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. Dixie Ortiz was a fifth-grader when she first heard the violin. A teacher at her elementary school in Winter Haven, Florida, was performing to generate interest in the orchestra program. Ortiz was captivated. “I thought it […]

UNCG alumnus Chris Chalk ’01 stars in the hit show “Gotham,” and has been featured in “Homeland” and “Underground.” He has starred in Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ruined,” and the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of “Fences” alongside Viola Davis and Denzel Washington. He was featured in the Oscar Best Picture film “Twelve Years a Slave.” […]

It’s not unusual to see Steve Haines jamming alongside his students at Tate Street Coffee House on a Thursday night. Since the professor of jazz arrived on the UNC Greensboro campus nearly 20 years ago, he’s been deeply invested in the musical development and personal growth of his students. Often, this means jam sessions and […]

With just nine days until May Commencement, you can feel the graduation jitters. Spartans are putting last-minute touches on their cap designs, cramming for final exams and flocking to College Avenue to take photos in their graduation garb. UNC Greensboro senior Baraka Ongeri is one of more than 2,700 Spartans set to graduate next Friday, […]

There’s no business like show business, and UNCG School of Theatre students found out first-hand as they traveled to New York City for the 19th annual Industry Showcase this week. The event is a unique opportunity for soon-to-be graduates to perform in front of top entertainment industry producers, agents and casting directors – and network with alumni who have found great […]

UNCG alumnus Thomas Linger ’16 recently won the 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition. The first-place prize package is valued at $10,000 and includes the opportunity to perform at several venues. The 2017 competition was held in February at the Atlantic Music Center in Melbourne, Florida, and featured seven finalists competing for the grand prize. Each pianist […]

Internationally recognized photographer Lucinda Devlin’s first museum retrospective “Sightlines” will open on Saturday, Jan. 28, at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. The exhibition will feature 83 photographs from Devlin’s five-decade career, many of which will be on display for the very first time in the United States. “The Weatherspoon is delighted to present this exhibition of […]