News Items from UNC Greensboro

In the new afterword of Dr. Omar Ali’s book, “In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third Party Movements in the U.S.,” Jacqueline Salit calls out the damage partisanship has done to American politics and American political culture. “Today there is also a profound weakening of governing and political institutions, of parties 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 […]

UNC Greensboro and Cone Health today announced that they were selected for a three-year award as Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The IRL program supports the vision of the foundation to build a Culture of Health, where all people have an opportunity to live their healthiest lives, and where […]

In the early 1970s, scientist Tu Youyou, leading a secret research group in China called Project 523, discovered artemisinin, now the world’s most effective treatment for malaria. Dr. Tu and her team discovered this molecule from sweet annie (Artemisia annua), a plant used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat fevers. In their early experiments, the […]

Dr. Prashanti Manda, assistant professor of informatics and analytics, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for a new project aimed at addressing one of the biggest challenges in the field of biology: data.  Biologists have a lot of data, but it isn’t always represented in formats that facilitate scientific inquiry […]

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 […]

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 […]

A team of UNC Greensboro researchers, tribal nation leaders, and national community organizations have been awarded a $1.4 million Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to increase access to literacy resources and libraries for Native American children and families.  UNCG will partner with five Native American tribes – Crow Tribe of Montana, Eastern Band […]