Monthly Archives: June 2019

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Broadway’s best: Alumni receive Tony Award, nomination

It’s a big week for UNC Greensboro alumni and Broadway veterans Joseph Forbes ’75 and Beth Leavel ’80 MFA. On Monday night, Forbes was one… Read More >

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An interview with alumna Kelly Link, MacArthur ‘genius’

UNCG’s newest MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Kelly Link ’95 MFA likes to “keep the ground shifting beneath the reader’s feet,” as she says. She is… Read More >

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Our unsung heroes: Celebrating Spartan staff

They keep the Wi-Fi working. They implement programs. They keep classrooms in order. They update everything from student records to newsletters to campus signage to… Read More >

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Relief pitcher Chad Sykes holds top ERA in nation

Throwing out the first pitch gets a lot of attention, but what about the last one? In Spartan baseball, that understated honor has often been… Read More >

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Student among top Irish dancers in the world

How does it feel to be one of the best Irish dancers in the world? Just ask Kelly King. The UNC Greensboro sophomore took home… Read More >

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Men’s golf wins second straight SoCon Championship

For the second straight year, UNC Greensboro men’s golf (283-294-276) has claimed the Southern Conference Championship after the Spartans finished the tournament at 11-under, besting… Read More >

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UNCG Board of Trustees welcomes new members

UNC Greensboro today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Mae Douglas and Linda Sloan, both UNCG Alumni with tremendous… Read More >

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‘Art on Paper’ celebrates 45th exhibition

The theme is paper, and it’s a big anniversary, but far – 44 shows, to be exact – beyond “the paper anniversary.” “Art on Paper” has now… 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 to launch new Academic Success Coaching Program

UNC Greensboro (UNCG) today announced the launch of the new Academic Success Coaching Program designed to transform the first-year student experience and prepare new students… Read More >

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UNCG is top 200 in global ‘impact rankings’

UNC Greensboro ranks within the top 101-200 universities globally in the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The University Impact Rankings measure global universities’… Read More >

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Spartans get insider access at Volvo Group

Thirty business students boarded a Spartan Chariot bus early on a Friday morning, dressed to impress, and eager to meet leaders at Volvo Group’s North… 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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Eight graduate programs recognized by U.S. News

UNC Greensboro’s graduate programs were once again recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. U.S. News & World… Read More >

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Spartans place second in SoCon, await postseason fate

After what has been another historic season for UNC Greensboro men’s basketball, the Spartans fell short of a second straight conference title Monday night, placing… Read More >

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UNCG named Voter Friendly Campus

UNC Greensboro again has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators)…. Read More >

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Rising star Deon’te Goodman in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

It was 2017. After a solid run of professional roles in musical theater, 2016 UNC Greensboro graduate Deon’te Goodman decided to take one last regional… Read More >

UNCG to launch master’s in informatics and analytics

UNC Greensboro recently announced that it will launch the University’s first-ever master of science in informatics and analytics in fall of 2019. The new, interdisciplinary… Read More >

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UNCG partners with City for Lead Safe Housing Program

UNC Greensboro today announced that three UNCG centers are providing comprehensive outreach and referral services to residents of Greensboro. The UNCG Center for Housing and Community… Read More >

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UNCG to launch information studies degree in fall

UNC Greensboro has announced a new bachelor of science in information studies – the second degree program of its kind in North Carolina – set… Read More >

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UNCG joins national effort for access, student success

UNC Greensboro is part of a big initiative. It has joined a massive new effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics launches Campaign for Champions

UNC Greensboro Athletics today announced the Campaign for Champions, a fundraising campaign to transform student-athlete academic and support facilities, and to recruit and retain top… Read More >

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Student receives award for outstanding service

Savanna Thomas always knew she wanted to work with kids; she just wasn’t sure what form it would take. UNC Greensboro helped her find that… Read More >

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UNCG named Military Friendly School, earns Gold award

For the eighth consecutive year, UNC Greensboro has been named a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY for excellence in supporting military-affiliated students. UNCG received the… Read More >

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$200,000 Mellon grant to transform humanities

UNC Greensboro has received a $200,000, 1.5 year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new program that aims to strengthen and transform… Read More >

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UNCG alum EJ O’Keeffe named men’s soccer head coach

UNC Greensboro today announced that EJ O’Keeffe, a two-time Big South Coach of the Year, has been named the men’s soccer head coach after a… Read More >

