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Archives for July 2018

Dr. Stephen Sills

Dr. Stephen Sills (Center for Housing and Community Studies) received new funding from the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro for the project “UNCG Eviction Diversion Research Project (EDRP) for the Development of an Eviction Diversion Program.”

The goal of the project is to reduce the displacement of families and individuals from their homes through unfair and unnecessary eviction. The abstract states such evictions lead to increase financial burdens and sometimes homelessness of displaced occupants. The programs that will be developed through this research project will identify and seek a mutually beneficial resolution with landlords to allow occupants to remain in their homes by mediating late or outstanding rents and other payments owed by the tenant. The benefits of the programs will be examined by conducting a Return on Investment and Cost Saving analysis for the community, courts, landlords, social services and families.

Cannon/Ingraham/Maxwell

Three UNCG faculty (Dr. Rob Cannon, Dr. Jeremy Ingraham and Robin Maxwell) represented UNCG at the annual meeting of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions in Washington, DC, from June 27 to July 1.

At the meeting, Dr. Rob Cannon (Biology, emeritus) was recognized for his long-term commitment to the organization as the recipient of the Carol Baffi-Dugan Award for Service: “The Carol Baffi-Dugan Award for Service is a leadership award presented at each NAAHP National Meeting. The award’s namesake is a long-term NAAHP leader who, through her selfless commitment to both her Regional Association an NAAHP, has set an example of dedicated service for all to follow.”

Robin Maxwell (Biology) was elected as a member-at-large of the Executive Council of the SAAHP (Southern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions) for the next three years. This is one of four regional organizations, and includes advisors from the region from Texas to West Virginia to Florida. She also was selected as a member of the NAAHP national organization’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Their leadership at the regional and national level reflects the value UNCG, as an institution, places on advising students striving to prepare competitive applications for health related professional schools.

Ramsey Cardwell receives U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

Ramsey Cardwell, a doctoral student in Educational Research Methodology at UNC Greensboro, was recently awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Chinese this summer in Dalian, China.

The CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program designed by the U.S. government to increase the number of Americans studying critical foreign languages. The eight-week program will allow Cardwell to gain critical language and cultural skills for use in his future career and scholarship. Cardwell is one of approximately 550 college and university students in the U.S to be chosen for the highly-selective program.

Originally from Greensboro, Cardwell began studying Chinese more than ten years ago as an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. During that time, he studied abroad in both China and Taiwan to improve his Chinese. Now, going into the third year of his PhD in Educational Research, Cardwell is particularly interested in researching the assessment of second language proficiency.

“I started my master’s program in 2014 and came to UNCG for a PhD in 2016, so in the past four years I have not had much opportunity to use or study Chinese,” said Cardwell.  “So I applied to CLS in order to revive and further improve my Chinese language skills, particularly more academic/written Chinese.”

More than four weeks into the program, living with a host family in Dalian, Cardwell is already seeing an improvement in his language proficiency.

“This is definitely the most intensive language learning experience I’ve ever had,” said Cardwell. “My communicative ability has already increased noticeably, so I’m very excited to see how much more I can improve by the end of the program.”  

Looking ahead: July 11, 2018

WAM Tours + Treats
Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum

CHCS Housing Hangout: State Housing Policy
Friday, July 13, 2 p.m., MHRA, Room 1607

Spartan Cinema: ‘Despicable Me 3’
Friday, July 13, sundown, LeBauer Park

Moss Street Partnership School Service Opportunity
Thursday, July 19

Spartan Cinema: ‘The Lion King’
Friday, July 20, sundown, LeBauer Park

See/hear: July 11, 2018

Marsha McKay, director of learning and organizational development at UNCG Human Resources, was recently featured on Triad Today. She discussed the role of organizational development and how the university helps employees reach their professional goals.

 

UNCG Newsmakers: June 2018

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media in the month of June:

  • Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples was interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education for a story on freshman retention. The article. (Note: subscriber-exclusive content)
  • Dr. Olav Rueppel’s study of insect self-sacrifice was featured in Popular Science.
  • Dr. Denise Cote-Arsenault spoke to NationSwell for a piece about modern ways of coping with pregnancy loss.
  • The News & Record talked to Dr. John Nowlin about using geology to find the best wine planting spots. The N&R article.
  • Dr. Thom Little talked to WFMY about a new House Bill to put voter ID issues on the ballot. The News2 piece.
  • Dr. Arielle Kuperberg spoke on marriage success for a piece in New York Magazine.
  • Dr. Shawn Ricks spoke to the WS Chronicle about suicide prevention and mental health. The article in the Chronicle.