Student Finds Knowledge By Asking Big Questions
Ashley Williams knows no boundaries and shows no fear when asking big questions. Williams is one of the rare UNC Charlotte students to double major across two colleges and also begin a master’s program while working on her undergraduate degrees. She sees her wide-ranging choices as critical preparation for her future.
Anthropology Major Takes Food Desert Personally; Researches Solutions
People who live in food deserts in Charlotte struggle to find healthy fresh food. Lauren Whipp, who as an undergraduate anthropology major began researching the topic, takes this issue personally. While she has long been interested in the topic, Whipp expanded her formal research into food access issues as an undergraduate Charlotte Research Scholar in the summer of 2013.
Alumna Grows Interest in Food Issues; Uses Liberal Arts Skills in Advocacy
Robin Emmons never anticipated the fame her social justice advocacy would bring to her Charlotte-area nonprofit, Sow Much Good. Emmons nurtures her national and regional honors as intentionally as she does the bees, chickens, and produce on her farm sites. They are a way to further the cause and increase awareness of food access and issues of social justice in marginalized communities.
Film Earns Emmy Nomination; Explores Art, Health Ties
UNC Charlotte researcher Margaret M. Quinlan has teamed with WOUB Center for Public Media and received a regional Emmy nomination for the documentary series, The Courage of Creativity. The series showcases the role of artists in fostering storytelling and well-being in health-related contexts.
Student Chosen From Among 1,500 in United Nations Essay Contest
A UNC Charlotte student has been chosen as a winner from among 1,500 entrants United Nations Contest "Many Languages One World." Lauren Klein, an English major, submitted her essay in the Russian Language category.
College Undergraduates Win Honors at Summer Research Symposium
Two of the three winners for best research posters at the third annual Summer Research Symposium are students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and several students who earned honorable mention also come from the college. Over 80 undergraduate students, including the students in the Charlotte Research Scholars summer research program, competed in the poster competition, presenting scholarly inquiry in a broad range of topics.
UNC Charlotte Student Leaves Familiar Behind During Study Abroad
During a spring break studying abroad for nine days in England alongside 15 other students in UNC Charlotte’s ‘Shakespeare in England’ class, undergraduate Lauren Dockery learned to live in the moment and to leave familiarity behind.
Wynne's War Draws Praise from Critics
Wynne’s War, a new novel by UNC Charlotte author Aaron Gwyn, has drawn attention from readers and critics, who are calling it a “beautifully written story of men, war and madness,” a great adventure story and a work of narrative alchemy.
New Book Gives Insight into Teaching First-Year Composition
A new book co-edited by UNC Charlotte English Professor Ron Lunsford and published in April 2014 gives insight into teaching first-year composition at the university level.
Discover the Stories Behind the Books in "Personally Speaking" Series
The middle class meltdown, the transformative effect of the Apostle Paul upon Christianity, President Lincoln’s relationship with the U.S. Colored Troops, and portrayals of slavery in children’s literature offer provocative topics for the 2014-2015 UNC Charlotte Personally Speaking series.
Charlotte Teachers Institute Names Leaders; College Faculty to Guide Seminars
Eight UNC Charlotte and Davidson College faculty - including four from CLAS - will guide Charlotte Teachers Institute's 2014 seminar season. Fifty-four Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers also serve as leaders for CTI, adding to the inclusive and creative focus that distinguishes the unique professional development initiative.