News Items from UNC Greensboro

As the Senate moves closer to a bipartisan deal on $1.2 trillion for infrastructure projects, they have the support of automotive industry analysts, especially for the $7.5 billion budgeted for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, including charging stations. At UNC Greensboro, a researcher who studies transportation is focused on not only if EV charging stations are […]

This summer, 18 Spartans are conducting research, preparing applications for graduate school, and learning all things academic professionalization as part of the annual UNCG-McNair Summer Research Institute.  The UNCG-McNair Scholars Program, launched in 2017, is a federally-funded TRiO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for the pursuit of a PhD. The program is specifically for […]

UNC Greensboro stands out for its commitment to undergraduate research.  Students build close relationships with faculty and work alongside them in their labs, in the field, or in archives.  It’s a transformative experience that opens up countless opportunities. Just ask Aran Garnett-Deakin.  A 2020 human development and family studies graduate, Garnett-Deakin worked on multiple research projects […]

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 […]

This week, April 19-23, undergraduate researchers present their work in the Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo, a virtual presentation this year. This year, there are 223 presentations by more than 239 students, working with 90 mentors, and representing 29 academic departments and programs.  Another distinction for the expo includes partnering with […]

UNC Greensboro Professor Rosemery Nelson-Gray has been a trailblazer for women in psychology. Her leadership and contributions throughout the 49 years she has taught at UNCG have influenced the field of clinical psychology worldwide, over decades when women were extremely underrepresented in academia and psychology. During Nelson-Gray’s first 10 years at UNCG, she developed the […]

“A pandemic within a pandemic.”  That’s how some have described domestic violence in the times of COVID-19.  Stay-at-home orders have left many victims trapped inside with their abusers. Confusion about whether agencies are open and operating has likely played a role in decreased calls to domestic violence hotlines. While it will take time to sift […]

UNC Greensboro’s Ann Berry Somers, senior lecturer in biology, with John H. Roe, professor at UNC Pembroke, recently announced the release of a new paper on eastern box turtles, the North Carolina state reptile. “State-wide population characteristics and long-term trends for Eastern Box Turtles in North Carolina” was accepted by the Ecological Society of America’s Ecosphere journal.   […]

Social scientists, politicians, and others have long held that higher education has the power to overcome inequities – and to lay the foundation for everyone to achieve the American Dream. But what happens when you are 18 and have to take out the equivalent of a home mortgage to pay for a four-year degree? Or […]

Most people see only the obvious at 442 Gorrell Street – a handsome, two-story frame house accented with lime green trim and encircled by a low wall of rough-hewn Mount Airy granite. Torren Gatson, an assistant professor of history, sees more. When he lays eyes on Greensboro’s historic Magnolia House, he sees “a community vessel.”

The brains of bullfrogs hold secrets that could, someday, help fighter pilots perform better and protect stroke patients. That’s why two federal agencies – the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense – have awarded Assistant Professor of Biology Joseph Santin nearly $1 million to study how the brain circuit responsible for breathing […]