Newsmakers: Early January 2019

Posted on January 08, 2019

Whether researchers with timely insights or students with outstanding stories, members of the UNCG community appear in print, web and broadcast media every day. Here is a sampling of UNCG-related stories in the news and media over the past weeks:

  • Dr. Jennifer Yourkavich was featured in a New York Times article on evidence that breastfeeding improves liver health.
  • Forbes profiled alumna Beth Leavel on her career and role in the Tony-winning Broadway musical “The Prom.” The piece.
  • Dr. Jocelyn Smith Lee was interviewed for a piece on the Philadelphia Enquirer about the impact of gun death on Black teen boys. The article.
  • Fox8 featured efforts by UNCG students and staff to combat the “freshman 15”. The piece.
  • Dr. Jason Pierce collaborated on a study examining whether men lie more than women, featured in Forbes. The piece.


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