UNCG Campus Weekly

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

20,530.77 miles so far

ByTheNumbersIconThat’s how far, cumulatively, this semester’s 273 Spartan Steps participants have walked. That’s more than 10 times the distance between North Carolina and Las Vegas, and the competition is only one-third completed. [Read more…]

Notes – April 14, 2010

NotesIconPlanning for a school of pharmacy not approved by BOG Late last week, the UNC Board of Governors voted to not approve UNCG’s request to begin planning for a school of pharmacy. This followed the recommendation by President Bowles that it not be approved. The chancellor had an opportunity to address the Committee on Educational Planning, Policies and Programs – UNC Board of Governors. Her text can be read here. Local news reports can be found here:  April 8 News and RecordApril 9 News and RecordApril 10 News and Record editorial.

Row well and live The Raft Debate will be Friday, April 16, 10-11 a.m., Kirkland Room, EUC. Everyone is invited to the debate, which is a part of Reunion Weekend. Dr. Larry Lavender (Dance) will represent the arts & humanities, Dr. Promod Pratap (Physics) will represent the natural sciences and Dr. Joan Paluzzi (Anthropology) will represent the social sciences.

Academic All-Conference The Southern Conference has announced the Academic All-Conference teams for the 2009-10 winter season – a list that included 16 Spartan student-athletes. The 159 SoCon student-athletes on the list, representing all 12 conference institutions and participating in men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling or indoor track and field, recorded a 3.56 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Of the two SoCon athletes who scored perfect 4.0 cumulative GPAs, one was UNCG Track’s Joey Thompson. To be eligible, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the winter season and must have competed in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded winter campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters (fall and spring). The league’s indoor track and field teams supplied the most student-athletes to the team, including 71 women and 33 men. Women’s basketball (32 players) was also well represented. Western Carolina led all schools with 25 honorees, followed by Appalachian State (18) and then UNCG and Elon (16).

Final blood drive A campus blood drive will be Tuesday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The blood drive will be held in two locations that day: Campus Ministries Building and Alexander Room, EUC. To schedule a donation time, visit www.membersforlife.org/cbsr/schedule/login.php. Further questions, email dbhurley@uncg.edu.

Find the found art A collection of folk art created in a Residential College class is on display in McIver’s gallery outside the TLC Office. The assignment was creating art using recycled materials. Another display is in the Reading Room of Jackson Library, where art students reused discarded items from Jackson Library to create a “Borrowed Narratives” exhibition, which will be on display until Aug. 15.

Don’t text and drive UNCG will host an AT&T press conference urging students and members of the community to not text and drive Friday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Claxton Room, EUC. Confirmed speakers include Chancellor Brady; N.C. Rep. Maggie Jeffus; and N.C. Rep. Pricey Harrison, who co-sponsored the bill recently passed into law by the General Assembly banning texting while driving.

Volunteers wanted to assist with Sexual Assault Response Team The campus’ Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is seeking new volunteers from staff and faculty to assist in responding to student victims of sexual assault. The SART Coordinator is Jessie Humes (Student Health Services, Counseling and Testing Center), who can be reached at 4-5874 or jvhumes@uncg.edu. SART volunteers confidentially advocate for students who have been sexually assaulted: they provide support and referral information regarding medical care, police/court system, UNCG conduct system, classes, living arrangements, counseling, etc. The volunteers are trained for their role as advocates. SART can only be activated by professional staff at UNCG, so volunteers do not handle direct crisis calls. If you have an interest in serving in this capacity or if you would like more information, contact Jessie Humes.

Discounts for employees Are you interested in helping make UNCG a more rewarding place to work? The UNCG Benefits Committee has been working in conjunction with Human Resource Services to develop the Spartan Savings Program, an employee discount program for UNCG employees. Learn about the great on-campus discounts that already exist at http://web.uncg.edu/hrs/Benefits/Spartan_Savings/. The off-campus businesses component of the program will be launching soon, and a new committee is being established to review the applications submitted by local businesses who wish to participate. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis, and most of the committee’s work will be done electronically. If you are interested in being a part of this new committee, email Christine Murray, chair of the Benefits committee, at cemurray@uncg.edu.

Chocolate fondue Dining Services will have chocolate fondue on Friday, April 16, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. in the Spartan Restaurant, Dining Hall. They promise various items to complement the chocolate for dipping. The price for admission is the normal $8, less with Spartan Flex. Don’t want the sweets? Good 4 U at the Spartan Restaurant offers healthier options.

