Bearing Witness: Students Learn Lessons From the Holocaust
Atrocities can start with seemingly insignificant acts. UNC Charlotte students have learned this painful, yet powerful lesson through their in-depth study of the Holocaust. As scholars in the course “Bearing Witness to the Past: A Journey to Auschwitz,” they have traveled to the death camps of Auschwitz and Krakow. They have studied the photographs of the dead and read their names. They have seen the mute mountains of surrendered belongings – the shoes, the battered suitcases, the eyeglasses.
UNC Charlotte Center Director to Build, Explore New South Connections
As the new director for UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South, Ashli Quesinberry Stokes will draw upon her research expertise and knowledge, along with her leadership and community engagement experiences, to lead the Center in its work.
Students Learn About Poverty, Language Issues Through Simulation
Sixty UNC Charlotte students who are enrolled in Spanish language classes caught a glimpse of what it means to live in poverty in a foreign country, struggling to survive with limited language skills through a simulation organized by Spanish lecturer Susana Cisneros.
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.
Students, Faculty, Staff Gather for "Flash of the Classics"
UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff gathered on October 28 at lunchtime in the Student Union Rotunda for a Flash of the Classics mini-concert by five brass musicians from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Mathematical Finance Program Ranked in Top 25 in the Nation
UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program ranked No. 24 in the QuantNet 2015 Rankings of Best Financial Engineering Program. This is the second national ranking for the Mathematical Finance program, which currently enrolls more than 100 students.
Professor Named One of 10 "Must Take Psychology Professors" in Charlotte
UNC Charlotte’s Jeanette M. Bennett has been named one of the 10 Must Take Psychology Professors in Charlotte by the online site Careers in Psychology. “Educating the next generation of leaders and scientists has always been one of my primary goals,” Bennett says. “My classroom provides an environment that is open to questions and a safe place to process new student ideas."
Long-time Geography and Earth Sciences Faculty Member Passes Away
Longtime UNC Charlotte colleague and Professor Emeritus Alfred (Al) Wright Stuart passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 after a brief illness. He was a retired member of the faculty of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.
Katrina Anniversary Offers Occasion to Consider Media Impact
Ten years ago, just days after Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans leaving in its wake chaos and devastation, researchers Cherie Maestas, now of UNC Charlotte, and Lonna Atkeson, of University of New Mexico, were preparing a national public opinion survey to understand the American public’s reaction to the intensely emotional news coverage of the storm.
Researchers Work With Gaston County to Protect Well Water Supplies
UNC Charlotte and Gaston County are working together on an effort to protect and monitor a key portion of the county’s water supply. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “Healthy Wells” program will establish a public digital database of the county’s wells and promote the protection of private well water supplies.
Students Build Homes and Understanding in El Salvador
A cadre of UNC Charlotte students this summer worked alongside homeowners and local masons in Ahuachapán, El Salvador to build foundations for new homes, through a partnership with Habitat and with support from donors. The program offered hands-on experience building affordable housing, integrated with academic course content designed to develop deep understanding of complex social problems.
Book Brings Geographic, Spatial Dynamics Data Into Disease Planning
When the threat of disease looms, analyzing its geographic and spatial dynamics might not spring to mind as a priority. However, a new book co-edited by UNC Charlotte researcher Eric Delmelle suggests that such analysis should move up the list of significant issues to consider.
Dowd Speaker Series: Food Production, Marketing, Consumption
Four talks, sponsored by the History Department and the Dowd Foundation, comprise the series “Food Production, Marketing and Consumption in the United States – Colonial Era to Present."
Veteran Filmmaker Urges Students to Ask Questions, See Relevance
Film is a lens through which people can see and share the world, colored with excitement, energy and purpose. This is the lesson UNC Charlotte film studies faculty member Rodney Stringfellow imparts to his students.
Sociology Earns Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching
In recognition of its focus on teaching and student learning, the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is the 2015 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The faculty "maintain an intimate sociological community among students in a large and growing university," said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Joan Lorden,
Summer 2015 Exchange Magazine
This Summer 2015 issue of Exchange focuses on people beyond our borders, as faculty, alumni and students report back from the distant […]
Spring 2015 Exchange Magazine
In the spring issue of the College magazine Exchange, either directly or indirectly, students and faculty are making an imaginative leap out of their own worlds. Their stories ground us in the vital concerns of our culture.