University officials from Huaqiao University in China visited campus last week as part of the Duke Center for International Development’s “Management and Innovation in Higher Education” program.
The group met with Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Engagement Bryan Toney and community partners last Tuesday to learn more about economic engagement at UNCG. Tuesday’s session included visits to HQ Greensboro, The Forge and UNCG’s Greensboro Project Space, as well as a presentation on the newly-launched Global Opportunities Center.
On Wednesday, Director of Public History Dr. Benjamin Filene and Institute for Community and Economic Engagement Director Dr. Emily Janke gave a presentation on how to engage students with their communities. Filene discussed two exhibitions that he created with community partners and history students in UNCG’s museum studies program: the award-winning “Past the Pipes: Stories of the Terra Cotta Community” (opened 2012) and “The Fabric of Memory: The Cone Mill Villages of Greensboro” (opened 2016).
By Alyssa Bedrosian