UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Newsmakers: Harris and Deal

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 over the last week:

  • Emmylou Harris returns to her roots at UNCG. The article here.
  • GreenScene photos of welcome event at Chancellor’s residence features new Greensboro arts director Ryan Deal. p.89 in gallery here.

Chamber music concert for inclusivity

CATCHFIRE COLLECTIVE will present a special chamber music recital Sunday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

“Dreamscapes: The Music of George Crumb” will be performed in the atrium of the Tew Recital Hall in the UNCG Music Building. Admission is free.

Based in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, Catchfire Collective is a mixed chamber music ensemble reigniting the traditional idea of chamber music concerts to build relationships in their community. By collaborating with composers of this generation, and shining a light on music of the past, Catchfire presents innovative and powerful concerts that strive towards inclusivity.

The members are:

Carmen Granger, violin
Kyle Kostenko, clarinets
Robin McLaughlin, piano
Isaac Pyatt, percussion
Jillian Storey, flutes
Peter Swanson, cello

Madeleine Klee, violin
Andy Hudson, clarinet
Chris Eaton, percussion
Gilson Fearnow, percussion

In memoriam: Sally Cone

Sally Lee Schindel Cone, a great supporter and friend of our university, died Jan. 17. An alumna, she earned her master’s in library education from UNCG in 1972. She served on the UNCG Board of Trustees, and she and husband Alan Cone in 2012 received the UNCG Holderness Weaver Award, which honors individuals who have rendered distinguished public service to the community and state.

UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. noted that Cone “was a remarkable role model for our students and touched the lives of countless Spartans. A fearless visionary in every sense, she was a stalwart supporter of our Women’s Studies program.”

He added that she she continued to give and serve the community throughout her life, receiving UNCG’s highest award for service.

Dr. Lisa Levenstein, director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, noted that “she and her late husband established our annual Sally and Alan Cone Awards, which offer financial support to students and recognize outstanding work in the field. These awards have helped hundreds of students pursue coursework in WGSS, travel to conferences, and develop innovative projects.”
A memorial will be held at WellSpring Retirement Center. Date, time, with additional details to follow at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

Newsmakers: Smith, Porter, CHCS, Debbage, Link, CNNC

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 over the last week:

  • Dr. Jocelyn Lee Smith has an article in the latest NCFR report on gun violence, which was recently distributed to Congress. See the report here.
  • Bryce Porter, UNCG Chief Information Security Officer, was interviewed on WFMY News. The article and video.
  • UNCG’s Center for New North Carolinians to co-host “Shifting Worlds” conference. See “The State of Things” article.
  • UNCG’s Center for Housing & Community Studies contributed a study to Resilience High Point’s work to reduce community violence, High Point Enterprise News reported. The piece.
  • Dr. Keith Debbage was quoted in a Winston-Salem Journal piece about the popularity of North Carolina as a destination for people moving to a new state. The article.
  • UNCG alumna Kelly Link was featured in the prestigious literary journal Poets & Writers. She was featured in UNCG Magazine last spring. The P&W feature article.

In Memoriam: James Weston Sherbon

Dr. James Weston Sherbon died January 2. He had retired in 2002, and was promoted to professor emeritus. Sherbon worked in music education and research all his life, teaching graduate music education at UNCG for 27 years. In addition to teaching, Sherbon was director of graduate studies in music for fifteen years. He served on editorial boards for over thirty publications, journals, and textbooks in the field. As a scholar, his primary research focused on hearing acuity and conservation, pitch perception, and musical aptitude. 

See the full obituary, from which this piece was drawn, here.

Youth can enjoy Dance Clinic, Cheer Clinic

Dance Clinic:
UNCG Athletics will host its annual Dance Clinic on Saturday, January 11. The youth dance clinic will
take place from 12-2 p.m. with the UNCG Women’s Basketball game taking place at 4 p.m. It’s $25 per participant (Participant gets a t-shirt, admission to the game, and will perform at halftime).

Order online at bitly.com/UNCGDANCE1 with special promo code: “DANCE1”. Deadline for tickets- Jan. 10. Free parking near Fleming gymnasium. For more information email bluegold@uncg.edu or call us at 336-334-3250.

