November 20, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
The Actuarial Science Club is more than halfway to its goal of $25,000 to endow a “Women in Math and Statistics Scholarship” scholarship in memory of UNC Charlotte mathematics alumna Marie Josee Mukamwiza.
November 24, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
Megan Bird, a UNC Charlotte senior from Charlottesville, Virginia, was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships. While she ultimately was not chosen as one of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars, announced on Nov. 21, her selection as a finalist is a significant achievement.
October 15, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
In “Africa’s International Relations: Balancing Domestic and Global Interests,” Beth Elise Whitaker and co-author John Clark argue that the external relations of African countries are shaped mainly by domestic political imperatives. Whitaker's research and the book will be the focus of the second talk of the 2020-2021 season in the Personally Speaking published experts series, on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
September 10, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
As an outstanding leader at UNC Charlotte and in the broader community, Janaka Bowman Lewis has claimed a slot in the Charlotte Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Awards for 2020. Lewis is director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, an associate professor in English, and an affiliate faculty member in Africana studies.
May 28, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
UNC Charlotte Associate Professor of history Christopher Cameron has been named a 2020 fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, one of 81 fellows selected from nearly 1,200 applicants to receive support totaling $4.3 million.
April 21, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
Jennifer Webb is among the 2020 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She considers her classroom a space where students are co-creators in the process of learning with the goal of enhancing student motivation and learning.
April 13, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
Lara Vetter, professor of English, has received this year’s Thomas L. Reynolds Leadership Award for her contributions to student success and enrollment management.
January 02, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
Stephanie Stenglein did not know what a 501c3 was when she started the Master of Public Administration program at UNC Charlotte. Today, she is transforming lives in her role as vice president of institutional advancement for Arts+, and colleagues have yet again honored her for her work.
January 19, 2021 by Lynn Roberson
Shawn Long, a beloved colleague who served UNC Charlotte and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) for almost two decades as a faculty member and administrator, passed away on Jan. 14 following a serious illness. Long joined Kennesaw State University in Georgia as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in July 2019. Colleagues and friends describe a focused, inspirational leader, teacher, and mentor with a huge heart who made sure people were heard, accepted, and appreciated.
January 06, 2021 by Lynn Roberson
Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor of Teaching Emeritus John Lincourt passed away on December 14, 2020 at the age of 79. Lincourt, described as a gifted teacher , was a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and founding director of the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.
November 19, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
Despite the critical nature of authorship to researchers, their institutions and the public, just 24% of U.S. doctoral-granting universities with very high or high research activity have published institutional authorship policies, UNC Charlotte researchers Lisa Rasmussen and George Banks and their colleagues have discovered.
November 11, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
As people react to the 2020 U.S. presidential election results, we have turned to the animal kingdom to see how animal societies make decisions and resolve conflict. We asked CLAS researchers to consider what we can learn from animal societies. Alan Rauch, an English professor, earned degrees in zoology and literature, and he studies and writes about dolphins. Stanley Schneider, a biologist, studies honey bees and their hive behavior. Anthropologist Lydia Light researches gibbons and other primates.
Researchers Propose Test Method to Standardize Immunological Evaluation of Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles
October 23, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
Researchers have proposed a test method to standardize a key immunological evaluation of nucleic acid nanoparticles, detailed in their paper in "Nature Protocols." They believe a accurate, affordable and easily reproduced protocol for assessing immune effects could further research collaboration and advance the therapeutic use of new medicines.
The New York Times Names UNC Charlotte Creative Writing Professor's Novel A Best Book To Give This Year
December 02, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
With its portrayal of the difficulties of frontier life, The New York Times Book Review has just named "All God's Children" by novelist and UNC Charlotte English Associate Professor Aaron Gwyn as one of The Best Books To Give This Year.
October 08, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
UNC Charlotte Africana Studies associate professor Oscar de la Torre’s first book continues to sweep book prize awards, now recognized with two best book prizes and one honorable mention award.
November 24, 2020 by Lynn Roberson
Tonya Bates, a senior lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, is the 2020 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence. She and Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence recipient Heather Coffey of the Cato College of Education were honored during a virtual ceremony Thursday, Sept. 17.