Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Trending: social media’s impact on public opinion

UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Aaron Beveridge is using home-brewed software to better understand how social media influences the media and popular opinion. The project sparked a… Read More >

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The power of punk: music and political change

The spark for Dr. David Kauzlarich’s next book came as he observed the Occupy movement in St. Louis in 2008. “It seemed like almost every… Read More >

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Using big data to transform patient care

If we have to be hospitalized, most of us hope to leave healthier than when we entered – or at least well on the road… Read More >

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A celebration of excellence at 2019 Faculty Awards

The videos showed the honorees larger than life. And that’s fitting, when you consider the impact these faculty have on our students, our state, and… Read More >

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McNair scholars from across the state gather at UNCG

First-generation and underrepresented students from UNC Greensboro and across the state took one step closer to graduate school on Wednesday, April 10. For the second… Read More >

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Man in the machine

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. When it comes to cybersecurity,… Read More >

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New dean chosen for College of Visual and Performing Arts

After a nationwide search, Dr. bruce d. mcclung will become the inaugural dean of UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)  on July 14, 2019…. Read More >

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Dianne Welsh wins Excellence in Teaching Award

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Dianne Welsh to receive a 2019 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Welsh… Read More >

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UNCG opens new production suite for faculty

UNC Greensboro’s University Teaching and Learning Commons (UTLC) has opened a new production suite to help faculty incorporate technology into the classroom and transform the… Read More >

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Yet, she’ll speak: new titles by faculty poet

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. How do we confront what threatens… Read More >

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Researcher looks at safety, ethics of milk banking

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. In 1963, President and Mrs. John… Read More >

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Three faculty earn NC Arts Council fellowships

Three UNC Greensboro faculty members – two from the School of Art and one from the School of Dance – were awarded fellowships from the… Read More >

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Fighting cardiovascular disease with nanoscience

The post below originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine as part of a larger story on cardiovascular disease research. To read more and to view… Read More >

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Graduate School pilots new initiative to build community

The UNC Greensboro Graduate School is piloting a new initiative, “Neutral Grounds,” to help build community among graduate students and faculty. Neutral Grounds provides Tate… Read More >

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How beliefs impact obesity, for African American women

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. Stephanie Pickett saw many patients with… Read More >

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Q&A with UNCG relationship expert

For many Americans, dating looks a lot different than it did just a decade ago. Online dating is now a $3 billion industry, with many… Read More >

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Opera brings fifth-grader’s page to stage

This week, a fifth grader from Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary, Nevaeh White, had a life-changing experience. She saw a story she had written, “The Showdown,” turned… Read More >

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The Middle Passage and Black resistance in the arts

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. More than 12 million enslaved Africans… Read More >

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Video series helps parents talk to kids about race

Traducción al español más abajo  Racism has frequently been characterized as a virus – one that, despite efforts, continues to spread and plague society. It’s… Read More >

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Faculty music tells stories of Latina immigrants

For UNCG musicology lecturer Dr. Lorena Guillén, the beauty and power of speech goes beyond the semantic. Where one might hear simple conversation, Guillén hears… Read More >

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Stopping childhood obesity before it begins

The United States has an obesity epidemic, and the impact is expanding. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, approximately 40 percent of American adults… Read More >

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New dean chosen for School of Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Carl Mattacola will become the next dean of the UNC Greensboro School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) June 1, 2019. Through teaching, scholarship,… Read More >

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Spartan gifts by faculty and alumni

The gift-giving season is now in swing, and UNC Greensboro has plenty to offer. From new music and novels to gripping poetry to a book… Read More >

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New dean chosen for Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

A recognized leader in nanoscience and materials chemistry research and STEM education has been selected to lead the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN),… Read More >

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Innovative program builds STEM community

It can be a misleading name: The Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships Program, known on campus as “STAMPS.” Yes, the program offers scholarships to… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Steve Haines

It’s not unusual to see Steve Haines jamming alongside his students at Tate Street Coffee House on a Thursday night. Since the professor of jazz… Read More >

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Director of Bands John R. Locke conducts final concert at UNCG

Director of Bands John R. Locke knows exactly why he came to UNC Greensboro. “I know I’ve had a few moments when I’ve stood on… Read More >

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Innovation on display at Entrepreneurship Everywhere

