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Aidan Lytle has been interested in physics – “the purest science,” he says – since he was a kid. But a less-than-stellar academic record meant, instead of pursuing science, he initially focused on another passion – music. That talent led him to playing in a battle of the bands at Carnegie Hall at 16, to […]

Ti’Era Worsley, a doctoral student in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNC Greensboro, received her Environmental Education Certification this week for her extensive work providing environmental education to minoritized youth. The North Carolina Environmental Education Program is a four-year, self-paced, 200-hour experiential program administered by the DEQ Office of Environmental Education and […]

Most of us don’t appreciate the thousands of steps we take each day without stumbling or falling. Maybe we should. “You’re within an inch of tripping every time you take a step,” says Associate Professor of Kinesiology Chris Rhea. “Yet, most of the time we don’t.” Since his doctoral studies, which focused on how people […]

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 […]