Cheer Clinic:
UNCG Athletics will host its annual Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 1. The youth cheer clinic will take place from 11-2 p.m. with the UNCG Women’s Basketball game taking place at 4 p.m. It’s $25 per participant (Participant gets a t-shirt, admission to the game, and will perform at halftime).

Order online at bitly.com/UNCGCheer1 with special promo code: “CHEER1”. Deadline for
tickets- Jan. 31. Free parking near Fleming gymnasium. For more information email
bluegold@uncg.edu or call us at 336-334-3250.

Newsmakers: Ricketts, Cuda, Pubantz, School of Music, Watts, K-9

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 over the last week:

  • Billy Ricketts’ (Class of ‘42) life and career was featured in a front-page News & Record article. The piece.
  • Dr. Anthony Cuda, a leading Eliot scholar, was quoted in the Guardian and the New York Times on newly revealed letters from T.S. Eliot to Emily Hale.
  • Dr. Jerry Pubantz spoke to WFMY about the recent airstrikes in Iran. See his commentary here.
  • UNCG School of Music students played a concert for the dogs of the Guilford County Animal Shelter, as reported by CBS 17 and other outlets.
  • Jamie Lee Watts, doctoral nursing students, was named one of thirteen “Students Who Rocked Public Health” by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, WXII reported. The piece.
  • WXII featured the retirement of UNCG’s K-9 police dog Tink. The article.

In Memoriam: Rosemary McGee

Update: A Celebration of Life will be held for Dr. McGee Feb. 24 at 10 a.m., Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room. Learn more and RSVP here.

 

Dr. Rosemary McGee died Dec. 31. When she joined Woman’s College/UNCG in 1954, McGee was the youngest faculty member with a doctorate at the department of Health and Physical Education, according to her obituary. She taught for 34 years, focusing on theoretical areas of evaluation and statistics, and oversaw 33 doctoral dissertations and over 60 master’s theses. From 1966-68 she served as Dean of Women, and from 1979-80 as interim dean of the School of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. But, she was a teacher at heart and working with students remained her primary focus through her career. McGee co-authored “A Practical Approach to Measurement in Physical Education” and received honors including Golden Chain, The Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, and the Gladys Strawn Bullard Leadership Award.

Her full obituary, from which this information was drawn, can be read here.

Steps to Submit a Grant Proposal to an Agency

Learn the ins and outs of preparing a competitive grant proposal.

The workshop will go over general guidance on preparing a competitive grant proposal. This will include an overview of a typical project narrative, budget, compliance, and other institutional resources available to UNCG faculty and staff.  If you have identified a funding agency, bring a copy of the program/guidelines for discussion.

March 17, 2020; 9 – 11 am
2711 Moore, Humanities, Research Administration Bldg. (MHRA), or

April 29, 2019, 1 -3 pm
2711 Moore, Humanities, Research Administration Bldg. (MHRA)

Presenter: Dr. Helen G. Kiss, hgkiss@uncg.edu

Register and learn more at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/show-me-the-money-locating-grant-funding-opportunities-3/

‘Show me the money’: Locating Grant Funding Opportunities

Are you interested in finding external funding for research, teaching, and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant-seeking databases (SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center). Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of keywords. Everyone will have the opportunity to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest within the computer lab.

February 18, 2020; 9-11 am
304 Curry Building, or

April 22, 2020; 9-11 am
304 Curry Building

Presented by Helen G. Kiss, Ph.D., Office of Sponsored Programs, UNCG.

Register and learn more at https://workshops.uncg.edu/event/show-me-the-money-locating-grant-funding-opportunities-3.

Healthy UNCG update as we look toward 2020

Beginning in January 2020, ALL services provided by our registered dietitian Cari Culp, will be covered at 100% by the State Health Plan. Employees on either plan, 70/30 or 80/20, will be able to meet with Cari or attend workshops at no cost. Cari is already booking for January. Consultations take place in various locations on campus. Choose whichever location is most convenient for you! To learn more or to book an appointment with Cari, click here: http://healthyuncg.wp.uncg.edu/programs/healthyu/  

The Kaplan Center for Wellness is offering group swim lessons beginning in January. The Learn-to-Swim program teaches people to be safe in, on, and around water and focuses on skill development, water safety, and drowning prevention. Class available for ages preschool to adult. All lessons are taught by an American Red Cross certified instructor. For more information, registration and times, click here: https://recwell.uncg.edu/aquatics/lessons/swim-lessons-group/

