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.
Building on the success of the 2004 Atlantic World Conference and its many ongoing Atlantic World initiatives at UNCG, the Atlantic World Research Network provides leadership in circumatlantic studies not only at UNCG and around our region, but around the Atlantic Rim and beyond. This interdisciplinary network embraces and fosters Atlantic World research, teaching, and creative work across campus—in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Social Sciences, and across the Academic Units: in the Schools of Business; Education; Health and Human Sciences; Music, Theatre, and Dance; and Nursing, in the College of Arts and Sciences, in University Libraries; and in the Lloyd International Honors College. 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, this new Network brings the Atlantic World home to UNCG, and UNCG around the world.
The Child and Family Research Network (CFRN) is a group of faculty members and researchers from the UNCG community whose scholarship and teaching reflects a core concern for the welfare of children and families. The goal of the Network is to facilitate collaboration among these faculty and other individuals interested in children and families, and to enhance scholarship, teaching, and service within the local, regional, national and international community. The Network provides support for scholarship, teaching, and service through workshops, funding opportunities, scholarly gatherings, and e-resources designed to bring faculty together to enhance their work.
The Community-Based Research (CBR) Network is a group of faculty, student, and community researchers who are interested in learning about and practicing community-engaged scholarship – defined as teaching, discovery, integration, application, and engagement that involves UNCG members in mutually beneficial partnerships with members of the Greensboro community and beyond. The goal of the CBR Network is to promote the use of high quality community-engaged scholarship that has the following characteristics: clear goals, adequate preparation, appropriate methods, significant results, effective presentation, reflective critique, rigor and peer review. The CBR Network provides professional development opportunities including a monthly brown bag series, grants, networking meetings, and resources for community-engaged scholarship (e.g., lists of journals that publish CBR, conferences, funding sources, calls for papers).
The UNCG Gerontology Research Network is a cooperative group consisting of UNCG faculty, research staff, and students, formed in 2007 to facilitate and support transdisciplinary aging-related research. The goals of the network are to 1) facilitate transdisciplinary research working groups; 2) seek funding for future endeavors of the UNCG Gerontology Research Network; 3) provide a web presence and other communication, connecting and informing this network; 4) bring national expertise on interdisciplinary research and training in the field of aging to the UNCG campus; and 5) sponsor an annual research symposium featuring UNCG faculty and students investigating the field of aging.
HRRN is committed to fostering an interdisciplinary scholarly community for faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, who do human rights-based research, writing, and/or teaching. With the support of various academic departments and residential colleges, HRRN organizes UNCG’s International Human Rights Film Series each fall. The free series is open to the entire UNCG and broader Greensboro community, features discussions immediately following each film, and often includes panels and workshops on central themes. The topic for Fall 2011 will be Media and Human Rights. HRRN also partners with other departments and organizations on campus to highlight human rights-related speakers, films, and events and to encourage the development of human rights-based courses.
The Innovations in Interpersonal Violence Prevention Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an interdisciplinary team of UNCG faculty members. Our members represent a diverse group of professional disciplines, including psychology, public health, counseling, kinesiology, communication studies, conflict and peace studies, and information sciences.
We are united around a shared goal of applying innovative, interdisciplinary research approaches to understanding and preventing interpersonal violence. Within that goal, our two main areas of emphasis are technology and community engagement.
Merge is the College of Arts and Sciences faculty network, formed to strengthen and expand opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration. MERGE Research Networks are long-term multidisciplinary communities of faculty, scholars, and leaders at UNCG and beyond whose work converges on a topic of shared interest. MERGE’s mission is to advance interdisciplinary inquiry, community, and scholarship in the liberal arts and to promote the University’s commitment to the value of cross-disciplinary scholarship. Through traditional and innovative electronic means, the MERGE broadens participation among UNCG students and scholars and expands inquiry beyond the UNCG community to include extramural scholars.
The RISE Network is a coalition of educators and researchers involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. 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. Network members include UNCG faculty and researchers, community educators, and grant specialists.