ALUMNI & FRIENDS

Fulbright Gives Alumnus Opportunity to Grow Community

Harry Gilliard will take with him a foundational belief in the positive potential of diversity, as he heads to Brazil in 2020 through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Gilliard completed his bachelor’s degree in meteorology in 2011 at UNC Charlotte.

STUDENT STORIES

UNC Charlotte Students Named Millennium Fellows; University Among 6% Chosen For Prestigious Global Program

For the first time, UNC Charlotte this fall will be a campus hub for the highly prestigious Millennium Fellowship program, with 20 undergraduates from across the university chosen as Millennium Fellows to implement their LIFE Skills Initiative. The university is one of just 69 – or 6% – named this year from over 1,200 applicant campuses from 135 nations and is the only one selected in North Carolina.

Fulbright Scholar Builds Cultural Bridges Through Love of Language

Growing up in the tiny mountain town of Hayesville, N.C., the community library became Misty Morin’s refuge, and books became her window to the wider world. In September, Morin will travel to Spain, where she will share her love of language through a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, teaching English to students in La Rioja in the city of Logroño.

HONORS & AWARDS

Psychological Science's Eric Heggestad Named SIOP Fellow

For his outstanding contributions to industrial and organizational psychology, UNC Charlotte Psychological Science Department Chair Eric D. Heggestad has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Student Receives Award For Global Education Focus

Maria Garcia, who is majoring in International Studies, French and German, received one of 12 Zero Hunger Summer Internships, selected from a pool of 400 applicants who have demonstrated commitment to ending hunger in their communities.

Psychology Doctoral Student Earns P.E.O. International Scholarship

Lydia Roos, a doctoral student in health psychology, recently received the P.E.O. International Scholarship, a competitive merit-based $15,000 award. Roos’ research focuses on the effects of interpersonal stress on stress reactivity, immune system functioning and downstream effects on psychological and physical health.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community Psychology Research Lab Impacts Lives Through Research

A core team of UNC Charlotte faculty members, graduate students and alumni affiliated with the Community Psychology Research Lab are critical to community efforts affecting economic and social mobility in the Charlotte region. With each community collaboration, team members focus on capacity building and sustainability. They concentrate particularly on the issues of early childhood education, mental health, public housing, child welfare and integrated primary and behavioral health care.

INK

College Authors Explore Tenets Of Government, To Educate And Inform

From an unprecedented look at what has been called the Gifted Generation, to a behind the scenes review of the costs and benefits of hosting major political party conventions, to an exploration of the factors that prompt citizens to reject public policies that appear to give them exactly what they want, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty have published an array of books that pull back the curtain on government topics that affect citizens’ lives.

Nationally Noted Book Gives Sage Advice For Better Meetings

Most meetings end with attendees wondering what was accomplished. In 2019, leaders everywhere or pretty much anyone who interacts with others should resolve to read the new book, "The Surprising Science of Meetings", by UNC Charlotte’s Steven Rogelberg. "The Washington Post" recently listed it as one of 10 leadership books to watch for in 2019.

COLLEGE VIDEOS

Through #NinerNationGives, College Gains Support For Students

The Power of YOU Makes This The Norm! Join us for 49 hours of inspiring global thinking. With your help, we can continue provide transformational opportunities for our students and, in turn, enhance our local, regional, national and global communities.

CLAS Faculty Stand Out, With Top Teaching Awards Through The Decades

The Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence was first presented in 1968 to recognize outstanding faculty members at UNC Charlotte. Through the years, dozens of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty have received the top award, reflecting their commitment to stellar teaching.

RESEARCH

Evidence Of Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem Found in Mount Zion Excavation

Researchers digging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s ongoing archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have announced a second significant discovery from the 2019 season – clear evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city from 587/586 BCE.

Archaeological Evidence Verifies Medieval Accounts Of First Crusade

Finds at the UNC Charlotte-led archaeological dig on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion confirm previously unverified details from nearly thousand-year-old historical accounts of the First Crusade. This is history that had never been confirmed regarding the five-week siege, conquest, sack and massacre of the Fatimid (Muslim)-controlled city in July of 1099.

Food Research Engages Faculty, Students, Community

Being an informed citizen in a democracy necessitates understanding the people who make, and will be affected by, community decisions. The Civic Eats project seeks to help create a better informed Charlotte citizenry through a focus on the connective potential of foodways – or why we eat, what we eat, and what it means.

TEACHING & ADVISING

CLAS Teaching Excellence Honorees Use Interactive Methods to Engage Students

In recognition of their exceptional and innovative teaching, Jennifer Munroe, Sarah Pollock and Lane Rhodes have received the College's Excellence in Teaching Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Psychological Science Professor Lauded For Innovation With Students

James Cook, a professor in the Department of Psychological Science at UNC Charlotte, has received the 2019 Outstanding Educator Award, a top award given by the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association. The award recognizes Cook’s long-standing and far-reaching contributions to community psychology and community research and action through education.

GLOBAL REACH

Heart and Home: Writer Challenges, Inspires With His Words

In his 2017 memoir At Home, Away From Home, UNC Charlotte’s Tanure Ojaide speaks of the indelible impressions from his early years in Nigeria. In his words, “One does not forget what one yearns for at heart.” At age 70, many of his poems, short stories, critical essays, and books serve as activist works calling out for justice and fairness for the people and the ecosystem of the Niger Delta.

IN MEMORIAM

Former Department Chair, Professor Robert Milnor Gleaves Is Mourned

Dr. Robert Gleaves, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, passed away on August 16, 2019. You […]
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