By the time we got to Fouststock On Saturday, April 17, from noon to 5 p.m. on the EUC Lawn, Ashby Residential College will present Fouststock It is a free outdoor concert featuring a variety of local musicians including The Space-O-Nauts, Friendhouse, SOULSTRAIN, The UNCG Spartones and Cody Curtis. There will be plenty of lawn games, caricatures, jewelry and crafts for sale, tie-dye and puppies – with all proceeds being donated to the Humane Society.

Walking Away with the Gold

UNCG has received a Gold Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for employee fitness. [Read more…]

‘Marking a Movement’ Civil Rights History Discussion

UNCG’s Reunion will be held this Friday and Saturday. Attendees will enjoy lectures, talks and tours from faculty and staff as they gather with their former classmates. Full information, including a schedule of events, is at www.uncg.edu/ala/reunion.

The entire campus community is invited to a key event: “Marking a Movement: Civil Rights 50 Years Later.” [Read more…]

Bowles Will Recommend Against UNCG Pharmacy School

UNC System President Erskine Bowles will recommend against UNCG’s request to plan a School of Pharmacy in Greensboro. The recommendation is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Governors on Thursday, April 8. [Read more…]

Margaret Maron Will Deliver Commencement Address

040710NewsAndNotes_MaronMystery novelist Margaret Maron will deliver the commencement address Friday, May 14. [Read more…]

Notes – April 7, 2010

NotesIconInterviews for Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development As reported in the March 24 Campus Weekly, two candidates for Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development are interviewing. The candidates’ CVs and interview itineraries can be found at: http://provost.uncg.edu/searches/vcred/public/. One interviewed March 25-26. The  second candidate for Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, Vincent S. Gallicchio, professor of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, will interview on April 8-9.  A public presentation is scheduled for this candidate on Thursday, April 8, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Maple Room, EUC.

Children in rural, emerging Latino communities On Tuesday, April 20, the Child and Family Research Network will hold a spring lecture. Dr. Jose Villalba (Counseling and Education) will speak on “Mental and Physical Health Concerns and Determinants of Health for Latina/o children in Rural, Emerging Latino Communities.” His research interests include addressing the academic success of Latina/o students through school-based collaborations between parents and educators, developing school counseling interventions, specifically aimed at assisting the personal-social development of Latino/a school children living in rural burgeoning Latino communities and determining the effects of physical and mental health disparities on the school-based experiences of Latina/o adolescents. The lecture will be in the downtown Greensboro Public Library’s Nussbaum Room at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will follow. More information can be found at http://cfrn.uncg.edu/Villalba.aspx.

EUC Reservations Office books open April 12 The EUC reservation books will open on Monday, April 12, for events and meetings your department or organization would like to hold in Elliott University Center and other campus spaces – such as The Fountain, College Avenue, The Quad, Foust Park and Stone Lawn. Reservations may be made for any event occurring between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011. The reservation books for the EUC and Atrium display cases, as well as the indoor railing and the outdoor banner space at the EUC, will also open on April 12. For more information, contact the EUC Reservations Office at 4-5378.

Is science color blind? The final talk in the year’s Great Conversation series will be Thursday, April 15, at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Center, with Josh Hoffman (Philosophy). The topic will be “Is Science Color Blind – An examination of the shocking conclusion of science that objects lack color, taste, smell, heat and cold.” It is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Phi Sigma Tau.

Memorial service for David Mitchell The memorial service for David F. Mitchell (Sociology) will be held Wednesday, April 14, at noon in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. A reception and time to gather, tell stories, and remember will follow at 1 pm. Contributions in Mitchell’s honor may be made to the David Mitchell Sociology Fund at UNCG c/o Donna Sexton, Advancement Services, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.

Arts & Sciences Staff Excellence Award Do you know someone in the College of Arts & Sciences who continually goes above and beyond in their job by exhibiting exemplary performance, comes up with innovative approaches, or has overcome personal or professional challenges while continuing to offer outstanding service? If they are staff or EPA non-faculty, nominate them for the Arts & Sciences Staff Excellence Award. More information and the nomination form can be found on the Staff Council web site, call 4-5059 or email mmdargat@uncg.edu. Nominations are due by April 13 and can be submitted by department heads, directors, fellow staff members or anyone in the College.

