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Lynn Roberson

Charlotte Agenda Names College Alumni To "30 Under 30" List

Two UNC Charlotte alumni from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are among Charlotte Agenda’s 2017 class of “30 Under 30.” These individuals are “young people who are leaving their marks on the city like never before,” according to Charlotte Agenda. Ashley Pittman Bookout (’11) is owner and founder of Bookout Blooms. Ash Williams (’15, ’16) is a local community organizer.

UNC Charlotte Mathematician Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

The Russian Academy of Science's Sobolev Institute of Mathematics has awarded its 2017 Gold Medal for distinguished impact in mathematics to Mikhail Klibanov, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNC Charlotte. This award is considered a lifetime achievement award in the field of mathematics.

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.

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.

AFROTC Cadets Maintain Vigil In Memory Of 9/11 Victims

In the still early-morning hours of Monday, September 11, 2017, UNC Charlotte Air Force ROTC cadets took up their posts at UNC Charlotte's 9/11 Memorial. Starting at midnight, the students took turns over a 24-hour period standing as silent sentinels in memory of those who had lost their lives in the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil, commonly called 9/11.

French Professor Named 50th Recipient of Top Teaching Honor

Michèle Bissière, professor of French, is the golden jubilee recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. Presented annually since 1968, the award is one of UNC Charlotte's most prestigious accolades, recognizing a talented faculty member. Bissière's outreach has been so diverse and extensive that she is considered the face of French at UNC Charlotte.

University Community Mourns Death Of A Colleague

We lost a member of our UNC Charlotte community this weekend. Jeannine Skinner, assistant professor of gerontology/psychology in the Department of Psychological Science, passed away at age 35. Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Nancy Fey-Yensan, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, have extended their condolences.

As "Earth Detective," Tang Addresses Societal Programs Through Spatial Research

Call him an earth sleuth. Wenwu Tang, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, scoops up information from a targeted locale and analyzes it for clues to address any number of societal problems with a spatial component. With his research, Tang looks at land use, land cover change, how traffic patterns may influence transportation, how pedestrians or animals may move in an area or even how disease may spread.

Provost Honors Teaching, Engagement, Advising With Annual Awards

The Department of English and Chemistry Associate Professor Thomas Schmedake have earned awards of excellence from Provost Joan Lorden for their commitment to students and citizens of the region. Lorden presented the Award for Excellence in Teaching to the English Department and the Faculty Award for Community Engagement to Schmedake.

UNC Charlotte Historians To Examine State Role in World War I

On Sunday, Nov. 12, The Charlotte Museum of History hosts “Exploring North Carolina’s Role in The Great War: 100 Years On,” a symposium to discuss these forgotten, overlooked and untold stories of North Carolina’s WWI history. The half-day program features two UNC Charlotte historians, along with two other speakers; a documentary screening; and the chance to explore artifacts of the period.

Maxwell-Roddey Lecture Considers "Road Map of Opportunity"

This year’s UNC Charlotte Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Lecture will consider “A Road Map of Opportunity for Charlotte,” on Wednesday, September 20.

Constitution Day Speakers to Discuss Drones, Fourth Amendment

UNC Charlotte’s annual Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 20 will feature drones and related Fourth Amendment issues.

Consuming Identity: Research Finds Role of Food in Redefining the South

On a journey through the restaurants and kitchens of the South, the linkage between food and identity came clear to Ashli Quesinberry Stokes, a communication studies associate professor and director of the Center for the Study of the New South. She and her colleague, Wendy Atkins-Sayre, faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi, have co-authored a compelling book that details their findings.

French Professor Named 50th Recipient of Top Teaching Honor

Michèle Bissière, professor of French, is the golden jubilee recipient of the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. Presented annually since 1968, the award is one of UNC Charlotte's most prestigious accolades, recognizing a talented faculty member. Bissière's outreach has been so diverse and extensive that she is considered the face of French at UNC Charlotte.

Research Illuminates How Trauma Can Lead to Growth

Professor Richard Tedeschi and fellow researcher Lawrence Calhoun, UNC Charlotte emeritus professor in psychology, years ago coined the phrase “posttraumatic growth” to describe what they have witnessed – that some people will grow and change in new ways after they undergo trauma. Their work has continued to grow and evolve, as they find new avenues of research, gain new collaborators, mentor new students and influence authors of popular press books and researchers.
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