News Archive (2013-2014)

2013 SRCD Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program

Linda Guzman, was selected for the 2013 SRCD Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program. Guzman was chosen as one of approximately 40 scholars to attend the prestigious program. FDHMSP was developed as a vehicle to encourage and support undergraduates from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate work in child development and other related disciplines. To that end, the program provides educational and professional development for these undergraduate students, giving them a launching point for a career in the field of child development.

2013 Explorations

Two UNCG students published the results of their faculty-mentored undergraduate research in the 2013 edition of Explorations – The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina.

Luke Kaiser, mentored by Dr. Jeffrey Soles in Classical Studies, published “Observing and Analyzing Coastal Hellenistic Fortifications with Remote Sensing and GIS.” Luke is a pursuing a triple major in Classical Archaeology, Special Programs in Liberal Studies Archaeology, and English, as well as a minor in Geographic Information Science. He has been the recipient of three Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Awards. Luke is currently the president of the University Archaeological Association.

Michelle Janine Lanteri, mentored by Dr. Elizabeth Perrill in Art History, published an article titled “Earth Forms: The Boundless Art of Lonnie Vigil and Ansel Adams.” Michelle has earned two degrees from UNCG including a B.A. in Media Studies with a minor in Spanish in 2002, and a BA in Art History and Museum Studies in May of 2013.

The deadline for next volume of Explorations is June 1, 2014. For more information, go to the Explorations website.

2013 George T. Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Grants

Two Spartans were awarded the 2013 George T. Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Grant. Camile Knudsen, mentored by Dr. Elizbeth Perrill of Art History Project: The Cultural Identities of Korean Potters. Rupa Vummalaneni, mentored by Dr. Mitchell Croatt of Chemistry Project: Mechanistic Investigation into a Novel Decarboxylation Reaction.


On Saturday November 16, the 9th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) was held the campus of UNC Charlotte. This year’s SNCURCS combined with the NC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) Annual Research Conference to include 349 abstracts, of which 12 were from UNC Greensboro.

Dr. Lee Phillips appointed Director of OUR

Dr. Lee Phillips is the new director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Phillips had been associate professor of geology at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He was also the director of the UNCP Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center. He earned degrees at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (B.S. and M.S in geology) and The University of Iowa (Ph.D. in geoscience).

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