August’s Extraordinary Leader: Learning the Human Side of Research

Rebecca Ulrich always wears her hot-pink lab glasses in Congdon Hall’s Room 352. She can lose herself for hours. She’ll be doing experiments listening to her “Hymns for Hipsters” playlist on Spotify knowing that research is her future and her future involves helping the health-starved poor. She saw it firsthand in Uganda and South Africa, […]

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Senior Interns with Tech Start-up

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 29, 2016 – Senior Kirstie Pratt spent her summer in Ashburn, Virginia, as a marketing and growth intern for Solebrity, a new online shopping app that pays shoppers when friends buy the shopper’s endorsed items. Pratt, a strategic communication major from Leesburg, Virginia, says that the internship gave her the opportunity […]

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Faculty and Students Recognized for Research and Innovation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 28, 2016 – Members of the High Point University community frequently conduct, publish and share research and creative works in a variety of ways. Below is a recap of research initiatives from the past month.   Pharmacy Professor Publishes Research Linking Diabetes to Alzheimer’s Disease Dr. Scott Hemby, professor and chair […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 15, 2016 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Sigma Nu Receives Grand Chapter Award for Academic Excellence   The Nu Delta Chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity received the Regent’s Award for Academic Excellence at this year’s Sigma […]

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Classrooms Without Walls

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine, headed soon to a mailbox near you. Discover below how learning takes place everywhere in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication.   Experiential learning. That’s what Dr. Wilfred Tremblay, dean of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication, sees taking place every day. At […]

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HPU Named No. 1 Twice in ‘Best Colleges’ by U.S. News & World Report

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 13, 2016 – High Point University has been named No. 1 twice in “America’s Best Colleges,” published annually by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2017 list released today, HPU ranks: — No. 1 Best Regional College in the South for the fifth consecutive year. The university received a perfect […]

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HPU Welcomes Inaugural Pharmacy Class, 1,500 New Students and 48 New Faculty

Pictured is Jonathan Paez, left, a member of HPU’s inaugural pharmacy class, working alongside Dr. Comfort Boateng, assistant professor of basic pharmaceutical sciences.   HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 15, 2016 – The Piedmont Triad’s only pharmacy school will welcome its inaugural class next week when High Point University kicks off a new academic year. In […]

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Professor Publishes Research on Parental Alienation in the US

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 22, 2016 – High Point University assistant professor of psychology Sadie Leder Elder partnered with the HPU Survey Research Center and researchers from Colorado State University for a study on the prevalence of parental alienation in the U.S. The results were published recently in an article, titled “Prevalence of Parental Alienation […]

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Senior Conducts Research at Smithsonian Natural History Museum

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 21, 2016 – High Point University biology major Elizabeth Reardon is studying the DNA of different bird species this summer as she interns at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Reardon, a rising senior from East Sandwich, Massachusetts, is part of a 10-week program for undergraduates called the […]

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NSF Funds Student’s Research on Eco-Friendly Fish Bait

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2016 – Jordan Krisfalusi-Gannon, a rising sophomore at High Point University, is assisting scientists in perfecting sustainable fish bait that could bring substantial environmental and economic benefits. As a research intern at Kepley BioSystems Inc., a life sciences company in Greensboro, Gannon is part of a unique summer research program […]

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High Point Central Students Immersed in Research through Draelos Science Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 28, 2016 – Projects involving zebrafish, yeast cells and ultraviolet radiation are part of the research that High Point Central students are immersed in this summer through the Draelos Science Scholars Program at High Point University. High Point Central students applied and seven were chosen to participate in the new Draelos […]

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Fulbright Scholar Will Use the Power of Photography in Bosnia

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 27, 2016 – Hannah Bailey, a 2016 High Point University graduate, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar. The prestigious award will send Bailey to Bosnia in October to implement a social reconciliation project using photography in a way that connects people across ethnic and religious lines. Bailey, a Holly Springs […]

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Cell Biology Research Featured at International Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 24, 2016 – Cell biology research conducted by a High Point University professor and undergraduate students was featured at the Keystone Symposium on autophagy. Dr. Veronica Segarra, assistant professor of biology, received an Early-Career Investigator Travel Award to attend and present the research at the conference, held June 5-9 in Whistler, […]

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HPU Awards Three Think Big Grants

Dr. Laura Alexander, assistant professor of English at High Point University, tests the Oculus Rift and Vive headsets inside the HPU Gaming Studio for future classroom use. HIGH POINT, N.C., June 15, 2016 – High Point University faculty were recently awarded three Think Big Grants that will change the way HPU students learn. Through cutting-edge […]

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HPU Secures Largest National Institutes of Health Grant in Its History

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 15, 2016 – High Point University has secured a $528,107 National Institutes of Health grant, the largest in HPU’s history. The grant, titled “Real-time Optimized Biofeedback Utilizing Sport Techniques,” will fund HPU students and faculty looking at innovative biofeedback techniques in middle school and high school-aged female soccer players. Dr. Kevin […]

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Research: Physical Performance Tests Predict Injury in College Athletes

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 9, 2016 – A three-year research study at High Point University has revealed that certain physical performance tests developed by the university can be used to predict athletic injuries before they occur. The results are helping HPU identify injury potential in student-athletes and develop training programs to prevent those injuries from […]

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Faculty and Student’s Research Published in International Journal

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 6, 2016 – High Point University junior Lucas Fogaca and assistant professor of exercise science Dr. Dan Tarara recently had their research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The manuscript provides a synthesis of best evidence for upper-extremity physical performance measures. The article, titled “Clinician-friendly physical performance tests in […]

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Meet the Seniors: One Question Leads to Life-Altering Opportunity

For Reza Moghtaderi, it started with a question. Back in February, in a room inside Congdon Hall, he heard Britton Sanderford speak about initiative, entrepreneurship and the importance of passion. Sanderford, a parent of an HPU student, would know. He was 58, an entrepreneur who holds at least 80 patents. He built his own computer […]

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