News Items from UNC Greensboro

Dr. Stephen Sills (The Center for Housing and Community Studies) is the 2020 UNC Greensboro nominee for the UNC System’s Holshouser Award. Sills’ academic research centers around housing, health, and labor – especially pertaining to minorities and immigrants. As a lead principal investigator, he has been awarded more than 60 external grants and is co- […]

At UNC Greensboro, undergraduate research has proven to be a transformative experience for students. The close faculty mentorship is second to none – for freshmen and sophomores as well as for juniors and seniors. Students who are passionate about research have the opportunity to work alongside faculty while also developing their own projects. And often, […]

Dr. Gwen Hunnicutt is a longtime advocate for animals and the environment. At UNC Greensboro, the associate professor of sociology teaches a course on ecofeminism and another on green criminology, where students learn about harms and crimes against the environment and how inequalities are reproduced through earth injustices. She has also been involved in the […]

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It’s an unsettling phrase. Even when filling a prescription, we understand that illness-causing bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics, leading to the reduction of success in infectious disease treatment. Many perceive those risks to human health, as well as the societal and economic costs. But the way that bacteria adapt to become resistant, […]

The Digital Library on American Slavery at UNC Greensboro has been recognized by the National Park Service (NPS) as the first-ever “virtual” stop on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The recognition is the first of its kind for the National Park Service, and it is significant not only for UNCG, but for the broader community, region, and […]

UNC Greensboro conferred 121 doctoral degrees during its Doctoral Hooding Ceremony in UNCG Auditorium on Dec. 12, 2019. The new graduates were “launched to become the next generation of scholars, researchers, and professionals,” Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. said. “The rituals and formalities, the pomp and circumstance, are symbolic of the hallowed place that doctoral […]

The UNC Greensboro School of Nursing has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation to bring innovative nursing practices to at-risk students at Moss Street Partnership School in Reidsville, North Carolina. The grant will be funded for four years, running through 2023. The School of Nursing will use a portion of […]

Stuart Dischell is a nationally recognized poet and recent winner of UNC Greensboro’s Senior Research Excellence Award.  The first book by the professor of creative writing,“Good Hope Road,” garnered a National Poetry Series honor and was reissued, 25 years later, in Carnegie Mellon Press’s Classic Contemporary Series. Subsequent books were published by Penguin and the […]

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) revealed the newly minted Joint School’s Institute for Research Technologies this month. The institute will further strengthen the facilitation of industry partnerships with faculty at UNC Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Additionally, the institute will focus on preparing the next generation of students […]

UNC Greensboro’s Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability (GES) is putting itself on the map with two new undergraduate degree programs that will be available starting fall 2020: a bachelor of science in geography and a bachelor of arts in environment and sustainability. The previous Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program (EVS) and Department of Geography […]

It’s game day and the air is electric. The players warm up. The cheer team practices its routine. The crowd is settling in. And eight Spartan students, with high-def cameras and multiscreen consoles, are ready to stream all the action across the nation. The count begins: 30 seconds to air. 15. 10. 5, 4, 3, […]

Aidan Lytle has been interested in physics – “the purest science,” he says – since he was a kid. But a less-than-stellar academic record meant, instead of pursuing science, he initially focused on another passion – music. That talent led him to playing in a battle of the bands at Carnegie Hall at 16, to […]