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Soon after graduating from UNCG’s School of Music, Martha Bassett ’96 MM made a name for herself with her first band, Martha and the Moodswingers. Nine albums later, the jazz singer realized she was at a crossroads. She could either commit to developing a national audience or invest more at home – and North Carolina […]

Many industries were turned upside down because of the pandemic, but perhaps one industry that was most impacted was the television and film industry, and three UNC Greensboro alumni can attest to that. Brad Smith, Joel Meyer ‘02, and Dale Williams ‘82 ‘90, all alumni of UNCG’s media studies program, worked together on the second […]

UNC Greensboro today announced that the College of Arts & Sciences has received approval from the UNC System to launch a new PhD program in computer science. Starting in fall of 2022, the computer science PhD program fills a statewide need for this rapidly growing area of scholarship and employment. Last year, nearly 1,000 students […]

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 […]

UNC Greensboro’s Augusto “Gus” Peña has been named a 2021 Leader in Diversity by Triad Business Journal.  The inaugural Leaders in Diversity awards recognize individuals who successfully incorporate authentic diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace. Individuals were recognized in the following categories: Diversity Champion, Outstanding Voice, Top Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Board Champion. […]

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is undergoing a transformation, with a bold initiative to ensure it can tell fuller, more inclusive, and more diverse histories of American art.  A $75,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art – part of the foundation’s recently announced multimillion-dollar initiative, Re-envisioning Permanent Collections: A Special Initiative for US Museums […]

The worst days for America gave it perhaps the most outstanding public college for women. Woman’s College (WC) was established as the Great Depression entered its third, horrible year. More and more men were becoming unemployed and marriage rates continued to decline, leaving young women urgently seeking ways to sustain themselves. At this campus, many […]

The following Chancellor message was sent out to all faculty, staff, and students on May 19, 2021. Dear Campus Community, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Debbie Storrs will be UNC Greensboro’s next Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and Professor in the Sociology department as confirmed today by the Board of Trustees. She begins […]

Denim has a long history in Greensboro. So does UNC Greensboro’s scholarly focus on apparel. Today, UNCG announced a $2 million gift from the Blue Bell Foundation, to support the University’s academic work in all aspects of the apparel industry. Through this gift, the foundation honors the legacy of the Blue Bell company within the […]