Cone Ballroom was stirring with innovation last week as current students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to connect and learn about entrepreneurship. The first-ever Entrepreneurship… Read More >

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A view of Greensboro preservation: Filmmaker captures history

Greensboro’s old Cascade Saloon. The downtown building stands beside the railroad tracks and has an odd shape, not exactly rectangular and yet not triangular. It… Read More >

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Going to bat for bats: Research and wildlife conservation

Don’t get spooked out, but it’s officially Bat Week. Bats may be more celebrated this time of year than others, but their significance in our… Read More >

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Research shows importance of coach-athlete relationship in concussion reporting

Sport-related concussions (SRC) have become a public health crisis, and one that is flooding the headlines. Former football players are beginning to speak out due… Read More >

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Students, faculty explore fairy tales with ‘Dread and Delight’

Autumn is transformative. Changing leaves, fall harvests, new friends, mid-semester exams. And at UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum: “wolves that pose as grandmothers, pumpkins that… Read More >

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Professor explores role of evil in video games

It’s become a popular debate in contemporary society: Are video games causing young people to become more violent? Or are they just another form of… Read More >

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Faculty research works to prevent self-injury in schools

Chances are, every person reading this knows someone who engages in or has engaged in self-injury – a fact that two UNC Greensboro faculty members… Read More >

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UNCG welcomes 97 new faculty members

As UNC Greensboro continues to grow, so does its faculty. The University has welcomed 97 new faculty members across six colleges and schools for the… Read More >

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Spartans in London at T.S. Eliot International Summer School

At UNC Greensboro, the study of literature can be a lived experience. This summer, four UNCG students traveled to London to attend the T.S. Eliot… Read More >

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Nutrition professor explores effects of high saturated fat diets

The post below originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. High saturated fat diets physically alter the way we think about food…. Read More >

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Professor’s documentary sheds light on struggle for workers’ rights

The post below originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. To read more and view additional images, click here. A homemade pan… Read More >

Professor awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Moses Acquaah, professor and head of the Department of Management, was recently awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to… Read More >

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Professor explores relationship between Arctic sea ice decline, increased wildfire activity

The post below originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. To read more and view additional images, click here.  Last year, more than… Read More >

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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 >

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Using sports to equip kids for success

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

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Biology professor investigates generational effects of BPA exposure

The story below originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. To read the full story and view additional images, click here.  For… Read More >

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UNCG biologists send plants into space

When Dr. John Z. Kiss was nine years old he stayed up late to watch Neil Armstrong take those first steps onto the surface of… Read More >

UNCG professor awarded $500,000 grant from American Heart Association

UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Qibin Zhang, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and co-director for the Center for Translational Biomedical Research, has been awarded $496,303 to study biomarkers… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Dr. Ye (Jane) He

It wasn’t just the strength of UNC Greensboro’s School of Education that first attracted Dr. Ye (Jane) He to campus. Sure, the prospective PhD candidate… Read More >

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UNCG researchers use virtual reality to address human health challenges

UNC Greensboro has been awarded a $22,500 Inter-Institutional Planning Grant (IPG) by the UNC System to study the use of virtual reality (VR) technology to… Read More >

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Dr. Mike Perko recognized for excellence in teaching by UNC System

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Mike Perko, professor of public health education, to receive a 2018 Award… Read More >

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Public health education professor investigates HIV infections among youth

Dr. Amanda Tanner examines sexual and reproductive health, with a focus on HIV infections among young people. She is widely known for her innovative, multi-method… Read More >

Undergraduate researcher aims to help older adults avoid fall-related injuries

It started with a rolled ankle during a daily run. That’s when undergraduate Jason Moody first thought about the body’s biomechanics. How did his ankle… Read More >

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Kinesiology research focuses on keeping student-athletes healthy after graduation

As a field hockey goalkeeper in college, Dr. Erin Reifsteck was no stranger to long hours in the gym. But, after graduation, she found it… Read More >

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UNCG hosts ‘God’s Trombones’ symposium

The song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” is an anthem deeply woven within the fabric of American history. This week, UNC Greensboro shines a light… Read More >

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School of Nursing helps initiate Moldovan university program

UNC Greensboro’s School of Nursing has a culture of care, with a global reach. In early February, UNC Greensboro welcomed three high-level administrators from Moldova’s… Read More >