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Online graduate programs recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UNC Greensboro’s online master’s programs in nursing, education, and library and information studies have been recognized as some of the nation’s top online graduate programs… 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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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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Chancellor Gilliam discusses student success on Gates Foundation podcast

UNC Greensboro Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. was recently a guest on the “To a Degree” podcast, the postsecondary success podcast of the Bill & Melinda… Read More >

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Alumni gift $1 million to School of Education and Bryan School

UNC Greensboro this week received a $1 million planned gift from Celia Gomedela Jolley ’71 and David Styles Jolley ’76 MA to fund two scholarship… Read More >

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City councilman, attorney Justin Outling to speak at December Commencement

UNC Greensboro today announced that Greensboro city councilman, attorney, and UNCG alumnus Justin Outling will deliver the keynote address at the University’s Dec. 7 Commencement… Read More >

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UNCG, CCCC announce new co-admission program

UNC Greensboro today announced a new co-admission agreement with Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to… Read More >

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UNCG to launch online PhD program in Business Administration

The UNC Greensboro Bryan School of Business and Economics will launch the first and only online AACSB-accredited PhD program in Business Administration in the fall… Read More >

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Alumni Association recognizes 2018 Spartans of Promise

The UNC Greensboro Alumni Association recently recognized the 2018 Spartans of Promise, a group of ten seniors who have demonstrated exceptional academic and service accomplishments… Read More >

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Fall edition of UNCG Magazine now available online

The Fall 2018 UNCG Magazine is now available online. This engaging online magazine – newly enhanced for handheld devices as well as computers – tells… Read More >

Alumna Kelly Link wins 2018 MacArthur ‘genius grant’

UNC Greensboro alumna Kelly Link ’95 MFA has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. The prestigious MacArthur Fellowship – known as the ‘genius grant’– is… Read More >

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Leaps and bounds: New dance studios in former Rosenthal Pool

Since dance programs first began at Woman’s College in 1957, they have lived in the Rosenthal wing of the Coleman Building, once called Rosenthal Gymnasium…. Read More >

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Nursing and Instructional Building goes ‘green’

UNC Greensboro’s newest construction project has started its rise from the site of the now-demolished McIver Building. When the Nursing & Instructional Building makes its… Read More >

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New online degree helps develop core skills for the workplace

UNC Greensboro has launched a new online bachelor’s degree focused on helping students develop the skills that employers say are lacking in the workplace. The… 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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UNCG receives 2018 Excellence in Diversity Award

UNC Greensboro received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher… Read More >

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UNCG to cancel classes, all activities beginning Wednesday at noon

Due to the anticipated and potential effects of Hurricane Florence in the Triad, UNC Greensboro will cancel all classes and all other university activities beginning… Read More >

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UNCG on a roll with recognition in national rankings

It’s been a fall of Giant Steps for UNC Greensboro: record enrollment of more than 20,000 students, a slew of national and statewide recognition for… Read More >

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UNCG ‘serves as a beacon’ in bolstering student success

UNC Greensboro’s innovative and successful work in bolstering educational opportunity and access for all students has garnered national attention. Deloitte recently published a case study titled… Read More >

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Men’s basketball releases 2018-19 schedule

The defending Southern Conference Champion UNCG men’s basketball program released its 2018-19 regular season schedule today featuring road non-conference matchups with two SEC teams ranked… Read More >

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UNCG announces largest-ever enrollment: 20,106 students

UNC Greensboro, the Triad’s largest state university, today announced record enrollment for the University’s Fall 2018 Census. It’s the fifth year in a row UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG receives $1.2 million for student mentoring, classroom modernization

UNC Greensboro today announced a $1.2 million grant from the Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation. Two grants of $600,000 each, for a Scaling Student Success… Read More >

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UNCG receives $294,000 grant to expand Digital Library on American Slavery

UNC Greensboro University Libraries has received a three-year, $294,603 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to expand its Digital Library on… Read More >

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What’s new at the G

It’s been a big week at UNC Greensboro, with the unveiling of a new, modern spirit mark and the University’s new “Find your way here”… Read More >

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UNCG receives national STEM education award

UNC Greensboro has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in… Read More >

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Princeton Review features UNCG on ‘Best Colleges’ list for 20th consecutive year

