Justin Cunningham won the Rockingham County Schools Beginning Teacher of Excellence award. He was in the initial cohort of UNC Greensboro’s Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership (PTRP). This program not only helps students who want to change their career path after getting their initial undergraduate degree; it also prepares qualified teachers for students in rural schools.
One of its strengths is its versatility. Ellen Haskell explains how the new minor in Jewish studies will support students going into a variety of fields and supplement their education in other areas of study.
Dr. Regis Kopper has received National Institutes of Standards and Technology funding to develop augmented reality interfaces for use by first responders. Kopper and his partners, Dr. Jeronimo Grandi and Raleigh-based company NextGen Interactions, will work with public safety personnel and consultants to create a database of common public safety tasks that can be improved by AR tech.
Dr. Amber Vermeesch joined the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing this fall as an associate professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Nursing. Amber’s research focuses on nature-based interventions, improving individuals’ mental and physical health by spending time outdoors.
UNCG Opera stages multiple performances each semester, with national-level success. The program gives students and unparalleled opportunity to prepare for performance careers on the world’s greatest stages.
This annual concert brings together the entire School of Music for one big extravaganza. Three-hundred students and faculty members from the orchestras, choirs, and ensembles look forward to this unique blend of their work in order to raise money for scholarships.
Within the classroom, UNCG-McNair Scholars Mulubrhan Kidanu and Alexis Bailey thrive conducting undergraduate research. Outside of their studies, both scholars have found places to refresh and feel connected on campus.
“The Black Panther” actor took a seat in the director’s chair in order to coach School of Theatre students. Four upperclassmen got to perform a scene for him as part of his masterclass before his appearance in the University Concert and Lecture Series.
Governed by a student-led committee, the UNCG Green Fund financially supports sustainable projects focusing on social equity, environment, economy, and aesthetics. The resulting initiatives, research, and education programs aim to benefit students on campus and the larger Greensboro community.