Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Alumni and student veterans find community at UNCG

The post below is an abbreviated version of a story that originally appeared in the Fall 2018 edition of UNCG Magazine. To read the full… Read More >

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Music to their ears: Care-focused research brings rewards

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

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UNCG School of Education launches local kids into science

May 1st was a clear, sunny day. Perfect conditions for Kiser Middle School’s Meteorology Club and UNC Greensboro collaborators to send a high-altitude weather balloon… Read More >

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Healthy Relationships Initiative launches with kick-off community events

UNCG and Phillips Foundation today officially launched the Guilford County Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI), an original program to promote happy, healthy and safe relationships and improve… Read More >

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Breaking down barriers for Latino families

College bound. Few phrases make parents more proud. For many parents, planning for their children’s higher education commences before they enter high school. But some… Read More >

UNCG and N.C. A&T to host 5th annual joint Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

UNCG and N.C. A&T are partnering to host the 5th annual joint Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at UNCG… Read More >

UNCG partners with Phillips Foundation to launch Healthy Relationships Initiative

The UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development is partnering with Phillips Foundation to launch the Guilford County Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI), a community-wide effort… Read More >

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Asian Autumn Festival returns

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

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Teaching teachers about herps

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

UNCG Housing and Residence Life makes wishes come true

It took a year of creative ideas and hard work, but one Greensboro teen and her family enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Disney… Read More >

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Tools to take on domestic violence

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

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Passing it on

From patient care to health care advocacy and burn education, Ernest Grant is in the business of making a difference. And with a newly established… Read More >

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Redesigning downtowns

As a young girl, Emily-Kate Hannapel was constantly rearranging her room – shifting furniture, changing color and envisioning new spaces. Twenty years later, Hannapel is… Read More >

WXII: Dr. Omar Ali on independent voters NC’s primary election

WXII interviewed Dr. Omar Ali on independent voters and their impact on North Carolina politics and the primary election. Watch the interview here.

WXII: UNCG’s Dr. Omar Ali speaks to redistricting issues

Dr. Omar Ali, interim dean of the Lloyd International Honors College, was interviewed by WXII about the new voting districts that divide NC A&T’s campus…. Read More >

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

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

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

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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 >

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

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

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Greensboro and UNCG Shared Fate

Just 13 days after moving to the Piedmont Triad from the Los Angeles area, Chancellor-elect Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. addressed an audience of more… Read More >

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The Magic of Soil

With the right prep work in creating good soil – and then some hard work planting and weeding and harvesting – you have something special…. Read More >

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JSNN NanoBus ribbon cutting July 21

On Tuesday, July 21, at 9:30 a.m., Dr. James Ryan, founding dean of the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and JSNN students will officially… Read More >

Joan Johnson leads Beyond Academics at UNCG to growing impact

On May 6, UNCG’s Beyond Academics will hold its annual departmental ceremony. On May 8, 11 more students will graduate from the program. Beyond Academics… Read More >

Degrees Matter! to Expand Services with Belk Grant

A UNCG-led effort to increase the number of adults in Greensboro and High Point with college degrees just got a major boost from the John… Read More >

‘Housing the Homeless’ focus at UNCG’s Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design

The 2015 Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design will focus on ‘Housing the Homeless’ and will feature Brent Brown, of bcWORKSHOP and Dallas CityDesign Studio…. Read More >

Artists will share secrets to success at UNCG SEA Conference

Artists and creative professionals will share secrets to success in the arts at UNCG’s Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference on Feb. 21, 2015, at… Read More >

Michael Fleming memorial service Nov. 1

Michael Fleming, for whom UNCG’s Fleming Gymnasium is named, has passed away. A UNCG Board of Trustees member from 1981-87, he served for several years… Read More >

Ali quoted in N&R article about diversity in government

UNCG historian and political analyst Dr. Omar Ali was quoted in a Sept. 7 News & Record article on diversity in leadership positions in Greensboro… Read More >

Yes! Weekly reports on Streuli’s new venture

Yes! Weekly reported on a new endeavor by Justin Streuli, director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center, and entrepreneur Ryan Saunders. They’ve brought the People’s… Read More >

