This Week at UNCG

Sydney Thompson

Senior Staff Writer

Dog Weekend 

This weekend at Piney Lake marks the start of “Dog Weekend.” On Saturday, April 9, people can bring dogs all day to Piney Lake as long as they are kept on a leash.  

Spring Dances

On Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, Spring Dances will be held at the UNCG auditorium from 7:30-10:00 pm to display the choreographic work of the School of Dance faculty, students, and guests. 

University Concert and Lecture Series: Denise Murrell

At the Weatherspoon Museum on April 6 from 6 pm to 7 pm, Dr. Denise Murrell will give a lecture as the Associate Curator of Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the Weatherspoon’s website: 

“Dr. Denise Murrell brings to light overlooked narratives within the history of art, giving specific attention to the roles of Black women. Originally a student of economics, she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and worked with high-profile finance companies before deciding to study art history. Driven by a desire to understand the different contexts in which artists have presented Black figures in their work, she went on to take not just a few courses but to complete her doctorate in art history at Columbia and turn her dissertation into the critically acclaimed book and exhibition, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse.

Though born in New York, Murrell was raised in Gastonia, North Carolina and now serves on the National Advisory Board for the Ackland Museum of Art at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Weatherspoon is delighted to welcome her to Greensboro to learn more about her work and current projects spanning nineteenth-century European paintings, the Harlem Renaissance, and contemporary art.

Presented by the UNC Greensboro Concert and Lecture Series with the Weatherspoon Art Museum and UNC Greensboro School of Art’s Falk Visiting Artist Program.”

Electrification in Transportation

From the description on UNCG’s public events calendar: 

“With the growing concerns of climate change, the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has become an accelerated priority of world leaders as a key strategic goal for reduction of transport-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) —the primary cause of the global warming and climate change. Given the United States is largely an automobile dependent society, there is a growing support for accelerating the adoption of EVs among climate-energy-transport researchers and professionals, businesses, local agencies, and politicians.

Historically, changing transportation paradigms and investments in the United States have created spatio-temporal disparities in access to opportunities and polarization among different groups. Societal embedding has also played a role in how new transportation diffuses, creating feelings of resentment by groups who are marginalized during the transportation diffusion process. Many new transportation technologies have been introduced in ways that reinforce existing gender norms, class boundaries and racial inequalities. The growth of highways in the 1950s, for instance, saw urban communities divided and people of color disparaged. The re-emergence of bicycles has also left many non-white cyclists feeling excluded and marginalized. Framed using social and environmental justice theories, this lecture will layout a foundation for an inclusive and just transition to adoption of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs).

Dr. Selima Sultana is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, & Sustainability at UNC Greensboro and recipient of the 2021 Edward L. Ullman Award from the American Association of Geographers Transportation Geography Specialty Group (AAG TGSG) for her significant contribution to the field of transport geography. She is also a recipient of 2019 SEDAAG Research Honors Award for her publications and research leadership in the field of geography. In addition to authoring a book on transportation modes across the world, she has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and research reports, reviews, and blog posts.


Theatre Performances

“Sweat” will finish its run this week and, over the weekend, will transition to the performances of SpongeBob the Musical. 

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