Monthly Archives: January 2019

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UNCG alum fights hunger and joblessness

“Feed your appetite. Nourish your community.” It’s the motto and driving philosophy of Providence in Winston-Salem, a family of programs of Second Harvest Food Bank… Read More >

UNCG employees raise more than $171,000 for charity

UNC Greensboro’s 2018 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) raised more than $170,000 last year for charities across the community, state, and beyond. The campaign kicked… Read More >

Teacher wearing Moss Street Partnership School yellow shirt smiling at student.

The first day at Moss Street Partnership School

At 7:15 a.m. Monday morning, Moss Street Partnership School opened its doors wide to greet 420 children of Reidsville on their first day of school…. Read More >

Photo of a group of five female UNCG students cleaning up vegetation on the "Bio Cell" at the Greensboro Science Center

Spartans make an impact with service to the community

Spartans were spread across the City of Greensboro last weekend cleaning bikes, painting classrooms, removing invasive weeds and everything in between. Spartan Service Day, in… Read More >

Group of students doing a group activity at Piney Lake.

UNCG’s Team QUEST builds positive community

Family. It’s the first thing that comes to mind for Megan Delph Cayton when asked about UNC Greensboro’s Team QUEST program. “As a facilitator, not only… Read More >

Photo of students wearing mosquito nets holding a large tripod.

Students gain hands-on experience in interior architecture’s preservation field school

Restoring gravestones in an old fishing village on the Outer Banks of North Carolina – it’s not your typical classroom experience. But for 10 students… Read More >

Photo of people walking on the trail.

Hiking program provides relief for cancer survivors

The healing power of nature – it’s the premise of a program launched in 2016 by the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation at UNC… Read More >

Dr. Emily Janke pointing at a white board in front of a small group of faculty and community members.

UNCG partners with community to improve health in Guilford County

The health and wellness of Guilford County residents is a top priority, thanks to a collaboration between UNC Greensboro, Cone Health and the Guilford County… Read More >

Children watch as Science Everywhere volunteer introduces them to a turtle.

Become a scientist at annual Science Everywhere festival

Scientific marvels are all around us – from our bodies to the uncovered wonders of outer space. On Saturday, April 21, from 12 to 4… Read More >

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Dancing through life

Domonique Edwards is a scholar, a high-achiever, a researcher and a performer, and UNCG is the place where all those pieces were able to come… Read More >

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Thousands gather for UNCG’s second annual Science Everywhere

Rockets launched, snakes slithered and goo formed on the campus of UNCG this past Saturday. More importantly, however, children and teens from across the Triad… Read More >

Graduate Expo to showcase talent, hard work of UNCG graduate students

Have you ever wondered how your diet affects your viruses or how keeping a beat and early literacy are related? You can find out at… Read More >

New York Times Best Selling Author to speak at UNCG

Chris Bohjalian has penned 18 books, and in each one, he eloquently handles tough issues such a human trafficking, homelessness, struggling marriages and the Armenian… Read More >

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UNCG to host unique conference for assistant principals

Assistant principals play a critical role in schools across the state, but there are very few professional development opportunities geared just toward them. That’s why… Read More >

UNC-TV: UNCG professor sheds light on Revolutionary War mysteries

Dr. Linda Stine, director of UNCG’s Applied Archeology Laboratory, is using ground-penetrating radar to uncover Revolutionary War mysteries in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park…. Read More >

Math + Mime = Fun

For many kids, abstract math concepts such as estimation, tiling and infinity can be tough to grasp. Add in a little mime, however, and those… Read More >

Photo of chancellor-elect Franklin Gilliam giving community collision speech at Koury Center

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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Music, Melody and Mastery

Over the last 33 years, more than 50,000 young musicians have arrived on the UNCG campus during the steamy weeks of July to fine-tune their… Read More >

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Determined to make impact

Sir Patrick Waddell is going to make a difference. A Public Health major specializing in Community Health Education, he’s ready to change how people think about… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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Spartans ice up for charity

When you challenge Spartans, we accept! From athletics to admissions, several UNCG groups have embraced popular ice bucket challenges to support the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation and The ALS Foundation. #ALS #chillinforcharity #dsba

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 >

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 >

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 >

Adam adjusts his hat in the dugout

Striking out diabetes

Each year one or two students at Green Hope High School in Cary, NC, are diagnosed with diabetes. Thanks to UNCG business major and baseball… 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 >

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UNCG’s Brown, Cash honored as top women business leaders

Two UNCG administrators have been honored among the top women business leaders in the Piedmont Triad for their influential work on campus and beyond. UNCG Chief of… Read More >

Nature photo of UNCG campus

UNCG celebrates Earth Day April 22 with variety of activities

A sustainability exhibition, a scholarship fair, and the premiere of “COAL” are highlights of the 2014 Earth Day at UNCG. Earth Day will be celebrated… 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 >

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 >

travis hicks looks at new space

The house we all built

On a cold March afternoon, architect and Assistant Professor Travis Hicks walks through an empty building with interior architecture students. They’re doing what comes naturally… Read More >

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New blog at UNCG: Minerva’s Mentions

Being a 9-foot statue has its perks, it seems. “I hear and see all the wonderful, little joys across campus that probably go unnoticed. There’s… Read More >

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UNCG gets SECC Gold Chairman’s Award for 2013

UNCG employees donated $198,096 to the 2013 State Employees Combined Campaign. That generosity has received notice by the SECC. UNCG won the Gold Chairman’s Award… Read More >

Francisco Martinez-Oronoz, right, sits with Nazih Mogao, left, as they look at a family ablum.

