Monthly Archives: August 2018

Students and professors stand in front of stairs.

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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Spartans study Spanish language, culture in Madrid

You can read about Spanish culture for hours on end. You can study conjugation charts, memorize new vocabulary and practice with textbook activities and smartphone… Read More >

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UNCG to host 36th annual International Festival April 14

UNC Greensboro will host the 36th annual International Festival (I-Fest) – a celebration of world cultures featuring food, arts and crafts, music, games, exhibits and… Read More >

Group photo of three Moldovan administrators with UNCG student.

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 >

Group photo of Chinese headmasters and UNCG faculty

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 >

Photo of students in Shanghai

From Stuttgart to Shanghai, Spartans go global

Uncovering history at an archaeological field school in Greece. Learning Spanish through community engagement in Costa Rica. Exploring nature, art and the human experience in… Read More >

Qiaoyan Gao, David Holley and Nancy Walker talking, observing horsehead fiddle in Music Building

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 >

Dance photo from last year's I-Fest

Around the world on College Ave

Travel the globe this weekend, right on campus. It’s the 35th annual International Festival, or I-Fest, offering music, food, exhibits, educational demonstrations and live entertainment… Read More >

Photo of Dr. Ignacio Lopez, Alex Hortal and Felipe Troncoso sitting at a table

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 >

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UNCG to host annual fall Study Abroad Expo

The UNCG International Programs Center (IPC) will host its annual fall Study Abroad Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in… Read More >

Photo of Asian Dancers at Asian Autumn Festival

Asian Autumn Festival returns

From K-Pop to origami, explore Asian culture through performance, language, fashion, food and art this weekend at UNCG’s Asian Autumn Festival. The International and Global… Read More >

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Global UNCG: Chandran hopes to inspire

Rakkiyappan Chandran left the remote village of Ooty, India to travel to America, and pursue a PhD in Nanoscience at UNCG’s Joint School of Nanoscience… 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 >

Photo of Emma Rettew working with children

Gate City girl

Born and bred in Greensboro, Emma Rettew had no plans of attending college in her hometown. Instead, she headed west to a university in the… Read More >

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Tough, but worth it

Louis Sulit doesn’t know how to shy away from a challenge. Earlier this month, he graduated from UNCG with a bachelor’s degree in biology and… Read More >

Photo of Comfort Amoaforo with Dr. Susan Collins in front of the School of Nursing Building

In search of the American dream

As she donned her cap and gown for UNCG’s Commencement earlier this month, Comfort Amoaforo had much to celebrate. Not only did she receive her… Read More >

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Globe trotting and goal scoring

When it comes to balancing athletics and academics, there are few who do it better than UNCG senior Evan Rees. From winning a Southern Conference… Read More >

New degree program prepares students for global engagement

Starting in the fall of 2016, UNCG’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) will offer a new concentration for students who are interested in… Read More >

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The world in your own backyard

This weekend, you can travel the world without leaving Greensboro. I-Fest, UNCG’s 34th annual international festival, is bringing Russia, Peru, India, Korea, Mexico and more… Read More >

Photo of Evan Ringel playing trombone with French students

Rhythm in Rennes

Evan Ringel’s senior spring break trip – full of big sounds and breathtaking sights – was one he’ll never forget. Along with three fellow seniors… Read More >

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Global UNCG: Taiwan’s Mei-Lan Chen builds lifelong relationships

International student Mei-Lan Chen shares her story about her life in Taiwan, which means Beautiful Island. Chen arrived in America in 2000 because of her… Read More >

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Tyra Callaway: Going global with research

As a junior in high school, Tyra Callaway began her college search with one non-negotiable requirement in mind: undergraduate research. She didn’t just want to… Read More >

Beyond the book: Bringing learning home

This semester, UNCG students faced the good, the bad and the ugly of the global garment industry. All incoming freshmen read “Where am I Wearing?” by… Read More >

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Global girl: Amanda Ingman embraces excellence at home and abroad

During her time at UNCG, Amanda Ingman has studied abroad, been an active member of the Lloyd International Honors College, written an undergraduate thesis, worked… Read More >

Emily Clark-Kramer pictured with her artwork

What you create in Siena, stays in Siena

They say you can’t take it with you. For the three Spartan artists in Siena, Italy, this summer – creating installations they knew they’d leave… 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 >

Photo of students and faculty on a visit to the Kalenderhane Mosque, once a Byzantine Church.

Flying to Byzantium

Few cities match the religious history and architectural splendor of Istanbul. For 13 UNCG Religious Studies and History students, few trips will ever match the… Read More >

As a boy, he escaped from Nazi Germany

It’s one thing to read about the Holocaust and Nazi Germany in books or see black and white pictures. It’s another to hear the startling,… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

Welsh named Fulbright-Hall Chair for Central Europe

Dr. Dianne H. B. Welsh, a professor in the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been named the Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship for… Read More >

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Sheryl Oring collects Wall memories in Berlin

The Berlin Wall evokes lots of memories. UNCG art professor Sheryl Oring has been in Berlin this fall capturing many of them. She calls her… 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 >

Pubantz talks about ISIS and social media on TWC news

Dr. Jerry Pubantz, professor of political science and dean of the Lloyd International Honors College, spoke with Time Warner Cable News about ISIS and its… 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 >

Learning beyond boundaries

Nargiza Kiger, a native of Uzbekistan, always knew she would have to go the distance to earn a college degree. “Growing up in a male-dominant… Read More >

Kshetri discusses big data on Brazilian TV

Dr. Nir Kshetri, a professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by Brazil’s ABF TV about big data in organizations. (The interview… Read More >

