News Items from UNC Greensboro

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The history of race relations in the U.S. South often tends to be viewed from a strict Black-White binary.  Most of us learn that from the colonial period through the Civil War, Black people were slaves, and White people were free. But what about multiracial people? Were they free or enslaved? And how did gender […]