Researchers develop plan for NC wine industry growth

North Carolina’s wine and grape industry has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, employing more than 7,600 people. Now the industry has a five-year… Read More >

Ribar interviewed regarding tax reforms in North Carolina

Dr. Dave Ribar, professor in the Department of Economics, was interviewed by WRAL and Time Warner Cable News regarding tax reforms in North Carolina, which… Read More >

The Triad Business Index went down in February

The Dixon Hughes Goodman Triad Business Index went down in February, as reported by the Triad Business Journal. The index, which is prepared by The… Read More >

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Fashioning success

“No.” Phillip Loken was tired of hearing that word. “I received so many ‘nos’” he said. “‘No, we can’t help fund it.’ ‘You can’t use… Read More >

Jud interviewed by N&R about dismal Greensboro home sales

Dr. Don Jud, professor emeritus and senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economics Research in the Bryan School of Business and Economics,… Read More >

Brod interviewed about January unemployment rates

Dr. Andrew Brod, a senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research in The Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by… Read More >

Brod interviewed about low teacher pay in North Carolina

Dr. Andrew Brod, a senior research fellow for the Center for Business and Economic Research in The Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by The… Read More >

Brod interviewed by N&R about unemployment data

Dr. Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research, part of The Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed… Read More >

UNCG students study impact of Dan River coal-ash pollution

UNCG students are looking at how metal contaminants affect invertebrates in the Dan River, reports by the News & Observer. The Dan River, which rises in the… Read More >

Brod interviewed by N&R about possible loss of Lorillard HQ

Dr. Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research, which is affiliated with the Bryan School of Business and Economics,… 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 >

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 >

White interviewed by WFMY News 2 about increase in mass shootings

Dr. Jacquelyn White, a senior research scientist at UNCG, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 about the increasing number of mass shootings in today’s society…. Read More >

Hunter interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about familial roots

Dr. Andrea Hunter, associate professor in UNCG’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD regarding familial roots in the African… Read More >

UNCG’s Allen shares economic forecast for Archdale-Trinity

Dr. Stuart Allen, professor in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business & Economics, was interviewed by The Archdale-Trinity News regarding a better-than-expected local economic forecast. He… Read More >

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Back for more

The ESPN cameras were capturing a performance for the ages – 24 straight innings of shutout ball. Pitcher Raeanne Hanks was on a roll. She’d… Read More >

Ribar interviewed by N&R about war on poverty

Dr. David Ribar, professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the current war on poverty,… Read More >

UNCG alum interviewed about volunteer work in Philippines

Ashley vonClausburg, a UNCG alum from the class of 2009, was interviewed by Southern Maryland Newspapers Online regarding her volunteer work in the Philippines. An… Read More >

Brod interviewed about November drop in NC jobless rate

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

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 >

Sue Cole, UNCG graduate, interviewed about work in Triad business

Sue Cole, who earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNCG, was interviewed by The Business Journal about her work as founder of Sage Leadership… Read More >

UNCG student interviewed by WFDD about writing program

UNCG student Stephon Ingram was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about Authoring Action, a year-round, intensive writing program for youth in the Winston-Salem area. Ingram, a… Read More >

Ali interviewed by the N&O regarding Independent politics

Omar Ali, political historian and associate professor in the African American Studies program, was interviewed by the News & Observer regarding what he calls the… Read More >

Holian interviewed by WFMY News 2 about furloughed staff

Dr. David Holian, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 regarding the furloughing of congressional staff due to… Read More >

Kennedy interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about his new poetry collection

Terry Kennedy, associate director of the MFA writing program, was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about his new collection of poetry entitled New River Breakdown. Kennedy… Read More >

Grad student interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about High Point exhibit

Kim Mozingo, a graduate student in the Department of History with a concentration in Museum Studies, was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD regarding her masters degree… Read More >

Ribar interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 about debt ceiling

Dr. David Ribar, a professor of economics in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 regarding what would happen… Read More >

