UNC Charlotte Students Earn First Year Writing Awards
UNC Charlotte students have received awards for their writing, presented during the University Writing Program's s Excellence in First Year Writing ceremony on Friday, April 17 in the Halton Reading Room at J. Murrey Atkins Library.
Writing Group Helps Veterans and Families Process Experiences
UNC Charlotte writing faculty are working with supporters of military veterans to provide a welcoming place for the veterans and their families to write, as a way of processing their experiences. The next meeting of the Charlotte Veterans Writing Group will be Saturday, May 2 at Charlotte Bridge Home, 2200 E 7th Street.
Alumnus Draws on Skills Honed At UNC Charlotte, in Global Issues Work
In his work with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, UNC Charlotte alumnus Andy Morimoto draws upon skills he honed at UNC Charlotte, as he works on a broad range of international, political, and economic issues.
Alumna Draws on Communication, Collaboration Skills in Transit Work
When UNC Charlotte alumna Sayra Brynn embarked on a career in public relations, she never anticipated working alongside construction sites, nor did she envision how much she would enjoy the work. Brynn serves as the public and community relations specialist for the Charlotte Area Transit System, and her work is dedicated to the LYNX Blue Line Extension.
College Home to Two of UNC Charlotte's Three NSF Graduate Research Fellows
Physics major Jennifer Kassel and mathematics and computer science major Jonathan Knighten have received two of the three National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UNC Charlotte students for 2015. Both students have found opportunities to conduct hands-on research while also helping others through volunteerism focused on science and technology.
History Graduate Students Receive Pharr/Buchenau Travel Grants
With their naming as the 2015 Pharr/Buchenau Travel Grant recipients, UNC Charlotte history graduate students Chris Kinley and Marissa Nichols will travel abroad to study Greece and World War I and the impact of the 1942 smallpox epidemic in Mexico.
College Adds Academic Affairs and Diversity Position; Long to Assume Role
The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will add the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Diversity to the Dean’s Office in 2015-16. Shawn Long, currently chair of the Department of Communication Studies, will assume this role on July 1.
Mukherjee Honored With Board of Governors' Highest Faculty Accolade
Distinguished cancer researcher Pinku Mukherjee was honored with the O. Max Gardner Award – the highest faculty accolade given by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina. She was presented the honor formally Friday, April 10.
Researcher Named National Humanities Center Fellow
UNC Charlotte researcher Akin Ogundiran has been named a Fellow at the National Humanities Center for the upcoming academic year, in one of the most competitive fellowship programs in the world. He will join 36 other distinguished scholars from 32 institutions across the United States and eight foreign countries working on a wide array of projects.
In Shakespeare in England Course, Students Gain Sense of the World
Fourteen UNC Charlotte students experienced London and Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the Shakespeare in England spring study abroad course, exploring places and events that shaped the playwright's personal and professional life.
English Faculty Member Wins National Literary Prize for Book on Henry Dumas
UNC Charlotte English professor Jeffrey Leak has won the top award for a nonfiction book from The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. for his critically acclaimed work, Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas.
Historian Receives Midwestern History Association Prize for Best Book
UNC Charlotte historian Aaron Shapiro has received The Midwestern History Association’s annual Jon Gjerde Prize for the best book on a Midwestern history topic for his book "The Lure of the North Woods: Cultivating Tourism in the Upper Midwest."
May 2015 "Real Talk" Conversation on being Black, Male and Gay
The final discussion in a year-long series of candid community conversations on the relevance of the American black male in the 21st century will focus on I am a Male! Black, Male and Gay. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 as part of UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South free series, "Real Talk: A Community Conversation – The Black American Male and Why He Still Matters in the 21st Century.”
Mellichamp Native Terrace Opens at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens will celebrate the opening of a new display garden, the Mellichamp Native Terrace, with a ribbon cutting and self-guided tours for the public from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31.