News Items from UNC Greensboro

Traducción al español más abajo What is social distancing, and why is it important? How is COVID-19 causing other public health concerns? And what’s the best way to stay up-to-date with what’s going on?  As we face a global outbreak of the novel coronavirus, and a rising number of cases here in the United States, […]

Innovation thrives at UNC Greensboro.  That’s the theme of the spring 2020 UNCG Research Magazine. The publication, now available online, highlights the many ways the University is an incubator for today’s bold ideas and tomorrow’s better approaches.  Here’s a quick look at the three feature stories in the spring issue: So You Want to Be […]

You may be familiar with the inner ear speaker that newscasters use to receive cues from the producer. You may also know about the speakers inside NFL quarterbacks’ helmets that allow players to receive feedback from coaches. What if teachers could get this kind of instant feedback while in the classroom? Dr. Marcia Rock, associate […]

The Digital Library on American Slavery at UNC Greensboro has been recognized by the National Park Service (NPS) as the first-ever “virtual” stop on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The recognition is the first of its kind for the National Park Service, and it is significant not only for UNCG, but for the broader community, region, and […]

In March, Professor of Anthropology Susan Andreatta will receive an award from one of the most prominent anthropological societies in the nation, the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA). She will receive the Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award at the annual conference, this year in Albuquerque. She is honored for her more than 20 years of […]

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 […]