Women’s soccer player interviewed about overcoming health challenges

UNCG women’s soccer player Christina Chai-Chang was interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 about overcoming three hip surgeries and a life-threatening blood clot in order to… Read More >

Bryan School reported Triad Business Index rise

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

Little interviewed by the News & Record about Hagan polls

Thomas Little, director of curriculum and research for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation in the Department of Political Science, was interviewed by the News &… Read More >

Ford interviewed by WFMY News 2 about changes to healthcare

Dr. Eric Ford, a professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 regarding changes to healthcare. “Many of… 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 men’s soccer was ranked nationally at No. 18

The UNCG men’s soccer team made national rankings at No. 18 in the Sept. 9 College Soccer News poll, as reported by WFMY News 2… Read More >

Ford interviewed by The Business Journal about Medicare penalties

Dr. Eric Ford, a professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics and the School of Nursing, was interviewed by The Business Journal about how Medicare penalties… Read More >

Sonmez interviewed by Today.com regarding tourism education

Dr. Sevil Sonmez, professor and head of the Department of Community and Therapeutic Education, was interviewed about American tourism etiquette and educating travelers. That basic premise… Read More >

Brod pens article on economic privatization in North Carolina

Dr. Andrew Brod, a senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research, wrote an article for The Business Journal about Governor McCrory’s… 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 >

N&R reports on Weatherspoon guard’s memorial service

Marsha Thompson, a beloved security guard at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, was remembered during a memorial service Tuesday, July 23. Thompson, 69, died of a… Read More >

Brod interviewed by N&R about unemployment and the economy

Dr. Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the UNCG Center for Business and Economic Research, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding unemployment and the… 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 >

Johnson interviewed about apartment buildings opening after fire

Tim Johnson, UNCG’s director of Housing and Residence Life, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 about the future of the apartment building that burned down… Read More >

Brod interviewed by News & Record about economic development incentives

Dr. Andrew Brod, a senior research fellow in the UNCG Center for Business and Economic Research, was interviewed about how incentives are important in order to lure… Read More >

Stein interviewed about how different families parent

Dr. Gabriella Stein, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding how different families approach parenting. “People parent… Read More >

AJC blog references Adams’ research on friendship from New York Times

An Atlanta Journal Constitution blog entitled MomMania referenced research by Dr. Rebecca G. Adams, professor in the Department of Sociology and Associate Provost for Planning… Read More >

Ribar interviewed by WGHP regarding tax reform bill

Dr. David Ribar, professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 about the tax reform bill that passed… Read More >

Sills interviewed by News 14 Carolina about fair housing conditions

Dr. Stephen Sills, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, was interviewed by News 14 Carolina regarding fair housing conditions in the Piedmont. The purpose… 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 >

UNCG is in partnership with program for aspiring principals

UNCG is a partner with a program to help produce the next generation of principals, The Burlington Times-News reported. The school is in collaboration with… 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 >

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UNCG pumps up the pedal power

Bicycling at UNCG just keeps getting more convenient. Four bicycle repair stations – called Fixit Stations – have been set up on campus. They have… Read More >

Brod interviewed regarding NC manufacturing industry grade

Dr. Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the 2013 Manufacturing… Read More >

Grayson Murray, UNCG transfer golfer, was interviewed about U.S. Open

UNCG transfer student Grayson Murray was interviewed by the News & Record about being one of 10 amateur golfers in the U.S. Open tournament, which… Read More >

Westervelt interviewed about book on death row exonerees

Dr. Saundra Westervelt, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, was interviewed for a report published in the News & Observer regarding the book she co-authored… 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 >

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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 >

Jovanovic interviewed by News & Record about shared Greensboro dreams

Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding shared visions about a future… Read More >

Debbage interviewed by News & Record about downtown jobs

Dr. Keith Debbage, professor in the Department of Geography and the Bryan School, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the location of jobs… Read More >

Lectures focus on health care in the 21st century

UNCG’s Harriet Elliott Lecture Series will explore the challenges and opportunities of offering quality health care during a series of events Tuesday, April 2. The… Read More >

The mentor effect

Prize for Innovation goes to PhD students working to improve
high school graduation rates.