Monthly Archives: August 2016

Photo of NC Rep. John R. Bradford III with Paul Kocher

Making history

This summer, Paul Kocher made history as North Carolina’s first state legislative intern with Down syndrome. The first-year UNCG Beyond Academics student spent his summer… Read More >

Photo of Chong Zhang bicycling in Speyer, Germany.

Global UNCG: A practical education

Germany native Chong Zhang left his hometown of Speyer, in the summer of 2015 to pursue an MBA at UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and… Read More >

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Global UNCG: Shrirang Sahasrabudhe enjoys new access

India native Shrirang Sahasrabudhe shares his story about leaving his life in India to come to the U.S. and attend UNCG. Sahasrabude lost his eyesight… Read More >

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Global UNCG: From Philippines to America, a life of exploration

In the latest installment of #GlobalUNCG, Philippines native Rodell Barrientos shares his story of growing up living the “simple life” in Manila, Philippines, and later… Read More >

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Global UNCG: Mehek Khera builds ‘treasure box’ of new memories

Mehek Khera left her hometown of New Delhi, India, which she considers her golden treasure box, to obtain a master’s in business administration at 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 >

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 >

Photo of Kaziah Miller with students creating paper mache

Helping hands

Kaziah Miller was researching potential colleges when UNCG got her attention. “I saw that slogan, ‘Do something bigger altogether,’ and it made me curious,” she… 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 >

Bands of brotherhood

Brotherhood. Service. Scholarship. For 30 years, the brothers of the Pi Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. have embraced all three on the… Read More >

Zim Ugochukwu

The adventure capitalist

Ask Zim Ugochukwu ‘11 how many countries she’s visited and she sheepishly chuckles. The jet setter with an inked-up passport has never paused to count…. 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 >

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 >

Phillip smiles at a friend in a store

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 >

Seeing the person

Every day on the UNCG campus, paths cross. People come together. They share ideas and goals. At these meaningful intersections of conversation and collaboration, lives… 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 >

New name: African American and African Diaspora Studies

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

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

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

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 >

Chancellor Brady, Hebard interviewed about UNCG’s improved retention rates

Chancellor Linda P. Brady and Holly Hebard, coordinator of academic outreach, were interviewed by the News & Record and Time Warner Cable News respectively regarding national attention for… 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 >

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 >

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."

UNCG singled out as national model for graduation, retention gains

A just-released report from the watchdog organization Education Trust holds up UNCG as a role model for other universities working to improve graduation rates. UNCG… 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."

Ed Trust: UNCG a model for graduation, retention gains

A just-released report from the watchdog organization Education Trust holds up UNCG as a role model for other universities working to improve graduation rates. UNCG… 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 >

Power to young people

The small but determined group gathered in front of the Bryan YMCA took hold of the bright green metal structure and hoisted it onto concrete… Read More >

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UNCG receives national award for commitment to diversity

UNCG has received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher… Read More >

Christy Hinnant sits in class paying attention

A campus to lean on

Christy Hinnant spent eight years in the U.S. Army, primarily as a human resource specialist. Her time in Iraq — at one point she was… Read More >

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UNCG’s SAT scores on the rise – again

For the third straight year, SAT scores for new undergraduates at UNCG have risen. The SAT average this year is 1,041. Last year it was… 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 >

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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Spirit of support, inclusiveness

A new report by The Education Trust, a national watchdog group for parity in education, singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success… Read More >

Juan Collazo walks around uncg bee hives.

Healing the underserved

Born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, UNCG Guarantee student plans to set up medical clinics for the poor.

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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 >

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 >

Elizabeth Withers Stroud listens as others share memories.

1963 African American graduates share memories

Elizabeth Withers Stroud graduated in 1963. When she left, she left her yearbook and her degree behind, she said. “It was not an experience I… 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 >

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 >

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.

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 >

Stein works to help Latinos cope with depression

Her family moved to the United States when she was 4. She came to North Carolina to attend UNC Chapel Hill as a doctoral student…. Read More >

Alston featured in National Journal in article about multicultural librarians

Jason Alston, UNCG’s first diversity resident librarian, is featured in an article about the need for multicultural librarians. The article says, “As an African-American male,… Read More >

UNCG plans events to mark Black History Month

UNCG will honor the contributions of African Americans in history, culture and industry during events commemorating Black History Month. All events are open to the… 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 >

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 >

UNCG still leads in closing black-white graduation gap

For the second time in three years, UNCG has made a short list of American colleges and universities excelling at shrinking the graduation gap between… 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 >

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 >

Running down a dream

Cerebral palsy’s no obstacle for team manager Nathan Baker.

All-American dreams

Before a public health career in his homeland, Paul Chelimo strives to bring home a national title.

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

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

Missed opportunity inspires MacLeod to teach

As a young girl and tender musician, Dr. Rebecca MacLeod longed for a chance to play the violin with her friends. That dream wasn’t possible… Read More >