UNC Greensboro is one of 384 institutions named to the Princeton Review’s “The Best 384 Colleges” for excellence in undergraduate education, marking 20 years on… Read More >

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UNCG unveils brand new Spartan

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Spartan has a bold new look. Capitalizing on a year of historic growth, outstanding performance in the classroom and record-breaking results… Read More >

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UNCG, Forsyth Tech announce new co-admission program

UNC Greensboro today announced a new co-admission agreement with Forsyth Technical Community College (FT) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to… Read More >

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Teachers prepare for students at Moss Street Partnership School

The halls of Moss Street Partnership School in Reidsville were filled with a flurry of activity on Wednesday morning, as volunteers from UNC Greensboro and… Read More >

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School of Education receives $1.7 million to prepare principals for rural schools

UNC Greensboro today announced that the School of Education has been awarded $1.73 million to extend the Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural… Read More >

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CARS ranked among top fashion merchandising programs

UNC Greensboro’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) moved up this year in rankings among the nation’s top fashion merchandising programs, according to Fashion-Schools.org…. 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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Interior architecture student places in Sherwin-Williams contest

UNC Greensboro’s interior architecture program recently earned a nod from global coatings giant Sherwin-Williams, when senior Amber McCullough snagged third place for residential design in… Read More >

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UNCG graduate lands a job at The White House

Brette Powell ’18 MBA believes in signs. When she met a stranger on a plane who told her to look into UNC Greensboro’s Bryan School… Read More >

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UNC System Board of Governors approves new Joint PhD in Social Work

The Board of Governors for the UNC System today approved the establishment of a Joint PhD in Social Work between UNC Greensboro and North Carolina… Read More >

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UNCG, Guilford County join MetroLab Network

UNC Greensboro and Guilford County have announced a joint agreement as the newest members of the innovative MetroLab Network, a network of 37 regional city/county-university… Read More >

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UNCG Police Officer Taylor Trantham named UNC System Officer of the Year

The University of North Carolina System has named UNC Greensboro Police Department Officer Taylor Trantham as its 2018 Officer of the Year. Officer Trantham received… 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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Alumnus, stylist to the stars visits UNCG

Ten years as personal stylist to Sean (“Brother Love,” formerly “Puff Daddy”) Combs, and alumnus Derek Roche rarely leaves home for a video shoot or… Read More >

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Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek to speak at UNCG Commencement

UNC Greensboro today announced that Olympic speed skating gold medalist, NBC Winter Olympics commentator and internationally-recognized humanitarian leader Joey Cheek will deliver the keynote address… Read More >

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UNCG announces co-admission program with Randolph Community College

UNC Greensboro today announced a new co-admission agreement with Randolph Community College (RCC) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to undergraduate… Read More >

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Wes Miller receives contract extension following historic season

UNC Greensboro has announced the extension of head men’s basketball coach Wes Miller’s contract through the 2028-29 season. The agreement in principle comes after Miller’s program… 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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UNCG, Rockingham County Schools sign MOU for Moss Street Partnership School

UNC Greensboro and the Rockingham County Schools Board of Education yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Moss Street Partnership School in Rockingham County…. Read More >

Middle College named finalist for America’s Best Urban Schools Awards

The Middle College at UNC Greensboro is one of just 18 schools across the country to be named a finalist for the 2018 America’s Best… Read More >

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UNCG to host emergency drill Feb. 1

On Thursday, Feb. 1, UNC Greensboro will conduct a large-scale, mass casualty emergency exercise in and around the McIver Building on campus. The drill, which… Read More >

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UNCG launches master’s degree in international business

The Bryan School of Business and Economics today launched its brand-new online Master of Science in International Business. The new degree program will welcome its… Read More >

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UNCG Research Magazine launches new interactive website

The fall 2017 edition of the UNCG Research Magazine published online today, and now readers can access feature stories, research profiles, image galleries and more… 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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UNCG named top performer in 2017 Sustainable Campus Index

UNCG has been named a Gold-rated institution in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, and a top performer in the subcategories of public engagement and well-being and… Read More >

UNCG Endowment Fund acquires new property in Greensboro

The board of directors of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Endowment Fund today announced a strategic real estate investment to acquire a property… Read More >

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UNCG partners with Guilford County Schools on $1.4 million grant for arts education

UNCG is partnering with Guilford County Schools (GCS) to help public school teachers use the arts more effectively, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from… Read More >

