News Items from UNC Greensboro

For the third consecutive year, UNC Greensboro has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.  The national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. UNCG is among 89 institutions across the […]

In the latest fiscal year, UNC Greensboro faculty brought in a total of $42.4 million in grant and contract funding to support their research, scholarship, and creative activity. The FY 2020 total surpasses the last nine fiscal year figures and contributes to a six-year stretch of impressive growth in research funding at UNCG. From FY […]

What does an international researcher who is working on understanding the link between COVID-19 and selenium do for his own personal health regimen during a pandemic? UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Ethan W. Taylor wants you to know. After his research was published earlier this year, and as a result of crafting many responses to requests about […]

A century ago this month, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed, guaranteeing and protecting women’s right to vote. On August 18, 1920, after a nearly 100-year long fight, Tennessee became the 36th and final state approval needed to ratify the amendment. How far have women’s rights come since then? How has the activism […]

Three UNC Greensboro leaders have been honored as part of the Triad Business Journal’s 2020 class of Outstanding Women in Business.  Mona Edwards, member of the UNCG Board of Trustees; Beth Fischer, vice chancellor for advancement; and Dr. Sherine Obare, dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering have been recognized for excellence in […]

High school counselors serve key roles in the college planning process – they often advise students on degree options, financial aid, and career pathways.  But some students may not be getting the help they need. Students who are DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) recipients, are undocumented, or live in mixed-status families often find […]

It has been a banner summer, fifty years in the making, for student-support grants on the UNCG campus. In early August, the U.S. Department of Education renewed UNCG’s TRiO Student Support Services Program grant, awarding $1.4 million over five years. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of this program on our campus. At the same time, […]

Moss Street Partnership School, a collaboration between UNC Greensboro and Rockingham County Schools, began the school year Aug. 17 with virtual instruction.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning will continue for at least the first five weeks. After this initial period, the school plans to open for in-person instruction, with students attending as part […]

For the 22nd consecutive year, UNC Greensboro has been recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates in the Princeton Review’s “Best 386 Colleges” guide. UNCG is one of five UNC System institutions to be included in the guide. The University is also recognized in the “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” web […]

Dr. Tyreasa Washington studies African American children and families, particularly those involved in kinship care – when a member of a family cares for children that are not their own but may be grandchildren, godchildren, or otherwise related. There is a long history of informal kinship care in African American communities, Washington says. Previously, the […]