School of Health and Human Sciences


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 […]

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 […]

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 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

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 […]

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 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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]