UNCG Research

UNCG Research magazine

Our biannual magazine highlights UNCG excellence at the intersections of discovery, engagement, and graduate and undergraduate education. For hard copies, contact Ms. Debbie Freund at freundd@uncg.edu or 336.256.0426. Also access older magazine content on the UNCG Publications app.


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UNCG Research Spring 2017

X-panding the Classroom  X-Culture offers global business experience to students, plus a world of data.

Building Blocks  Data crunching and cross-city collaborations to make neighborhoods stronger.

Civics Education  Do tough political issues have a place in high school classrooms? Absolutely.

Is It Worth It?  Getting the best bang for your buck in health interventions – including for alcohol use.

And more … the link between asylums and prisons; religion in conflict resolution and military education; improving sexual health communication between fathers and sons; diagnosing and treating PTSD; soy and nanotechnology for cardiovascular health; a community arts collaborative; an interview with philosophy professor and senior Research Excellence Award winner Michael Zimmerman; undergraduate and graduate student profiles; the art of democracy; a poet on the good road; coming to terms with the modern South; and nanomaterials for green energy.

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UNCG Research Fall 2016

Breaking Down Barriers  Joining forces with Latino immigrant parents to help students succeed.

A Light in the Dark  Research and advocacy bring 1.3 million homeless students out of the shadows.

Testing Bias  Are standardized tests fair? Removing bias from the testing process.

Go Beyond  Students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities pursue opportunities to excel.

And more…  Top junior research award goes to associate professor of music Rebecca MacLeod; tech to prevent heart attacks; finding religion online; sensitive survey sampling; a naval hero honored in dance; the Folger Institute experience; bars and blues; an ancient borderland; feral fairy tales; a NASCAR farce; and a big Spartan welcome.

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UNCG Research Spring 2016

The Independent Voter  Their power is growing. And as the current presidential election demonstrates, so is their dissatisfaction. Dr. Omar Ali explains the movement.

Right from the Start  We all want the best for our children. But how do we get there? UNCG researchers lead the way.

Ground Control to Professor Link  When it comes to assessing how their entrepreneurial efforts are working, international institutions, Congress, and even NASA call on the guru: Dr. Al Link.

And more…  Top senior research award goes to religious studies professor Eugene Rogers; growing Greensboro; detecting devastating diseases early; character traits in presidential candidates; the complete T.S. Eliot; and extended families and childhood obesity.

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UNCG Research Fall 2015

Movement for Health  UNCG leads the way with virtual rehab for stroke and amputee survivors, exercise to stave off cognitive decline, and prevention for ACL injuries

Making Our Mark  Undergraduate researchers tackle immigrant health care, conduct musicals, draw lessons from disasters, and set up studios in Siena

Closing the Collegiate Gap in ADHD Research  Anastopoulos generates knowledge and creates life changing interventions

And more…  Top junior research award goes to medicinal chemist Dr. Nick Oberlies; math biology and drug discovery on the rise; Early American theater, poetry in the suburbs, and race and representation in kids’ lit; and at the corner of economics and public health.

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UNCG Research Spring 2015

Research Excellence  Dr. Stan Faeth, Dr. Jan Rychtář, Dr. Michael Kane and Dr. Paul Silvia.

A Bug’s (Second) Life  Cicadas’ wings kill microbes on contact. And the exoskeleton could be the key to making a biodegradable plastic. Scientists hope their research on this familiar insect could save lives and make life better.

Personal Chemistry  Undergraduate researchers find the right mix of challenge and support when working as part of Dr. Mitchell Croatt’s research group.

A Not-So-Silent Partner  UNCG faculty pair up with police, practitioners and one another to address domestic violence.

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UNCG Research Fall 2013

Research Excellence  Dr. Karen Kilcup “recovers” forgotten American authors. Dr. Esther Leerkes explores ways to enhance the quality of parenting.

The Big Muddy  Researchers trade a clean lab for just the opposite, and dozens of budding scientists revel in the discoveries.

By George, They Got It  These students were first in the hearts of the judges on an estate given by the first president.

Ties That Bind  PhD student Yuliana Rodriguez and associate professor Heather Helms have learned the value of good relationships — both in the marriages they study and as mentor and mentee.

Thinking Outside the Borders  Undergraduate students take on research projects all over the globe.

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UNCG Research Fall 2012

Research Excellence  Dr. Nadja Cech looks at how the complex interplay of plant molecules might affect the human body. Dr. Christopher Hodgkins explores the work of poet George Herbert.

The Roots of Research  Research doesn’t always mean hours in the lab.

With Better Health for All  TRIAD researchers address health disparities.

Early Results on Early College  Indicators point to better attendance, lower suspension rates and college readiness.

A Career of Making Assists  Social work professor Dr. Bob Wineburg has spent a lifetime fighting for justice.

Understanding Cancer  Dr. Wei Jia is hoping to find what causes cancer to metabolize.

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UNCG Research Fall 2011

Research Excellence  Dr. Michelle Dowd uses fictional narratives to explore early modern society. Dr. Cheryl Lovelady tests methods for keeping mothers healthy.

A molecular wonderland  Creating a better future, at the nano level.

Family business  Researchers are studying the impact of mothers’ part-time work and non-traditional working hours.

Making connections everywhere you go  Dr. Rick Bunch uses GIS to create a snapshot of wireless broadband coverage from Murphy to Manteo.

Scientific Americans How do teachers motivate students to become competent, confident and interested in science?

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UNCG Research Spring 2010

Research Excellence  Michael Parker explores the human condition through works of fiction. Olav Rueppell studies social insects, especially honeybees.

Dirty, rotten science  The ugliest stuff found on the forest floor may be just the place to find leads for the next generation of medicines.

Mind of the blind  Rakesh Babu is working to make the internet more accessible to people just like him.