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Social Insect Lab investigates honey bee health

Dozens of young honey bees swirled and buzzed through the air on the warm, late June day. The two undergraduates, though, weren’t sure how to… Read More >

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UNCG partners with Well•Spring for NIH-funded balance study

UNC Greensboro is partnering with Well•Spring, A Life Plan Community, on a balance study aimed at improving the success rates of fall prevention programs for… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt’s academic aspirations began under a dictatorship. It was Chile, in the 1980s, and the cultural and intellectual life of the country… Read More >

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Psychology professor investigates mind wandering with NIH, NSF funding

Any monkey will tell you laboratory tests are repetitive, mundane, an environment ripe for mind wandering. If your aim is to better understand why we… Read More >

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Simulation lab prepares future nurses for labor and delivery

For nursing students at UNC Greensboro, the labor and delivery simulation lab feels far from artificial. Students are checking vital signs, administering fluids and medication… Read More >

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UNCG research aims to strengthen food systems

As a communication expert, UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Marianne LeGreco understands that the way we talk about food impacts the solutions we put in place. For… Read More >

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Reenvisioning NC’s most prominent African art gallery

French impressionist Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” That’s certainly the case at the North… Read More >

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UNCG scientists team up to develop next-gen drugs

Newly discovered molecules that could prove to be anti-cancer agents. Plant-derived compounds that could give us new ammunition against deadly drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA…. Read More >

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More than ‘Thank you’: Professor seeks to create cycle of gratitude

How do we express true gratitude? For those who celebrate the holiday season with gift-giving, it’s a timely question, and UNCG Professor of Human Development… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Duane Cyrus

Associate Professor Duane Cyrus has had the career that all aspiring professional dancers dream about. He’s toured internationally with renowned modern dance companies like the… Read More >

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A UNCG guide to winter holiday reading

The holidays are the perfect time to curl up by the fire with your favorite book. And this winter, UNCG has plenty to offer. From… Read More >

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Interdisciplinary course explores connection between social work, environmental studies

Dr. Meredith Powers’ Environmental Justice course is the definition of interdisciplinary. This semester’s cohort of undergraduate and graduate students is a mixed bag of academic… Read More >

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Large grant helps prepare doctoral students for careers in rural health care

When Lauren Allen’s father unexpectedly passed away a month ago from a heart attack, the registered nurse couldn’t help but wonder if things would have… Read More >

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Sociology professor explores impact of disasters on identity, inequality

How do individuals rebuild their sense of identity after a natural disaster? And how can city leaders use disasters as opportunities to eliminate inequalities? UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG receives $1 million gift for kinesiology professorship

UNCG today announced that Dr. JoAnne “Jo” Safrit (’57 BS, Physical Education) has made a $1 million gift to establish a distinguished professorship in the… Read More >

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Beyond the classroom: Service-learning prepares students to lead

For UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL), the task is clear: empower students to serve as active, engaged citizen leaders in their communities and… Read More >

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School of Education program brings Chinese principals to rural NC schools

It was an uncommon scene in a small classroom in rural Randolph County last week: Four headmasters from China seated at desks with a group… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Dr. Nadja Cech

Ask any Spartan about their UNCG experience, and they’ll tell you that it’s all about the people. It’s the relationships that make this place special… Read More >

Dr. Kelly Stamp: A focus on heartfelt research

Dr. Kelly Stamp’s focus comes from the heart. The new department chair of Family and Community Nursing and Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professor is a… Read More >

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Fred Chappell writes 125th anniversary poem for campus community

UNCG emeritus professor and lauded poet Fred Chappell, who helped create the UNCG MFA in Creative Writing program, has now graced UNCG’s 125th anniversary celebration… Read More >

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UNCG recognizes exemplary faculty with endowed professorship appointments

UNCG is recognizing the contributions of outstanding faculty who embody the teacher-scholar model with nine endowed professorship appointments across academic disciplines. These termed appointments, which… Read More >

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UNCG research: teaching politics in high school

Every four years, U.S. voters go to the polls to elect a president. Politics fills our Facebook feeds, candidates and pundits dominate TV, conversations with… Read More >

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UNCG chosen for NSF-supported undergraduate research project

