Monthly Archives: February 2017

UNCG to host professional development event for humanities students

Critical thinking. Communication. Collaboration. It’s this unique combination of skills that makes humanities majors well positioned to enter the 21st-century job market. But often, students… Read More >

UNCG to host networking event for students and alumni

The UNCG Career Services Center and Alumni Association are teaming up to host “Spartans Connect: Student + Alumni Networking Night” on Thursday, Feb. 23, from… Read More >

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Give back with #BelieveInTheG

For the fourth straight year, UNCG is hosting the #BelieveInTheG 48-hour giving campaign, an opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members to share… Read More >

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Students dance with the stars

Over the course of its 35-year history, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has risen to the top of contemporary dance, performing in more than… Read More >

War & Peace Imagined event series continues with spring lineup

UNCG’s War & Peace Imagined event series continues this semester with a variety of lectures, performances and discussions that explore the themes of war and… Read More >

UNCG to celebrate Black History Month with series of campus events

UNCG students, faculty and staff are joining together to host a series of campus events – including a variety show, diversity expo and daylong conference… 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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Lucinda Devlin photography exhibition to open at Weatherspoon

Internationally recognized photographer Lucinda Devlin’s first museum retrospective “Sightlines” will open on Saturday, Jan. 28, at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. The exhibition will feature 83… Read More >

Action photo of Diante Baldwin driving to the hoop.

Men’s basketball off to best start in two decades

Talent, depth and experience. That’s the combination that Head Coach Wes Miller has been searching for since he took the helm of UNCG’s men’s basketball… Read More >

A small group of students and staff paddle down Class II rapids.

Register now for Outdoor Adventures trips and events

Registration is now open for Outdoor Adventures trips and events, and this semester’s adventures are expected to fill up fast. From caving in Virginia to… Read More >

UNCG and N.C. A&T to host 5th annual joint Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

UNCG and N.C. A&T are partnering to host the 5th annual joint Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at UNCG… Read More >

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A year of giant steps

For Spartans, 2016 has been a year of giant steps. From the installation of Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. to the opening of the Leonard… Read More >

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Graduates poised to make their mark

You’ve spent your time at UNCG searching for answers. Now, you are the answer. That was the message heard by graduates this morning as UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG receives $46,000 from Duke Energy to construct wetlands on campus

UNCG has received a $46,112 grant from the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund to construct two wetlands on campus. The wetlands will improve water quality… Read More >

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UNCG to award more than 1,700 degrees at December Commencement

More than 1,700 Spartans will be awarded degrees at UNCG’s December Commencement on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. The degree… 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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UNCG to celebrate holidays with annual lighting of Vacc Bell Tower

UNCG will host the annual lighting of the Vacc Bell Tower and Anniversary Plaza on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. Held each year on… Read More >

UNCG to host renowned historian Heather Ann Thompson

The UNCG Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) will host a lecture by renowned historian Heather Ann Thompson titled “The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 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 >

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Spartans take it to the hoop

The UNCG men’s basketball team finished last season with a five-game winning streak in the regular season and a trip to the College Basketball Invitational… Read More >

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UNCG to host national traveling exhibition on mass incarceration

UNCG will host States of Incarceration, the first national traveling multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue on mass incarceration, from Nov. 8 through Dec. 15… Read More >

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Spartan spirit on full display at Homecoming

Thousands of Spartans returned to campus last week for UNCG’s Homecoming celebration, an annual event marked by university traditions, soccer rivalries and plenty of UNCG… 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 >

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Welcome home Spartans

UNCG Homecoming kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and this year’s celebration is expected to be one of the largest in UNCG history. Festivities include… Read More >

History students to host voting rights ‘teach-in’

During the 1960s, students at college campuses across the United States began to host “teach-ins,” or student-run forums designed to educate individuals on pressing political… Read More >

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Registration now open for annual fall open house

Registration is now open for Spartan Showcase, UNCG’s annual fall open house for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This year’s event, hosted… Read More >

Chancellor Gilliam speaks behind a podium

Gilliam installed as UNCG’s 11th chancellor

Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. was installed as The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s 11th chancellor today in a ceremony held in UNCG Auditorium…. Read More >

