The LYNX Blue Line Extension’s first trip in March 2018 signaled dramatic change for UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte community. For researchers Isabelle Nilsson and Elizabeth Delmelle, the new line and the neighborhoods it passes through between Uptown Charlotte and the main campus represent a living laboratory for research exploring how transit investments affect neighborhood change and the implications for residential mobility and income segregation.
Twelve years ago, the first issue of Exchange was published. With this magazine, we want to connect to our alumni and friends, not just to send a one-way missive, but to invite a response back from you: to exchange. In this issue, we particularly celebrate the exchange that occurs in the student research experience.
UNC Charlotte for the seventh year is part of the N.C. Science Festival’s (NCSF) mind-expanding activities. UNC Charlotte offered an eight-event series of kid-stimulating science and technology workshops as well as the always-cosmic Star Party, culminating In the University’s popular (and always growing) Science and Technology Expo on Sunday, April 29.
English Department to Sponsor Series of Cultural Events on Childhood in Southern Literature and Film
People tend to think about children and childhood in the South in overgeneralized terms, but the realities of growing up in the South differ depending on race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, religion, politics, ethnicity, generational connections and geographical location in the region.
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.
This Spring 2017 issue of the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Science's Exchange magazine illustrates the theme of mentorship. Stories in this issue confirm that bonds between students and faculty mentors are crucial to the college's mission of educating students to be critical and imaginative thinkers and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing world.
Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, a retired educator and high school football standout, and H.D. “De” Kirkpatrick, author and forensic psychologist, will share their story about race, football and civil rights in 1960s Charlotte at UNC Charlotte’s Annual Levine Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
David Nirenberg of The University of Chicago will deliver the 33rd Annual Loy H. Witherspoon Lecture on Monday, February 6 at UNC Charlotte, Center City.
UNC Charlotte historian Aaron Shapiro thinks deeply about the impact of society’s resting places and the importance of protecting and understanding them. In his co-teaching of a history class called “Preserving Memory in the Digital Age,” Shapiro strives to help students broaden their perspectives on cemeteries and their surrounding communities, through in-depth research and class work.
Personally Speaking taps into the critical and imaginative thinking of UNC Charlotte faculty scholars, taking their scholarship beyond their classrooms to the greater Charlotte community. As in its eight previous seasons, Personally Speaking in 2018-19 will take its attendees into often unexpected, sometimes uncomfortable, but always interesting and educational stories that range from current politics to history to mystery.
The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association is excited to present the annual AlumNiner Weekend on April 20-21. Open to all friends and alumni of UNC Charlotte, the weekend offers a notable lineup of events for everyone.
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.
In the context of our deeply divided and polarized country, we asked faculty members in UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to meditate on the state of their disciplines and look toward the future for the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Exchange magazine.
UNC Charlotte, with officials and educators from Shanxi University in China, will celebrate the opening of a Confucius Institute on Wednesday, March 29.
In the days leading up to Valentine's Day, the Botanical Gardens at UNC Charlotte will hold its annual Orchid Sale.