News Items from UNC Greensboro

Dr. Jeffrey Soles (Classical Studies) received a continuation of funding from the Institute of Aegean Prehistory for the project “Mochlos 2018: Publication and Conversation.” This grant will support research, publication and conservation of archaeological material excavated at Mochlos, Crete, from 1989 to 2016. It is the second year of a continuing three-year grant that was […]

Dr. Danielle Swick (Social Work) received new funding from the North Carolina School-Based Health Alliance for the project “An Analysis of RAAPS Data from North Carolina School-Based Health Centers.” The purpose of this project is to develop an initial survey to assess the North Carolina School-Based Health Centers’ (SBHCs) current use of RAAPS and for […]

Dr. Jewell Cooper (School of Education) was recognized as a local SHEro at the inaugural SHEroes gala and awards ceremony Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Proximity Hotel. Dr. Cooper was nominated for her work offering professional development in local and regional school districts and as chair of the Multicultural Education Special Interest Group of the […]

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 daydream, the laboratory should be the perfect setting. But can we rely on laboratory experiments to explain how these internal distractions limit our ability to focus on day-to-day events in […]

For the second straight year, UNC Greensboro hosted the Triad Business Journal’s “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” networking event. Approximately 200 students and young professionals participated in the “speed mentoring” sessions on Feb. 12 in Elliott University Center. Twenty-six women business leaders, working in a variety of industries across the Triad, shared their stories and career advice. […]

Approximately 7,000 miles across the globe, you’ll find two Spartans working on the world’s largest remote television operation: the Olympic Games. Cindy Hsieh ’13 MFA and Max Negin ’08 MFA are two of approximately 2,500 NBC employees at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hsieh, a former figure skater, is an associate producer […]

They met in different times and places: A health class during the Vietnam War; laughing at a movie in Reynolds Residence Hall; sitting side by side in Japanese class. But for three Spartan couples, their stories share remarkable similarities. A love that ignited in the blue and gold halls of UNC Greensboro has transformed into […]

On Thursday, Feb. 1, UNC Greensboro tested its emergency response and recovery plans with a large-scale, mass casualty emergency exercise on campus. The drill, one of the largest exercises ever conducted on a UNC System campus, involved approximately 80 volunteers and 270 first responders. Participating agencies included the Greensboro Police Department, Guilford County EMS, Federal […]

Affecting positive change in today’s global landscape is a challenge UNC Greensboro’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL) takes head on. This week, Dr. Nicholas V. Longo headlines OLSL’s 2018 Spring Engagement Series, part of OLSL’s initiative to propel UNCG’s momentum as a community-engaged university. Longo is chair of public and community service studies and […]

Dr. Laurie Gold (Kinesiology) received additional funding of $637,639 from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Pathways from Childhood Self-Regulation to Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescence.“ “Cardiovascular risk factors (CVR)—including obesity, elevated lipids, altered glucose metabolism, hypertension, and elevated low-grade inflammation—are detectable, common and increasing during adolescence. However, the developmental origins of adolescent CVR […]

Dr. Nadja Cech (Chemistry and Biochemistry) received a continuation of funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Predoctoral Training: Innovative Technologies for Natural Products and CAM Research.” The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in collaboration with investigators in Biology and Nutrition, is working on a multi-disciplinary research proposal to the National Institutes […]