UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for June 2012

DVDs and books on CD

University Libraries offers audio books on CD, a current literature collection plus a paperback collection, all at Jackson Library. And if you want to see some movies this summer, they have several thousand entertainment DVDS. Details are at their blog.

Photovoice exhibition opening

All are invited to the opening event of the latest Photovoice project.

The opening will be Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 5 – 7 p.m., Elliott University Center Art Gallery.

The promotional flyer states, “What you are about to experience is not simply a display of photos taken by adults with and without intellectual disabilities. These photographs were gathered through a process called Photovoice. Participants were asked to take pictures of their lives, and attend group discussions to share opinions and develop group narratives. The photographs and narratives represent the collective wisdom of 21 adults with and without intellectual disabilities.”

Two libraries closed June 23

Due to major maintenance, both Jackson Library and the Music Library will be closed Saturday June 23, 2012. The catalog, web pages and phones will be down, says Kimberly Lutz (University Libraries). These two libraries will resume normal summer hours Sunday, June 24.

In memoriam

Bobby Goins died on May 24, at Wesley Long Hospital. He worked as a housekeeping supervisor for Brown Investment, and worked at UNCG as a Building Environmental Technician for 20 years.

See/Hear: June 13, 2012

The year Charlie Chaplin appeared at UNCG in a large war bonds rally, he filmed “Shoulder Arms.” It is said that the American troops in WWI loved it. See an excerpt from the 1918 silent film.

Dr. Wei Jia

Dr. Wei Jia (Nutrition/Center for Translational Biomedical Research) has been invited to speak at the 2012 Sino-American Symposium on Clinical and Translational Medicine in China. He will deliver a special speech at the session “Translational medicine for metabolic diseases.” Additionally, Jai co-authored “Host-Gut Microbiota Metabolic Interactions” with researchers from the United Kingdom, France and Sweden for the June 8, 2012, issue of “Science” magazine. Details at UNCG Research site.

Dr. Terri Shelton

Dr. Terri Shelton received new funding from United Way of Greater Greensboro for the project United Way of Greater Greensboro Community Impact Transformation Research Support for Strategic Planning and Evaluation. “The outcome will provide the United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) with a synthesis of findings and recommendations to (1) better understand the impact of their grant making activities in the Community Impact Transformation Initiative and (2) guide their future decision making in this area. As well, it will provide a monitoring and evaluation framework to strengthen the work of current and future grantees,” the abstract says. Shelton is vice chancellor for research and economic development.

Dr. Raleigh Bailey

Dr. Raleigh Bailey (Center for New North Carolinians) was awarded a continuation of funding from United Way of Greater Greensboro for the project Thriving at Three 2012-13. The abstract says, “A direct service intervention strategy will continue to work with 60 at-risk Hispanic children by giving them a chance to develop their full potential at the earliest possible age (0-3 years). This will be done by working with the at-risk children and their parents in their homes, ensuring early detection for mental health risks, and assisting families in parenting strategies, and appropriate referrals in supporting their children.”

Dr. Dianne Welsh

Dr. Dianne Welsh (Bryan School) received a grant award from The Coleman Foundation for the project “Coleman Entrepreneurship Academic Fellows.” The abstract says, “This grant focuses on cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship and the development of curriculum in specific disciplines with entrepreneurship learning objectives for a blended approach. Training in entrepreneurship is provided.”

Perry Flynn

Perry Flynn (Communication Sciences and Disorders) has received a continuation in funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for the project “Exceptional Children State Speech-Language Consultant (2012-13).” UNCG will provide a range of professional services for the North Carolina State Board of Education during the upcoming fiscal year. The services provided for the Exceptional Children Division of the State Department of Public Instruction will be carried out by our campus’ Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The abstract further states that the services include providing assistance in the areas of speech-language pathology to the State Department of Public Instruction, local education agencies and charter schools. Delivery of the services will be carried out by Perry Flynn.

