Dr. Susan Calkins (Human Development and Family Studies) received additional funding from the US DHHS NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for the project “Developmental Trajectories of Early Behavior Problems.”
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Dr. Ruth DeHoog (Political Science) received new funding from the Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL) for the project “Instructional Agreement: UNCG and Institute of Political Leadership”. This agreement will provide an internship/graduate assistantship for one student in UNCG’s MPA program to assist in implementing the Institute of Political Leadership’s Fellows Program.
Dr. Diana Bowman (SERVE) received new funding from the Region 10 Education Service Center for the project “Region X – THEO Texas Toolkit.” The SERVE Center at UNCG will develop a program manual with Texas specific information addressing eight important topics.
Dr. Dan Yasaki (Mathematics and Statistics) received additional funding from the National Science Foundation for UNCG Summer School in Computational Number Theory. The goal is to run a one week summer school in computational number theory for approximately 20 graduate students (10 local and 10 external students). Subjects for the upcoming summer schools will be: […]
Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh (Bryan School) was honored at the Small Business Institute national conference in February for serving as the 2013 president. Welsh will serve as the Past President in 2014, completing a five year board term.
Dr. Marianne LeGreco (Communication Studies) was recognized as one of the Triad Business Journal’s “Forty Leaders Under Forty.” The journal notes, “As part of her research, LeGreco focuses on community food programs and food policy and has emerged as a leader on local and regional food issues. She serves as interim market manager for the […]
David T. Schaefer (UNCG Chancellor’s Office) was recognized as one of the Triad Business Journal’s “Forty Leaders Under Forty.” Schaefer is a co-leader of ALIANZA UNCG Latino Association, which advocates for Latino students, faculty and staff and supports those interested in learning more about Latino culture. “A lawyer turned higher education administrator, Schaefer is an […]
Samuel “Chip” Cook IV was recognized as one of the Triad Business Journal’s “Forty Leaders Under Forty.” He is a double-alumnus, completing both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Communication Studies at UNCG. He has served as a lecturer at both UNCG (13 years) and NC A&T State (11 years), teaching […]
Dr. Colleen Kriger (History) received new funding from the National Humanities Center for the project “Life, Death, and Business on the Upper Guinea Coast”. This project portrays Atlantic commerce on Africa’s upper Guinea coast, focusing on the roles of individual Africans in early modern globalization.
Dr. Arthur Anastopoulos (Psychology) received an increase in funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Longitudinal Outcome of College Students with ADHD.” “Although there recently has been an increase in research investigating ADHD among adults (Barkley, Murphy, & Fischer, 2008), relatively less research has specifically addressed the manner in which ADHD impacts […]
Dr. Tsz-Ki Tsui (Biology) received new funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “Identifying Sources and Degradation Mechanisms of Methylmercury in Temperate Forest Ecosystems”.
Dr. Holly Downs (Educational Research Methodology) received funding from US Lacrosse for a project. It will involve an assessment used to measure key outcomes associated with the Level-1 Coaching Certification Program for Women’s Lacrosse.
Corey Carlin has been named the head coach of the UNCG volleyball team. Carlin, who has 15 total years of collegiate volleyball coaching experience including two seasons as the head coach at Austin Peay, is the fifth head coach in program history. Carlin has spent the previous four years as the top assistant coach and […]
Robert Barker has joined UNCG as Assistant Dean of Students. He comes to UNCG from UNC Chapel Hill where he served as Judicial Programs Coordinator. Barker has extensive experience leading the training efforts for faculty and staff who serve on hearing boards, adjudicating disciplinary hearings related to policy infractions, and providing educational judicious resolution and […]
Dr. Nir Kshetri’s 2013 book “Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South” (Palgrave Macmillan) has received positive reviews from a number of academic journals. Reviews of this book have been published in Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Communications & Strategies, Telecommunications Policy and Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, a joint project of Rutgers […]
Dr. Randall Penfield (Educational Research Methodology) received new funding from Chatham County Schools for the project “OAERS Contract with Chatham County Schools: Analysis and Interpretation Services”. OAERS will conduct analyses and interpretation of student assessment data to be used by Chatham County Schools administration.
Dr. Roy Stine (Geography) received new funding from Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. for UNCG students’ GIS Research Internships with the company.
Dr. Laura Gonzalez (Counseling and Educational Development) received new funding from the University of North Carolina General Administration for the project “GEAR UP NC Middle School Campus-Based Program”. The abstract states, “Our program will expose students to relevant role models of leadership (in terms of race/ethnicity, age, SES, and gender) and help them reflect on […]
Dr. Catherine Scott-Little (Human Development and Family Studies) received new funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for the project “Supporting Development of the North Carolina K – 3 Assessment”. The NC department received funding through the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund to develop a new formative assessment system to […]
Dr. Corey Dzenko (Art) received new funding from the University of Nottingham for “2014 Visiting Fellowships: Art and the American Midwest”. She will examine contemporary representations of the Midwest, in particular the role the “battleground state” Ohio holds in the imagined nation. As a case study, she plans to analyze The Ohio Project (1999), a […]
Dr. Olav Rueppell (Biology) received new funding from Project Apis m. for the project “Behavioral and molecular studies to enhance Varroa-specific hygienic behavior of honeybees (Apis mellifera)”. He says, “By improving understanding of and capacity to enhance mite resistance in honeybees, this research will contribute novel and sustainable alternatives to use of harmful miticides improving […]
Dr. Wendy McColskey (SERVE) received funding from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) for the project “Read to Achieve Evaluation”. SERVE provides a scope of work to conduct a descriptive evaluation of certain aspects of the Comprehensive Plan for Reading Achievement.
Dr. Dianne Welsh (Bryan School) received new funding from the Coleman Foundation for the “Spartan Trader Retail Learning Lab”. As the abstract notes, multiple classes are conducted on-site or use the retail store for projects, including classes by Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellows. The store is open to the UNCG and surrounding communities. Welsh received funding from […]
Dr. Laura Gonzalez (CED), Dr. Erik Hines (CED), Dr. DiAnne Borders (CED) and Ericka Gonzalez (Leadership and Service Learning) have received funding from GEAR UP to conduct a leadership camp for 30 rising 8th graders during Summer 2014. GEAR UP serves school districts with high financial need and seeks to create a college-going environment for […]
Dr. Robin Remsburg (Nursing) received new funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the project “Mason Partners for Education in Geriatrics (Mason PEG): Behavioral Health Initiative”. The PEG-B is an innovative interdisciplinary collaborative that will develop an integrated curriculum to increase geriatric workforce preparation in behavioral health, the abstract states. Through Increasing […]
Dr. Joseph Starobin (JSNN) received new funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an EPA pilot study. The Environmental Public Health Division (EPHD) of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) is engaged in high priority research to investigate the modes of action by which air pollution and its individual constituents affect […]
Dr. Barbara Levin (TEHE) has been selected as a Faculty Fellow for the 2013-2014 Emerging Issues Forum. As part of her duties, Levin will partner with the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State to provide support, expertise and content-area knowledge for their newest program area of work – Teachers and the Great Economic Debate. […]
Dr. David M. Olson (professor emeritus, Political Science) wrote “The ‘Intermestic’ Politics of Trade: the Case of the USA” in “International Trade Negotiations and Domestic Politics: the Itermestic Politics of Trade Liberalization,” published by Routledge. Olson’s chapter examines U.S. Congressional action on free trade agreements in the Bush and Obama Administrations under conditions of changing […]
Dr. Roy Schwartzman (Communication Studies) has received a grant from the UNC General Administration for the Pilot Rollout of e-Portfolios (PREP) Project. An interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration with North Carolina A&T University, the project will study the implementation of e-portfolios in selected face-to-face and online course sections to assess written communication and critical thinking competencies […]
Dr. Geoff Bailey (Student Success Center) presented a national webinar on Jan. 8 for the Association of the Tutoring Profession titled “Assessment from A to Z: Utilizing qualitative and quantitative measures in learning centers.” The webinar focused on best practices for incorporating assessment into learning center operations and, specifically, for evaluating the efficacy of tutoring […]
Dr. Danielle Swick (Social Work) received funding from Durham Public Schools for the project “Evaluating the Effects of the School-Based Support Program”. The school-based support (SBS) program was developed in 2010 to build a partnership between education, mental health and university systems. Students experiencing mental health needs are accurately identified and then are appropriately referred […]
Dr. Haimeng Zhang (Mathematics and Statistics) received funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “Collaborative research: Axially symmetric processes and intrinsic random functions on the sphere”. The abstract says: “The analysis of global-scale processes and phenomena continues to provide profound information on the state of our changing planetary environment. In spatial statistics, a […]
Dr. Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn (Psychology) won a competitive Career Development Travel Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) to participate and present her research at the annual conference of ADAA to be held in March of 2014 in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Ryoko Yamaguchi (Research and Economic Development) received new funding from the Virginia Department of Education for the “Statistical Peer Groups Project.” The analysis will help inform and optimize professional development and technical assistance provided to schools. For example, OSI can tailor their TA to each specific “peer group,” giving an opportunity to individualize the […]
Dr. Jeffrey Sarbaum (Economics) received new funding from North Carolina A&T State University for the project “The Math You Need, When You Need It: Modular Student Resources to Promote Successful Integration of Quantitative Concepts in Introductory Economics Courses”. This project addresses previously-identified math/quantitative skill barriers for student success in introductory economics courses by adapting the […]
Talk, Saundra Westervelt, on ‘Life After Death Row’
Wednesday, March 5, noon, Faculty Center
Baseball vs. East Carolina
Wednesday, March 5, 4 p.m.
Faculty Center Takeover, Tracing Human Culture Through History of Beer
Thursday, March 6, 4 p.m., sponsored by FTLC / Anthropology
Friends of the Libraries event, Nikki Giovanni
Thursday, March 6, 6 p.m., Cone Ballroom, EUC
Noon at the ‘Spoon, art tour
Tuesday, March 11, Weatherspoon
Softball vs. Georgia Southern
Saturday, March 15, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Princeton
Monday, March 17, 6 p.m.
- Tate Street landmark Addam’s Bookstore will close
- UNCG Reduction-in-Force (RIF) Plan Calendar and Timeline
- David Nelson is Faculty Director of QEP
- Budget reduction discussion at today’s UNCG Faculty Senate mtg
- 2013 UNCG Summer Camps
- Faculty/staff Excellence Awards April 4
- UNCG Planetarium Spring 2014 shows
- Steve Haines comes back for a second lease on his musical life
- What's for Lunch? UNCG Dining Services' New Options
- UNCG is ‘Tree Campus USA’ for fifth straight year
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