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UNCG to celebrate annual Founders Day

The campus community will gather together this Wednesday, Oct. 5, to celebrate Founders Day, an annual celebration that commemorates UNCG’s history. The tradition dates back… Read More >

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Weatherspoon celebrates 75 years

In 1941, UNCG’s Gregory Ivy established a university teaching art gallery based on the belief that students should be exposed to the art of their… Read More >

UNCG to host panel on immigrant, refugee experience in Greensboro

UNCG will host a panel discussion titled “Immigrants and Refugees in Greensboro: Current Challenges” this Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the… Read More >

Career Services Center to host annual Fall Career Fair

The UNCG Career Services Center will host its annual Fall Career Fair this Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leonard… Read More >

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Campus community celebrates dedication of Kaplan Center

UNCG students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered together on Friday, Sept. 16, to celebrate the official dedication of the Leonard J. Kaplan Center… Read More >

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Football takes the field

With fall just around the corner, it’s finally time for sweatshirts, pumpkin spice and – for the first time in more than a decade –… 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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UNCG kicks off War & Peace Imagined event series

This Thursday, UNCG will kick off War & Peace Imagined, a yearlong, interdisciplinary event series that explores war and peace throughout the arts and humanities…. Read More >

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UNCG students to participate in 10th annual Spartan Service Day

Nearly 200 UNCG students will spend their Saturday morning serving the greater Greensboro community at the 10th annual Spartan Service Day this weekend. The university-wide… Read More >

Photo of Paul Chelimo holding US flag after winning silver medal

Chelimo shines, wins silver

The Spartan community followed Paul Chelimo’s Olympic journey from his qualifying race in July to his silver medal finish in Rio. Check out social media highlights from Paul’s week in Rio.

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Kaplan Center to celebrate grand opening

Next week is GOWeek at UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, and the campus community is abuzz. The Kaplan Center officially opened its doors… Read More >

Photo of alumnus Paul Chelimo competing in U.S. Olympic track and field trials

UNCG Athletics to document Olympic journey of alumnus Paul Chelimo

Paul Chelimo ’14, UNCG’s first Olympian, isn’t the only Spartan in Rio de Janeiro. UNCG Athletics staff arrived in the city today to document this… Read More >

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A Spartan welcome

UNCG kicks off its annual Rawkin’ Welcome Week on Wednesday, and this year’s festivities are packed with a variety of campus events, Spartan spirit and… Read More >

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Paul Chelimo: Racing to Rio

Thirteen minutes and 35 seconds. That’s how long it took former UNCG track and field star Paul Chelimo ’14 to punch his ticket to Rio…. Read More >

Camp counselor Lars Holmberg works with young musicians at UNCG Summer Music Camp.

Sweet sounds of summer camp

UNCG Summer Music Camp is a homecoming of sorts for camp counselor Lars Holmberg ’11. The sights and sounds evoke memories not only from his… Read More >

A group of people chatting at last year's Summer Solstice Party

Weatherspoon to host 12th annual Summer Solstice Party

Tank tops, flip-flops and day trips to the beach can only mean one thing: summer has officially arrived. And this Friday, June 24, UNCG’s Weatherspoon… Read More >

Judge Robby Hassell rehearses for "Trial by Jury" in courtroom

UNCG hosts 5th season of Greensboro Light Opera and Song

Young artists from across the country recently arrived on UNCG’s campus for the fifth annual Greensboro Light Opera and Song (GLOS), a five-week intensive performance… Read More >

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UNCG Dance at Kennedy Center

For UNCG dance students looking to launch their careers in an increasingly competitive field, few places are better platforms than the Kennedy Center in Washington,… 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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A new adventure awaits

“Today is OUR day!” Those were the words that rang out across the Greensboro Coliseum as nearly 2,500 Spartans repeated student speaker Christopher McCoy’s mantra…. 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 >

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UNCG to graduate nearly 2,500 Spartans at May Commencement

Nearly 2,500 Spartans will join in celebration this Friday, May 6, as they receive their degrees at UNCG’s 2016 May Commencement. The ceremony, which is… Read More >

