UNCG 125th

Celebrating 125 years of opportunity and excellence


UNCG’s ongoing research spans far and wide. In fact, UNCG is one of just 50 doctoral universities in the country classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having both “higher research activity” and a deep, broad, and sustained commitment to community engagement.

Dr. Nir Kshetri

Using Tech for Global Good

Dr. Nir Kshetri studies how technology can help transform the least developed countries.

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Setting the Pace Nationally in Kinesiology

Kinesiology faculty lead research in using exercise to stave off cognitive decline, virtual rehab for stroke and amputee survivors, and more.

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Right from the Start

Faculty and staff conduct early childhood research, translate their findings into evidence-based practice, and collaborate to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.


A Hero in Dance

Associate Professor Duane Cyrus researched the heroic acts of his uncle, who helped rescue U.S. servicemen off the coast of Greenland during World War II. He examines the theme of rescue in a short film and dance production.

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Building Blocks: Crunching Data & Mending Neighborhoods

UNCG’s Center for Housing and Community Studies brings researchers and community members together to solve problems.

Dr. Hemali Rathnayake

Nanomaterials for Green Energy

Dr. Hemali Rathnayake is part of a team focused on developing small, inexpensive, energy-efficient solar panels for everyday use.

Staying Alive

What if there was a wearable device that could help prevent heart disease? That’s what Dr. Joseph Starobin and his research team are working on.

Professor Zhenquan Jia

Healthy Vessels

Associate Professor of Biology Zhenquan Jia is researching the role that inflammation plays in the hardening and narrowing of blood vessels.