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Dr. Kaira Wagoner Receives NEW Grant From Project Apis M.

Dr. Kaira Wagoner, a research scientist in the Department of Biology, has received a new $39,000 grant from Project Apis m. for her proposal, “Identification of hygiene-associated protein markers to improve selection for honey bee pest and disease resistance.” Project Apis m. is a non-profit that funds honey-bee research in … Continued

UNCG Receives Historic $5 Million Grant to Launch Paid Internship Program for Humanities Students

Dr. Maura Heyn, Dr. John Kiss, Dr. Jennifer Feather, Dr. Heather Adams stand together and smile

The College of Arts & Sciences at UNC Greensboro has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to implement a five-year paid internship and educational program for humanities students called “Humanities at Work.” This landmark grant is the largest ever received by UNCG’s College of Arts & Sciences – as well as one of the largest in the University’s history.

CAS students travel the globe over summer

snapshots of students traveling

Trips to London, Cádiz, and Rome. Research experiences in Tanzania, Israel, Mongolia, and the prairies of Kansas. Conferences in Illinois and Indiana. This summer, students in the College of Arts & Sciences expanded their knowledge, experience, and worldviews through faculty-led travel across the globe. See where their travels took them:  … Continued

UNCG chemist receives competitive NSF LEAPS grant

Dr. Shabnam Hematian wears labcoat and holds chemistry instruments

  Dr. Shabnam Hematian’s new NSF grant will catalyze both science and student research opportunities. Solar panels on a roof. Mitochondria in a cell. A pregnant mom’s connection to her growing baby. All around us – in our car batteries and inside our bodies – energy is transferred through chemical … Continued

UNCG awarded first NSF major research instrumentation (MRI) grant

scientists work on instrument as man instructs

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at UNC Greensboro has been awarded the university’s first National Science Foundation (NSF) major research instrumentation (MRI) grant – totaling $642,892 – to install a high-powered micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) machine. The new X-ray based instrument, installed in March, will give scientists at UNCG and across … Continued

UNCG English professor wins major NEH award

Male professor reads books in office

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

Chemist searches fungi for anticancer drug leads

Image of Dr. Oberlies and student in leaves

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies describes himself as “pretty passionate” about fungi. That may be an understatement. “I could geek out about fungi for hours,” said the UNC Greensboro professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “You could argue that half of us wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for fungi.” Fungal cultures … Continued

Clinical psychology program awarded $2 million grant

Psychology students participate in a class with Dr. Gaby Stein.

UNC Greensboro’s Department of Psychology has been awarded a five-year, $2.15 million Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant aims to recruit, retain, and support the training of clinical psychologists from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter primary care settings and medically underserved communities. The … Continued

AADS to host community read of ‘Silver Sparrow’

Book cover of Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

The African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program at UNC Greensboro received a $15,000 Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host a community read of the novel “Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones. The community read will include free panel discussions, speakers and family-oriented … Continued