GSA administrator and former Greensboro city manager to deliver UNCG Commencement address

Denise Turner Roth, the 21st Senate-confirmed administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), will deliver the address to the Class of 2016 at UNCG’s… Read More >

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Onto the stage and ‘Into the Woods’

Next weekend, the greatest fairy tales of all time will collide on stage in UNCG’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods.” The… Read More >

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UNCG to host 2016 Earth Day Celebration

UNCG student organizations UNCGreen and the Campus Activities Board have teamed up to host the 2016 Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, from 3… Read More >

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UNCG to host 7th annual Spartapalooza festival for students

UNCG will host its 7th annual Spartapalooza festival – featuring carnival rides, fair-style foods and plenty of prizes – on Saturday, April 16, from 3… Read More >

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Spartan Science: Join UNCG for Science Everywhere

What does a turtle’s shell feel like? Did you know that you can pick up a Cheerio with a magnet? Have you ever wanted to… Read More >

Dept. of Social Work sheds light on foster care issues in Triad Stage play

Ever since theater professional Debra LeWinter met UNCG professor and social worker Alicia Kaplan, the two have been dreaming about creating a theatrical production that… Read More >

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UNCG students to host 11th annual fashion show

For the 11th year in a row, UNCG students in the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) will show off their sleek, new… Read More >

UNCG to host colloquium on contemporary Latin America

UNCG’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) will host a colloquium on contemporary Latin America on Thursday, March 24, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m…. Read More >

UNCG student presenting sock designs at CARS Industry Summit

UNCG students to explore innovation at third annual CARS Industry Summit

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) will host its third annual Industry Summit, sponsored by VF Jeanswear, on Thursday, March 24, from… Read More >

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Deer to give lecture at UNCG

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Deer, widely known as a top legal scholar and advocate for Native American women, will visit UNCG on Tuesday, March 22, to… Read More >

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UNCG to host annual Spring Career Fair for students, alumni

Where can you find Pepsi, Target, Volvo and Hanes Brands all together in one room? UNCG’s annual Spring Career Fair. On Wednesday, March 2, nearly… Read More >

Believe in the G graphic with the McIver statue. The graphic displays that a total of 932 donors raised $151,227 for the campaign.

Third annual #BelieveInTheG exceeds expectations

The university received more than 900 gifts during its annual 48-hour giving campaign on Feb. 16-17, 2016.

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New talent steps up to the plate for UNCG baseball

Longer days, warmer weather and the “ping” of a bat heard across campus can only mean one thing. Baseball season is officially upon us. Having… Read More >

UNCG alumni, staff recognized in Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty

Ten UNCG alumni and staff were honored at the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty ceremony at UNCG’s Elliott University Center on Thursday, Feb…. Read More >

Dancers E.E. Balcos and Alicia Grayson perform a contact and music improvisation titled "Entering the Unknown."

UNCG to host inaugural, statewide dance conference for educators and students

More than 100 dance educators and students from across the state will arrive at UNCG this Saturday, Feb. 27, for “Connecting Across Carolinas: Energizing Dance… Read More >

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UNCG holds third annual #BelieveInTheG giving campaign

Why do you #BelieveInTheG? That’s the question UNCG will be asking alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends this week as it holds its third… Read More >

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Library exhibit celebrates 125th anniversary of bill that established UNCG

UNCG University Archives is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the passage of the bill establishing the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) with a… Read More >

UNCG to participate in nationwide, traveling exhibit on mass incarceration

The United States makes up just 5 percent of the world’s population, yet has 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. And it’s costing the nation… Read More >

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Gov. McCrory visits UNCG to discuss Connect NC bond

  North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, along with key state officials and Triad academic leaders, visited UNCG on Thursday, Jan. 21, to discuss the proposed… 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 >

Chancellor Gilliam reflects on legacy of MLK at 29th annual MLK Day breakfast

“What are you doing for others?” That’s the challenge that UNCG Chancellor Dr. Frank Gilliam presented to a sold-out crowd of nearly 900 people during… Read More >

UNCG and N.C. A&T to host 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

UNCG and N.C. A&T are partnering for the fourth straight year to host the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. on Thursday,… Read More >