Help build family-school connection Dr. Julia Mendez (Psychology) is working with a team of parent leaders and school personnel to lay the groundwork for a Guilford County Schools initiative to link parents with resources to promote their children’s academic and social success. Slated to launch in January 2011, Guilford Parent Academy will offer new programs for parents and connect them to existing programs in the community. Parents will be able to trust that the academy’s programs are credible, worthwhile and designed to support families from all demographics and backgrounds. Mendez has research and teaching interests related to the impact of poverty on the development of young children, parent involvement in children’s education, risk and resilience, and clinical interventions for ethnic minority children and families. She asks any faculty, staff or students interested in supporting the academy to contact her at 6-0036 or jlmendez@uncg.edu.

“UNCG Cares” training Faculty and staff training for this program will be Friday, April 16, 2-4 p.m. Bryan 104. Reserve a spot at http://deanofstudents.uncg.edu/uncgcares/. “UNCG Cares” is an award winning university-wide program that aims to positively affect retention, increase graduation rates and continue to promote a sense of community and support at UNCG. During the training, participants will learn active listening skills, how to recognize signs of distress, how to proactively reach out to students and offer help, the variety of issues that students face, effective referrals, and the resources available on campus to assist students. Once a participant has completed the training, he or she will be given a decal/sticker with the “UNCG Cares” logo to display in his or her office. By creating an environment of support, students in distress may get the help they need before issues rise to the crisis level. In addition, faculty and staff will feel more able to assist students with the types of issues with which they are dealing. Questions? Call Amy Jones at 4-5514.

$2.8 Million NSF Grant to Boost Local Science Education

A $2.8 million, five-year National Science Foundation grant will allow UNCG graduate students to enrich science lessons for hundreds of students at three High Point schools. [Read more…]

New Landlord-Tenant Dispute Resolution Program

The City of Greensboro and UNCG are teaming up to help landlords and tenants iron out their differences through mediation rather than litigation. [Read more…]

Due Dates for Course Reserves for Summer 2010, Fall 2010

To ensure availability on the first day of classes, Course Reserve lists for the Summer term must be turned in by Friday, May 7; for the Fall term, Friday, August 6. [Read more…]

Former ‘World’s Strongest Woman’ Speaks at April 23 Symposium

Dr. Jan Todd, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and former holder of more than 60 national and world records in women’s power lifting, will speak at the second annual UNCG Girls in Sport Symposium on Friday, April 23. [Read more…]

WUNC’s Frank Stasio Headlines Dinner

Frank Stasio, a familiar voice to National Public Radio listeners, headlines the annual Friends of the UNCG University Libraries Dinner Monday, May 10. Stasio, who hosts WUNC’s “The State of Things,” will speak on “The State of Conversation.” [Read more…]

Call for Contributions to Mill Village Web Site

Two additional “memory gathering” events have been finalized as part of the effort by UNCG museum studies graduate students to collect and preserve memories of life in Greensboro’s Cone mill villages. The upcoming “memory gathering” events will be held:
•        Monday, April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., East White Oak Recreation Center, 1801 10th St.
•        Sunday, April 11, 2:30-5 p.m., Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave. [Read more…]

Aging is Good Business: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial opportunities are increasing among aging populations. The university’s Gerontology Program invites you to attend, sponsor, exhibit or advertise at the 5th annual one-day summit Wednesday, April 14, in Cone Ballroom, EUC. [Read more…]

Politics Were Personal, at Women’s History Lecture

Dr. Lisa Levenstein (History) thought there should be an endowed lectureship in women’s history. And now there is. [Read more…]

Area’s General Assembly Members Invited to Campus

033110NewsAndNotes_GeneralAssemblyUNCG leaders invited area North Carolina General Assembly members to campus last Friday. [Read more…]

Notes – March 31, 2010

NotesIconDrug discovery on tap Did you know about 25 percent of medicines, including more than 60 percent of anticancer agents and antibiotics, are derived from nature? Learn how researchers are seeking drug leads from natural products, at Science on Tap, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at The Green Bean, in downtown Greensboro. Dr. Nicholas Oberlies (Chemistry and Biochemistry) will talk about the history of natural products drug discovery as well as how it is conducted today in the modern laboratory. Spoiler alert: He does not work with shamans, medicine men or healers.

Scholarship opportunities available Through the Division of Student Affairs applications are being accepted for the James H. Allen Student Leader Scholarship, the Georgia Cooper Moore Service and Leadership Award, and the Pamela A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship. For more information, visit http://www.uncg.edu/cap/scholarships.php. The deadline for all three scholarship applications is Wednesday, April 14, by 5 p.m.