Hands-on research is a powerful experience for undergraduates, with a huge impact on student success. UNCG has been selected, among only 12 institutions nationally, to… Read More >

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X-Culture offers global business experience, insights

Managers worldwide battle this issue. A team of capable people struggles, putting their project in jeopardy. The cause: One member isn’t pulling their weight. Some… Read More >

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Students get up close and personal with sea turtles in Costa Rica

Traveling the world and saving animals once felt like a pipe dream to UNCG student Leanne Murray. But after a trip to the Sea Turtle… Read More >

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UNCG professor uses nanomaterials to develop affordable, efficient solar panels

Imagine charging your cell phone outside using only a tiny sticker on the back – no cord or pad needed. Thanks in part to UNCG’s… Read More >

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UNCG research: birds, bees and barbershops

African American barbershops have long been places for the black community to open up, to speak freely. And Dr. Tanya Coakley is looking to them… Read More >

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UNCG School of Nursing: A ‘focus on excellence’

When Dr. Robin Bartlett enrolled at UNCG’s School of Nursing four decades ago, her professors outlined clear expectations. “We were not taught that we were… Read More >

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Building peace: from soldier to professor

Service in the U.S. Army meant one thing. “In my view, the purpose of the military is to build peace. Not war,” says Dr. Tom… Read More >

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Using portable tech to treat PTSD

Memories are subject to change, just as anyone comparing childhood stories with a sibling or arguing about past events with a significant other knows. The… Read More >

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UNCG biology research abuzz

The UNCG Bee Station is located a few blocks to the east of campus and, at this moment, is buzzing with research. UNCG Professor of… Read More >

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English professor rethinks Southern studies

Thirteen years ago, the president of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Dr. William L. Andrews, asked Dr. Scott Romine to update “The… Read More >

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UNCG professor leads NASA experiment

A UNCG-led spaceflight experiment – that may ultimately help humans grow plants on Mars and the Moon – will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center… Read More >

UNCG to host education and health conference for youth, parents

UNCG will host the first annual Barbershop Talk Conference addressing issues of youth education and health on Monday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 3… Read More >

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Crunching data and mending neighborhoods

Verna Torain has lived in east Greensboro’s Cottage Grove neighborhood for more than 25 years. When she first moved to the community, many residents worked… Read More >

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The Great Call of China: UNCG faculty go global

In a display case in the atrium of the Music Building, there’s an unusual instrument: an authentic horse-head chi fiddle, inscribed “to School of Music… Read More >

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Student researchers explore bones and butchery

UNCG takes pride in its hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. Whether it’s through innovative teaching in the classroom or undergraduate research in the lab, UNCG faculty… Read More >

Dr. Patricia Reggio receives Academic Development Excellence Award

Dr. Patricia H. Reggio was recently honored with a 2017 Excellence Award at Triad BioNight, a biennial celebration of the region’s life science sector organized… Read More >

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Making sense of children’s memories

Memories make up who we are as human beings. They create self-identity. They play a critical role in learning in the classroom. And they’re the… Read More >

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Religion in the digital age

The web is changing the way people around the world experience religion. Dr. Gregory Grieve examines this realm with both thousand-mile journeys and the use… Read More >

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Dr. Sharon Morrison to receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected UNCG’s Dr. Sharon Morrison to receive a 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching. She will… Read More >

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Heart healthy research

When Donna Tuttle experienced the telltale signs of a heart attack – shortness of breath, tightening in her chest, extreme fatigue – she chewed two… 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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Perfecting the test

“Three things are certain: Death, taxes and life-altering tests.” These tests will determine whether a person advances to the next grade in school. Or whether… 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 >

Dr. Wineburg examines increasing role of churches as ‘houses of service’

According to UNCG’s Dr. Bob Wineburg, there’s a gap between perceived religious life in America and the reality of religious life in America. There’s what… Read More >

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Taking the classroom to new heights

UNCG’s Dr. Jay Lennartson is a geographer, meteorologist, pilot and, most recently, a budding videographer. It’s a unique combination – and one that is making… 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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Spartans shine in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Triad Stage

Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol” has returned to Triad Stage with a cast and creative staff that includes many of UNCG’s own…. Read More >

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Soccer-style teaching scores big

