Round of Applause For Minerva’s Milestones

Posted on March 18, 2024

Statue of Minerva in springtime with dogwoods and azaleas blooming around it and campus buildings in background.

UNC Greensboro’s faculty and staff are always sharing their work, not just with students in classrooms, but with the rest of the world. This may be done through books, blogs, research accolades, film, and conferences. This week in Campus Weekly, we celebrate just some of the ways they’ve contributed to their fields:

The Department of Public Health Education and Eta Sigma Gamma will provide a free screening and panel discussion on March 25 of the documentary “Bloom” at UNCG, in partnership with the National Birth Coalition, Guilford County Department of Public Health, Every Baby Guilford, and the North Carolina Doula Organization. This film takes the audience along the journeys of three sets of parents and their doulas at the School of Education Building Auditorium. Anyone interested in attending can register here.

UNCG’s Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming and Scholastic Esports Alliance will impart ways to transform K-12 classrooms during the “Esports and Education Conference.” Faculty, industry, and community experts will lead a day-long conference on March 23. Topics include K-12 Esports 101, Gaming & Career Ecosystem, and Gaming and Esports in Higher Ed. Register here.

Research into early Disney productions by Dr. Heather Holian, professor of art history and associate director of the School of Art, was featured on the international Fantasy Animation blog. The site is known for its large readership and recognition of new, impactful scholarship. Using unpublished documents, Holian proposes a new way of understanding a Walt Disney Studios production cel from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dr. Lisa Levenstein, professor of history, had her book “They Didn’t See Us Coming” translated into Italian and published by major Italian publisher Mondadori. An article was published in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

From the Department of Media Studies, Dr. Michael Frierson, co-produced the film “Up From the Streets: New Orleans, City of Music.” He joined Terence Blanchard, acclaimed as one of the foremost contemporary jazz trumpeters and composer of many of the films of Spike Lee, for a screening and discussion at the New Plaza Cinema in New York City on March 2. The film is available on Amazon.

Research by the lab of Dr. Shabnam Hematian, Bernard-Glickman Dean’s Professor and assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, made the 2023 Rising Stars of the American Chemical Society Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Au.

From the Department of Psychology, Professor Janet Boseovski and Senior Lecturer Ashleigh Gallagher talked about their upcoming book about how mothers’ dieting practices affect their daughters in The Conversation and Psychology Today.


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