Monthly Archives: June 2019

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UNCG research: Heart health starts young

UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Laurie Wideman is adamant: When it comes to cardiovascular disease, it matters what parents are doing with their children, and it starts… Read More >

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Summer reading: books by faculty and alumni

The relaxed days and nights of summer are just the right time to settle down with a good book or two – whether on the beach… Read More >

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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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Student research: science, empathy, and literature

As a rising literature scholar and doctoral student in English, Matt Phillips is used to examining how meaning comes together in literature. These days, however,… 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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Cochlear implant study supports older adults

It’s a Friday morning, and UNC Greensboro’s Speech and Hearing Center has the warm feel of a group of friends catching up. The conversation flows… Read More >

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Research helps parents experiencing perinatal loss

Look no further than your local drug store’s sympathy card section for a host of euphemisms for death. “We are a death-denying society,” says Dr…. 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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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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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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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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UNCG Research Magazine available online

The spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine, a semiannual publication that provides an in-depth look at research, scholarship, and creative activity across campus, is now… 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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UNCG Archivist explores role of women in brewing

A burly man with a long beard and a flannel shirt. That’s become the stereotypical image of a brewer in today’s world of craft beer…. Read More >

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UNCG receives $100,000 to accelerate research findings into impact

UNC Greensboro has received a $100,000 grant from NC IDEA to promote entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement on campus and across the state. The funding will support… 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 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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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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UNCG database uncovers lost identities of American slaves

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

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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 >

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Spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine now available online

The spring of edition of UNCG Research Magazine – the university’s semiannual publication that explores some of the most impactful scholarship across campus – is… 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 >

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Well Crafted NC to hold launch event in downtown Greensboro

Well Crafted NC, a new digital project by UNC Greensboro University Libraries that documents the history, business and culture of beer and brewing in downtown… Read More >

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Youth given STEM opportunities through $1 million grant

Gasping, yelling, skipping, jumping. On a recent Saturday walk to UNC Greensboro’s wetlands, the kids were joyous about stormwater runoff. Kids who never considered themselves… 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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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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University Libraries to document history of brewing in Greensboro

UNCG University Libraries is expanding on its popular “Hop into History” events with the newly launched “Well Crafted NC,” a project that documents the history… 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 >

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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Research, advocacy at UNCG for homeless students

Twenty minutes north of UNCG’s main campus is the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), a technical assistance center that has been a part of… 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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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 >

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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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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 >

UNCG students meet community needs with innovative mental health care

Thanks to a new training grant, doctoral students in UNCG’s clinical psychology program are bringing innovative mental health care to at-risk populations, such as the… 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 >

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 >

Graduate and undergraduate research expo winners announced

Each spring, UNCG celebrates student research by hosting both a graduate and an undergraduate research expo highlighting UNCG students’ cutting edge research. This year’s Carolyn… Read More >

Graduate Expo to showcase talent, hard work of UNCG graduate students

Have you ever wondered how your diet affects your viruses or how keeping a beat and early literacy are related? You can find out at… Read More >

Undergraduate Research Expo is March 29

From biology labs to dance studios, undergraduate students at UNCG are participating in innovative, cutting-edge research. The 10th annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research… Read More >

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Beer and Bonding for the Ages

Over beer with colleagues one night in 1997, UNCG Archaeology Professor Donna Nash agreed to take part in an excavation to explore the ancient Peruvian… 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.

WGHP: UNCG student’s research aims to shorten transplant waiting list

Fox8 WGHP’s Natalie Wilson recently spoke with UNCG Ph.D. student Priyanka Ruparelia about her innovative research on tissue engineering and its potential to eliminate the organ transplant… 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 >

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 >

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UNCG’s African American history on display through Google Cultural Institute

In honor of Black History Month, the Google Cultural Institute is showcasing 80 online exhibits from museums and cultural centers across the nation. Exhibit topics… 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 >

Gateway Center earns international accreditation

The Gateway Materials Test Center (GMTC) has earned a new, international accreditation that is expected to attract significantly more contract testing to the site. The… Read More >

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UNCG researchers: knowing ‘strengths’ spurs success

We’ve heard it a thousand times. Put your best foot forward. Be positive. Play to your strengths. But what if you don’t know what your… 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 >

Register now for UNCG research expos

In the coming months, undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their hard work and research at UNCG’s annual research expos. Registration has already opened for… 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 >

Graduate students go head-to-head in research competition

At any given time, UNCG students and faculty are working on hundreds of fascinating research projects – from viruses, to education techniques, to rodents. As… Read More >

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Big dreams made of small stuff

Seven years of undergraduate and graduate study, countless research projects and a whopping 8,607 miles. It’s safe to say that Karshak Kosaraju’s journey to UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG student’s research could save honey bee colonies

As honey bees dance from flower to flower, they’re doing much more than making honey. In fact, according to UNCG Biology Professor Dr. Olav Rueppell,… Read More >

A Way to Start Each Week

Mondays at 12:14 and 42 seconds UNCG faculty, staff, and students are engaged in an innovative pedagogical play-to-learn approach coined as Monday Play. Championed by… Read More >

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UNCG investigates ADHD

Colleges and universities across the country are seeking to assist students with ADHD. Through a $3.2 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education,… Read More >

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Cultivating Sciencey Kids

Dr. Heidi Carlone believes classroom expectations, along with the methods and practices of teachers, impacts the identity of “sciencey” children. When classroom pedagogy isn’t good,… Read More >

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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 >