Graduating to The Gambia

Megan Whinna graduated in May, with a dual degree in elementary and special education. On June 25, she heads to West Africa. Megan will spend… Read More >

Bryan School’s Kshetri quoted in international media on cyber security

Bryan School Professor Nir Kshetri was quoted in the April 25 Epoch Times article, “U.S. One of World’s Most Tech Savvy Nations.” Kshetri’s comments give context to China’s… Read More >

Kelly Donovan

For two recent grads, the future looks Fulbright

Two recent UNCG graduates have won 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards that will allow them to further their studies overseas. Angelica Kapely of Marion, N.C., will… Read More >

Global Outreach program spotlighted on GCSTV

The Global Outreach Program in the International Programs Center was featured on the Guilford County Schools news station, GCSTV. Several international exchange students have visited… Read More >

Dance photo from past iFest

Enjoy music, world culture at I-Fest

UNCG’s annual International Festival, I-Fest, takes place Saturday, April 12, along College Avenue. From noon to 5 p.m., performers will share traditional dances and music, ranging from South… Read More >

Kshetri interviewed about cybercrime in the Ukraine

Dr. Nir Kshetri, professor in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor regarding the rampant cybercrime record in… Read More >

Girish Jammu, left and Steven Tamba, right, smile as they tour The Center for New North Carolinans.

Education for a lifetime

Steven Tamba and Girish Jammu came to UNCG seeking an education for themselves. They’ll leave with a plan to provide it to dozens of others… Read More >

UNCG professor’s X-Culture course has first community college class

Students from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are enjoying an international business experience through X-Culture, a program developed by Dr. Vas Taras of UNCG’s Bryan School of… 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 alum and entrepreneur featured by BlackEnterprise.com

Zim Ugochukwu, a UNCG alum from the Biology Department with a minor in Political Science, was featured by BlackEnterprise.com as a rising star and entrepreneur. In… Read More >

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A new way to get wireless at UNCG

Have you seen “eduroam” as one of your internet connection options here on campus? UNCG’s Information Technology Services has begun broadcast of this new supplemental… Read More >

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Nobel laureate in physics to speak on history of universe

Nobel Laureate Dr. John C. Mather of the Goddard Space Flight Center will speak on “The History of the Universe from Beginning to End” at… Read More >

Crossing borders

Each summer on the Greek island of Kea, classical studies professor Joanne Murphy sees the look on her students’ faces when they get off the… Read More >

UNCG statement regarding proposed ASA boycott

Statement by UNCG Chancellor and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Regarding the Proposed ASA Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions January 13, 2014 Editor’s Note: Following… Read More >

Ribar interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 about debt ceiling

Dr. David Ribar, a professor of economics in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 regarding what would happen… Read More >

Wine to Water tackles global issue, one village at a time

Sandy Elliott shares her son’s passion for bringing clean water to people in need. Translate “people in need” to more than 1 billion people in… 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 >

Paul Chelimo finishes sixth in 1,500 at World University Games

Paul Chelimo, a student at UNCG, finished sixth in the 1,500 meters representing Kenya at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, the News &… Read More >

Group of Pakistani women athletes visit UNCG archives.

Pakistani athletes study women’s sports during visit

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Photo of three Russian scientists speaking during meeting with Chancellor Brady

UNCG hosts scientists from Kazan, Russia

Three Russian scientists spent May in collaboration with UNCG scientists at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Chancellor Linda P. Brady, accompanied by Dr…. Read More >

UNCG joins global Talloires Network

UNCG is known for community engagement and a global outlook. So it should come as no surprise that UNCG now is a member campus of… Read More >

Photo of A'Isha Crawford in Peru

Three students named Fulbright Scholars

Three UNCG students, A’Isha Crawford, Pablo Diaz and Kayla Cavenaugh have won Fulbright scholarships that will carry them abroad for a year to continue their… Read More >

Hearing the ocean’s voice

When the ocean tells its story, Dr. Patricia Gray is there to listen. Gray, a biomusic researcher in UNCG’s Music Research Institute and director of its BioMusic International… Read More >

Leading activist to speak on women’s human rights globally

Charlotte Bunch, founding director and senior scholar at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, will present this year’s Duncan Women’s History Month… 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 >

Feet in two worlds

Robin Gee’s Fulbright award gives her the opportunity to live a dual existence as both student and teacher. Gee, an associate professor of dance in… 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 >

Fellowship through the arts: Chinese delegation visits UNCG

A Chinese arts delegation is visiting four major U.S. arts centers this fall: New York; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and Greensboro. Yes, Greensboro. Greensboro’s inclusion… Read More >

Breaking down boxes

Villa Maria del Triunfo. It’s a name that rolls off the tongue with the elegance of an upscale Spanish neighborhood – not a shanty town… Read More >

Crossover: X-Culture engages biz students around the globe

Matthew Englebert and his team were knee-deep in the corporate scramble, planning a McDonald’s expansion into Mongolia and up against a series of deadlines. His… Read More >

Biomusic science meets aesthetic beauty in sculpture

Shaped like a person and sculpted from casts of adolescent’s ears, “The Listener” stands underwater in tropical Cancun, collecting sounds that will tell scientists like… Read More >

UNCG Hosts German Fulbright Scholars

Willkommen Fulbrighters. Twenty-four top-notch German undergraduates are visiting UNCG this month, immersing themselves in North Carolina’s history, the U.S. educational system and American culture. And… Read More >

From camouflage to college

For many students, it takes a lot of determination to get through college as they manage full-time jobs, family responsibilities and school loans. For 26-year-old… Read More >

Bridging the digital divide

500,000 computers by 2012. It’s ambitious, but then again, so is she. Senior Brittany Atkinson ’10 is the recipient of four scholarships and the Student… Read More >