FALL 2017

From the Vice Chancellor

Transformative research. We have seen this term used more and more over the last two decades, spurred in part by its adoption by major funders like the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The phrase originated with physicist, historian, and philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn, who introduced the academic world to the idea of paradigm shifts that restructure and revolutionize scientific inquiry. 

Transformation is also a pillar of UNCG’s new strategic plan, which officially launched this year, on the 125th anniversary of the opening of our university. 

But what does that transformation — of students, of our region, and of knowledge — look like? 

UNCG Research is published by the Office of Research and Engagement at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
Dr. Terri L. Shelton

Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications & Chief Communications Officer
Jeff Shafer

Mike Harris and Sangeetha Shivaji

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Mike Dickens and Mark Unrue

Mike Dickens and Martin W. Kane

Contributing Editor
Debbie Freund

Contributing Photography 
Katie Loyd

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Elizabeth L. Harrison, S. Grace Hutko, Kimberly Osborne, Susan Kirby-Smith & Hope Voorhees

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