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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, families juggled busy schedules and stuck to set routines. Adults went to work and carpooled their kids to extracurricular activities after school. Many college students enjoyed their independence on campuses far away from mom and dad’s rules. But once quarantine began, school-aged children were taken out of the structure and stability […]

Dr. Sandra Shultz’s research focuses on what may be humanity’s most problematic joint: the knee.  Of specific interest to Shultz – and to many trainers, therapists, and physicians – is the condition of the knee’s ligaments. Currently, Shultz and her collaborators are developing a new device to assess ligament looseness, known as knee laxity, an […]

In early March, students at UNC Greensboro, like many students across the country, were told they would have to finish the semester virtually. This transition created many academic and social challenges for students, but for Master of Business Administration (MBA) students in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, the transition to online coursework was […]

Imagine cleansing wastewater of a harmful yet valuable element while, at the same time, helping to satisfy the world’s growing demand for high-performance batteries. Transformative research at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, or JSNN, promises to do just that. The project is led by Associate Professor Hemali Rathnayake, assisted by graduate student Sheeba […]

There are approximately 37,000 UNC Greensboro alumni that live in the Triad area, and many of them are successful business owners. If you’re interested in supporting local businesses, finding ones that are Spartan-owned just got a lot easier. In April, the Office of Alumni Engagement launched Shop Spartan, the first-ever UNCG alumni-owned business network. “I […]

Authorities misunderstood and suppressed capoeira as it arose on the streets of Brazil, frequently arresting practitioners of the martial art. Assistant Professor of Dance Ana Paula Höfling thinks scholars have misunderstood capoeira’s subsequent movement from the streets to the stage, an error she works to correct in her latest book, “Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira.”

By now the names George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have been spoken, chanted, and reprinted countless times after their deaths ignited protests and debate across the globe. Many universities have also been quick to state their outrage over these deaths – and commitment to students, faculty, and staff of color – including UNC […]

Food insecurity – not knowing when or from where your next meal will come – is affecting college students at alarming rates, according to recent studies. The risks are even higher for student groups like African Americans, LGBTQ students, and those with prior military service. A lack of financial stability can lead to tough decisions – […]