Latest issue of UNCG Research magazine features CAS scholars Youngblood, Murphy, and more

Posted on December 16, 2021

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The Fall 2021 issue of UNCG Research magazine highlights the work of an undergraduate student, as well as research by several College of Arts & Sciences faculty.

The issue profiles undergraduate student researcher Kala Youngblood, who is the first UNCG student in nearly a decade to receive the Goldwater Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious STEM scholarships in the U.S. A first-generation college student, Youngblood is also part of UNCG’s NIH-funded MARC U-STAR program, which seeks to bring underrepresented students into science research careers. She’s currently exploring chemical synthesis as an undergraduate researcher in the lab of organic chemist Dr. Kimberly Petersen. Read more in “We’re Going to Need A Bigger Molecule.”

Also featured in the current issue is an interview with Dr. Joanne Murphy (Classical Studies), who received the 2019-20 Junior Research Excellence Award for her groundbreaking scholarship on ritual and death during the Greek Bronze Age. The Classical studies professor is internationally known for her methodological rigor and interdisciplinary approach to archaeology, and for overturning entrenched narratives in her field. Murphy has edited five books, with prestigious publishers such as Oxford University Press and Routledge, and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and a monograph. Read more in “To the Grave.”

The issue also highlights the work of Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi (Communication Studies), Dr. Andrew Engelhardt (Political Science) and Dr. Prashanti Manda (Computer Science).

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