A three-day networking opportunity for representatives from American cities and higher education is happening on campus. The “Young Smart and Local Conference” is October 10-12, with keynote speakers and break-out sessions to exchange ideas on how cities can foster students and attract skilled workers. A complete schedule is available with more details about the speakers and topics.
Students, faculty, and staff can drop in to learn more about the newly-announced Jackson Library Addition and Renovation Project. Pop-up sessions on September 28 will allow them to share their thoughts on the vision for the library’s future.
EdD candidate in Kinesiology, Mona Flynn is eager to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in yoga therapy. Her research will focus on how physical activity improves overall well-being through her work with immigrant and refugee women at her non-profit, The Yoga Connection.
The Sustainability Office is dedicated to making the campus an environmentally conscious locale. But its research also takes that mission beyond Greensboro. What aspects of UNCG’s sustainability efforts were recognized among higher ed’s changemakers.
Dean Penfield says this recognition by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation can be credited to the collaboration and hard work across UNC Greensboro’s Schools and Colleges. The School is one of 32 institutions to be recognized.
Justin Cunningham won the Rockingham County Schools Beginning Teacher of Excellence award. He was in the initial cohort of UNC Greensboro’s Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership (PTRP). This program not only helps students who want to change their career path after getting their initial undergraduate degree; it also prepares qualified teachers for students in rural schools.
The UNCG Green Fund finances projects seeking to improve sustainability on campus and in the Greensboro community. Two current projects include a bluebird nest habitat study and bird-window collision research, both of which are being conducted by current PhD candidates.
One of its strengths is its versatility. Ellen Haskell explains how the new minor in Jewish studies will support students going into a variety of fields and supplement their education in other areas of study.
Dr. Regis Kopper has received National Institutes of Standards and Technology funding to develop augmented reality interfaces for use by first responders. Kopper and his partners, Dr. Jeronimo Grandi and Raleigh-based company NextGen Interactions, will work with public safety personnel and consultants to create a database of common public safety tasks that can be improved by AR tech.
The celebration coincides with Homecoming, so families will arrive to find a very festive campus. Spartan Family Weekend lets everyone take part in UNC Greensboro’s traditions. The full schedule and ticket information is now available for you to plan your weekend.
Hear from former students about how the famous author inspired them, listen to some of his award-winning work, and watch a documentary by Dr. Michael Frierson about Fred Chappell’s childhood and accomplishments. On October 1, UNC Greensboro will celebrate the former English professor who helped pave the way for the aspiring writers who pass through campus each year.