News Items from UNC Greensboro

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro continues to take huge strides in its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The museum will collaborate on anti-racist project models and practices as part of the Museum Partnerships for Social Justice Project, a recently announced initiative of the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program.  The foundation granted the […]

UNC Greensboro held its inaugural Juneteenth celebration on Monday, June 21, at the Elliott University Center on campus.  More than 150 students, faculty, and staff attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the UNCG Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Student Government Association, Graduate Student Association, Chancellor’s Office, and Provost’s Office.  The movement to recognize Juneteenth at […]

UNC Greensboro University Libraries, along with faculty partners across the state, has received an $150,000 digital extension grant from The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to expand its Digital Library on American Slavery (DLAS) to three more campuses in North Carolina: North Carolina Central University, UNC Pembroke, and East Carolina University. As part of […]

UNC Greensboro’s Augusto “Gus” Peña has been named a 2021 Leader in Diversity by Triad Business Journal.  The inaugural Leaders in Diversity awards recognize individuals who successfully incorporate authentic diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace. Individuals were recognized in the following categories: Diversity Champion, Outstanding Voice, Top Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Board Champion. […]

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is undergoing a transformation, with a bold initiative to ensure it can tell fuller, more inclusive, and more diverse histories of American art.  A $75,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art – part of the foundation’s recently announced multimillion-dollar initiative, Re-envisioning Permanent Collections: A Special Initiative for US Museums […]

UNC Greensboro, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Guilford College are teaming up to present the 9th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. via Zoom.  This year’s theme is “Student Activism: Then and Now.” The event will feature a panel of student activists from all three […]

In a COVID-19 world, mental health care is perhaps more important than it ever was before. But like the rest of health care, mental health care in the United States isn’t always accessible. It can be expensive. There’s a stigma associated with seeking care. And, broadly speaking, it’s a field that excludes many. For years, […]

Next week, the UNCG School of Theatre releases its second production for the season, “Skeleton Crew,” available for streaming Nov. 5-7, with a virtual Frame/Works discussion for ticket-holders on Monday, Nov. 9. The story is set in an automotive plant during the 2008 economic recession, and the characters face challenges such as economic inequality and […]

We all know of the Greensboro Four, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and John Lewis. But what about the civil rights activists who don’t end up in history books?  A UNC Greensboro project seeks to tell the stories of these lesser-known civil rights heroes of the 1960s and 1970s.  UNCG’s “Unsung Heroes of the […]

Dr. Edna Tan (Teacher Education and Higher Education) received new funding from the Trustees of Boston University for the project “Developing a Network to Coordinate Research on Equity Practices and Cultures in STEM Maker Education.” The RCN: Developing a Network to Coordinate Research on Equity Practices and Cultures in STEM Maker Education is a four […]

Dr. Brian Robinson (University Libraries) received new funding from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History for the project “’No Longer Yours’: Contextualizing and Emphasizing Freedom Seekers of North Carolina.” Funding will support the development of a digital textbook that highlights the lives and conditions of people enslaved. By providing a […]