Also, he received continuation of funding from the Phoenix Academy for the project “Speech Language Pathology Service Contract with Phoenix Academy.”

Dr. Brian Clarida

Dr. Brian Clarida (ELC) has been selected for ASCD’s 2012 Class of Emerging Leaders. ASCD is a leading international nonprofit education leadership association. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels.

Dr. Rob Elliott Owens

Dr. Rob Elliott Owens (Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons) will be presenting on Visualizing Repetition: How Anti-Oppressive Education Informs the Teaching and Learning of Sporting Bodies at the International Sport Sociology Association World Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, July 14 – 16.

Lloyd Douglas

Lloyd Douglas (Office of Sponsored Programs) will give a keynote address to open the Trends in Undergraduate Research in Mathematical Sciences (TURMS) conference. The TURMS conference will be held Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. Douglas is associate director in Sponsored Programs.

Dr. Roy Schwartzman

Dr. Roy Schwartzman (Communication Studies) was awarded the 2012 Shoah Foundation Institute Teaching Fellowship to enhance a course on the Holocaust to be taught next year.

This is the inaugural year of the fellowship, which supports Holocaust education focusing on survivor testimonies. Schwartzman’s proposal was selected from an international pool of applicants. The grant includes financial support for course development as well as consultations with curators of the Visual History Archive at the University of Southern California repository of 52,000 Holocaust survivors’ video testimonies. UNCG is one of only 36 locations worldwide with full online access to the entire collection of video testimonies.

Schwartzman’s project involves assembling Holocaust survivor testimonies for the Lloyd International Honors College seminar “Witnessing the Holocaust,” which will be offered this fall. He has held the Chancellor’s Resident Fellowship in the honors college during 2011-2012 and is an honors college fellow.

Full story at UNCG News.

Jerry McGuire

Jerry McGuire received additional funding from the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center for the project SBTDC Regional Service Center 2012. McGuire is associate vice chancellor for economic development.

Bill Walters

Bill Walters is the new Director of Contracts & Grants, in Financial Services. Walters has an MBA from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance from The Ohio State University. He had been serving as the Interim Director of Contracts & Grants since the departure of Lou Harrell in December 2011. Walters has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, primarily in contracts and grants administration. He has been at UNCG for more than eight years and has been involved in many initiatives. These included: the implementation of the Banner Finance and Human Resources systems; proposals for Facilities & Administrative Rates, Fringe Rates and Cost Standards; handling audits of contracts and grants; and campus training. He is active in professional organizations for research administration at the state and national level as well as on campus.

Dr. Stephanie Daniel

Dr. Stephanie Daniel (CYFCP / Psychology) received continuation of funding from Wake Forest University Health Sciences for the project Nonstandard Maternal Work Schedules & Child Health in Impoverished Families. “Nonstandard maternal work schedules or those that exist outside the Monday thru Friday, 8 – 5 norm interfere with optimal child health and development during the first years of life,” the abstract reads. “The goal of this project is to understand the threat of nonstandard maternal work schedules to poor children’s physical and emotional well-being as precursors to school readiness.”

Louise Raleigh

Louise Raleigh, academic professional associate professor, is the new clinic director of the UNCG Speech and Hearing Center. It is a part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in HHS.

She will succeed Vicki McCready. Raleigh was selected as Assistant Clinic Director a few years ago in preparation for taking over these duties. Raleigh is a nationally certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist. She has provided speech-language services in a variety of settings to individuals across the lifespan. As a clinical educator in CSD she has supervised and taught at UNCG for 14 years. She was also the UNCG Campus Coordinator for the statewide North Carolina Consortium for Distance Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her areas of clinical and research interest include reading and writing disorders, foreign accent modification and clinical supervision. She has presented both locally and nationally on the topic of clinical supervision. In 2008 she was honored as the North Carolina Supervisor of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Supervisors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Raleigh will assume her duties as clinic director on July 1.