News Items from UNC Greensboro

UNC Greensboro has been recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges by the Princeton Review. The education services company features UNCG in its “Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition.” UNCG is one of eight universities in the UNC System to be included. The Princeton Review chose the 413 schools in the guide based […]

UNC Greensboro is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNCG in the 2018 edition of “The Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges.” Those included in the “green guide” were selected based on data from a 2017-18 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges […]

UNC Greensboro’s newest construction project has started its rise from the site of the now-demolished McIver Building. When the Nursing & Instructional Building makes its debut in the spring of 2020, it will be so much more than a classroom and lab space. The 180,000-square-foot facility will be a shining example of sustainable building and […]

It may be a special person who decides to pick up a snake or a frog, but encounters with these small creatures can influence how we take care of natural environments in our own backyards, and at a global level. Every summer since 2007, UNC Greensboro biologists and science educators have been bringing high school […]

Scientific marvels are all around us – from our bodies to the uncovered wonders of outer space. On Saturday, April 21, from 12 to 4 p.m., the community is invited to experience these marvels and more at UNC Greensboro’s fourth annual Science Everywhere festival. The free event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival […]

Dr. Meredith Powers’ Environmental Justice course is the definition of interdisciplinary. This semester’s cohort of undergraduate and graduate students is a mixed bag of academic disciplines – social work, biology, public health, anthropology, peace and conflict studies and others. The curriculum is an extension of Powers’ scholarship on the intersection of social work and environmental […]

UNCG has been named a Gold-rated institution in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, and a top performer in the subcategories of public engagement and well-being and work. The index is an annual publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and recognizes top-performing institutions in each of the 17 Sustainability Tracking, […]

UNCG’s Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. A leading benchmark in green building, LEED offers four rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. UNCG has 17 LEED-certified buildings, including 10 that have attained the Gold rating. “The […]

For the seventh straight year, UNCG ranks among the most sustainable colleges and universities in the United States and Canada according to the Sierra Club’s annual “Cool School” rankings. UNCG is No. 3 among all UNC system schools, with noted strengths in the following categories: innovation, planning, water, co-curricular and waste. Nationally, UNCG ranks in […]

UNCG is among the nation’s most sustainable colleges and universities according to Sierra magazine’s 2016 Cool Schools, which ranks UNCG No. 3 in the UNC system and No. 71 in the nation. The annual rankings – compiled by the Sierra Club’s monthly publication – highlight 201 four-year undergraduate colleges and universities across the country. UNCG earned […]