UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for January 2014

Dr. Belinda Hardin

Portrait of Dr. Belinda HardinDr. Belinda Hardin (Specialized Education Services) received a continuation of funding from the US Department of Education for the project “Early Childhood Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Diversity & Scholarship (EC LEADS)”. It will prepare six qualified candidates to assume leadership positions to effectively teach others to implement programs and interventions that improve the academic or functional outcomes and address the specialized needs of high-need young children with disabilities birth through 5 years of age.

Xandra Eden

Portrait of Xandra EdenXandra Eden (Weatherspoon Art Museum) joined 10 leading arts professionals on Artis’ 11th Curatorial Research Trip to Israel Oct. 10-17. Since 2007, Artis has hosted international museum directors, curators, writers and art professionals on cultural research trips that provide participants with an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the Israeli art community, explore historical and sociopolitical developments, delve into the contemporary context in which artistic production is taking place, and ultimately create a platform for projects and initiatives to emerge. Eden is currently working on an exhibition focusing on this part of the world for the Weatherspoon. Eden is curator of exhibitions at the Weatherspoon.

Dr. Chris Payne

Portrait of Dr. Chris PayneDr. Chris Payne (Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships) received funding from the Guilford County Partnership for Children for the project “Promoting Positive Development: Bringing Out the Best”. Social-emotional development and school readiness/success in young children is clearly linked with children who have behavioral or emotional challenges being at risk not only for later mental health challenges but also for school failure. This project will increase school readiness/success by improving the quality of the daycare/preschool experience for these infants and young children, the abstract notes.

Additionally, Payne received funding from the Guilford County Partnership for Children for the project JCITI: Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families. The purpose of the Juvenile Court Infant Toddler Initiative (JCITI) is 1) to increase awareness among all those who work with maltreated infants and toddlers about the negative impact of abuse and neglect on very young children, and 2) to change local systems to improve outcomes and prevent future court involvement in the lives of very young children, thereby reducing the risk for abuse and neglect among infants and young children in Guilford County.

Dr. Marcia Rock

Portrait of Dr. Marcia RockDr. Marcia Rock (Specialized Education Services) received a continuation of funding from the DOED Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services for the project UNCG LINK-2-LEAD. The Linking Important Networks of Knowledge to Lead (LINK-2-LEAD) project is a partnership between UNCG, the Center for Creative Leadership, the School of Education Teacher Academy’s Project ENRICH, and school districts in two counties (Forsyth and Guilford). LINK-2-LEAD is designed to accomplish one overarching program goal – to increase the quantity of special education personnel who have been prepared at advanced graduate levels, and who are well qualified for, and can effectively carry out leadership positions in universities.

See/hear: Jan. 8, 2014

See this great 2 1/2 minute video from UNCG Admissions titled “UNCG: We’re the Spartans.” John Locke and Brett Carter are among the many faculty and staff who appear.