STUDENT STORIES

Helping Hand: With Hands-on Research, Students Use 3D Printers To Change Lives

The Helping Hand Project is a student-led and faculty-backed nonprofit organization that uses 3D printers to create recreational prosthetics for children, at no cost. These forward-thinking students are using their innovative, collaborative minds and the equipment in UNC Charlotte's Makerspace in the College of Computing and Informatics to create the life-changing devices.

Students Study Coral Reefs As Part of Undergraduate Research

The health of the world’s coral reefs garners much media attention, especially related to bleaching and global warming and concerns about chemicals, such as sunscreens and other toxic elements, that could be causing damage to these fragile ecosystems. Two undergraduate students this summer worked with mentor Amy Ringwood, UNC Charlotte associate professor of biology, to research coral restoration and conservation issues.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

New Partnership Deepens, Diversifies Charlotte Teachers Institute Work

In a move designed to deepen and diversify its engagement in professional development for teachers, Charlotte Teachers Institute has formed a new educational partnership with Johnson C. Smith University to support classroom teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Through CTI seminars led by UNC Charlotte and JCSU faculty, CMS teachers learn new content, work collaboratively with other teachers, and develop new curricula for their students.

Rogelberg Receives National Award for Humanitarian Focus

For humanitarian contributions to the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, UNC Charlotte professor Steven Rogelberg has been named the inaugural recipient of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Humanitarian Award.

ALUMNI & FRIENDS

Alumna Named CEO Of The Charlotte Museum Of History

The Charlotte Museum of History has named UNC Charlotte alumna Adria Focht as its new president and CEO, effective Nov. 27. Focht comes to the museum from the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, where she was director and curator.

HONORS & AWARDS

Organizational Science Professor Wins International Humboldt Award

UNC Charlotte’s Steven Rogelberg is a pioneering researcher in the field of organizational science. In acknowledgement of his profound, international impact on the discipline, Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has named him a recipient of its prestigious research award.

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.

INK

Historian Compares Treatment of Nomadic People by U.S., Russia

Historian Steven Sabol's new book is a happy coincidence of fly-fishing and history. During a 2006 fishing trip to trout-filled Nez Perce Creek in Yellowstone National Park, Sabol spied a sign with tantalizing details about the flight of the Nez Perce through the park in the 19th century. The sign set Sabol on a comparative history journey exploring the treatment of nomadic people by two empires - the U.S. and Russia.

English Professor Bryn Chancellor's Debut Novel Wins National Acclaim

UNC Charlotte author Bryn Chancellor’s debut novel, Sycamore, has earned critical acclaim on the national stage, lauded as a riveting tale of how a teen-age girl’s mysterious disappearance has haunted her Arizona hometown and how the discovery of her remains leads to unexpected healing and forgiveness.

SPOTLIGHT EVENTS

College Faculty Featured in "Great Decisions" Foreign Policy Talks

In a rapidly changing America defined by shifting political climates at home and abroad and by changing media practices, the Great Decisions Lecture series allows for audience members to take a step back to listen as speakers provide an in-depth overview of the most significant issues in foreign policy today.

Personally Speaking Examines American Antislavery Movement, Black Freedom Struggle

UNC Charlotte Historian Christopher Cameron will discuss his book, To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Abolitionist Movement, and the "story behind the story" at Personally Speaking on Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018.

Beloved Characters Come Alive at 7th Annual "Seuss-A-Thon"

From The Cat in the Hat to the Lorax, characters created by Dr. Seuss have been a staple in children’s lives since 1937 when his first book was published. In celebration of his influence and his birthday, UNC Charlotte’s English Department and Park Road Books are co-sponsoring the seventh annual Seuss-a-thon on Saturday, Mar. 3.

RESEARCH

New Study Shows Charter Schools Contribute to Resegregation

Charter Schools in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are directly and indirectly undermining school district efforts to desegregate public schools, according to a new study co-authored by UNC Charlotte researchers and released on Jan. 30 by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA.

College Authors, Editors Publish 42 Books In 2017

Faculty authors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte in 2017 edited and published 42 books that were diverse in topic ranging from language and culture studies to physics and optical science. Texts also included topics such as public relations, history, religious studies, and African American studies. The books included textbooks, research publications, novels, and other forms.

GLOBAL REACH

The Grove: Sacred Grove Reveals New View of Africa’s Past

Surrounded by the sprawl of a modern city, the dense forest grove of Osun-Osogbo in southwestern Nigeria has long stood as a silent sentry guarding the mysteries of the ancient past. Those secrets are now revealed by UNC Charlotte researcher Akin Ogundiran, whose work has upended long-held views of how West Africa became a global economic player.

Crossing Boundaries: Scholar Finds Connections Between Religions, Beliefs

The ancient texts that tell their secrets to UNC Charlotte researcher John C. Reeves inhabit the twilight realms of cosmic arcana, apocalyptic fervor, and religious dualism of Late Antiquity and the Medieval Era. “It’s really the thrill of solving mysteries that keeps me going,” says Reeves, UNC Charlotte Blumenthal Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies.

TEACHING & ADVISING

Author Explores Concept of ‘Lostness’ in Southern Literature

In her book, "Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern Literature," scholar Paula Gallant Eckard calls upon Thomas Wolfe’s evocative and autobiographical novella "The Lost Boy" as a touchstone for her analysis of a group of contemporary southern novels. She draws upon her writing and research to enliven learning for her students.

Students Perceive Time and Space Relationships In Spatial Thinking Class

UNC Charlotte students work together to prepare a giant red balloon for liftoff. They have attached a camera to the balloon’s string to take aerial photographs of the UNC Charlotte campus that they will use to create a map. Through exercises like this one, students in the geography class on spatial thinking gain hands-on experience that expands their understanding of the concept, which offers a geographic perspective on how objects, processes and phenomena relate to each other in time and space.

TALKS

Researcher Delivers Keynote Talk on China Role in Cybersecurity

UNC Charlotte researcher Cheryl L. Brown delivered a keynote talk at the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit on April 9, titled "China's Evolving Role in Cybersecurity and Hyperconnectedness in the Internet of Things." Other keynote speakers included Joseph Nye of Harvard University and Thomas Christensen of Princeton University.
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