News Items from UNC Greensboro

Dr. Stephen Sills (Center for Housing and Community Studies) received new funding from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro for the project Greensboro COVID-19 Eviction Crisis Mediation Project.” Prior to COVID-19, half of renters (47.7%) in Greensboro were considered “cost-burdened,” spending more than 30% of their income on housing-related expenses (ACS 2014-2018). This meant that 27,340 […]

Dr. Paul Davis (Kinesiology) received new funding from Cone Health System for the project “BELT Program (2020-2021).” The goal of this project is to continue operation of an ongoing sustainable exercise component of the Bariatric Surgery Program known as the Bariatric Exercise Lifestyle Transformation Program.

Dr. Arthur Murphy (Anthropology) received new funding from the NC DHHS Division of Social Services for the project “Recipe for Success.” Recipe for Success provides direct nutrition and obesity prevention education, social marketing, and policy, systems, and environmental change programs to individuals and households in Guilford, Rockingham, Randolph, Davidson, Davie, and Stokes counties in North […]

Kathelene Smith (University Libraries) received new funding from the State Library of North Carolina, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources for the project “Building Partnerships for Student Success.” Tammy Gruer is co-principal investigator on the project. North Carolina educators have a documented need for professional development resources to effectively find and evaluate primary sources and […]

Christina Endres (SERVE Center) received new funding from the Indiana Department of Education for the project “McKinney Vento Liaison Certification.” The SERVE Center staff will develop an online training course for the Indiana Department of Education to provide professional development for all McKinney Vento district liaisons. This online course will review the requirements of the […]

Dr. Diya Abdo (Center for New North Carolinians) received new funding from the Department of Homeland Security for the project “Triad Naturalization Application and Education Services Collaborative.” Betsy Jenson is co-principal investigator on the project. In partnership, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) and New Arrivals Institute (NAI) […]

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received new funding from Washington State University for the project “Natural Product-Drug Interaction Research: The Roadmap to Best Practices.” Dr. Nadja Cech is co-principal investigator on the project. As natural products (NP) sales increase, the risk of adverse NP-drug interactions (NPDIs) increases, yet the pharmacokinetic (PK) elucidation and clinical […]

Retired UNC Greensboro faculty member Michael Parker has been awarded 2020 Thomas Wolfe Prize, an award honoring distinguished authors in memory of fiction writer Thomas Wolfe. More info at https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2020/10/university-thomas-wolfe-award-feature-1008.

Dr. Cerise L. Glenn (Communication Studies) is the new incoming president of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG). This position entails the terms of vice-president, president, and past-president. More information at https://osclg.org/about-us/current-board-members.

Dr. Sherine Obare (Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering) received new funding from the Georgia Institute of Technology/Primary: National Science Foundation for the project “NNCI: Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC).” The Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC) is a partnership between two southeastern nanotechnology centers along the I-85 corridor with complementary tool sets and ex-pertise: the […]