May 12, 2019 A Mother’s Day balloon hangs outside the charred apartment at 3100 Summit Ave. in Greensboro, where a fire on May 12, 2018, claimed the lives of five children.H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record A year ago to this date, a family seeking refuge from conflict, war and poverty was torn apart by tragedy right […]
UNCG professors Jeremy Rinker and Daniel Rhodes are facilitating peace circles around the summit-cone fire that happened almost a year ago this May. Follow this link to watch the WFMY News video.
PCS Interim Department Chair Dr. Melissa R. Floyd-Pickard (Social Work) received new funding from the Guilford County Department of Public Health for the project “Expansion of the GCSTOP Program in Guilford County.” Dr. Jay Poole is co-principal investigator investigator on the project. According to the abstract, the Guilford County Solutions To the Opioid Problem program […]
PCS Associate Professor Dr. Emily Janke (Institute for Community and Economic Engagement) received new funding from Cone Health System for the project “Advancing LEAP: Lifetime Eating and Physical Activity Practices.” Dr. Lauren Haldeman is co-principal investigator on the project. This funding will provide administrative support to extend the efforts of the LEAP collaborative. LEAP is […]
Dr. Omari Dyson was awarded a grant in collaboration with Dr. Christopher Rhea from UNCG’s Department of Kinesiology and Dr. Jared McGuirt from UNCG’s Department of Nutrition. The grant of $10,000 is sponsored by DHHS Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) and will help in the goal of “designing and testing a community context driven evidence-based […]
Click the link here to read an article by Dr. Joe Cole, published in the Winter 2018 edition of the Communities Magazine by the Fellowship for Intentional Community. The article is on the topic of building skills to create cultures of collaboration in our communities.
PCS professor, Dr. Jeremy Rinker, has a book soon to be published on November 9th, 2018. The book, Identity, Rights, and Awareness: Anticaste Activism in India and the Awakening of Justice through Discursive Practices, is based on his extensive time visiting India and researching the effects of the centuries old caste system. Click the link to read more! […]
The Department is hosting a series of Alumni Research Talks! All talks will be held in the PCS Lobby, located at 1510 Walker Ave, 4th Floor.
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) has created a new award that recognizes the growing need for research-informed leadership in higher education. Today, CUMU announced that Emily Janke, Ph.D., is the first recipient of the Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award. Read the article on Yes! Weekly here! Dr. Emily Janke
UNCG was included in Insight for Diversity‘s list of “Top Colleges for Diversity”. Check out the full list here!
We invite you to join us for the 2018 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis to be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, October 21-23. The Keynote speaker for the Community Engagement track is Emily Janke, Associate Professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies Department and Director of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (University of North Carolina – Greensboro). Emily‘s session titled “Rethinking What We […]
UNCG Student Selected as an Imagining America PAGE Fellow Santos Flores, doctoral student in Kinesiology (with an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG) was selected as one of ten students across the nation as a PAGE Fellow. PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) is Imagining America’s (IA) network for publicly engaged graduate students in […]
Peace and Conflict Studies Professor, Jeremy Rinker, was featured in an article in Indian newspaper The Hindu. In the article, Dr. Rinker speaks about the importance of narrative in conflict resolution. ‘Narratives matter in conflict resolution’
Undergraduate Peace and Conflict Studies student, Lindsay Jamerson, and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Jeremy Rinker, presented a poster exploring Myanmar’s Religious and Ethnic Conflict at the 12th Annual Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo.
Graduate student, Kylie Stephens, wrote an opinion piece which was featured on The Herald Sun! The piece spoke of her two-week trip to Israel and Palestine with Interfaith Peace Builders, which she was able to participate in due to receiving a scholarship from the local Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East. Find the article here to read Kylie’s […]
PACS alumna, Michael Robinson, was recently elected the new Program Director of National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). Here are a couple of words regarding Michael’s new position from the August NCCJ newsletter: “Michael comes to us from High Point University, where he served as a Success Coach. Before that, he taught for 7 […]
PACS student Alyssa Blair was featured in Foreign Policy Magazine alongside David Lai, Ph.D., a Research Professor of Asian Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College. Alyssa Blair is currently earning her dual degree masters with UNCG and University of Konstanz, with areas of focus including international development, international […]
“The edited book Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (with Margaret Post, John Saltmarsh, and Elaine Ward) is now available on Amazon here or below with Stylus Press (where you can also read the intro). This collaborative project brings together an amazing collection of narratives and essays on public engagement […]
Dr. Rinker was invited to give a talk commemorating the 125 birth anniversary of Indian social reformer Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. This is an event that is sponsored by The Ambedkar Association of North America (ANNA) and the Religious Studies Department of Michigan State University. He traveled to MSU in East Lansing to deliver a paper (see […]
Dr. Thomas Matyók (Peace and Conflict Studies) recently spoke on the Vital Role of Religion in Civil-Military Interaction at the United States Southern Command Senior Leader Symposium. The symposium, History and Mystery – Religion Matters III was a “strategic level academic forum” bringing together scholars, senior military and government leaders, and staff to engage religious […]
On Wednesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 7th Dr. David Campt will be leading an exciting engagement series at UNCG. Wednesday’s events include a public talk, while Thursday’s include a workshop. For more information/ how to register, click here
“Relational Networks of Belief & Identity: Religion as a Cause for Positive Peace & Development” with Dr. Jeremy Rinker March 3, 2016 12-1PM Faculty Center ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Conducting Public Diplomacy through International Student Exchange” with Dr. Thomas Matyók April 13, 2016 12-1 PM Faculty Center For more information click here
An event produced by the Peace and Conflict Studies department titled, “War? Terrorism? It is bloody good business!” was featured in The Carolinian newspaper this week. The event was centered around a panel discussion with special guest Edip Yuksel. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make this event a success! To read the […]
Are you a problem-solver? If so, The Landlord Tenant Dispute Program (LTDP) needs your skills and energy! The LTDP is a unique collaboration between UNCG and the City of Greensboro aimed at providing opportunities for Landlords and Tenants in the City of Greensboro to eliminate communication barriers and work together to solve problems. The program […]
Edip Yuksel, J.D., a professor of law at the University of Arizona and co-founder of MPJP Muslims for Peace, Justice, and Progress, is scheduled to speak at UNCG on Monday, February 15th. He will be presenting a lecture titled: Hallelujah! Allah-u Akbar! Killing each other in the name of God! Then on Tuesday, February […]
Congratulations to our Alumni Award Winner Erin Beacham (MA ’12) – Peace and Conflict Studies! She has been awarded the Pacesetter award. Every department and program may choose a Pacesetter recipient each year. The award is given to Alumni who “attained local, state or regional recognition through their achievements in scholarship, leadership or service, during […]
Dr. Matyók was recently invited to speak at the University of Freiburg on the subject of Religion as a Feature of Peace and Stability Operations. The public lecture was part of the Carl Schurz Haus German-American Institute’s series on religion and politics in the United States. Dr. Matyók spoke on the need for military planners […]
Training will take place October 2, 2015 4-5:30 PM. Students are needed to come out for this training and do phone conciliation with people in Greensboro. Lee Stanton (Human Relations Department for the city of Greensboro) will lead this training.
The Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference is in Harrisonburg, VA on October 16th and 17th, 2015. The first paper is titled: Counting Stories/Discounting Numbers: Unmasking the Effects of Narrative in Creating Equality and Peaceable Community. This paper argues the explanatory power of narrative, though often underprivileged in relation to quantitative analysis, is critical to […]