News Items from UNC Greensboro

Stuart Dischell is a nationally recognized poet and recent winner of UNC Greensboro’s Senior Research Excellence Award.  The first book by the professor of creative writing,“Good Hope Road,” garnered a National Poetry Series honor and was reissued, 25 years later, in Carnegie Mellon Press’s Classic Contemporary Series. Subsequent books were published by Penguin and the […]

When we talk about inclusivity on college campuses, there’s a population that often gets left out of the conversation: students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). Nationally, there are more than 260 inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs for students with IDD. But outside of these programs, it can be difficult for these students to get […]

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 […]

Last week, nine state employees were honored with the Governor’s Award for Excellence at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, and two from UNCG were among them: Tim Bucknall, assistant dean of University Libraries and UNCG’s head of electronic resources and information technologies, and Ann Berry Somers, senior lecturer of biology and assistant […]

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. […]

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 […]

Domestic violence affects one out of three Americans. As a survivor, 2019 doctoral graduate Joy Kelly is on a mission to help others through the recovery process.  “It’s very personal,” Kelly says. “That’s what drives me.” Kelly didn’t anticipate her career trajectory when she entered college in 2006 – not even when an abusive relationship […]

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. But what if something as simple as exercise could delay its onset? That’s what Dr. Jennifer Etnier and UNC Greensboro’s Department of Kinesiology want to discover in their Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease 2 study (PAAD2), which is now recruiting participants. As […]

Fall is finally here, which means our favorite fall sports are now in full swing. Yet with fall sports comes the potential for increased injury among young athletes – specifically, sport-related concussions (SRC). Studies show that over 50% of SRCs go unreported, resulting in delayed care and long-term health impacts for athletes. That’s where UNC […]

Assistant professor of interior architecture Stephen Skorski spent this past summer exploring architectural spaces and conducting research around the world. His work led him to Bermuda, Italy, and China, as well as South Korea, a stop that included a solo art exhibition of Skorski’s most recent creative scholarship. The exhibition, titled “Invisible Horizons,” presented over […]

From taking on the opioid epidemic to re-envisioning the liberal arts for the modern world, researchers at UNC Greensboro are making an impact. Our scholars are transforming the lives of students, strengthening our communities, and driving new discoveries. Read about our impactful, community-engaged research in the fall edition of UNCG Research Magazine, now available online […]