News Items from UNC Greensboro

It’s been a historic year for UNCG. The university kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration, launched a new strategic plan and continued to take “Giant Steps” – from new campus facilities to athletic championships to emerging community partnerships and more. As the campus begins to quiet down and the year comes to an end, here’s […]

Yiyang Liu, from Luoyang, China, always knew he wanted to study chemistry, following in the footsteps of his chemist uncle. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Tianjin University of Technology and his master’s degree from Arizona State University, he wanted to take his research to an even higher level. He came to UNCG’s Joint School of […]

How do we express true gratitude? For those who celebrate the holiday season with gift-giving, it’s a timely question, and UNCG Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Dr. Jonathan Tudge believes he knows the answer. Tudge’s line of research is the development of gratitude and the decline of materialism in children and adolescents. The […]

Associate Professor Duane Cyrus has had the career that all aspiring professional dancers dream about. He’s toured internationally with renowned modern dance companies like the Martha Graham Dance Company. He’s performed in musicals, including the original London production of Lion King. And he’s worked as an independent artist, performing, teaching and making his own work. […]

Dr. Robert Owens (Bryan School of Business and Economics) has been appointed the chair of the Diversity Committee for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. As the chair, he will lead efforts to ensure the association honors its commitments to diversity and creates an inclusive community for all of its members.

Dr. Gay Ivey (Teacher Education and Higher Education), the William E. Moran Distinguished Professor in Literacy, became President of the Literacy Research Association at its annual conference held recently in Tampa, Florida. Her term runs through December 2018. The Literacy Research Association is an organization aimed at advancing literacy research, theory, and practice. LRA supports […]

Dr. Sonja Frison (The Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships) received new funding from Sandhills Center, Local Management Entity, for the project “Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Mental Health Partnerships.” This project is supported by funds from the NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. […]

Dr. Brett Carter (Student Affairs) received new funding from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the project “Collegiate Recovery Community.” Recovery is “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential” (SAMHSA 2012). UNCG’s Spartan Recovery Program […]