Everything you wanted to know about parking and transportation but were afraid to ask A town hall meeting on “Parking Operations and Campus Access Management” will be Tuesday, April 6, 10 a.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. Staff from Parking Operations and Campus Access Management will give a brief presentation, then entertain questions from the audience. More details? Contact kevin_bullard@uncg.edu. The event is sponsored by the Staff Senate, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association and Graduate Student Association.

Bryan School program honored by Princeton Review The operations management program at the Bryan School of Business and Economics was named among the top 15 programs nationwide in The Princeton Review’s second annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools.” The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 301 business schools. The 80-question survey asked students to report on classroom and campus experiences at their schools and rate their MBA programs in several areas. The Princeton Review tallied the “Student Opinion Honors” lists based on students’ assessments of how well they felt their business school courses had prepared them to succeed in six areas: accounting, finance, general management, global management, marketing and operations. The list appears in the April 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. The business schools appear in alphabetical order on the lists, and are not ranked 1 to 15. In addition to appearing in the magazine, the lists are also posted at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges and http://www.princetonreview.com/studentopinionhonors.aspx.

Population aging and social gerontology research in china The UNCG Gerontology Research Network’s Lunch and Learn Series will feature Dr. Peng Du as a guest speaker. His presentation, “Population Aging and Social Gerontology Research in China,” is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, at noon, following an 11:45 a.m. luncheon. The free presentation will be held in the Kirkland Room, EUC. If you are unable to attend, there will be a link to the conference on the UNCG Gerontology web site allowing you to listen live while viewing his presentation slides. A link to Du’s talk on the UNCG Gerontology web page will be posted on Tuesday, April 6. Once you are on the web site, click on the  link to Du’s presentation and provide the requested information to join the web conference. If you have any technical difficulties,  call 6-1020. Du is Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the School of Social Work and School of Gerontology at USC in 2010. Du also is director and professor of the Gerontology Institute, Renmin University of China, Deputy Director, Centre for Population and Development Studies at Renmin University.

Capone Is Leaving UNCG

033110NewAndNotes_CaponeLucien “Skip” Capone is leaving UNCG for higher ground – the campus of UNC Asheville. He is taking the position of General Counsel at UNC Asheville. [Read more…]

Leaders in Training

Great leaders aren’t just born, they’re taught. And 124 future leaders are now benefitting from the new Leadership and Mentoring Program – a team effort by UNCG, the YMCA of Greensboro and The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). [Read more…]

Search for Next Dean of School of Education

Dr. Dale Schunk will be stepping down as dean of the School of Education and returning as professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education. He has been dean since 2001, and will step down on Dec. 31.

Provost David. H. Perrin has appointed a search committee for the next School of Education dean. Dr. Clara M. Chu has agreed to chair the committee. A town hall meeting will be Wednesday, March 31. [Read more…]

SOAR 2010 Street Team Volunteers Needed

The Office of Orientation & Family Programs is looking for SOAR 2010 Street Team volunteers to help welcome new students and their families during the month of June. [Read more…]

Understanding Haiti

Want to know what’s going on in Haiti? As the event’s flyer says, “Ask the doctor.”

Angele Theard, MD, will present the lecture “Understanding Haiti” in Maple Room, EUC, on Monday, March 29. [Read more…]

Curriculum Enhancement with Research, Writing Skills

The workshop Curriculum Enhancement with Research and Writing Skills will be presented by the University Libraries and Writing Across the Curriculum.

This two-day workshop, June 9–10, is designed to help teaching faculty enhance their courses by integrating research and writing skills into class assignments. [Read more…]

Cultural and Diversity Health Care Issues

Explore issues relevant to health issues and problems of people from American Indian, African American, Hispanic and Montagnard cultures who live in the Triad area. [Read more…]

‘Freshman Summer Reading’ Needs Faculty Discussion Leaders

New partnerships and collaborations for the Freshman Summer Reading Project brings about new energy, excitement, and, larger than anticipated participation rates.  With nearly 600 freshmen participating in the program once designed for 100, the need for faculty discussion leaders has grown. [Read more…]

Notes – March 24, 2010

NotesIcon“We Are the Foundation” campus campaign Faculty and staff will receive pledge forms within days for the campus campaign, to help support the UNCG Staff Senate Scholarship, Employee Enrichment Fund, Emergency Loan Fund and/or UNCG Guarantee. One of the ways of giving will be by credit card at giveto.uncg.edu.

All-academic runners The men’s and women’s cross country teams earned All-Academic Team honors. The men’s team finished the fall semester with a 3.24 combined GPA and the women had a 3.09 during the first semester. For a team to be considered for the All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA.