Newsmakers: Dunn, GCSTOP, Weatherspoon, Davis, Whitt, Brady, basketball

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 over the last week:

  • Provost Dana Dunn spoke to Root Cause about UNCG’s efforts to raise graduation students. The interview.
  • Government Technology interviewed members of the GCSTOP opioid prevention program, including Terri Shelton, Stephen Sills, and Chase Holleman. The piece.
  • The News & Record highlighted the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s work to diversify its collection. The feature.
  • Graduate student Monica Therisa Davis spoke to ABC 11 about efforts to turn Wilson-area shotgun houses into accessible tiny houses. The piece.
  • MyFox8 highlighted Vickie Whitt, who was recently crowned UNCG homecoming royalty. The article.
  • Ashlyn Brady spoke to Fatherly about the risks of infidelity in relationships. The piece
  • The UNCG vs. NC State game – with its dramatic ending – was on a lot of newscasts. The Raleigh News & Record report and News & Record.

In memoriam: Mariana Newton

Dr. Mariana Newton died Dec. 12. Newton was a professor of Speech Pathology here at UNCG from 1969 until her retirement in 2000. A native of California, Newton received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Redlands, California. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1969, and was hired at UNCG to direct the Speech and Hearing Center.

From 1969 to 1985 she was the Director of the Speech and Hearing Center at UNCG. From 1979 to 1985 she was Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Communication and Theater. From 1989 to 1994 she was the Chair of Interdisciplinary Programs in Gerontology, and from 1992 until her retirement in 2000, she was the Director of Graduate Studies in Communications Sciences and Disorders. In 1999, a year before her retirement, Newton received the School of Health and Human Performance Teaching Excellence Award for innovating technology in the classroom and for helping to develop the plan for the new masters’ degree in gerontology. (Source)

She also served as UNCG Faculty Senate chair for the academic year 1999-2000.

 

 

 

Tom Martinek and John Chapman on SoCon Faculty & Staff Team

L to R: David Wyrick, Tom Martinek, John Chapman, SoCon Commissioner Jim Schaus, and Kim Record

Each year, the Southern Conference honors two representatives from each of its member schools for their services to their institution and to the larger community. For 2019, Dr. Tom Martinek, Sr. in Kinesiology and the Bryan School’s John Chapman will receive the honor.

Martinek and Chapman will be recognized by the SoCon at the UNCG vs. NC State game on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Greensboro Coliseum.

For the length of his career, Martinek has focused his work on how best to teach and support at-risk youth to ensure their success. He is best known for creating Project Effort, a values-based after-school sport and leadership program for underserved youth, and for playing a pivotal role in establishing UNCG’s Middle College, which serves as a bridge from high school to college and career for children who may struggle in mainstream schools. His work, at the nexus of research and hands-on research, has had an international impact, as it ensures youth who may struggle in school can get the resources and outreach they need.

Chapman, a lecturer in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business & Economics, is co-founder and director of business development of the North Carolina Sales Institute at UNCG. Chapman has more than thirty years of experience developing effective sales strategies with global businesses. He has worked with start-ups, community organizations, and major international companies including Coca-Cola and Stanley Works. At Stanley, he received the prestigious Sales Excellence Award in recognition of his work. He passes on this wide-ranging experience in his teaching at UNCG. He also oversees the Bryan School’s participation in the National Millennial Community and Gen Z Council. This national organization provides students from less-recognized institutions the opportunity to meet with the leaders of Fortune 1000 companies.

Help out families and students through the Moss Street Angel Tree

The Moss Street Partnership School is asking Spartans to pitch in to help families and students in need this holiday season through the Angel Tree Holiday Assistance Program.

There are still a few families and students available on the signup list, which can be found HERE.

Items can be dropped off to Christina O’Connor (School of Education Building, Room 253A) by Friday, Dec. 13. Please contact Johnette Walser at jcwalser@uncg.edu if you have any questions.

Newsmakers: Leavel, Laota, oldest long leaf pine, social mobility

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 over the last two weeks:

  • Chancellor Gilliam spoke to Higher Ed Works about UNCG being ranked #1 in the state for social mobility. The feature.
  • Beth Leavel MFA ‘80 will be starring in the new “Devil Wears Prada” musical, Playbill reported. The feature.
  • Recent PhD graduate Zobaida Laota shared related her multicultural counseling experiences in the latest issue of Counseling Today. The article.
  • UNC-TV featured efforts by UNCG researchers to identify and also preserve the world’s oldest long leaf pine, in the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve. The piece.

