Tango Diaspora

At UNC Greensboro, Lorena Guillén teaches music in society. Outside of class, she is music in society. She leads her own group with fellow UNCG faculty members, bringing the vibrant Argentine tango-fusion sound to stages across North Carolina. About the School of Music at UNCG she says, “There are many others like us here. It’s a wonderful place with a high level of artistry.”

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UNCG lecturer Lorena Guillén at the NC Folkfest

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Shift from “should” to “could.”

Patient self-management is crucial in positive medical outcomes, and that’s where UNC Greensboro professor and health coach Regina McCoy makes a difference. With student researches and community partners, she leads patients to focus on what they could do for their health on their own, not only what they should do according to their doctors. McCoy’s research reveals that a shift – from “should” to “could” – leads to real and visible health improvements.

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How do you know if something’s really #trending?

Dr. Aaron Beveridge studies how public opinion and digital communication are shaped by data-driven technologies – like social networks. In his digital rhetoric course, “How to Be an Influencer,” UNC Greensboro students develop a video series or podcast, and learn to use network anallytics to better engage audiences. In bringing together research and teach, Dr. Beveridge challenges his students with the question: What does it really mean to be “trending?”

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Balance for Better Health

Through kinesiology research, Dr. Scott Ross can detect instability in posture and address the potential causes of injury. At UNC Greensboro’s Balance Analysis and Training (BAT) Lab, Dr. Ross’ students focus on the ankle, and training the body to respond to balance signals. Why take up an interest in ankle and balance research? Because, as Dr. Ross says, “Avoiding balance impairment allows people to stay active and maintain their health.” Improve balance, improve health.

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Curious Chemistry

Dr. Nadja Cech explores the natural world in search of new molecules to fight disease. The key to her scientific success? A vibrant community of scholars. The co-director of UNC Greensboro’s Medical Chemistry Collaborative conducts her research alongside students from rural North Carolina to Bangladesh, and faculty from a multitude of disciplines. Together, they are on a journey to improve human health.

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