Monthly Archives: June 2018

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 >

Photo of Dr. Stephen Sills speaking at a housing symposium .

UNCG hosts national Healthy Homes Month kick-off

On Friday, June 1, UNC Greensboro received national attention as the official kick-off site for The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Healthy Homes… Read More >

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UNCG on Forbes’ Best Employers list

A lot of people know UNC Greensboro is a great place to work. Now, we’re getting national recognition. UNCG is ranked 114th nationally among the… Read More >

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UNCG database uncovers lost identities of American slaves

The story below originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. To read more and to view additional images, click here.  One undeniable vestige… Read More >

Photo of Morgan Glover standing with iPhone, with students walking past her

Spartan Spotlight: Morgan Glover

You may have seen her at Rawkin’ Welcome Week, Homecoming or, most recently, the NCAA Tournament Watch Party – iPhone in hand, capturing all of… Read More >

Terri Shelton speaking with student at table.

UNCG hosts ‘Bizwomen Mentoring Monday’ event

For the second straight year, UNC Greensboro hosted the Triad Business Journal’s “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” networking event. Approximately 200 students and young professionals participated in… Read More >

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Faculty, refugee women collaborate to bridge gaps in resettlement

Navigating the health care system isn’t easy. For Clementine Aulath, who immigrated to Greensboro from Central Africa three years ago, language and cultural barriers made… Read More >

Photo of Brenda Joyce at UNCG dining hall

Spartan Spotlight: Brenda Joyce

If you want to know about the student body at UNC Greensboro, just ask Brenda Joyce. A cashier at UNCG’s Fountain View Dining Hall, “Ms…. Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Head Coach Wes Miller

When Wes Miller became head coach of the Spartans, he was just 29 years old – the youngest head coach in Division I men’s basketball…. Read More >

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UNCG, Greensboro Grasshoppers team up to host Fan Appreciation Night

UNCG is bringing its 125th anniversary celebration to First National Bank Field this weekend for a special Fan Appreciation Night with the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Join fellow… Read More >

UNCG, N.C. A&T selected as National Science Foundation I-Corps Site

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) have been awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant… Read More >

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UNCG ‘Dream Dean’ featured in Huffington Post

UNCG’s Bill Johnson – known by many as the “Dream Dean” – was recently featured in a Huffington Post article written by UNCG alumna Zithobile “Zitty” Nxumalo… Read More >

Dr. Martin Halbert named dean of University Libraries

Dr. Martin Halbert has been appointed dean of UNCG University Libraries effective July 17, 2017. Halbert has served as dean of libraries and associate professor… Read More >

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UNCG featured in Chronicle of Higher Education for efforts to close achievement gap

UNCG’s efforts to support at-risk students and close the achievement gap were recently highlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled “How… Read More >

Following up on recent executive order: privacy and legal resources

As we continue to assess the implications of the recent executive order regarding travel and immigration, it is important that we provide clarity on the… Read More >

Chancellor message to faculty and staff on recent executive order

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals.” A… Read More >

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UNCG named top workplace for commuters

UNCG was named the top university nationally for employees who commute in the 2016 Best Workplaces for Commuters “Race to Excellence” awards. Best Workplaces for… Read More >

This is your moment

This is the moment. A new academic year stretches before you, ripe with opportunity. Perhaps you’ll find your calling in the lab, partnering with faculty… Read More >

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

Quad renovation certified LEED Gold

UNCG’s iconic Quad residence halls, a collection of seven buildings constructed in the 1920s and recently renovated, have been certified LEED Gold by the U.S…. Read More >

Jackson discusses boycotts and branding on ‘The State of Things’

In the midst of the current Chick-Fil-A controversy, Thomas Jackson, associate professor of history, spoke on air with Frank Stasio, host of WUNC’s “The State of… Read More >

UNCG Professor Named Editor of Journal

By Sean Olson, University Relations Kathleen Williams, professor and head of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, has been named editor of “Research Quarterly… Read More >

Schweninger Receives $200,000 NEH Grant to Complete Slavery Petitions Project

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Dr. Loren Schweninger, professor of history, has received a 2005 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create… Read More >

Professor’s Book Grew out of Teaching Experience

By Sean Olson, University Relations The Seventh Edition of Griffith’s Book How can we read about literature? How can we write about it? Those are… Read More >

Children’s Play Wraps up Season at Summer Rep

By Kimberly Hardin, University Relations Lauren Meeks, Joe Morrissey and Ginny Lee star in “Here There Be Dragons.” Attention summer camp coordinators and families with… Read More >

Fadial-Vanderborgh Duo Performs in France

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Dr. John Fadial, associate professor of violin at UNCG, and Beth Vanderborgh, principal cellist with the Greensboro Symphony, will travel… Read More >

Jazz Ensemble Receives National Recognition for ‘Live with Dewey Redman’

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations The UNCG Jazz Ensemble has recently received national recognition for its 2004 recording, “Live with Dewey Redman.” The CD was… Read More >

A. Van Jordan Receives Anisfield-Wolf Award

By Sean Olson, University Relations A. Van Jordan, poet and faculty member at UNCG, continues to rack up accolades for his latest book of poetry,… Read More >

New Music Festival Merges Music and Technology April 7-9

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Anne LeBaron Composers and performers will encourage audiences to break out of their comfort zone April 7-9, when they challenge… Read More >

Dance Marathon April 2 Benefits Student, Kidney Foundation

By Lindsay Apple, University Relations When UNCG students organized their first Dance Marathon fund-raiser in 2001, volunteers did not know the event would raise more… Read More >

Conference on Victorian Culture and Poetry April 1 and 2

By Sean Olson, University Relations April is National Poetry Month and UNCG is celebrating with a conference on Victorian culture and poetry. The Victorians Institute… Read More >

University Offers New Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Programs

The new Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) Department, formerly the Textile Products Design and Marketing Department, is offering new curriculums for both undergraduate and… Read More >

Theatre Professors, Students Bring Home Honors

Associate Professor Jim Wren of UNCG received the Outstanding Teacher of Acting award at the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival’s southeastern regional competition in West… Read More >

Poets, Scholars Remember Evalyn Pierpoint Gill

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Evalyn Pierpoint Gill A host of accomplished poets will honor Evalyn Pierpoint Gill, a former faculty member at UNCG and… Read More >

‘Translating Gender’ Series Opens with Eastern European Politics

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Lithuania was one of the first European countries to give women political rights, granting them the right to vote and… Read More >

UNCG Professors Publish Geography Book

By Sean Olson, University Relations Two professors in the UNCG Department of Geography have published an introductory text on human geography. Professor Dr. Gordon Bennett… Read More >

Ashby Dialogue Presents Discussion of Klan-Nazi Shootings Feb. 24

By Sean Olson, University Relations The Ashby Dialogue Series will tackle the issues of the Nov. 3, 1979, Klan-Nazi shootings in Greensboro with “What is… Read More >

Carolina Film and Video Festival Raises the Bar

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Mystery pervades in a scene from “Bedford” by Andres Sanz. More submissions, bigger prizes and an expanded events schedule will… Read More >

Wall Street Success Muriel Siebert Speaks At UNCG Commencement May 13

By Lindsay Apple, University Relations Muriel Siebert Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and to head… Read More >

Professor Discusses Portrayal of African American Males in Film Feb. 7

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations How does the history of African American film reflect mainstream America’s perception of black character, behavior and masculinity? How do… Read More >