In Zulu hands  African art historian Elizabeth Perrill explores the changing cultural realities of Zulu ceramicists — and the legacies and lifelines of their prized pottery.

Child’s play  The melody filling a child’s imagination becomes a fully orchestrated symphony of sounds.

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UNCG Research Spring 2009

Research Excellence  Dr. Anatoly Miroshnichenko probes the mystery of stars and mass loss. Dr. Susan Calkins examines children’s efforts to regulate behavior and emotions.

Model police work  Buttressed by UNCG’s Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships, a gutsy law enforcement strategy has curbed drug-related violence.

Rhythm of the apes  Dr. Patricia Gray’s work with bonobo apes shows the roots of music run deep.

Getting a better grasp on handedness  Being a righty or a lefty is more than genetics.

In his element  Medicinal biochemist Dr. Lakshmi Kotra on drug creation and the kind of drive it takes to be the best.

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UNCG Research Spring 2008

Research Excellence  Dr. Derek Krueger has spent more than 20 years studying Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and Dr. Keith Erikson researches the effects of trace elements on the brain.

The big dig  Uncovering the surprising details of a Neolithic community.

Prized possessions  The art of women, jewelry and political statement.

The life of the mind  Holding off symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Working knowledge  Undergraduates join faculty in (re)search for new understanding.

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UNCG Research Spring 2007

Research Excellence  Dr. Patricia Crane is a voice for older adults with heart disease, and Dr. Patricia Reggio builds computer models to study marijuana’s cannabinoids.

Black tails, white shirt, gray matter  Music shapes the brain. Want proof? See how conductors’ brains differ from the rest of us.

The economic engine that could  UNCG moves to help reposition the region’s economy.

Building blocks, neighborhoods, communities  The Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships puts research into practice to create a stronger society.

[US] Urban Studio  How one class designed and built an innovative home for an elderly couple in need.

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UNCG Research Spring 2006

Research Excellence  Dr. Sandra Shultz makes an impact in women’s sports injuries, and Dr. Prashant Palvia looks at global information systems.

Fat Pharm  Is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) a magic formula for weight loss? CLA has been shown to cause mature fat cells to shrink, but Dr. Michael McIntosh warns too many questions are unanswered.

The Perfect Form  Sculptor Billy Lee believes experience informs art. And then art informs itself.

Water’s Long, Strange Trip  Biologist Anne Hershey studies lakes and streams to gain insight on balancing nature and development.

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UNCG Research Spring 2005

Super Models  Two new professors are simulating molecules with stimulating research at UNCG.

The Right Track  Are the terrible twos just a phase? An eight-year longitudinal study examines what happens as children grow older and begin to control their behavior.

Poetic Justice  A. Van Jordan’s “M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A” brings the story of a young girl and her nemesis to light.

Wild Life  Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rüppell shows that even small creatures can have an impact on the big picture.

Lost  Natural disasters cause a ripple effect of loss — people lose their homes, their friends and loved ones, and even the social networks that make up a community.

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UNCG Research Spring 2004

On Their Turf  Researchers glean information about deterring violent impulses while working on the front line.

Staying in the Game  Female athletes are two to eight times more likely to tear their knee’s anterior cruciate ligament than their male counterparts. Researchers Dr. Sandy Shultz and Dr. David Perrin examine why and what women can do about it.

Healing Health Disparities  Investigators are combining their expertise to meet the needs of those at the fringes of health care.

A Passage to India  Sculptor Andy Dunnill fulfilled a vision of creating amid deconstruction when he traveled across the world to India’s ship breaking yards.

Here to SERVE  SERVE, an education think tank at UNCG, makes education better across the Southeast. Its latest project challenges high school seniors to stretch.

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UNCG Research Spring 2003

The Next Wave  How the confluence of science and commerce is putting UNCG on the biotechnology map.

Petitioning the Past  Through the Race and Slavery Petitions Project, history professor Loren Schweninger brings a new understanding to the crucible of Southern history.

The Salmon Strikes  John Salmon fine-tunes Brubeck’s classical piano manuscripts.

A Question of Quality  Two UNCG professors find that the caliber of childcare matters most.

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Minerva Winter 2001 — Community Outreach

Drawing Battle Lines

Retaining Qualified Child Care Workers

Inclusive Volunteering

Health Care for Low-Income Elderly

Low-Income Tax Clinic

Faculty Research Vignettes

Awards for 1999-2000

 


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Minerva Winter 2000 — The Body Human

Genetic Counseling

Biosensors in Cancer Detection

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Therapeutic Recreation Specialists

Award Listings

Awards

 


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Minerva Winter 1999 — The Past

Archaeology on Mochlos, Crete

Photography of Edward Weston

Carnival Train

Slave Petitions

Award Listings

Awards & Expenditures

 


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Minerva Summer 1999 — The Future: Our Children

Preschool Agression

Social Networks Closure & Child Well-Being

Preparing Students for Science Careers

Reading Together USA

The National Paideia Center

Faculty Research Vignettes

 


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Minerva Winter 1998 — Jobs & the Workforce

North Carolina Child Care Corps

Evaluation of Eden Alternative

Global Business Center

Working Women of the Early 1900s

Award Listings

Awards & Expenditures

 


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Minerva Summer 1998 — The Environment

Pfiesteria

The New Geography

Natural Science Education

The Global Commons

Environmental Attitudes

Faculty Research Vignettes

 


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Minerva Fall 1997 — Women’s Health

Breast Cancer

Breast Feeding

Falling

College Bound Sisters

New Institute

Faculty Research Vignettes 

 


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Minerva Spring 1997 — Centers & Institutes

Documenting Democracy

Old Problems, New Solutions

ITEC

SERVE

Summary of Awards

Awards & Expenditures