Jackson at Jackson A new exhibition is on display in the EUC/Library connector. It is titled “Walter Clinton Jackson and the History of Jackson Library.” It provides photographs and documents related to Chancellor Jackson as well as the construction of Jackson library between 1948-1950. It also documents how the library was eventual named in honor of Jackson in February 1960.

Budget Central A pdf of the General Fund Revenue Report & Economic Outlook, prepared by Dr. Barry Boardman, Fiscal Research Division, NC General Assembly, is at http://fsv.uncg.edu/budgetcentral/MarchRevenueOutlook2010.pdf.

Truman finalist Andrea Schronce, a junior in Economics and Political Science, has been named a finalist in the 2010 Truman Scholarship competition. She is one of 176 finalists representing 122 colleges and universities. Schronce is developing WE CAN, a community partnership between UNCG, its students and local women entrepreneurs.

In memoriam Dr. David Mitchell (Sociology) died March 17. Dr. Mitchell had been a member of the faculty since 1971.

In New Yorker Did you read the feature on President Obama’s economic policies in the March 15 New Yorker magazine? The reporter quotes Dean Price. Price is a 1989 UNCG political science major, interested in sustainable and entrepreneurial approaches to becoming less dependent on foreign oil. He co-owns Red Birch Energy, which offers renewable fuels in Southern Virginia. Additionally, he has contacted with local farmers to grow canola beans and he built a refinery. Last August, he was invited by the White House to explain his vision of a country powered by locally grown biodeisel.

Chalhoub-Deville Next Director of Ashby RC

031710NewsAndNotes_DevilleDr. Micheline Chalhoub-Deville has accepted the position of director of Warren Ashby Residential College, effective Aug. 1. In this new joint appointment, she will retain some responsibilities in the Educational Research Methodology Department in the School of Education. She succeeds Dr. Fran Arndt, who is retiring after a long and productive association with the residential college. [Read more…]

Wet Fundraiser for Special Olympics

031710NewsAndNotes_FountainFirst one over the raging rapids wins.

A fundraiser for the Special Olympics will be held April 30 at 1 p.m. The campus’ Police Department is hosting the event. All campus groups and departments, including faculty, staff and students, are welcome to enter the fun event.

Teams will build a boat per these specs: No more than 8 inches wide x 18 inches long; and not less than 6 inches wide x 10 inches long.

Boats will be placed into the fountain’s waters. The first boat to plunge into the lower level of water will be the winner.

Of course, as Officer Drew Whitaker notes, the real winner will be Special Olympics.

Each entry is $50. The boats will be launched at the fountain at 1 p.m. on April 30. There will be pizza and music with a live DJ.
The entry deadline is April 25.

There is no practice for any teams, Whitaker notes, “however we do encourage teams to inspect the fountain’s waters.”

For questions and entry, contact Sgt. Armburger or Whitaker at 4-5963.

Stepping Out

031710NewsAndNotes_StepsSpartan Steps, a healthy initiative/competition sponsored by Human Resource Services, is underway. [Read more…]

Notes – March 17, 2010

NotesIconLeadership programs Applications for the 2010-11 Leadership Programs sponsored by Chancellor Brady are due by March 22. Click here or contact the Chancellor’s Office at 4-5266 for more information. Application materials should be submitted to the Leadership Programs Committee, Office of the Chancellor, 303 Mossman Building.

Calling all BRIDGES participants If you are a BRIDGES graduate, you understand and value the academic leadership program for women in NC higher education. UNCG is starting a BRIDGES listserv. The goal is to serve past participants now at UNCG by further improving their communication, networking and recruitment. Participants are especially interested in hearing from you if you went through BRIDGES while working at another university or if you applied on your own rather than through the UNCG process. (See above.) The listserv is a great idea according to BRIDGES alumnae Celia Hooper, dean of the School of Health and Human Performance, and Laura Chesak, incoming interim associate dean of the Graduate School. Adds Hooper: “I met a group of women who will likely supply lifetime career support. There were eight of us in my year who were interim in their positions and we formed ‘the interim club.’ I still keep in touch with many of them and we have helped each other. This was inspiring and career enhancing!” To participate in the listserv, email your contact information to BRIDGES alumna Stephanie Cole, capital campaign director in University Advancement, at sbcole@uncg.edu.

Chinese students A group of 10 UNCG international students from China attended a special reception at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh, accompanied by Michael Elliott (International Programs Center). The reception was for students and scholars from China. They met Perdue and the state’s Secretary of Commerce.

