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News Article | May 19, 2017
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The University of North Carolina Board of Governors today approved a proposal from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) for the establishment of a Millennial Campus designation, creating opportunities for growth, development of innovative academic experiences, and the creation of unique public-private partnerships for the university. The approval designates two areas of the campus as new districts for future development: one primarily along Gate City Boulevard, which will focus on Health and Wellness, and the other along Tate Street, which will focus on Visual and Performing Arts. These areas of focus are directly tied to UNCG’s strategic plan and enable the university to leverage existing assets and resources as it explores future opportunities. Collectively, the Millennial districts will encompass approximately 73 acres of existing campus property, as previously outlined in the Campus Master Plan. With the Millennial Campus designation, UNCG can enter into arrangements with private-sector entities to develop university property or facilities for new ventures. "The Millennial Campus designation will allow The University of North Carolina at Greensboro to develop innovative partnerships that fuel economic growth, innovation and job creation while also creating unique, meaningful academic experiences for its students,” said UNC system President Margaret Spellings. “This approach will not only help transform UNCG and its region, but also create tremendous long-term value for our university system and for our state." “We thank the Board of Governors for their support and confidence,” said UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “We are ready and eager to work with our community to bring these bold, exciting plans to fruition. At UNCG, we are not only planning for the future; we are taking Giant Steps to get there. Millennial districts are game-changers; they are catalysts that will help transform the university and our city. Ultimately our goal will be to create innovative partnerships that not only help us create a vibrant academic environment, but also bring economic development, jobs and valuable resources to our region.” The Health and Wellness District is uniquely positioned to encourage and stimulate applied research and education through the university’s numerous community-based partnerships with organizations like Cone Health, High Point Regional Health System and Well∙Spring Services, Inc. Further, the ability to leverage university assets, including new Spartan Village student residences (open August 2017), the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness (built in 2016) and the future Nursing and Instructional Building, provide considerable opportunities to advance health promotion, quality of life, human development and economic well-being in the Piedmont Triad and beyond. Several existing or planned UNCG buildings dedicated to nursing, science education and research, not directly on Gate City Boulevard, are also included in the Health and Wellness District. The Visual and Performing Arts District along Tate Street will encompass approximately 20 acres. The newly combined UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts is already a vibrant community of artists with approximately 1,500 students, 100 internationally recognized faculty and excellent facilities. It produces more than 350 performances, exhibits, lectures and other community events annually. In addition, by maximizing arts-related facilities, like the campus’ Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG Auditorium and Taylor Theatre, the university can build on its strengths and cultivate public-private partnerships to further develop opportunities for learning, teaching and service to the Greater Greensboro community. About The University of North Carolina at Greensboro The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a high-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with more than 19,600 students and 2,500 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 86 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 52 master’s and 28 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in education, health and wellness, the performing arts, business and the arts and sciences, among others. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


News Article | May 21, 2017
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For the past 10 years, the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference has brought together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars, policymakers, and activists wanting to address equity issues in breastfeeding, and move the conversation forward. Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity is the third book from a recent series of from this conference. The opening two chapters of Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity provide an overview of changes in the past decade in U.S. and global policy. The next section focuses on the importance of centering women’s experiences in conversations about infant feeding, with a particular focus on the ways women’s experiences are shaped by race and ethnicity. After identifying the problem, the next question is what to do about it. Part 3 offers solutions and strategies across the social ecology. Topics include: Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity is a highly readable volume that increases our understanding of the forces that influence breastfeeding, and outlines steps we can take to improve outcomes for both mothers and babies. Paige Hall Smith, MSPH, PhD, is professor of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). In 2005, she was was named director of the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at UNCG. As director of UNCG’s Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, Dr. Smith’s work focuses on developing an interdisciplinary and collaborative research and scholarship program on the health, wellness and quality of life of women, girls and the LGBTQI populations. Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC, was a professor and director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Since 1974, Dr. Labbok’s teaching, research, and service have addressed the needs of women and families to achieve optimal reproductive health, with the last 30 years centered on breastfeeding for the health of mothers and children. Dr. Labbok passed away in August 2016. This was her final book and is a legacy to her life’s work. Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES, is a doctoral student at University of North Carolina, Greensboro in the public health education department. Her career objectives are to decrease reproductive and sexual health disparities experienced by marginalized women through development and implementation of structural interventions. Praeclarus Press is a small press founded by health psychologist, Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, focusing on women’s health. The mission of Praeclarus Press is to publish books that change people’s lives. Praeclarus Press is based in Amarillo, Texas. Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity is available at PraeclarusPress.com or on Amazon.com.