Letter to the Editor regarding lawsuit

This Letter to the Editor from Provost Dana Dunn was published in the Dec. 5, 2019, News and Record:

 

Regarding the Associated Press story “UNCG faces lawsuit over harassment, retaliation” (Dec. 4):

UNCG is fully committed to providing an inclusive, safe, non-discriminatory environment for learning, living and working — and to thoroughly investigating any allegations of incidents that run counter to these fundamental requirements and principles.

We have read the recent media coverage of the lawsuit that includes UNCG and our nursing school. While it is unfortunate that the plaintiff’s attorney has endeavored to try this case through the media, it is inappropriate for us to share details in the press and outside of the formal, and more complete, legal process.

We are fully confident the facts of this case will show the allegations related to UNCG are not true. As our filings in this case have demonstrated, the plaintiff cannot establish a connection between her dismissal from the program and her harassment claim.

We must be absolutely clear: We will not allow any student to receive a degree they have not earned from any program at UNCG when the academic and/or clinical record is clear that one has not been earned — especially in a lifesaving discipline like nursing.

Newsmakers: Working students, Emmylou Harris, basketball, Gilliam and Hamilton, Manning and Pitchford, and Pop Up Shop

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 over the last two weeks:

  • Chancellor Gilliam spoke to Higher Ed Works on UNCG’s efforts to support working students. Read the piece and watch a video here.
  • Emmylou Harris’ performance at UNCG next month, as part of the University Concert and Lecture Series, was featured in the News & Record. The concert is now sold out. The piece.
  • The Washington Post highlighted UNCG men’s basketball’s win against Georgetown on Saturday. The article.
  • Higher Ed Works featured the new Gen Ed revisions, with commentary from Chancellor Gilliam and Andrew Hamilton. See the feature and watch a video.
  • Dr. Killian Manning and women’s basketball’s Alexis Pitchford were interviewed by the Southern Conference for their Classroom Connections series. The piece.
  • The News & Record featured the upcoming opening of the Pop Up Shop downtown. The article.

Parking fines paid with food items for students

Photo of the food driveIt was a first at UNCG. And organizers say this event for the Spartan Open Pantry won’t be the last.

UNCG’s Parking Operations & Campus Access Management teamed with UNCG’s Student Government Association to have the University’s inaugural Food for Fines event to support the Spartan Open Pantry.

Parking fines were paid through food items, instead of cash.

The collection of food ran from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, and students and visitors paid $825 in fines with non-perishable food items.

More than 193 lbs of food was collected.

In the future, organizers say they plan on hosting this event once a semester.

New UNCG discount program for PART bus passes

UNCG is now a registered participant for PART’s XPass Employer Discount Program.

Seeing the success of the Biz40 XPass Program, the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) decided to make the XPass program available Triad-wide. The program will provide a 30% discount on the cost of PART bus passes to registered employees or participating employers.

Triad XPass Users are eligible to receive 30% off the cost of PART bus passes:
31-Day ($56) and 10-Ride ($14).

Additional information and link to registration: https://www.partnc.org/218/XPass-Program

Questions? Contact Grant Harris – Gvharris@uncg.edu.

Volunteer opportunity: POCAM seeks volunteers for Salvation Army Toy Drive

Would you like an opportunity to use up your remaining Community Involvement Leave? Parking Operations & Campus Access Management is sending volunteers to help with the Salvation Army Toy Drive in High Point.

They have a signup sheet available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f45aaac23a1f94-salvation if any other UNCG employees would like to volunteer.

Dates available are Dec. 11, Dec. 12, and Dec. 17. The beginning time indicated on the sign up sheet is the time that the Spartan Chariot will depart from Stirling St, in front of the EUC. The end time indicated is the time that the Spartan Chariot will arrive back on campus. Anyone who signs up is welcome to catch a ride on the Spartan Chariot.

Since Dec. 11 is a full day of volunteering, the Spartan Chariot will provide transportation to Chili’s for anyone wanting to purchase their lunch.

Questions? Contact Tiffany Hunt at tchunt@uncg.edu or 336-256-1242.

