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Faculty promotions and tenure announced

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The following faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences were approved for promotion and tenure by the Board of Trustees on March 24, 2022. “This is a major milestone and accomplishment in our faculty’s academic careers,” said Dr. John Z. Kiss, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “I extend … Continued


Dr. Mitch Croatt appointed Marie Foscue Rourk Professor

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UNC Greensboro Provost Debbie Storrs and Dean John Z. Kiss (College of Arts & Sciences) have announced that Dr. Mitchell Croatt will be appointed the Marie Foscue Rourk Professor of Chemistry beginning January 1. In making the announcement, they noted that Croatt is an exceptional scholar and researcher, teacher, and … Continued


Denisa Jashari wins Distinguished Dissertation Award

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Dr. Denisa Jashari, an assistant professor of history at UNC Greensboro, has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and ProQuest. Bestowed annually since 1982, the award recognizes two recent doctoral recipients from across the country who have already made unusually significant and … Continued


A history of African American Studies at UNCG

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  On September 29, 2021, UNC Greensboro’s African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program was presented with the Dean’s Award for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusiveness. This annual award by UNCG’s College of Arts & Sciences recognizes initiatives, programs, or departments that exemplify a commitment to creating an … Continued


CAS faculty recognized

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Keith Debbage (Geography, Environment, and Sustainability professor) was the keynote speaker at the 7th International Conference on “Innovative (Eco-) Technology, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development” hosted by the Kaunas University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania. The title of his talk was “Sustainable Innovation in the Global Airline Industry: Lessons Learned for … Continued


History PhD student wins world bagpipe competition

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[addvideo link=”QUYzgPWVuG8″]   Stuart Marshall is a UNC Greensboro history PhD student who, in 2019, was named a Minerva scholar, the highest recognition a UNCG doctoral or MFA student can receive. Yet when he’s not teaching his course on the early British empire or conducting research on Eastern Cherokee sovereignty … Continued


UNCG English professor wins major NEH award

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Dr. Christopher Hodgkins, a UNC Greensboro professor of English and director of the George Herbert Society – housed at UNCG – has been awarded a prestigious $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Hodgkins’ fourth NEH grant, the award will finance production of the three-volume book series, … Continued


UNCG students win trip to Japan

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Two UNC Greensboro students have been invited to participate in the Japanese government’s KAKEHASHI Project, a prestigious exchange program intended to promote friendship and mutual understanding between the people of Japan, the U.S., and Canada. Chloé Neunsinger and Samantha Sherwood were selected based on their superior performances in the Greensboro … Continued


UNCG receives national ranking for sociology master’s program

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The sociology master’s program at UNC Greensboro has been ranked among the top 45 in the nation (no. 38) and the best such program with a criminology focus by Intelligent.com. Sociology is a discipline that investigates how cultural and institutional systems shape the world. Criminology is the study of criminal and deviant … Continued


AADS professor wins prestigious Career Enhancement Fellowship

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Dr. Hewan Girma, a professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) at UNC Greensboro, has received a prestigious Career Enhancement Fellowship from The Institute for Citizens and Scholars. The award includes a $15,000 stipend for a six-month research sabbatical; a research, travel, or publication stipend (up to $1,500); … Continued