News Items from UNC Greensboro

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies describes himself as “pretty passionate” about fungi. That may be an understatement. “I could geek out about fungi for hours,” said the UNC Greensboro professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “You could argue that half of us wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for fungi.” Fungal cultures have been used for decades in […]

A staple of the UNCG-McNair Scholars Program is the annual Summer Research Institute. A federal TRiO program, UNCG-McNair prepares undergraduates for the pursuit of a PhD. The program is designed for first-generation students from low-income backgrounds, as well as students who are members of racial or ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate studies. […]

Dr. Risa Applegarth received the Junior Research Excellence Award for her work in rhetoric. As an associate professor of English and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, Applegarth focuses on scientific and professional discourse and social movements. She is widely recognized for her scholarship and teaching, with accolades including the Outstanding Book Award from the Conference […]

On May 25, an unarmed George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. The horrific video of Floyd’s death circulated on social media and spurred a new wave of Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations across the country. While Floyd’s death represented a tipping point, it was just one of many instances of racist […]

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, UNC Greensboro’s Graduate School is once again expecting a growth in enrollment.  For the fourth straight year, graduate enrollment is up, with the Graduate School currently reporting a nearly 6% increase in registered students and a roughly 7% increase in total credit hours.  It’s a significant jump, especially given the circumstances. […]

“Is feminism dead?”  That’s the question that Time magazine posed to its readers on a June 1998 cover. The controversial cover story ultimately concluded that the feminist movement had become largely irrelevant in the 1990s.  UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Lisa Levenstein refutes that claim with her new book, “They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused drastic effects on almost every aspect of our lives, including the shutdown of the global economy. But there’s one sector of the economy that many people in need of work are turning to, and this has presented one UNC Greensboro professor with a unique research opportunity. Dr. Brianna Caza, associate […]

UNC Greensboro alumnus Matthew Hellenbrand ’20 has received a Fulbright Austria U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) award to teach English to high school students in Austria during the 2020-21 academic year.  Each year, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) seeks recent college and university graduates who are interested in teaching English in […]