Quad Rennovation story image Parlor talk

Right now, the Quad looks nothing like her former self. But just wait. This fall, scaffolding clings to the sides of the buildings. Stone arches that once held windows or doors now open up to air. Trees are easily visible from one side of the building to the other. Hard-hatted workers are everywhere. The renovation has definitely begun.

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Number crunching

Everyone knows the state is facing a tough budget year once again. At UNCG, the impact of the state budget has been felt deeply.

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healthy start imageA healthy start

In August, UNCG welcomed 50 ninth-graders to campus as part of Guilford County Schools' eighth middle college.

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Bringing the human elements together

The intersection of health and science has long been an academic strength at UNCG. The founding of UNCG's newest school, the School of Health and Human Sciences, gives many of the disciplines that fall under that banner a shared academic footprint.

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Final frontiers story imageDedicated to education

UNCG dedicated its new, green School of Education building in September.

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Triple the capacity

Before this year, UNCG boasted three residential colleges with a joint capacity for 215 freshmen. Four new learning communities this year have added spots for an additional 430 students, allowing UNCG to provide these opportunities to nearly a quarter of all freshmen.

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Program review continues

The academic program review process started in the spring is moving forward. This fall, review committees on the academic unit level will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the university's programs in terms of their contributions to UNCG's mission, its strategic plan and its functions and responsibilities as an institution of higher education.

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Chancellor Brady imageBaby bell

After four years, Bo Bodenhamer has completed a project that is causing visitors to the Provost's Office to stare at his creation — especially when it chimes.

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Middle College imageIn touch

In addition to medical training, good nurses need soft skills — the ability to calm patients, put them at ease, or read patients' emotional states. That's why nursing professors Dr. Mona Shattell and Lillie Granger decided to involve theatre students.

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Beste wünsche (best wishes), Fulbrighters

Twenty-four top-notch German undergraduates visited UNCG in August, immersing themselves in North Carolina's history, the U.S. educational system and American culture.

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Quick history

There's a whole new way to walk down memory lane.

UNCG Libraries has created an online archive of UNCG/WC yearbooks, magazines, photos and more.

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Talking it up

“I thought I was a part of that T-Rex scene from ‘Jurassic Park.’”

Senior Richard Minor, in The Carolinian, on the earthquake that shook campus Aug. 23

“We think this might be one of those sort-of-true stereotypes. There might be something to creativity and a lack of modesty going together. To decide to jump into a creative field, you almost have to believe you have something special.”

Psychology professor Dr. Paul Silvia on his research on the connection between creativity and arrogance

“We're honored that UNCG will be keeping company with the likes of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Virginia, Toronto, St. Andrews — and, oh, yes, Chapel Hill and N.C. State. And of course they'll be honored to keep company with us.”

Dr. Terri Shelton, vice chancellor for research and economic development, on UNCG being invited to join the selective Folger Institute

“Our goal is for students to say ‘I want to be physically active because it's fun, it makes me feel good and it's important in my life.’”

Kinesiology professor Dr. Catherine Ennis on a new curriculum for middle school students she co-created called the Science of Healthful Living

Life 101

How to stage a fight (safely)

Theatre professor Jim Wren has always understood the value of a well-timed fall. He's put that knowledge to good use, serving as the Resident Fight Choreographer for Triad Stage and teaching theatre students the art of physical acting in a class called “Violence for the Stage.”

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How to feel comfortable in front of a crowd

We've all been there. Speaking in front of an audience — and something goes wrong. We have an attack of nerves. Or our PowerPoint shuts down. Or we get audience questions that rattle us. Who knows what might happen? It's the unexpected that we fear the most.

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