More >

Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program earns national honor

The U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) has named the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program in the U.S. UNCG’s program,… Read More >

Woman of science

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