UNCG Campus Weekly

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Archives for June 2018

Dr. Arthur D. Anastopoulos

Dr. Arthur D. Anastopoulos (Human Development and Family Studies) received a continuation of funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences for the project “Improving the Educational and Social-Emotional Functioning of College Students with ADHD.”  The goal of this study is to conduct a multi-site randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of ACCESS – Accessing Campus Connections and Empowering Student Success – a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for college students with ADHD that includes group therapy and individual mentoring services delivered across two consecutive semesters. A total of 250 college students with well-defined ADHD from UNCG and its collaborating institution, Virginia Commonwealth University, have thus far participated in the study. The goals for the upcoming continuation funding year are to finish collecting outcome data and to begin conducting planned statistical analyses to assess the therapeutic benefits of ACCESS.

Dr. Perry Flynn

Dr. Perry Flynn (Communication Sciences and Disorders) received new funding from Phoenix Academy for the  “Speech Language Pathology Service Contract with Phoenix Academy.”

The agreement will provide speech and language therapy services to children in the Phoenix Academy who qualify. The Speech/Language Pathologists at Phoenix Academy will:

  1.  Report to the Principal or Executive Director of the Phoenix Academy;
  2.  Conduct Speech Language Evaluations as appropriate;
  3.  Schedule and hold IEP conferences with SLI primary and related service eligible students;
  4.  Provide Speech-Language intervention for appropriately identified (and unidentified) students as appropriate through classroom and pull out  models of intervention;
  5.  Maintain Exceptional Children’s records in compliance with state of NC and federal regulations.

Dr. Sebastian Pauli

Dr. Sebastian Pauli (Mathematics and Statistics) received a continuation of funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “UNCG Summer School in Computational Number Theory.”

The project will complement traditional training that graduate students receive by exposing them to a constructive and computational approach to many objects in number theory. The project will also further students’ knowledge and give them additional tools for research, as well as provide students the opportunity to work closely with experts in the field.

The abstract notes that the project helps create research communities and lay the foundation for future collaboration by allowing graduate students to meet and work with other students in their field. The abstract also notes that the project broadens underrepresented groups in computational mathematics. 

Dr. Heidi Krowchuk

Photo of Dr. Heidi Krowchuk.Dr. Heidi Krowchuk (School of Nursing) received new funding from the DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration for the project “Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program 2018-2019.”

The project will provide monetary educational support to prepare a workforce of highly competent Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who can provide evidence-based anesthesia care and help combat the opioid abuse epidemic among the medically underserved populations in North Carolina.

Looking ahead: June 13, 2018

Staff Senate Full Body Meeting

Thursday, June 14, 10 a.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room

 

Spartan Cinema, “The Princess and the Frog”

Friday, June 15, LeBauer Park, sundown

 

Summer Solstice Celebration

Friday, June 22, 6 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

 

Spartan Cinema, “Sing”

Friday, June 22, LeBauer Park, sundown

 

Independence Day holiday

Wednesday, July 4: Classes dismissed; offices closed

See/hear: June 13, 2018

Dr. Stephen Sills presented a fascinating talk about data at the the TedX event in Greensboro in March. “Analyzing data in smaller component areas, such as housing districts, leads to a clear understanding of problem “hot spots” and enables decision-makers to focus resources and personnel more effectively. As Associate Professor and Director of Center for Housing and Community Studies, Sills uses statistical analysis of large data sets, GIS mapping, and in-depth ethnography to assist nonprofit and government agencies in visualizing social issues for decision-making.”