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UNCG celebrates 50 years of Katharine Smith Reynolds Scholarship

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class of Katharine Smith Reynolds Scholars at UNCG. Since its inception, more than 500 Katharine Smith Reynolds… Read More >

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Alumnus lives dream on big screen with pair of CBS shows

It’s not every day that you appear in two top television shows on the same network in the same month. Yet that’s just what has… 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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UNCG Magazine celebrates university’s 125th anniversary

The fall edition of UNCG Magazine – a special 125th anniversary issue – published this week, with more than 100,000 copies arriving in the mailboxes… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics announces five-year strategic plan

The UNCG athletic department has announced its updated strategic plan, “The Spartan Way: 2017-2022,” a comprehensive vision that maps out the next five years for… 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 awarded $1.15 million grant for first-generation and underrepresented students

UNCG has received a 5-year, $1.15 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Education to support first-generation and underrepresented students in undergraduate research and graduate… Read More >

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New strategic plan highlights where today’s ‘Giant Steps’ will take UNCG in the future

UNCG has unveiled its new five-year strategic plan, a road map for the university that outlines significant areas of focus, key goals and initiatives, and… Read More >

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UNCG Trustees approve design for new Nursing and Instructional Building

The UNCG Board of Trustees approved the external design for UNCG’s new Nursing and Instructional Building on Friday at the September board meeting. The approved renderings… Read More >

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UNCG, NCAA launch online wellness resource for freshman student-athletes nationwide

The NCAA Sport Science Institute has partnered with UNCG’s Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness (IPAHW) to implement The Freshman Experience, an association-wide initiative… Read More >

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Graduate, online programs shine in 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings

For the 27th consecutive year, UNCG is listed among the nation’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report, with several graduate and online programs… Read More >

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Kaplan Center receives LEED Gold rating from U.S. Green Building Council

UNCG’s Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council…. Read More >

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Message from Chancellor Gilliam on recent DACA news

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a message to the campus community regarding the U.S. Attorney General’s recent DACA announcement. The… Read More >

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UNCG approaches 20,000 students as enrollment grows for fourth straight year

UNCG today announced record overall enrollment of 19,922 students for this year, the fourth straight year enrollment has grown at the Triad’s largest state university. Enrollment… Read More >

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UNCG and Rockingham County Schools partner to bring innovative ‘Lab School’ to Reidsville

UNCG and Rockingham County Schools today unveiled a proposal for an innovative new partnership school in Rockingham County. The school – also called a “Lab School”… Read More >

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UNCG ranks No. 3 in UNC system in Sierra Club sustainability rankings

For the seventh straight year, UNCG ranks among the most sustainable colleges and universities in the United States and Canada according to the Sierra Club’s… Read More >

UNCG to partner with Allegacy Federal Credit Union on innovative wellness program

UNCG and Allegacy Federal Credit Union have announced a new collaboration that offers rewards for UNCG students, faculty and staff who use UNCG’s state-of-the-art Leonard… 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 announces new co-admission programs

UNCG today announced two new co-admission agreements with Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and Alamance Community College (ACC) to facilitate degree completion and bolster student success… Read More >

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UNCG named to Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ list for 19th consecutive year

For the 19th straight year, UNCG has been named to the Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges” list for excellence in undergraduate education. UNCG joins… Read More >

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UNCG named most affordable college in North Carolina by Business Insider

UNCG is the most affordable college in North Carolina according to new rankings by Business Insider. The rankings include only institutions listed in the U.S…. Read More >

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School of Nursing is first in the world to use new childbirth simulator

Active labor can be one of the riskiest moments in a woman and her infant’s life. Thanks to a new, state-of-the-art full-body childbirth simulator, UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG ranks third among NC public universities according to College Choice

UNCG ranks third among public universities and sixth among all colleges and universities in North Carolina according to the 2017 College Choice “25 Best Colleges… Read More >

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UNCG receives ‘Gold Star’ designation from National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) chapter at UNCG has been named a Gold Star chapter for the 2016-17 academic year. The NSCS is… Read More >

UNCG recognized nationally for online Master of Education programs

UNCG is among the nation’s best universities for online Master of Education programs according to new rankings by Master’s Programs Guide. UNCG ranks No. 34… Read More >

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Late alumna Nina Riggs’ ‘The Bright Hour’ on NYT bestseller list