“GOOOOAAALLLLLLLL!” The celebratory cry of soccer players and fans can be heard in just about any backyard, field or stadium in the United States and… Read More >

Dr. Kreitinger receives German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award

UNCG’s Dr. Brooke Kreitinger, visiting assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies in German, has been awarded the 2016 German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award… Read More >

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Bringing humanities to everyone

Humanities for everyone. That’s the simple, yet impactful vision of UNCG’s new Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC), launched by faculty in humanities disciplines such as… Read More >

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Greensboro Review celebrates 100th issue

In the spring of 1966, students in UNCG’s MFA in creative writing program gathered together to collate and staple by hand the very first issues… Read More >

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Sharing the stories of war

UNCG’s Dr. Chuck Bolton believes that everyone has an important story that needs to be told. That’s why the professor of history is partnering with… Read More >

Veteran professor takes on UNCG’s Graduate School

Dr. Kelly Burke has spent the last 27 years creating memorable learning experiences for music students at UNCG. Now, she’s bringing that ingenuity to her… Read More >

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Professor Sheryl Oring to discuss new book, perform ‘I Wish to Say’ at Weatherspoon

UNCG art professor Sheryl Oring will discuss her new book “Activating Democracy: The ‘I Wish to Say’ Project” and perform the popular project on Thursday,… Read More >

Dean Kiss brings new vision, excitement to College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. John Z. Kiss has only been on UNCG’s campus for a few months, but it’s clear that the new dean of the College of… Read More >

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A musical Collage

UNCG’s ninth annual Collage awed and inspired on Saturday night as more than 300 music students and faculty performed in front of a sold-out UNCG… 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 >

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Life on the farm

When UNCG’s Dr. Melissa Floyd-Pickard received a call from Peacehaven Community Farm last summer asking for clinical services for one of its core members, her… Read More >

Study shows severely obese children show signs of depression as early as first grade

Severely obese children are likely to be withdrawn and show signs of depression as early as first grade. A new study, conducted by UNCG Professor… Read More >

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Nodia Mena: Beating the odds

“All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Few on UNCG’s campus embody Walt Disney’s famous quote more… Read More >

Dr. Randy Penfield named UNCG School of Education dean

After serving as interim dean for nearly a year, Dr. Randy Penfield will take on the top position in UNCG’s School of Education permanently beginning… Read More >

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Remembering the mill villagers

Long before Greensboro was known for ACC basketball, BBQ and the arts, the small southern town was synonymous with two words: blue jeans. The arrival… Read More >

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Sending a message

Last week, nearly 60 UNCG students – led by art professor Sheryl Oring – ditched their smartphones for several dozen vintage manual typewriters and spent… 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.

Youth Health Magazine: How to get your pre-baby weight back

Cheryl Lovelady, professor of nutrition, talks about how a woman’s body changes before and after giving birth. Read the story in Youth Health Magazine 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 >

News & Record: UNCG researchers hope to change culture around concussions

In February, UNCG was awarded $400,000 from the NCAA and the Dept. of Defense to research and develop a web-based behavior intervention package that helps… 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 >

UNCG one of eight universities selected by NCAA, Dept. of Defense to study concussion culture

UNCG is one of eight universities across the nation to win the NCAA-Department of Defense (DOD) Mind Matters Challenge research grant that seeks to improve… Read More >

UNCG chemists working on $10 million research grant

Only 30 percent of individuals using natural products, such as dietary supplements or herbal remedies, tell their doctors, yet when those products are combined with… Read More >

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UNCG professor combines environment, music with new book

UNCG’s Dr. Aaron Allen, co-editor and contributing author of the new book “Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature,” has always had an interest in… Read More >

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UNCG professor to make New York debut in historic NYCO production of ‘Tosca’

UNCG professor Dr. Donald Hartmann ’77, ’82 MM will make his New York City debut Wednesday, Jan. 20, when the New York City Opera (NYCO)… Read More >

Study shows that multiple genetic variations can predict depression collectively

For nearly a decade, researchers have studied how single genes contribute to an individual’s risk for depression. A new study, however, looks at how five… Read More >

UNCG biology professor wins national mentorship award

Biology Professor Dr. Olav Rueppell has mentored 56 undergraduate students in his social insects lab since coming to UNCG in 2003, and the Council of… Read More >