Also: The UNCG Police canned food drive for the Spartan Open Pantry has been extended till Dec. 13.  See more here.

Newsmakers: Vaughan, Harmon, Dixon, Zacharias

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 over the week:

  • Mayor Nancy Vaughan will be the commencement speaker for fall graduation, as reported by The News & Record. The article.
  • The News & Record spoke to Dr. Justin Harmon and others about a recent report about how to reduce homelessness with affordable housing. The feature.
  • Crystal Dixon was quoted in a News & Record piece about changes to Guilford school suspension policies. The article.
  • Alumna Lee Zacharias was interviewed by the News & Record, following her novel “Across the Great Lake” winning the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award. The piece.

Baby Derby at UNCG vs NC State game

Callin’ all crawlers! The Baby Derby is back! We’re looking for babies 6 months – 12 months that think they have what it takes to win our halftime crawling competition, the Diaper to Dorm Dash presented by NC 529 College Savings.

The dash will take place at halftime of the UNCG Men’s Basketball game vs. NC State at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday, Dec. 15. The game’s tipoff is 3 pm.

All participants will receive up to four complimentary tickets for the family. For more information or to register your child email bluegold@uncg.edu.

By the way, if you want to see the dash, tickets to the individual game are on sale. And there is this combo deal: Spartan 4-Game Mini Plans still available for just $75 and include  1 TICKET FOR NC STATE, PICK 1 OTHER NON-CONFERENCE GAME, PICK 2 SOCON GAMES. Email the ticket office.

 

 

 

Amy Purcell celebrated, with alumni art exhibition at Gatewood

A piece of Purcell's series VolcanoThe exhibition “Jewels: An Exhibition of Distinguished Alumni” is currently on view at UNCG’s Gatewood Studio Art Center Gallery.

The exhibition, in honor of Amy Purcell’s 30th year teaching here at UNCG, will highlight the artistic contributions of nearly two dozen notable UNCG arts alumni, including Stephanie J. Woods, Bryan Ellis, Gina Gibson, Kyle T. Webster, and Purcell herself.

There will be a reception at the Gatewood Gallery Saturday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. The exhibition, which opened November 7, will run until December 5.

Newsmakers: GenEd, Rockingham schools grant, Baker, Bigbelly bins

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 over the week:

  • UNCG’s newly revised general education curriculum was featured in a front page article in the News & Record. The article.
  • Rockingham County Schools and UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development have received a $2.4 million grant to place UNCG graduate students in mental health internships at school. The piece.
  • Dr. Levi Baker’s research was featured in a Scientific American article on the role of working memory in relationships. The article.
  • MyFox8 featured the new Bigbelly trash and recycling bins on the UNCG campus. The feature.

Chief Data Officer – third candidate

UNCG Information Technology Services will welcome a third candidate for the inaugural Chief Data Officer position to campus for a visit October 22-23, 2019. The Chief Data Officer will work in close
collaboration with research and academic programs, as well as administrative groups and institutional
data stewards to establish an enterprise data road map and data management processes that enable
information sharing, collaboration, compliance and security, and efficient resource management. The
candidate’s presentation will be this Friday, November 8, at 11 a.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 120.

CW schedule for remainder of 2019

UNCG’s Campus Weekly will publish the next two weeks (the newsletter will be emailed Nov. 13 and 20), then return after the Thanksgiving break, on Dec. 4.

CW enewsletter dates for the remainder of the year are:

  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 20
  • Dec. 4
  • Dec. 11
  • Dec. 17 (on Tuesday)

Campus Weekly will publish again on Jan. 9, 2019. (Classes resume on Jan. 13.)

If you have a submission in the coming weeks, please send it to us by the Thursday before the enewsletter is emailed. Earlier is preferable. (We normally publish items on the CW site Thursday through Mondays.) On Tuesdays, we create and proof the enewsletter, which is normally sent early on Wednesday mornings.

Questions? Email us.

 

Newsmakers: SERVE’s grant, Community Enrichment Center, Bull, Gibson, Social Work

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 over the week:

  • The News & Record ran a front page feature on UNCG SERVE Center and its new 15.6 million grant that will assist state and local K-12 education officials in North Carolina and two other nearby states. The story.
  • MyFox8 highlighted the opening of the new Greensboro Community Enrichment Center. The piece.
  • Dean Karen Bull spoke to WFMY News2 about the opportunities offered by UNCG’s online courses. The interview.
  • Sophomore Ty Gibson was featured in the News & Record, discussing his success as a comedian on Tik Tok and his dance, the Kick Swivel. The feature.
  • WFMY News 2 highlighted UNCG Social Work’s internship’s role in fighting opioid addiction in the area. The article.

