Monthly Archives: October 2018

Photo of Joseph Starobin and Dr. Jarett Lancaster working on project at computer station

UNCG receives $100,000 to accelerate research findings into impact

UNC Greensboro has received a $100,000 grant from NC IDEA to promote entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement on campus and across the state. The funding will support… Read More >

Photo of Dr. Dianne Welsh holding entrepreneurship award with representatives from UMass Lowell and the Deshpande symposium.

Dr. Dianne Welsh receives national entrepreneurship award

Leaders in educating the next generation of entrepreneurs gathered at UMass Lowell this month for the seventh annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The… Read More >

Photo of Brette Powell standing in front of The White House.

UNCG graduate lands a job at The White House

Brette Powell ’18 MBA believes in signs. When she met a stranger on a plane who told her to look into UNC Greensboro’s Bryan School… Read More >

Skyline photo of UNCG campus and downtown Greensboro

Global Opportunities Center Garners $500,000 Grant for Greensboro

A new international economic engine, the Global Opportunities Center, may soon be a part of Greensboro thanks to the hard work of a group from… 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 >

Photo with Vineyard highway sign for Laurel Gray, Windsor Run, Shadow Spring and Raffaldini wineries

UNCG Study: Improving the Road Sign Program for NC’s Agritourism Industry

A state-run road signage program has played a key role in connecting tourists with North Carolina’s booming wine and grape industry, which supports nearly 8,000… Read More >

Aerial photo of Moran Commons and Plaza

UNCG’s economic value to Piedmont Triad region

There are almost a billion reasons UNCG is essential to the Triad economy. $988.6 million to be exact. The first-ever statewide study documenting the economic… 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 >

Biz writer Beth Macy and ‘Factory Man’ coming to UNCG

Journalist Beth Macy and John D. Bassett III, CEO of Vaughn-Bassett Furniture, are on a roll. And both are headed to UNCG. The runaway success… Read More >

N.C. Secretary of Agriculture discusses UNCG-produced wine strategic plan

The UNCG-developed comprehensive strategic plan for the North Carolina wine and grape industry was the topic of discussion when N.C. Secretary of Agriculture Steve Troxler… Read More >

UNC-TV to feature Bryan School partnership with N.C. wine industry

Update:  The Bryan School’s UNC-TV segment can be viewed at the end of this post. UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now will air a feature on the partnership between the UNCG… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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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UNCG, announce software development licensing agreement

UNCG’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) announced today that it has signed a software licensing agreement with, LLC to develop the next… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Senior projects provide business advice

Seniors from UNCG’s Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism have been working with the Surry County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) to add real-world experience… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

JSNN conference to focus on nano applications & opportunities

Several hundred people will gather later this month at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) for a conference featuring experts from industry, government… Read More >

Photo of workers installing solar panels

Solar becomes electric in one UNCG building

On a sunny day, the newly installed solar panels provide not only all the power the Sports Turf Maintenance Building needs – it provides a… Read More >

Photo of Stanton Noel

Noel takes helm of innovation office

Staton Noel, who took the helm of UNCG’s Office of Innovation Commercialization (OIC) in July, says he loves turning ideas into reality, with the goal… 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 >

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 >

Bryan students present projects to Mt. Airy businesses, newspaper reports

From a proposal to increase membership at the local country club to ideas on how to increase hotel business during the week and the winter… 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 >

Transportation workers risk shorter lifespans

Want to add 16 years to your life? Don’t drive for a living. The recently released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index on the health of working Americans… 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 >

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.

UNCG, Nursing, undergraduate

Nursing School to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice

UNCG’s School of Nursing received the greenlight Friday for a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, which administrators say will mean more career opportunities… Read More >

In any language, ISLA helps kids thrive

On the day before Three King’s Day, a Mexican holiday celebrated Jan. 6, Allyson Cates’ students have left their shoes at the door as instructed…. Read More >

Widespread media coverage of Bryan School study on N.C. wineries

A Bryan School of Business and Economics study of tourism to North Carolina wineries was reported by the Business Journal, News 14 Carolina and DigTriad… Read More >

John Gladston pours a glass of wine at Grove Winery.

Study: Customer service key to NC wine industry growth

The key to the continued growth of North Carolina’s wine tourism industry may be one of the state’s longstanding hallmarks: Southern hospitality. That hospitality —… 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 >

Moving beyond a material world

Apparel designer Song Anh Nguyen ’12has a unique approach – challenging herself to create harmony from two conflicting elements. A modern aesthetic with a vintage… 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 >

Going green, saving green

An energy savings program pioneered by UNCG’s facilities administrators has lowered energy bills, provided for the replacement of key building infrastructure and reduced the campus’… 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 >