UNCG Campus Weekly

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Graduate Research & Creativity Expo

The 2013 UNCG Graduate Expo will be held in the EUC on Tuesday, April 2, from 1-4 p.m. The campus community is invited to stop in, see the work, and engage the graduate students in conversation.

More than 120 graduate students will present their work in six broad categories: creative arts; health sciences; humanities; natural, physical, and mathematical sciences; professional programs; and social sciences. Many will discuss their posters in the Cone Ballroom and the Maple Room. Others will give 15-minute presentations in nearby EUC rooms.

Topics range from municipal methods that effectively eliminate Greensboro’s substandard housing, to reducing recidivism by investing paroled fathers in their families and communities, to understanding predatory behavior in social media. Other posters or presentations will address the use of antioxidants to prevent the development of diabetes; the role of appearance management in political marketing in local elections; the factors that make a plant species invasive; and using telepractice to treat speech and voice disorders in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Visitors can learn about the global impacts of child soldiering, adaptive re-use of historic North Carolina cotton mills, and how the built environment may be a therapeutic tool for persons with dementia.

“Student research on diverse aspects of the healthcare industry, the Triad’s small businesses and their suppliers, the impact of social media on school adjustment of newcomer refugee students, and the influence of African-American pastors and the Black Church on African-American mental health help-seeking behaviors demonstrates a focus on ‘scholarship that matters,’” notes Dr. Laura Chesak, associate dean of the Graduate School.

For the students, a $1,000 prize is available in each category. Winners will also meet with state legislators in Raleigh during Graduate Education Day on May 22, which will showcase the impact of graduate education across the state.

For more information, contact The Graduate School (336.334.5596) or visit http://grs.uncg.edu/events/grc-expo/