News Items from UNC Greensboro

The new Minerva Graduate Scholars Program is one of the highest recognitions a doctoral or MFA student at UNCG can receive. “The idea,” says Vice Provost and Dean Kelly Burke, “is to bring our top student scholars out of the silos of their disciplines, to exchange ideas, inspire each other, and grow.” Chosen based on […]

In the COVID-19 pandemic era, personal protective equipment is crucial for frontline medical professionals and those they serve, as well as for many others who cannot do their essential work from home. Kepley BioSystems, a North Carolina biotech company, is developing new and innovative technology aimed at protecting frontline workers, patients, and travelers during the […]

In Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Deon’te Goodman ’16 has portrayed some of American’s leading historical figures. A member of the ensemble and cover for the roles of George Washington, Aaron Burr, Hercules Mulligan, and James Madison, the UNCG alumnus is in the spotlight yet again. This time he will portray civil rights icon Bayard Rustin. With all […]

The impacts of infectious disease aren’t just biological. Disease impacts all aspects of the human experience for individuals, communities, and cultures – and often results in permanent, long-term shifts. These kinds of impacts have been the focus of Dr. Cassandra Workman’s work and research for the past decade. As a biocultural anthropologist with a background […]

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, […]

UNC Greensboro’s Department of Psychology has been awarded a five-year, $2.15 million Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.  The grant aims to recruit, retain, and support the training of clinical psychologists from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter primary care settings and medically underserved communities. The ultimate goal is […]

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, families juggled busy schedules and stuck to set routines. Adults went to work and carpooled their kids to extracurricular activities after school. Many college students enjoyed their independence on campuses far away from mom and dad’s rules. But once quarantine began, school-aged children were taken out of the structure and stability […]

Dr. Sandra Shultz’s research focuses on what may be humanity’s most problematic joint: the knee.  Of specific interest to Shultz – and to many trainers, therapists, and physicians – is the condition of the knee’s ligaments. Currently, Shultz and her collaborators are developing a new device to assess ligament looseness, known as knee laxity, an […]