Sunday, November 27, 2016

CACE Call for Abstracts (due Dec 6)

Abstracts for the Conference on African American & African Diasporic Cultures & Experience are due by next Tuesday, December 6th for the Spring 2017 conference. Abstracts that include panel presentations as well as individual abstracts are encouraged. Also considering spoken word presentations or performance for the Literary Cafe. More details here (link) and below:

Monday, November 14, 2016

International Education Week

This week, November 14-18, is International Education Week sponsored by the International Programs Center at UNCG, and there are lots of great events and opportunities to broaden your global horizons. Many of these take place in the EUC, refer to the flyer below for more details on the offerings. A larger flyer may be viewed here: International Education Week 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Refugees and Borders

Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:15pm for discussion with Dr. Corey Johnson about his work on the refugee crisis in South Eastern Europe. Dr. Corey Johnson is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Geography.

Light refreshments will be provided. The discussion counts for IGS 200/400 co-curricular credit. Accommodations provided upon request. Email

Sponsored by IGS, the Global Engagement QEP, and the University Libraries.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Transcending Trauma

Forgiving others is not easy.  Forgiving ourselves is equally hard.

Patty Grant’s youth was characterized by emotional, physical and mental abuse.  She barely finished high school because of constant bullying and threats to her life.  Patty’s journey to forgiveness has taken her from personal trauma to recovery.  Along the way she envisioned a way to help others heal and begin their own journey toward reconciliation.  Patty weaves a story that moves the audience through Indian boarding schools, survival, abuse, and addiction.  In dealing with historical grief and trauma, Patty found a way forward and has been teaching this concept to others ever since. Patty is a behavioral health consultant for the Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition.

This presentation, scheduled for Tuesday 15 November in the Elliott University Center Auditorium, is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of Women and Gender Studies.

For more information or disability accommodations, contact Augusto Pena at 336.334.5090 or

Thursday, October 20, 2016

University Libraries Supports Spirit Day

On October 20, 2016, millions of Americans will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth. Conceptualized in 2010 by a high school student wanting to memorialize those who lost their lives to bullying, Spirit Day has since become an international movement of solidarity for LGBTQ+ kids, teens, and young adults.

Today, 8 out of 10 LGBTQ+ students experience harassment while at school. By inviting students, administrators, faculty, and staff to participate in Spirit Day, we can send a strong message of support to UNCG’s LGBTQ+ and allied students, while taking a firm stand against bullying. The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Division of Student Affairs care deeply about this issue, and would like to see UNCG become a safer place for all.

University Libraries Celebrates Spirit Day by wearing purple

More purple in the afternoon!

For more information on the history of Spirit Day, how you can be involved, and other resources, visit

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Lesson in LGBTQ+ History

Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement and Dr. Jim Carmichael for a lesson in LGBTQ+ history

When: October 26th, 7-8pm
Where: Elliot University Center, Intercultural Resource Center

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Asian Autumn Festival

International and Global Studies at UNCG invites you to celebrate the rich diversity of East and Southeast Asian cultures. This free event will be Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the EUC Auditorium and surrounding areas.

The public is invited.

The festival offers fun and entertaining demonstrations, exhibits, food samples, cultural performances and children’s activities. Everyone is welcome. Admission and parking (Walker Deck) are free.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Matlosz,

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Strategic Plan Update

The Diversity Committee has submitted a two-year update to the University Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan. University Libraries’ diversity activities and action items for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 are highlighted in the update report. We are grateful to the University Libraries’ faculty and staff for their continuing generous support of our Diversity Strategic Plan.

Download and view the report here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Distinguished Jewish-Christian relations scholar to speak at UNCG

Amy-Jill Levine, a distinguished scholar of Jewish-Christian relations, will deliver her lecture “Jesus’ Parables as Jewish Stories” on Wednesday, April 20, at UNCG.

Levine is currently a professor at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, and she received her master’s and doctoral degrees at Duke University. She has published numerous books including “The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus,” “The Historical Jesus in Context” and “Feminist Companions to the New Testament.”

