News Items from UNC Greensboro

As we approach the holiday weekend, it’s clear that Independence Day feels markedly different this year.  The nation continues to face a public health crisis. Black Lives Matter demonstrations are ongoing, as communities have tough conversations about the realities of systemic racism. Divisions and disparities are perhaps more visible than ever before. For many Americans, […]

Imagine cleansing wastewater of a harmful yet valuable element while, at the same time, helping to satisfy the world’s growing demand for high-performance batteries. Transformative research at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, or JSNN, promises to do just that. The project is led by Associate Professor Hemali Rathnayake, assisted by graduate student Sheeba […]

Downtown Greensboro looks a lot different this month. Vibrantly painted storefronts, challenging quotes from authors and musicians, and art that refers to love, justice, peace, grief, support, and hope.  Several Spartan students, alumni, and faculty are among the many on Elm Street proving the power of art. On May 25, an unarmed George Floyd was […]

Dr. Jennifer Etnier recently gave her 79-year-old mother a smartphone. Her mother’s memory is almost impeccable, and Etnier knew she would quickly adapt to the technology. Her father, on the other hand, is in the early stages of late-onset dementia. One difference between the two? Exercise. Throughout her life, Etnier’s mom has maintained high levels […]

UNC Greensboro today announced that the Division of Student Affairs has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the SECU Foundation. The funding, administered through the SECU Public Fellows Internship, will support 10 summer interns – students who are passionate about civic and community engagement and who will contribute to the impactful work of qualifying organizations. […]

A new Nursing and Instructional Building. A new Campus Master Plan. And on the horizon: an innovative and impactful arts collaborative space at the corner of Tate and Gate, a renovated and expanded Jackson Library, and a vision to spur the technology corridor along Gate City Boulevard. These latest developments in the transformation of UNC […]

Last week, nearly 3,000 Spartans turned their tassels – virtually – and became UNC Greensboro alumni. It was a graduation celebration unlike any other. For the first time in University history, the celebration was almost all virtual. There were videos from Chancellor Gilliam and other University leaders, departmental Zoom celebrations, and new social media filters […]