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  • Alumna Credits “Grace” for Fourth Degree

    Alumna Credits “Grace” for Fourth Degree

    The G could stand for a lot of things in Ashley Smith’s life. Take your pick: Gumption. Grief. Graduation. Grace.


  • STEPS TO SUCCESS

    STEPS TO SUCCESS

    For students with ADHD, college can be an uphill battle.  The college years are when many of us take our first steps into adulthood. “During this period, we learn behaviors that can put us on a trajectory for success – or failures – as adults,” says UNCG psychologist Dr. Arthur D. Anastopoulos.


  • From Undergraduate Researcher to Ph.D. Student

    From Undergraduate Researcher to Ph.D. Student

    UNC Greensboro stands out for its commitment to undergraduate research.  Students build close relationships with faculty and work alongside them in their labs, in the field, or in archives.  It’s a transformative experience that opens up countless opportunities. Just ask Aran Garnett-Deakin.


  • Centering Black Voices

    Centering Black Voices

    Jocelyn R. Smith Lee, now an assistant professor of human development and family studies at UNC Greensboro, was interviewing a young man in Baltimore. It was part of her work as a doctoral research assistant, examining how young Black men transition from childhood to adulthood in communities where they’re disconnected from traditional school-to-work pathways.


  • Researchers Adapt in Face of Pandemic

    Researchers Adapt in Face of Pandemic

    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…


  • Mind of Minerva, Spirit of Sparta

    Mind of Minerva, Spirit of Sparta

    The new Minerva Graduate Scholars Program is one of the highest recognitions a doctoral or MFA student at UNCG can receive. “The idea,” says Vice Provost and Dean Kelly Burke, “is to bring our top student scholars out of the silos of their disciplines, to exchange ideas, inspire each other, and grow.”


  • UNCG appoints new Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate, Dr. Andrea Hunter

    UNCG appoints new Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate, Dr. Andrea Hunter

    UNC Greensboro Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. today announced that Dr. Andrea G. Hunter, professor of human development and family studies, will join the UNCG leadership team as the next Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate. During this summer and academic year, she will be working with current fellow, Dr. Julie Mendez Smith. 


  • Tipping the Scales

    Tipping the Scales

    The United States has an obesity epidemic, and the impact is expanding.  According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, approximately 40 percent of American adults are obese. That struggle comes with increased risks for a host of illnesses, and even with a $3 billion diet industry, the price tag of obesity-related medical care weighs in…


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