News Items from UNC Greensboro

A federal grant of almost $450,000 will support UNCG’s Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program as it continues to recruit and train culturally diverse librarians. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), will provide $442,063 to support the Academic and Cultural Enrichment […]

The students in SES 460 designed a T-shirt to sell and raise money supporting mental health awareness and to honor the families of Newtown, Conn., according to Dr. Belinda Hardin (Special Education Services). “We raised $339.87 to donate to the Mental Health Association of Greensboro. Also, the parent co-instructor for the course, Andrea Worthington, and […]

Two UNCG students, A’Isha Crawford and Pablo Diaz, have won Fulbright scholarships that will carry them abroad for a year to continue their research. Crawford, a senior political science major with minors in sociology and Spanish, will graduate in May and spend 2014 in Malaysia, teaching English. Diaz will complete a graduate degree in nanoscience […]

With each passing semester, Campus Weekly has observed more offerings left at the base of the Minerva statue at exam-time. This year, the offerings began early. Tuesday morning (two days before exams begin), there were a sprig of flowers, one apple and something never seen before: a tiny note. It was addressed simply to M.

Moran Commons & Plaza Dedication Wednesday, May 1, 4 p.m., near Fountain Trustees meeting Thursday, May 2, 8:30 a.m., Alumni House FTLC semester’s final gathering Thursday, May 2, 4 p.m., Faculty Center Softball vs. College of Charleston (DH) Saturday, May 4 , 1 p.m. SoCon Softball Championship tournament begins Wednesday, May 8, UNCG Softball Stadium […]

Revisions to the General Faculty Constitution were approved at last week’s meeting of the General Faculty. Chair John Lepri explains that while the revised Constitution reaffirms an essential role for tenure-stream faculty, thus safeguarding their ability to speak out on difficult topics, it now empowers non-tenure track faculty with eligibility to serve as Faculty Senators. […]

UNCG’s IT is for Girls summer camp, an annual program designed to introduce and involve girls in the information technology field, has been awarded a 2013 Aspire IT Middle School Outreach Program Pilot Fund Award by the National Center for Women in IT. UNCG’s IT is for Girls program was started in 2009 by Lakshmi […]

Dr. Roy Schwartzman, professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons Online Education Fellow, has won the 2013 National Association of Communication Centers Joyce Ferguson Top Faculty Research Paper Award. The winning paper, “Lurching Toward Digitality: Synchronous Online Chats and the Next Generation of Communication Centers,” is posted on http://academia.edu/.