Hosted by the UNCG Jewish studies program in partnership with the Religious Studies Department, Levine’s lecture is part of the Henry Samuel Levinson Lecture.

Levine’s lecture will be held in the Elliott University Center auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on April 20. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Religious Studies at 334-5762 or email Ellen Haskell at

April 19, 2016 by Campus Weekly Staff

New Questions for Old Jazz Histories

The talk “Jazz and Ecomusicology: New Questions for Old Jazz Histories” will be presented by Dr. William Bares, UNC Asheville, Thursday, April 21, 5 p.m., UNCG Music Building 217.

This talk will bring established understandings of jazz history as an unruly, macho, heroic, American and urban soloist’s art into dialog with the budding field of ecomusicology.

Dr. Bares holds a BA from Amherst College, a M.M. in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, and a PhD in ethnomusicology from Harvard University, where he studied with Ingrid Monson, the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. In addition to his university teaching career, Bares spent ten years performing and researching jazz in Europe, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Democratic National Committee and for Representative Jane Harman (D-CA).

The event is sponsored by the UNCG Department of Music Studies and the UNCG Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program.

Open to the public.

April 19, 2016 by Campus Weekly Staff

Monday, April 4, 2016

Matthew Blake presentation in Jackson Library

Mr. Matthew Blake, librarian for the Jamaica Tourist Board concluded a week-long visit to the UNCG University Libraries on Friday 1 April 2016 with a talk on the role of libraries in promoting Jamaican tourism.

Mr.Blake has been a librarian at the Jamaica Tourist Board since 2002 and worked extensively with the Jamaica Tourist Board’s 60th Anniversary Historical Exhibition and Celebration.  He is an adjunct lecturer for the University of the West Indies Department of Library and Information Studies, focusing on Information Architecture: Web Access and Usability and Management of Library and Information Units.  He is a past chair of the Special Libraries Section of the Library and Information Association of Jamaica and serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Library of Jamaica.

Mr. Blake's presentation, entitled Information and Resources Units, focused on this history of tourism in Jamaica, and on the contributions of not just the Jamaica Tourist Board library but also the National Library of Jamaica and the Jamaica Libraries and Information Network to the development of the tourism industry, which contributes $288 billion to the Jamaican economy, provides 90,000 jobs (plus an additional 100,0000 jobs indirectly), and resulted in over three million visitors in 2013.

During his week in North Carolina, Mr. Blake consulted with several departments in the UNCG University Libraries and visited the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He also met with the North Carolina Special Libraries Association and participated in the residency recognition program for Orolando Duffus, the diversity resident librarian at UNCG.

Friday, April 1, 2016

UNCG Single Occupancy Restrooms

From the UNCG Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to being an inclusive community that embraces and supports the diverse needs of our faculty, staff, students and visitors. As part of our ongoing evaluation of restroom spaces - and with a core belief that everyone in our community should have ready access to them - we have been working on identifying and designating certain restrooms as single occupancy. These particular restroom spaces are open to all genders and well-suited for individuals needing additional privacy. People of all gender identities and expressions, abilities and medical needs are welcomed to use these spaces. These spaces are available for use immediately. Clear signage will be in place shortly. Thank you for helping the University to maintain these facilities as safe and inclusive spaces for our campus community.

Locations will be reviewed and adjustments made on a yearly basis to ensure the list is up to date. The University is committed to adding single occupancy restroom spaces in all new construction and major renovations of our existing facilities. The most current information may be found here.

An Evening with the Creative Class

Duane Cyrus presents An Evening with the Creative Class April 6, 2016 at 7pm in Studio 322 in the Coleman Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

An Evening with the Creative Class is a series of presentations on the arts with a panel of local and guest artists sharing their talent in an extraordinary evening of community, networking, and discussion!  The event will take place on the campus of UNCG, located at 1408 Walker Avenue; Greensboro, NC in the Dance Department, Coleman Building Studio 322. The theme of this first creativity in the arts series is, “Black Bodies: Representation, Gender, Sexuality.”