News Article | May 8, 2017
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X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced the donation of color management hardware, software and training services to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for use in their Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) program, part of the Bryan School of Business and Economics. With this donation, CARS students will be able to use the latest color measurement equipment and software to better understand and improve color quality control processes used in textile and apparel industries. “At X-Rite, we are committed to supporting the education and training of the next generation of color and material professionals,” said Murphy Keeley, SVP and General Manager Americas, X-Rite. “Accurate color and appearance in textiles is critical and warrants an understanding of color science, materials, dyes and pigments. By accessing the latest technologies, CARS students will learn best practices for reducing color errors and improving production quality throughout the entire textile supply chain.” “Students in the CARS program will benefit tremendously by having access to this cutting-edge color measurement equipment and technology,” said Dr. Nancy Hodges, Burlington Industries Professor and CARS Department Head. “This donation will allow us to teach production applications through hands-on activities using real-world equipment, and ultimately to better prepare our students to succeed in the industry after graduation.” Included in the X-Rite donation is the Ci7800 spherical benchtop spectrophotometer and the Color iQC software. The Ci7800 is an advanced measurement instrument enabling textile and apparel companies the ability to achieve the strictest standards for color accuracy and consistency. It provides accurate, reliable sample-to-sample color measurement of materials across the entire supply chain, from concept through dyeing of raw materials to manufacturing of a final product. The Ci7800 is used in conjunction with Color iQC Software to streamline the color measurement, reporting and recording workflow to maintain a centralized, cost-efficient quality control process. For more information about X-Rite Pantone solutions for the apparel and textile industries, please visit us at http://www.xrite.com/industry-solutions/textiles. About the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro The Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) provides students with a strong educational foundation through an innovative curriculum, integrating theory with hands-on experience and research within the community, with the flexibility for students to pursue their individual career interests related to the global apparel industry. The CARS department is part of the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro, one of the largest business schools in North Carolina, offering six undergraduate programs, five graduate programs, and three PhD programs. Students at the Bryan School are challenged to develop an innovative mindset, a broad understanding of sustainability, and become exceptional problem solvers in the organizations in which they work and the communities in which they live. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is one of seventeen universities in the University of North Carolina system. Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad region, serving more than 19,000 students. Learn more at http://bryan.uncg.edu/cars/. About X-Rite Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in the science and technology of color and appearance. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit http://www.xrite.com. About Pantone Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at http://www.pantone.com. # # # ©2017 X-Rite, Inc. All rights reserved. X-Rite is a registered trademark of X-Rite, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. PANTONE® and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. © 2017. All rights reserved.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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Members of the North Carolina General Assembly today marked the 125th anniversary of the first classes to attend The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) with statements celebrating the University’s rich history and tradition of providing academic opportunity and excellence to students. Statements were read by Representative Amos Quick and by Senator Gladys Robinson. Founded in 1891, UNCG is one of the original three institutions in the UNC system, the oldest public university system in the United States. Today, it serves more than 19,400 students and employs 2,500 faculty and staff. UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres. The University will mark its 125th anniversary with a series of events and activities throughout the 2017-18 academic year. More information will be available at uncg.edu as details become available. UNCG was established by legislative enactment on February 18, 1891. The institution opened on October 5, 1892 with a student body of 198 and a faculty of 15, and the final enrollment reached 223 at the end of the first year. Classes were organized in three departments: commercial, domestic science and pedagogy. During the past century the University's mission – and name – has evolved. It was known first as the State Normal and Industrial School, and after 1897 as the State Normal and Industrial College until 1919. During the period 1919-1931, it was known as the North Carolina College for Women, and became the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina from 1932 to 1963. In 1962, the Board of Trustees recommended that the Greensboro campus become coeducational at all levels of instruction. Subsequently, by act of the General Assembly in the spring of 1963, the name of the institution was changed to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The first African American students were admitted in 1956 and men were first admitted as part of the general student body in 1964. A full history is available at uncg.edu/inside-uncg/inside-history. The full statement read today at the General Assembly is below. About The University of North Carolina at Greensboro The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a high-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with more than 19,600 students and 2,500 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 86 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 52 master’s and 28 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in education, health and wellness, the performing arts, business and the arts and sciences, among others. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A REPRESENTATIVE STATEMENT HONORING THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO ON ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, the people of North Carolina are deeply indebted to the North Carolina General Assembly of 1891 and other leaders of 125 years ago whose vision created on February 18, 1891, the State Normal and Industrial School, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as one of the first three public institutions in what we now call the University of North Carolina System; and WHEREAS, special honor is accorded the memory of Charles Duncan McIver for his unrelenting work as an advocate to establish the State Normal and Industrial School; and WHEREAS, the State Normal and Industrial School, led by President Charles Duncan McIver, opened its doors to 198 students on October 5, 1892; and WHEREAS, during the period between 1919 1931, the School was known as the North Carolina College for Women, became the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina from 1932 to 1963, and became integrated in 1956; and it will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2017; and WHEREAS, from that beginning, the school grew into the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an institution of academic excellence with an enrollment today of nearly 20,000 students; the university now offers undergraduates a choice of 79 programs in more than 100 areas of study; its graduate students can choose from 108 master and doctoral programs; and among its approximately 900 full time faculty members are nationally known scholars who regularly contribute to new knowledge in their fields through research and other creative work and make major contributions to the State and nation through their teaching, research, and public service; and WHEREAS, there are nearly 120,000 living alumni, of which more than 82,000 live in North Carolina and continue to contribute to vibrant communities across the State; and WHEREAS, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, its alumni around the world, and its friends and supporters near and far are looking forward to celebrating 125 years of splendid, dedicated service by the University to the education of the citizens of North Carolina and beyond, to the advancement and transformation of knowledge that helps us to better understand and address complex challenges, to the improvement of the welfare and best interests of the citizens of this State and of people elsewhere, and to the economic progress of North Carolina; NOW, THEREFORE, it is important to honor the founders of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for their vision, commend the University for its contributions to North Carolina and its people, and extend congratulations on the occasion of the institution's upcoming 125th year celebration. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned certifies that the foregoing statement was read in the House and placed upon the Journal on the 28 day of February, 2017.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and Phillips Foundation today officially launched the Guilford County Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI), an original program to promote happy, healthy and safe relationships and improve quality of life across Guilford County. At a launch event held at UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, the HRI team unveiled the program’s three-pronged public health approach focused on community mobilization, social marketing and educational programming. In addition, HRI introduced a month-long series of kick-off events, including a community date night, educational workshops and a family fun day at local YMCA branches. “Traditionally, relational health has been viewed as a private matter, and as a result, individuals haven’t had access to the support and resources they need to form and foster positive relationships,” said Dr. Christine Murray, director of HRI and associate professor in UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development. “HRI is changing the conversation so that relationships are seen as an important public health issue. Our goal is to be a go-to community resource for individuals, couples and families across the county.” HRI is guided by a steering committee that represents 21 community organizations. These partnerships will allow the initiative to reach a broad audience and host engaging programs and events, most of which will be offered free to the public. In addition to public programming, HRI offers free online toolkits, as well as training for Guilford County professionals. “Unhealthy relationships, particularly within families, threaten the stability of our society’s foundation,” said Elizabeth Phillips, executive director of Phillips Foundation. “With the integration of the HRI’s programming and ‘upstream’ interventions into the service platforms of our partner organizations, we plan to democratize best practices and resources from the clinic environment to the broader community. Phillips Foundation is excited to help launch this initiative to enhance a positive culture across Guilford County that values healthy relationships, ultimately preventing trauma and dysfunction in the home.” While the initial implementation plan focuses on the next four years, the long-term goal is to create a lasting, sustainable initiative that can serve as a resource for Guilford County residents and a model for communities across the United States. To learn more about HRI and upcoming events, visit guilfordhri.org. About The University of North Carolina at Greensboro The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a high-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with more than 19,600 students and 2,500 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 86 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 52 master’s and 28 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in education, health and wellness, the performing arts, business and the arts and sciences, among others. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Phillips Foundation Founded in 2002 and fully funded in 2014, the Phillips Foundation represents the philanthropic legacy of its founder, Kermit G. Phillips II, a successful real estate entrepreneur from Greensboro, N.C. The current Board of Trustees leverages the Phillips Foundation as a catalytic capital platform through which they support positive change through impact investing, strategic grants, and original programs. For more information, visit PhillipsFoundationNC.org. Phillips Foundation currently does not accept unsolicited grant applications.