EUC’s blood drive will be Nov. 12

The Elliott University Center will host its second Red Cross Blood Drive of the 2019-2020 academic year on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, EUC.

Schedule your donation appointment today and help the EUC reach its 200-pint goal.

For those wishing to donate double red blood cells, the Red Cross is currently accepting only blood types A negative; B negative; O positive; and O negative.

Be sure to come prepared when giving blood. Have a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your
Red Cross donor card (optional), driver’s license or two other forms of identification. And bring
the names of any medications you are currently taking.

For more information on giving blood, and to schedule your donation appointment, visit
http://euc.uncg.edu/mission/blood-drive. Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are
welcome.

At WAM, ‘Art and Practice of Slow Looking’

The Public Talk “The Art and Practice of Slow Looking” will be presented by Shari Tishman, Harvard University,
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2 p.m.

It will be held in the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s Dillard Room, and is sponsored by the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences.

Shari Tishman is a lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Project Zero, where she recently served as director. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding, the role of close observation in learning, and learning in and through the arts. Her most recent book is “Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation.”

Syndemic Food and WASH Insecurity: Social science approaches and future directions

On Friday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Center, the International and Global Studies Department will be presenting the Fall 2019 Global Spotlight Lecture.

Dr. Cassandra Workman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology here at UNCG, will speak to students and faculty about how water, food, and sanitation insecurity work in concert to lead to negative biological, psycho emotional, and social outcomes and how healthcare practitioners and policy makers define these issues.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For disability accommodations, contact Yvonne Matlosz at ylmatlos@uncg.edu

Newsmakers: Wyrick, O’Connor, Kshetri

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 over the week:

  • Dr. David Wyrick was featured in an ESPN E60 video about the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation and mental health for student athletes. The video.
  • The recent School of Education grant was featured in the News & Record. Dr. Christina O’Connor spoke to its impact. The piece.
  • Dr. Nir Kshetri wrote a piece for The Conversation about the potential dangers of blockchain voting. The piece.

Newsmakers: Debbage, Fox-Thomas, free speech, DoE grant

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 over the week:

  • Dr. Keith Debbage (Geography/Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism) published a column this week in the highly influential “Gulf News.” The piece was on Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. His co-author was the chief innovation officer at United Arab Emirates University – as well as his former doctoral student.  The article.
  • Dr. Lisa Fox-Thomas spoke to WFMY News2 about the impact of hearing loss on younger people. The article.
  • Yes! Weekly featured the free speech conference will be held on the UNCG campus this week. The piece.
  • WFMY News2 featured a piece on the significance of the Department of Education’s $6.1 million grant to UNCG. The piece.

UNCG warehouse surplus sale this Friday

It’s cash-only (no checks or credit cards). Things are sold “as is.” And it always starts at 8. And there are some great bargains.

This month’s UNCG warehouse surplus sale will take place on Friday, Oct. 25, from 8 to 11 a.m., at 2900 Oakland Ave. in Greensboro.

Typical items available include furniture, musical instruments, appliances, desks, cabinets, and office accessories.

Buyers are responsible for loading items. All sales are cash only and must be picked up by 2 p.m. that day. An additional pickup time is available on Monday, Oct. 28, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Can’t make it to this one? They are held monthly – normally on the third week of each month.

Future sales will be on Nov. 15 and Dec. 20, 2019.

See some photos of items on sale Friday – and sales details.

 

 

 

Candidate for chief data officer position – rescheduled for Dec. 11

The final Chief Data Officer candidate’s presentation will be on December 11 at 10 a.m. in the School of Education Building, Room 226.  This candidate’s visit is a rescheduled one; it was originally scheduled on Nov. 1. 

As we originally reported:

UNCG Information Technology Services will welcome this candidate for the inaugural Chief Data Officer position to campus for a visit next week. The Chief Data Officer will work in close collaboration with research and academic programs, as well as administrative groups and institutional data stewards to establish an enterprise data road map and data management processes that enable information sharing, collaboration, compliance and security, and efficient resource management.