Leaders of UNCG, N.C. A&T and GTCC sign joint resolution in support of NC bond

UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam, N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold Martin and GTCC President Randy Parker met Thursday, Jan. 14, on GTCC’s campus to sign a joint… Read More >

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Students celebrate legacy of MLK with service

More than 200 UNCG students will spend Monday, Jan. 18, living out the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders at… 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 >

UNCG chancellor and Triad academic leaders voice support for NC bond

The leaders from three Guilford County educational institutions will come together on Thursday, Jan. 14,  to sign a joint resolution in support of the $2… Read More >

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Caps, gowns and congratulations

Joy, laughter and a strong sense of accomplishment filled the Greensboro Coliseum this morning as approximately 1,689 Spartans turned their tassels at December Commencement. The university… Read More >

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UNCG to graduate more than 1,600 at December Commencement

More than 1,600 Spartans will turn their tassels at UNCG’s December Commencement on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. The university… Read More >

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Gladiators and thespians make Classics Day a success

UNCG is a place where learning comes to life, and the Classical Society proved that by bringing a taste of ancient Greece and Rome to… Read More >

Chancellor Gilliam presents plans for first 100 days

Chancellor Franklin Gilliam looked toward the next three months, as he addressed the UNCG Board of Trustees this morning. He cited five things on which… Read More >

College of Arts & Sciences presents inaugural alumni award

As a college student with literary ambitions, Emily Herring Wilson studied in Greensboro with famed poet Randall Jarrell and other distinguished writers. Decades later, she’s… Read More >

Music professor contributed to award-winning essay collection

A UNCG music professor contributed a chapter to a book that has won the American Musicological Society’s 2014 Ruth Solie Award. “Music and Protest in… Read More >

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Krispy Kreme executives to speak at UNCG on Oct. 15

Two top Krispy Kreme executives will share their experience and thoughts on corporate entrepreneurship and franchising when they speak at UNCG on Oct. 15. Tony… Read More >

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The globe and the cosmos

The Bard and the Father of Modern Science. They were the superstars of their day. Literal Renaissance men whose words and ideas continue to shape… Read More >

UNCG rolls out the red carpet for ‘GO to the Movies!’ gala

David Holley, director of UNCG Opera Theatre and artistic director of Greensboro Opera, wanted to do something different for this year’s annual gala. He wanted… Read More >

Naturalist, storyteller Doug Elliott visits campus Sept. 8

Whether he’s singing about catfish, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, telling wild snake tales or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, storyteller… Read More >

FOX 8 posts ‘Cram & Scram’ web story

Fox 8 News posted a story about UNCG’s upcoming Cram & Scram rummage sale, scheduled for May 31 in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center. The… Read More >

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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 >

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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 >

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 >

Stine family referenced by N&R about courthouse exhibit

Dr. Linda Stine, UNCG archeologist, and her husband, Dr. Roy Stine, associate professor in the Department of Geography, were referenced by the News & Record… Read More >

Theatre stages ‘unedited silliness’ that is ‘Spamalot’

Ride your imaginary horse to the UNCG campus for a taste of Spamalot, a musical tribute to the comic movie classic “Monty Python and the… Read More >

Staying current with UNCG? There’s an app for that.

Have an iPad or iPhone? Or a smartphone perhaps? UNCGmobile helps you stay connected to UNCG. This new, free app keeps you updated with UNCG… Read More >

Young love interrupted

In “Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare captures young kids in love as well as anyone can capture them. And that, says John Gulley, is why the… 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 >

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 >

African American Studies marks 30th anniversary, CACE conference

The African American Studies Program will celebrate its 30th anniversary Oct. 18-19 during the annual Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE). Alumni connected… Read More >

Pedestrian underpass groundbreaking Sept. 10

 Officials from UNCG and the North Carolina Railroad Company will break ground for the UNCG Pedestrian Underpass at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. The underpass will safely link… Read More >

HUD Grant Pairs Students with Local Agencies

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations J. Wess Gaither II grew up surrounded by obstacles to getting an advanced education. He worked 30 hours a week… Read More >