News Items from UNC Greensboro

After a much-needed winter break – and a good riddance to 2020 – UNC Greensboro is kicking off the spring semester with “Winter Welcome Weeks.”  The campus-wide event series, which takes places throughout January, features a day of service on campus and in the community, a crash course on resumes and cover letters, and the […]

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges our country has ever faced: overwhelmed hospitals, distance schooling, and business, stores, and restaurants struggling to survive. But there is hope. We now have effective vaccines that can prevent the disease from spreading and save hundreds of thousands of lives here in the United States alone. […]

The brains of bullfrogs hold secrets that could, someday, help fighter pilots perform better and protect stroke patients. That’s why two federal agencies – the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense – have awarded Assistant Professor of Biology Joseph Santin nearly $1 million to study how the brain circuit responsible for breathing […]

This fall, UNCG will take a bold step in advancing the personal and academic development of our students through the implementation of a new General Education program, called Minerva’s Academic Curriculum. The main goal of the new curriculum is to provide students with foundations and alternative perspectives for the more specialized knowledge gained in their […]

Dr. Jared McGuirt thinks we should pay more attention to billboards. “Advertisements in our environment have simple messaging; the graphics are very intentional. These companies know what they’re doing,” says the assistant professor of nutrition. “We should take our cues from the business sector.” His research focuses on our food environment and interventions to nudge […]

Off a busy, rural road in Gibsonville, North Carolina, stands the one state historic site in North Carolina focusing on African American history – and the only one honoring a woman. Brick dormitories, pastel teachers’ cottages, and a school bell mark what was once the Palmer Memorial Institute, a 20th-century boarding school where more than […]

For most photographers, publishing work in the New York Times and the Washington Post would represent the pinnacle of success.  But for UNC Greensboro alumna Alycee Byrd ’19, it’s just the beginning.  In recent months, Byrd’s photography has been featured in a variety of national and international publications. It started in the summer, when Men’s […]