Campus Rec service-learning project Dr. Heather Sanderson, Sarah McCollum and Campus Recreation group exercise instructors and personal trainers presented lifelong physical activity classes to 60 Smith High School students on Feb. 26. The Smith students experienced group fitness including fitness dance, boot camp and yoga.

Eating locally The Staff Senate sponsored brown bag lunch series continues with a discussion on “Nutrition From the Ground Up: Getting Back to the Basics.” Dr. Anne-Marie Scott (Nutrition) will discuss the various dynamics of eating locally with regards to sustainability. She will explore the many positive outcomes that are associated with eating locally. It will be Thursday, March 18, from noon to 1 p.m., Bryan School, Room 416. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Reservations are required. Visit https://freyr.uncg.edu/workshops (look for Staff Senate Brown Bag Seminars).

Balancing work and family life Running March 18 through April 8, the second annual Balancing Work and Family Life seminar series will include four, one-hour seminars on various topics related to balancing work and family life. It is sponsored by Human Resource Services and the Department of Counseling and Educational Development. Registration for seminar attendance is available here. Questions may be directed to Jason Morris or Dr. Kerrie Kardatzke.

Telerehabilitation David Brennan, a senior research engineer at National Rehabilitation Hospital, has worked on interactive computer-based tools for delivering telerehabilitation interventions. On Friday, March 19, at 9 a.m. in Room 325, Ferguson Building, he will lecture, exploring the application of telerehabilitation to assist individuals unable to access rehabilitation services.

Census counts Lynda Kellam (University Libraries) has a brief podcast titled “Why Should I Care About the Census 2010.”  There is also a web page about the census.

Geography talk rescheduled for Friday Dr. Lee Schwartz, geographer of the Department of State and the director of its Office of the Geographer and Global Issues in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, was originally scheduled to speak in early February. It was canceled due to weather. The talk will take place Friday, March 19, 4 p.m., 109 Graham. He has directed research on complex humanitarian emergencies and coordinated fieldwork in the Balkans, Central Asia, Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and the Horn of Africa.

Wrestling Pins Down its First Ever SoCon Title

031710NewsAndNotes_WrestlingUNCG claimed its first-ever Southern Conference Championship in wrestling and three individuals qualified for the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

141-pounder Ivan Lopouchanski, 165-pounder Victor Hojilla and 174-pounder Byron Sigmon all won individual titles at their respective weight classes in order to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Andrew Saunders will also join those three teammates at this week’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Omaha, Neb. after earning one of 50 at-large bids, David Percival (Athletics) notes.

Hojilla also came away with Most Outstanding Wrestler honors, while Coach Jason Loukides was honored as the SoCon Coach of the Year.

UNCG claimed the team championship by putting five wrestlers in the finals and three coming home with third-place finishes to score 81.5 points. The Citadel came in second with 74 points and Appalachian State was third with 71.5 points. Five-time defending SoCon Tournament champion Chattanooga finished in a distant fourth with 43 points followed by VMI and Davidson with 37 and 21 points, respectively.

Sustainability Symposium March 26

The Department of Biology has organized an afternoon symposium – Practical Steps toward Sustainability – for 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 26, in Sullivan Science Building. [Read more…]

Neuroscientist Speaks on ‘Animal Models, Human Reality’

031710NewsAndNotes_PreussNeuroscientist Dr. Todd Preuss, a three-time Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver a lecture – “Animal Models and Human Reality” – 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 19, in the Sullivan Science Building. [Read more…]

Breakfast at Woolworth’s – a Women’s History Month Forum

In observance of Women’s History Month, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in the Woolworth Building on Elm Street will host a series of activities that celebrate outstanding women in the Triad and our state.

One will be a breakfast forum, on Thursday, March 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the facility’s 172-seat auditorium. Panelists will include Dr. Linda P. Brady, chancellor; Rebecca Mann, president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Organization of Women; Julie Lapham, commissioner, The Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women; Katie Wangelin, director of programs, Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro; and Deena Hayes, member, Guilford County Board of Education. The public is invited. There is a charge.

A $6 activity fee includes a continental breakfast. Groups of 10 will be offered a $1 discount on each ticket.

For information, call 274-9199 or email info@sitinmovement.org.

Promoting Health of Older Immigrants

The Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships (CYFCP) is recruiting 20 AmeriCorps members to improve health care for immigrant and refugee seniors in Greensboro. [Read more…]