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News Items from UNC Greensboro

It’s National Distance Learning Week, and UNCG Online is part of the country-wide celebration of online education. At its inception 20 years ago, UNC Greensboro offered just 14 online classes. Today, online students can choose from over 650 courses, including the only online PhD in Business Administration in North Carolina. The BS in Integrated Professional Studies, another […]

Imagine you’re sitting alone in an exam room, struggling to catch what your doctor is saying. Because you are hearing impaired, you ask the doctor to repeat himself, but he seems irritated. Eventually, you stop asking. You agree to a medical test without understanding what it’s about. And you leave, unsure of your diagnosis. All […]

UNC Greensboro today announced that the SERVE Center has been awarded a five-year, $15.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a regional comprehensive center designed to improve educational opportunities and academic outcomes for disadvantaged and low-income students. SERVE, UNCG’s education research and technical assistance center, will operate the U.S. Department of Education’s Region […]

UNC Greensboro has been awarded a prestigious, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The three-year NSF award, ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions, will support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies to promote gender equity inclusive of intersecting social identities such as race and ethnicity. […]

How many UNC Greensboro students are pursuing online degrees, and what is their average age? How many are from out of state, and who is majoring in biology? How many are from underrepresented groups?  There’s a crack team of researchers on campus who tirelessly compile, analyze, and present data on these kinds of questions and […]

You could say that Dr. Rebecca Adams’ research on Deadhead culture is alumnus Matthew Russ’ fault. While majoring in sociology at UNCG in 1987, he spotted the professor at a Grateful Dead concert. Afterward he convinced her to study the band’s fans as a serious line of inquiry. In 1989, Adams created one of the […]

UNC Greensboro today announced that the School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $6.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding, administered through the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program, provides a teaching residency for 80 master’s-degree-level students, multiple professional development programs, and training for teachers so they can develop ways to […]

Domestic violence affects one out of three Americans. As a survivor, 2019 doctoral graduate Joy Kelly is on a mission to help others through the recovery process.  “It’s very personal,” Kelly says. “That’s what drives me.” Kelly didn’t anticipate her career trajectory when she entered college in 2006 – not even when an abusive relationship […]

In North Carolina, deaths by opiates such as fentanyl and heroin increased 900 percent from 2010 to 2016, with Guilford County leading the state in mortality rates due to these opiates, among others. Dr. Danielle Swick and her UNC Greensboro Social Work colleagues are hoping a $1.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services […]