Logan C.A.,UNCG | Brauckmann S.,University of Tartu
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology | Year: 2015

Founded in Vienna in 1903, the Institute for Experimental Biology pioneered the application of experimental methods to living organisms maintained for sustained periods in captivity. Its Director, the zoologist Hans Przibram, oversaw until 1938, the attempt to integrate ontogeny with studies of inheritance using precise and controlled measurements of the impact of environmental influences on the emergence of form and function. In the early years, these efforts paralleled and even fostered the emergence of experimental biology in America. But fate intervened. Though the Institute served an international community, most of its resident scientists and staff were of Jewish ancestry. Well before the Nazis entered Austria in 1938, these men and women were being fired and driven out; some, including Przibram, were eventually killed. We describe the unprecedented facilities built and the topics addressed by the several departments that made up this Institute, stressing those most relevant to the establishment and success of the Journal of Experimental Zoology, which was founded just a year later. The Institute's diaspora left an important legacy in North America, perhaps best embodied by the career of the developmental neuroscientist Paul Weiss. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


News Article | December 7, 2016
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GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul has put its corporate sustainability initiatives to use by renovating a former University Mini Storage facility to make U-Haul products and services more accessible to Greensboro residents and UNCG students. Since opening on Sept....


Overman A.,University of North Carolina at Greensboro | Bumrungpert A.,Mahidol University | Kennedy A.,University of North Carolina at Greensboro | Martinez K.,University of North Carolina at Greensboro | And 5 more authors.
International Journal of Obesity | Year: 2010

Background:Obesity-associated inflammation is characterized by an increased abundance of macrophages (Ms) in white adipose tissue (WAT), leading to the production of inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and prostaglandins (PGs) that can cause insulin resistance. Grape powder extract (GPE) is rich in phenolic phytochemicals that possess anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.Objective:We examined the ability of GPE to prevent lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated inflammation in human Ms and silence the cross-talk between human Ms and adipocytes.Design:We investigated the effect of GPE pretreatment on LPS-mediated activation of mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B) and activator protein-1 (AP-1), and induction of inflammatory genes in human Ms (that is, differentiated U937 cells). In addition, we determined the effect of GPE pretreatment of Ms on inflammation and insulin resistance in primary human adipocytes incubated with LPS-challenged M-conditioned medium (M-CM).Methods and Results:Pretreatment of Ms with GPE attenuated LPS-induction of inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-1Β; chemokines, such as IL-8 and interferon-γ inducible protein-10 (IP-10); and a marker of PG production, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Grape powder extract also attenuated LPS activation of MAPKs, NF-B and AP-1 (c-Jun), as evidenced by decreased (1) phosphorylation of c-Jun NH 2-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38; (2) degradation of IBα and activation of an NF-B reporter construct; and (3) phosphorylation of c-Jun and Elk-1. Using LPS-challenged M-CM, GPE pretreatment attenuated M-mediated inflammatory gene expression, activation of an NF-B reporter and suppression of insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in human adipocytes.Conclusion:Collectively, these data demonstrate that GPE attenuates LPS-mediated inflammation in Ms, possibly by decreasing the activation of MAPKs, NF-B and AP-1, and that GPE decreases the capacity of LPS-stimulated Ms to inflame adipocytes and cause insulin resistance. © 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved.


Legreco M.,UNCG
Environmental Communication | Year: 2011

This essay calls attention to the practical implications that community food organizers can glean from Scott Hamilton Kennedy's documentary, The Garden. More specifically, the authors examine the discursive tensions faced by the South Central Farmers as a way to make sense of their own use of dialog, policy, and health networking to build a community food initiative. The essay concludes by offering a unique metaphor-mycelium-in order to promote sustainable health practices and organize community-based food programs. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.


Kwapil T.R.,UNCG | Degeorge D.,UNCG | Walsh M.A.,UNCG | Burgin C.J.,Tennessee Technological University | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Affective Disorders | Year: 2013

Background Current models theorize that affective temperaments underlie the development and expression of mood psychopathology. Recent studies support the construct validity of affective temperaments in clinical and non-clinical samples. However, one concern is that affective temperaments may be describing characteristics that are better captured by models of normal personality. We conducted two studies examining: (a) the association of affective temperaments with domains and facets of normal personality, and (b) whether affective temperaments accounted for variance in mood symptoms and disorders, impairment, and daily-life experiences over-and-above variance accounted for by normal personality. Methods Study 1 included 522 young adults who completed the TEMPS-A and the NEO-PI-3. Study 2 included 145 participants who were administered the TEMPS-A, NEO-FFI, interviews assessing psychopathology and impairment, and an assessment of daily life experiences. Results Study 1 revealed that personality domains and facets accounted for one-third to one-half of the variance in affective temperaments. However, study 2 demonstrated that affective temperaments accounted for unique variance in measures of psychopathology, impairment, and daily-life experiences after partialling variance associated with personality domains. Specifically, cyclothymic/irritable temperament predicted bipolar disorders, impairment, borderline personality traits, urgency, and anger in daily life. Hyperthymic temperament predicted hypomanic episodes, grandiosity, sensation seeking, and increased activity in daily life. Limitations The study was limited by the fact that only domain, not facet-level, measures of FFM were available in study 2. Conclusions The findings support the validity of hyperthymic and cyclothymic/irritable temperaments as indicators of clinical psychopathology and indicate that they provide information beyond normal personality. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

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