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Carrots and sticks.  That’s the metaphor used to describe how those in power motivate their subordinates through reward, punishment, or a combination of both.  According to UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Donna Nash, the ancient Wari empire was highly skilled at using carrots to control the people they conquered.  And in this case, the “carrots” consisted of […]

They’re a million times smaller than a hair follicle on your head. But they can be used to solve some of our biggest problems. Dr. Sherine Obare has spent her career studying nanomaterials – natural and manmade substances that can be measured in nanometers – and their real-world applications. The dean of the Joint School […]

When many of us think about human trafficking, we imagine a kidnapping at the border. But often that’s not the case – in fact, it’s just as prevalent in our own communities, says John Weil of UNC Greensboro’s N.C. Network for Safe Communities. “People have this vision of somebody loaded into the trunk of a […]

Jaimee Lee Watts, a doctoral nursing student at UNC Greensboro, was named one of 13 “Students Who Rocked Public Health” in 2019 by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The peer-reviewed journal recognized Watts for her collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Public Health on an extensive project to address issues involving […]

Thanks to a new training grant, doctoral students in UNCG’s clinical psychology program are bringing innovative mental health care to at-risk populations, such as the elderly, young children, veterans and the homeless in medically underserved areas of Guilford County and across the state. The focus of clinical psychology and the way patients receive psychological care […]

Severely obese children are likely to be withdrawn and show signs of depression as early as first grade. A new study, conducted by UNCG Professor Dr. Lenka Shriver and other researchers from Oklahoma State University, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and West Virginia University, discloses social and emotional consequences for children with severe […]

Each spring, UNCG celebrates student research by hosting both a graduate and an undergraduate research expo highlighting UNCG students’ cutting edge research. This year’s Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo was March 29, and included a presentation from Jennifer Blackmer, 2015 winner of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award for […]

Have you ever wondered how your diet affects your viruses or how keeping a beat and early literacy are related? You can find out at UNCG’s 2016 Graduate Research and Creativity Expo, “Scholarship That Matters.” The UNCG Graduate School, in partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development, will host the expo on April […]

Dr. Linda Stine, director of UNCG’s Applied Archeology Laboratory, is using ground-penetrating radar to uncover Revolutionary War mysteries in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. UNC-TV’s Feb. 18 episode of “North Carolina Science Now” included a six-minute segment on the project, featuring interviews with Stine and her husband, UNCG professor Dr. Roy Stine, as well […]