News Items from UNC Greensboro

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 […]

UNC Greensboro and the Foundation for a Healthy High Point (FHHP) are bringing the Eviction Mediation Project to High Point, to address a wave of evictions resulting from the pandemic as well as the city’s higher than average eviction rates in previous years. “Our comprehensive program will provide relief to an overburdened court system and […]

Dr. Jared McGuirt thinks we should pay more attention to billboards. “Advertisements in our environment have simple messaging; the graphics are very intentional. These companies know what they’re doing,” says the assistant professor of nutrition. “We should take our cues from the business sector.” His research focuses on our food environment and interventions to nudge […]