News Items from UNC Greensboro

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.

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.

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.

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.