This past month, a UNCG alumna’s words reached thousands across the globe. In her work, she conveyed the profound joys of life, in the midst… Read More >

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Two reappointments complete Board of Trustees

The North Carolina General Assembly today (June 29) announced the reappointments of two members of the Board of Trustees for The University of North Carolina… Read More >

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Alumnus Paul Chelimo wins national championship

UNCG alumnus and former track standout Paul Chelimo added another highlight to his career Friday night as he won the 5,000-meter race at the USA Track and Field… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam named one of Triad’s Most Admired CEOs

UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. will receive one of the Triad’s Most Admired CEOs awards from the Triad Business Journal. The 2017 class of honorees includes… Read More >

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New partnership for Beyond Academics program

UNCG has selected Monarch as its community partner of choice to provide support services to students enrolled in the Beyond Academics Comprehensive Transition Program. Created by UNCG Vice Chancellor… 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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Spartan student-athletes set records in classroom

UNCG Athletics had a banner year in 2016-17, but even more impressive was its record-setting performance in the classroom. A total of 233 student-athletes set… Read More >

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UNCG takes Giant Steps with Millennial Campus

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors today approved a proposal from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) for the establishment of… Read More >

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New website offers more ways to engage with Chancellor Gilliam

The new Office of the Chancellor website launched this week with a redesign that reflects the university’s increased focus on creating meaningful engagement – and… Read More >

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New WeatherSTEM tool provides real-time campus weather information

There’s a new resource at UNCG, and Director of Emergency Management Zach Smith can explain how it benefits the entire campus and campus community. “I… 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 >

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Provost Dunn discusses commitment to student support in recent interview

In a recent interview with The EvoLLLution, UNCG Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn discussed the university’s commitment to supporting students, particularly those from… Read More >

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Opera moved due to fire incident at UNCG Auditorium

A fire incident occurred on Tuesday, April 4, in UNCG Auditorium during a dress rehearsal for the opera “The Consul,” directed by David Holley. No serious… Read More >

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Kaplan Center recognized for ‘Excellence in Design’

Winston-Salem architecture firm Walter Robbs recently received the North Carolina State Building Commission Excellence in Design Award for its design of UNCG’s Leonard J. Kaplan… 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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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 >

UNCG alumnus wins 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition

UNCG alumnus Thomas Linger ’16 recently won the 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition. The first-place prize package is valued at $10,000 and includes the opportunity to… Read More >

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UNCG recognized as leader in closing completion gap between white, black students

UNCG was recently recognized as a top-performing institution in a report by The Education Trust that investigates black student success at the university level. Released… Read More >

UNCG, GTCC chosen for national initiative to close achievement gaps

Two Guilford County educational institutions have been selected to take part in a national initiative to help close achievement gaps in higher education. The University… Read More >

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UNCG students win national nano film contest

UNCG students Taylor Mabe and Jenna Schad have been named winners of the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s “Nano Film” video contest. Mabe, a nanoscience PhD candidate,… 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 >

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University statement 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 >

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 >

UNCG shares unique connection to movie ‘Hidden Figures’

With the highly-anticipated film “Hidden Figures” set to open in theaters across the nation on Jan. 6, UNCG remembers alumna Virginia Tucker ’30, a trailblazer… 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 >

UNCG named Military Friendly School, receives Silver Award

For the sixth consecutive year, UNCG has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for its efforts in recruiting and retaining military veterans…. Read More >

UNCG recognized for excellence in service, education in president’s honor roll

UNCG was recognized for excellence in community service and education in the recently announced 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The honor roll… Read More >

UNCG recognized in 2016 Social Mobility Index

UNCG is ranked in the top 15 percent in the CollegeNet 2016 Social Mobility Index (SMI), a national index that ranks colleges and universities based… 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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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 >

UNCG appoints new communications leader

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro today announced the appointment of a new communications leader to help the rapidly growing university continue to build… Read More >

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Spartan Village expands with new mixed-use project

UNCG continues to expand its presence on West Gate City Boulevard with Spartan Village Student Housing Phase II, a new $50.9 million mixed-use project featuring… Read More >

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UNCG recognized as top performer in AASHE 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

UNCG has been recognized as a top performer in the subcategories of public engagement and water in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, an annual publication… Read More >

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Princeton Review ranks Bryan School No. 6 nationally in opportunity for minority students

UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics is ranked No. 6 in the nation for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” in the 2017 edition of… Read More >

Alumni Association announces 2016 Spartans of Promise

The UNCG Alumni Association has announced the 2016 Spartans of Promise, a recognition that honors up to 10 outstanding UNCG seniors who have excelled in… Read More >

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Undergraduate Admissions launches initiative to support Latino students, families

When Kattya Castellón first joined UNCG Undergraduate Admissions in 2005, UNCG’s Latino student population was just above 3 percent, and Castellón was the only Spanish-speaker… Read More >

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UNCG alumna recognized as a top leader by AACSB International

UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics alumna Becky Levin ’79 was recently recognized as one of the top 30 leaders across the globe by… Read More >

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UNCG named ‘Cool School’ by Sierra Club

UNCG is among the nation’s most sustainable colleges and universities according to Sierra magazine’s 2016 Cool Schools, which ranks UNCG No. 3 in the UNC… Read More >

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UNCG among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ for 18th consecutive year

For the 18th consecutive year, UNCG is recognized as one of nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education according to The Princeton Review’s “The Best 381… Read More >

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UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness opens its doors

The Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of recreation and wellness at UNCG focused on… Read More >

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UNCG announces formation of College of Visual and Performing Arts

UNCG is pleased to announce the formation of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), a new unit that unifies the discipline of art with… Read More >

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UNCG fashion program earns top national rankings

For the fifth consecutive year, UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) ranks among the nation’s top fashion programs according to Fashion-Schools.org. CARS… Read More >

UNCG student presents undergraduate research at national showcase on Capitol Hill

UNCG junior psychology major Amanda Baeten recently presented her research project, “How Rumination Affects Emotions,” at the 20th annual Posters on the Hill event sponsored… 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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UNCG alumna makes Broadway debut in ‘The Crucible’

UNCG alumna Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut ’15 made her Broadway debut on Thursday, March 31, when Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” opened at the Walter Kerr Theater… Read More >

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Redesigning downtowns

As a young girl, Emily-Kate Hannapel was constantly rearranging her room – shifting furniture, changing color and envisioning new spaces. Twenty years later, Hannapel is… Read More >

News & Record: The Forge to share space with UNCG

UNCG’s Department of Art will open a new downtown art space called “The Mill” on April 29. The Mill will share the site with the… Read More >

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UNCG recognized as national leader in supporting Pell Grant recipients

UNCG is featured in a new report released by the U.S. Department of Education highlighting institutions across the country that are making significant strides in… Read More >

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UNCG student wins national interior design competition

UNCG third-year interior architecture student Kim Young recently won first place in the national Bienenstock Furniture Library Interior Design Competition. Young beat out 39 entries… Read More >

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Greensboro philanthropist makes transformative gift to promote wellness at UNCG

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) announced today a $5 million gift made by Tobee Kaplan in honor of her late husband, Leonard… Read More >

UNCG’s Bryan School brings home national awards from small business conference

For the eighth year in a row, UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics won big at the Small Business Institute (SBI) Academic Conference held… Read More >

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UNCG goes greener with new campus, community sustainability projects

In the fall of 2014, student group UNCGreen presented a unique yet simple proposition to UNCG’s Student Fees Committee: implement a $2.22 annual fee per… 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 >

NBC News: Kuperberg speaks to dating and hook-up culture

UNCG Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Arielle Kuperberg recently co-authored a study called “The Date’s Not Dead After All: New Findings on Hooking Up, Dating… Read More >

Department of Interior Architecture to offer new, accelerated BFA to MFA program

UNCG’s Department of Interior Architecture is now the only interior architecture/interior design program in the state – and one of just a handful in the… Read More >

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UNCG Board of Trustees votes to change name of Aycock Auditorium

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Board of Trustees voted that the university’s historic facility no longer be named Aycock Auditorium at its… Read More >

UNCG and Triad Stage announce expanded partnership

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) and Triad Stage have announced plans to create a formal partnership that will capitalize on the… Read More >

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UNCG’s Bryan School named ‘Best for Vets’ by Military Times

UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics is among the top North Carolina business schools for veterans according to the Military Times’ Best for Vets:… Read More >

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The UNCG Board of Trustees welcomes five new members

In early July, Governor Pat McCrory appointed two new members to the UNCG Board of Trustees. Betsy S. Oakley, UNCG alumna and co-owner of Charles… Read More >