News Items from UNC Greensboro

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. How do we confront what threatens us, as a society and as human bodies? Emilia Phillips doesn’t claim to have the answer, but her poems in “Empty Clip,” published by University of Akron Press, wrestle with […]

UNC Greensboro’s School of Art is a place where students absorb substantial art history and hone their craft, through the BA, BFA, and MFA programs, but it’s also a place where they can gain wisdom and even personalized guidance from force-of-nature-level visiting artists. Last week, UNCG’s University Concert and Lecture Series and Falk Visiting Artist […]

“All of it.” That was the curator’s answer when Sharif Bey MFA ’00 asked which of his works the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum wanted to show. The UNC Greensboro alumnus is one of four emerging artists chosen to be featured in the Renwick’s “Disrupting Craft: Renwick Invitational 2018” exhibition, on display […]

This week, a fifth grader from Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary, Nevaeh White, had a life-changing experience. She saw a story she had written, “The Showdown,” turned into a real, live, fully-staged opera at the Carolina Theatre. And not only that, but 6,000 other fifth-graders experienced the magic of opera through both “The Showdown” and the 19th-century […]

Tickets are still available for upcoming University Concert & Lecture Series (UCLS) performances by award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald and the renowned Mark Morris Dance Group. McDonald will take the stage Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. at UNCG Auditorium. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy […]

For UNCG musicology lecturer Dr. Lorena Guillén, the beauty and power of speech goes beyond the semantic. Where one might hear simple conversation, Guillén hears music. Every inflection, pause, and emphasis is rich with melody, contour, and color. Her recent album, “The Other Side of My Heart,” connects this passion for speech and music with […]

What was social media before social media? Decades before the dawn of Facebook, Friendster, or even email, an artist from an Eastern European immigrant family (“Warhola”) learned to draw during a childhood illness, attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology, moved to New York, and became a leader in the pop art movement. Along the way, […]

The gift-giving season is now in swing, and UNC Greensboro has plenty to offer. From new music and novels to gripping poetry to a book based on a recent Weatherspoon Art Museum exhibition, these 2018 releases by faculty and alumni make great gifts. The Wild Inside (Harper Collins/William Morrow) By Jamey Bradbury ’09 MFA Bestselling […]

Director of Bands John R. Locke knows exactly why he came to UNC Greensboro. “I know I’ve had a few moments when I’ve stood on the podium at UNCG Auditorium, and I’ve thought, ‘This is what I was put on Earth to do. I was put on earth to conduct a college band.’” Thousands of […]