News Items from UNC Greensboro

For many, July Fourth weekend is synonymous with fireworks, cookouts, and packed beaches. John Adams himself wrote that Independence Day should be celebrated with “pomp and parade” and “bonfires and illuminations.”   But what’s often missing from our July Fourth celebrations are reflections and conversations about the history of American independence – the Continental Congress, the […]

This summer, 18 Spartans are conducting research, preparing applications for graduate school, and learning all things academic professionalization as part of the annual UNCG-McNair Summer Research Institute.  The UNCG-McNair Scholars Program, launched in 2017, is a federally-funded TRiO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for the pursuit of a PhD. The program is specifically for […]

UNC Greensboro held its inaugural Juneteenth celebration on Monday, June 21, at the Elliott University Center on campus.  More than 150 students, faculty, and staff attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the UNCG Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Student Government Association, Graduate Student Association, Chancellor’s Office, and Provost’s Office.  The movement to recognize Juneteenth at […]

UNC Greensboro has been named a regional winner of the 2021 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).  As a regional winner, UNCG will compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced in November. Other finalists for the award […]

For three weeks in May, a group of eight UNC Greensboro students forged metals, split shingles, conducted paint analysis, and learned all things historic preservation.  The annual historic preservation field school, led by Professor Emerita Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, provides students the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of historic preservation and architectural conservation.  The course […]

UNC Greensboro stands out for its commitment to undergraduate research.  Students build close relationships with faculty and work alongside them in their labs, in the field, or in archives.  It’s a transformative experience that opens up countless opportunities. Just ask Aran Garnett-Deakin.  A 2020 human development and family studies graduate, Garnett-Deakin worked on multiple research projects […]