Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), a partnernship between UNCG and North Carolina A&T University, was founded in 2007 after at least two years of planning. Dr. James G. Ryan was hired as the JSNN’s founding dean in July 2008. In January 2010, the UNC System officially approved the first degree programs at JSNN: […]

The roots of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics began in 1892 when the Commercial Department was established as one of the three original departments of the State Normal and Industrial School. In 1918, the Department of Economics and Sociology was founded. In 1919, it was renamed the Department of Sociology and […]

The Book Store was located on the first floor of Administration Building from 1925 until 1932.  From 1932 until 1949, it was situated in the Students’ Building. In 1949, the Book Store moved to the basement of South Spencer Dormitory and remained there until the completion of Elliott Hall (now Elliott University Center) in 1953, […]