An Evening with the Creative Class is a unique opportunity for audiences to experience and learn more about the talented people that help drive the artistic and creative sector of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region. In an informal setting, audiences will gain exposure to and learn about a range of creative processes. There will be an excerpt of Duane Cyrus’ work "Chronicle of the Masked Faggot"; display of works by choreographer Amelia Byrd, visual artist Joseph Johnson, and film maker Jonathan Garris. Additional artists may be announced.

Audience members will learn about the artists who are exploring the evening’s theme with their work. The innovative evening will feature performances, casual conversation, and a moderated panel discussion.  The event will be moderated by a guest presenter with at least three featured artists and scholars from different backgrounds sharing their work. Audience members are encouraged to experience, ask questions and participate! Come meet the people that make our region so vibrant!

This event is open to the general public,  aspiring artists, interested art patrons, professional artists, working artists, and anyone wanting a backstage pass to how art is created.

The event is free and open to the public

An Evening with the Creative Class is developed by Duane Cyrus, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and reflects a commitment to bringing high quality and unique cultural experiences to the Triad region since 2006.

For more information contact:   Duane Cyrus:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Antisemitism: From Persecution to Genocide
"If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example."
-Anne Frank
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Karl Schleunes, UNCG Emeritus Professor of Modern German History & author of The Twisted Road to Auschwitz
Rabbi Frank Fischer, witness to Kristallnacht
Dr. Zev Harel, death camp survivor
Dr. Roy Schwartzman, UNCG Professor of Communication Studies & Shoah Foundation Institute Teaching Fellow
Wednesday, March 30th 2016
School of Education Building, Room 114
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Refreshments Will Be Provided

Sponsored by The UNCG Historical Society, UNCG History Department, UNCG Communication Studies Department, & the UNCG Holocaust & Genocide Studies Research & Teaching Network

Monday, March 21, 2016

“SOVEREIGNTY OF THE SOUL: NATIVE WOMEN AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE”: Lecture by Sarah Deer (Reception to follow)

TOMORROW, TUES 3/22, 4pm-5pm EUC Maple Room
with Reception to Follow in the EUC Phillips Room
More info below, on WGS website and on Facebook

MacArthur Fellow, Sarah Deer will be giving a lecture in March! Sarah Deer is a legal scholar and advocate leveraging her deep understanding of tribal and federal law to develop policies and legislation that empower tribal nations to protect Native American women from the pervasive and intractable problem of sexual and domestic violence. – See more

Professor Sarah Deer’s advocacy for victims of crime has been instrumental in reforming federal law to protect Native women from sexual violence by empowering tribal nations and developing coalitions to improve federal and tribal cooperation.

A reception will follow the lecture at 5pm in the EUC Phillps Room.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement at UNCG and Sexual Violence Campus Advocacy

Please contact the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at (e-mail is preferred method) or 336-334-4323 at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

LEARN Teaching and Research Symposium

UNCG’s LGBTQIA Education and Research Network is sponsoring the

LEARN Teaching and Research Symposium

APRIL 8, 2016


A LEARNing experience to advance queer pedagogy and research at UNCG and beyond


"The Death of Tamaki Miura: Performing Madama Butterfly in Occupied Japan" - Lecture by Kunio Hara, University of South Carolina

On April 9, 1946, less than eight months after the conclusion of World War II, Japanese soprano Tamaki Miura (1884-1946) made excerpted recording of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. However, Miura, who had been suffering from cancer that wreaked havoc on her voice and body, was unable to produce a result she wanted.  Her performance, broadcast across Japan on the radio, was to be her last.

Learn about what drove Miura to take on this seemingling impossible task at the end of her life and how her dying voice resonated with a Japanese pubilc reeling from the the afternath of a brutal war.

Where: Collins Lecture Hall, MUS 217
When: Thursday, March 17, 4p.m.

Sponsored by the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance