UNCG Research

Networks & Coalitions

Several research networks have been established to foster interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities at UNCG. Composed of faculty members and researchers from the UNCG community whose scholarship and teaching reflect a core theme, these networks capitalize on and leverage UNCG’s strengths by coordinating and facilitating collaborations and enhancing research, scholarship and teaching.


ATLANTIC WORLD RESEARCH NETWORK

AWRN fosters campus-wide interdisciplinary research, teaching, and creative work that reflects on the peoples, cultures, and ecologies of the “Atlantic Rim” – Africa, Europe, and the Americas. With partners from Britain, Spain, and Brazil to Italy, France, and Denmark, and from the Folger Institute on Capitol Hill to the U.S. English-Speaking Union in Manhattan, this far-flung interdisciplinary network embraces and fosters Atlantic World research, teaching, and creative work in the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences. From sponsored speakers, lunchtime colloquia, and curricular development to graduate student research awards, publications, grant-writing, readings and exhibitions, and international conferences both here and abroad, the AWRN brings the Atlantic World home to UNCG, and UNCG around the world. http://www.uncg.edu/eng/awrn


CHILD AND FAMILY RESEARCH NETWORK

CFRN is comprised of faculty and researchers from the UNCG community whose scholarship and teaching reflects a core concern for the welfare of children and families. CFRN facilitates collaboration and enhances scholarship, teaching, and service within the local, regional, national, and international community through workshops, funding opportunities, scholarly gatherings, and e-resources. http://cfrn.uncg.edu


COALITION FOR DIVERSE LANGUAGE COMMUNITIES

Through innovative, relevant, and collaborative community-engaged research, outreach and advocacy, policy work, and professional development, the CDLC addresses the educational and socio-cultural wellbeing of individuals and groups; establishes and strengthens partnerships among diverse language community stakeholders; builds capacity for international collaboration that capitalizes on technological advances; promotes policy changes at the local, state, national, and international levels to accommodate diverse language communities; and advocates and engages in outreach activities to leverage positive change for diverse language communities. http://cdlc.uncg.edu


GERONTOLOGY RESEARCH, OUTREACH, WORKFORCE & TEACHING HUB

The GROWTH Hub is a cooperative group of UNCG faculty and research staff who facilitate and support transdisciplinary, aging-related research across our campus. http://gerontology.wp.uncg.edu


Humanities Network and Consortium

The HNAC connects the university’s humanities scholars to one another and to the public, supports faculty research, and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations. HNAC helps students identify how humanities coursework translates into successful personal careers and public leadership. The programs demonstrate how the humanities plays a crucial role in shaping and making meaning of our common lives. https://hnac.uncg.edu/


Human Rights Research Network

The HRRN brings together scholars from UNCG, the community, and other colleges and universities to facilitate the long-term, on-going collaboration of and communication among individuals who work on human rights-related projects with either pedagogical or research orientations. http://www.uncg.edu/cci/HRRN


Islamic Studies Research Network

ISRN is an educational research network designed to promote awareness and understanding of Islamic history and culture in North Carolina and in a wider, global context through a variety of events in the Greensboro area, including lectures, film screenings, and language workshops. The ISRN seeks to provide a virtual and non-virtual forum for scholars and students of Islam to connect and share ideas with each other and create new conversations across academic disciplines and fields of study. http://isrn.uncg.edu


Joint Civil-Military Interaction Research and Education Network

The JCMI network examines issues involving civil-military interaction and educates civil and military organizations and actors regarding unity-of-aim in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. Throughan ongoing lecture series, workshops, and its monograph and white paper series to work to these goals, the JCMI network is open to all interested in advancing civil-military interaction and cooperation. http://civ-mil-network.wp.uncg.edu


LGBTQI Education and Research Network

LEARN advances the health, wellness, and quality of life of the LGBTQI population through research, education, and community engagement. Through  interdisciplinary networks of faculty, staff, and students from across the university and community agencies, LEARN promotes scholarship, education, practice, and policy in support of this mission. http://hhs.uncg.edu/wordpress/cwhw/learn


RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION IN STEM EDUCATION

The RISE Network is a coalition of educators and researchers involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. RISE enhances and expands the already strong partnership between researchers and science, mathematics, and technology educators in the community and at UNCG. The network provides access to STEM funding and research opportunities, promotes working partnerships, offers a monthly lunch series, and sponsors special events such as workshops and guest speakers. http://rise.uncg.edu


Violence Prevention Research Network

VPRN is an interdisciplinary network of UNCG faculty members with a wealth of expertise and experience in research, clinical practice, and community engagement related to understanding the dynamics of violence, including prevention and intervention strategies. Members represent a diverse group of professional disciplines, including psychology, public health, counseling, kinesiology, communication studies, conflict and peace studies, and information sciences, united around a shared goal of applying innovative, interdisciplinary research approaches to understanding and preventing interpersonal violence. http://research.uncg.edu/networks-coalitions