News Items from UNC Greensboro

On Monday, March 23, nearly 19,000 UNC Greensboro students made the transition to fully online learning.  There are now 570 online classes, taught by 385 faculty members. During the first week of online instruction, there were more than 2,500 Zoom meetings – totaling nearly 17,000 hours – and more than 3 million page views on […]

The COVID-19 epidemic has caused another public health concern: a rise in mental health issues.  During this time of uncertainty, people are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, and even depression, and living in isolation only compounds these mental health struggles.  In the Q&A below, Dr. Jennifer Whitney, director of the Counseling Center at UNC […]

UNC Greensboro is among a cohort of academic institutions nationwide being recognized for their commitment to supporting first-generation students. UNCG joins 76 other institutions in the cohort and is one of three North Carolina universities to receive the designation this year. The Center for First-generation Student Success made the announcement March 2. The center is […]

This year’s Believe in the G event, the University’s annual day of giving, raised a record-breaking $1,049,877 thanks to the more than 1,000 gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of UNC Greensboro.  The funds raised – which represent a nearly 50% increase from last year – will be used to support student scholarships, […]

Opera singers and classical singers are the “power lifters of singing,” says Renée Fleming. They have to project, without amplification, through orchestras and choruses, all the way to the back of the house. And through her masterclass and her sublime University Concert and Lecture Series performance at UNC Greensboro, she magnificently showed the full range […]

Carrots and sticks.  That’s the metaphor used to describe how those in power motivate their subordinates through reward, punishment, or a combination of both.  According to UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Donna Nash, the ancient Wari empire was highly skilled at using carrots to control the people they conquered.  And in this case, the “carrots” consisted of […]