News Items from UNC Greensboro

The history of race relations in the U.S. South often tends to be viewed from a strict Black-White binary.  Most of us learn that from the colonial period through the Civil War, Black people were slaves, and White people were free. But what about multiracial people? Were they free or enslaved? And how did gender […]

The shift to online in March didn’t just affect classroom instruction or student activities. Faculty research – much of which involves community partners, human subjects, labwork, focus groups, and interviews – also shifted in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some researchers were able to continue their work online, while others had to press pause […]

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies describes himself as “pretty passionate” about fungi. That may be an understatement. “I could geek out about fungi for hours,” said the UNC Greensboro professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “You could argue that half of us wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for fungi.” Fungal cultures have been used for decades in […]

Dr. Risa Applegarth received the Junior Research Excellence Award for her work in rhetoric. As an associate professor of English and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, Applegarth focuses on scientific and professional discourse and social movements. She is widely recognized for her scholarship and teaching, with accolades including the Outstanding Book Award from the Conference […]

“Is feminism dead?”  That’s the question that Time magazine posed to its readers on a June 1998 cover. The controversial cover story ultimately concluded that the feminist movement had become largely irrelevant in the 1990s.  UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Lisa Levenstein refutes that claim with her new book, “They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused drastic effects on almost every aspect of our lives, including the shutdown of the global economy. But there’s one sector of the economy that many people in need of work are turning to, and this has presented one UNC Greensboro professor with a unique research opportunity. Dr. Brianna Caza, associate […]

The apparel industry is one of the most wasteful on the planet. Not only do consumers throw out wearable clothing that ends up in landfills, says Huicheng “Jeff” Wu, but production of textiles consumes large amounts of water, energy, chemicals, and fibers, creating a large carbon footprint. The push for low-cost apparel also often leads […]

In the COVID-19 pandemic era, personal protective equipment is crucial for frontline medical professionals and those they serve, as well as for many others who cannot do their essential work from home. Kepley BioSystems, a North Carolina biotech company, is developing new and innovative technology aimed at protecting frontline workers, patients, and travelers during the […]