Preventing poverty

“There was a moment in time when it hit me,” Frankie says. “I wanted to do something bigger.” Exposed to public service at an early… 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 >

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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 >

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UNCG’s Janke wins civic engagement award from N.C. Campus Compact

Dr. Emily Janke of UNCG has been named the 2014 Civic Engagement Sustainer Professional of the Year by North Carolina Campus Compact. Janke is an… 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 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 >

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Growing Greek

When junior Camille Zarzar was elected president of the College Panhellenic Council (CPC), she had a vision for CPC and Greek life to become more… Read More >

School of Music, Theatre, Dance donates vintage synthesizer to Moog Foundation

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance has donated a vintage Moog synthesizer and other equipment to the non-profit Bob Moog Foundation in Asheville…. Read More >

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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

Greensboro continues to benefit from Betty Cone’s energy

UNCG alumna Betty Cone ’62 continues to contribute to the things that make Greensboro special, and one of them is this year’s Festival of Lights,… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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Take a Roman holiday, at UNCG

2013 Classics Day at UNCG is a multi-event festival celebrating a range of interesting aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity. The event will take place 10:30 a.m.-3:30… 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 >

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HHS faculty join with faith community for health outreach

Faculty from the UNCG School of Health and Human Services will partner with Odell Cleveland, the chief administrative officer of Mount Zion Baptist Church, for… 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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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 >

The awakening

Service runs in Katie Marshall’s blood. Her family had a team approach. “How can we become leaders in our own corner of the world and… Read More >

PAGWSPA highlighted in Taekwondo American Connection magazine

An outreach program sponsored by UNCG’s Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity was highlighted in the August 2013… 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 >

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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 >

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 >

Portrait of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou holds court in Aycock Auditorium

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New Music Festival will light up your ears Sept. 24-27

For the 10th straight year, sizzling sounds from visiting cutting edge composers, performers and ensembles will take the stage at UNCG’s New Music Festival (NMF)…. Read More >

UNCG plans events to remember 9/11

UNCG will commemorate 9/11 on Wednesday with several special events planned throughout the day for students, faculty and staff. “Patriot Day: UNCG Remembers and Reflects”… 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 >

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 >

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UNCG Gardens as local as it gets

Gerald Hyatt pulled one long stalk of horseradish from the ground. A large plant, it was the first one he planted at UNCG Gardens on… 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 >

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 >

Jovanovic interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about bus shelter art

Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, professor in the Department of Communication Studies, was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD regarding a bus shelter art project she is taking part… 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 >

Wyrick interviewed about new health and wellness institute

Dr. David Wyrick, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Education, was interviewed by The Business Journal about a newly established initiative, the Institute… 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 >

Trainer works with student athlete

New institute focuses on athlete health and wellness

Athletic organizations are faced with a significant challenge: They are well aware of the need for educational resources that focus on an athlete’s health, wellness… 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 >

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 >

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

UNCG officials give presentation on historic renovation at conference

UNCG officials will share their experience renovating the Quad, a historic collection of 1920s on-campus residence halls, at the Association of College and University Housing… 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 >

Davon Yates runs with two students from Washington Montessori School.

Starting a chain reaction

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

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 >

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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 >

A group of students surround a scientist from the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

Guilford students get a glimpse of what scientists do at JSNN

About 255 Guilford County students in grades 3-12 converged on the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) on Thursday afternoon, April 11, to see… 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 >

UNCG student Stephanie Perez, talks with other Biology club members.

From adversity to advocacy

Stephanie Perez, winner of the prestigious Univision Scholarship, transforms challenge into change.

A child looks at a turtle.

Warming up to cold blood

HERP promotes understanding of reptiles, amphibians.

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.

UNCG student Frannie Williams smiles as she volunteers at the Out of the Garden Project.

Looking inward, reaching out

In conversations with her fellow students, senior media studies major Frannie Williams’13 has come across an interesting phenomenon related to service-learning. “Some people feel guilty… Read More >

Jovanovic wins award for service learning, civic engagement efforts

Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, a communication scholar, advocate and associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNCG, received the “Outstanding Faculty Member” Award at… 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 >

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 Opera Theatre brings girl’s story to life

The first opera Annabel Gigley saw was her own. Annabel, a fifth-grader at Erwin Montessori, won Greensboro Opera’s 2012 “Write Your Own Opera!” competition, judged… Read More >

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Quad renovation honored by preservation group

UNCG’s renovation and restoration of The Quad, seven historic residence halls built around the early 1920s, has been honored by Preservation Greensboro for “excellence in… Read More >

Wei Jia, Research, UNCG, Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components, Kannapolis

Jia’s research on gut microbes garners international attention

A UNCG researcher led an international team of scientists who may have uncovered the mystery behind one of China’s worst food safety scandals, which took… Read More >

Media: Faculty available to discuss flu outbreak

Dr.  Sharon Morrison, an associate professor of public health education in UNCG’s School of Health and Human Sciences, is available to discuss the recent outbreak… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Capstone course pairs Triad organizations with MBA students

For the seventh year, MBA students in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics will partner with local organizations to tackle business problems as part… 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 >

Etnier studies possible link between Alzheimer’s and exercise

 Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia, has no known cure.  But what if something as simple as regular exercise could impact  a person’s… Read More >

Weatherspoon staff help solve Goodwill art mystery

Detective work by Weatherspoon Art Museum staff helped an artist confirm the deal of a lifetime from a local Goodwill store. Artist Beth Feeback, always… 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 >

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 >