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Lynn Roberson

Professor Emeritus David Hartgen Passes Away, Leaving Legacy In Transportation Studies

Professor Emeritus David Hartgen passed away on May 22, 2021. From 1989 to 2006, Dr. Hartgen was Professor of Transportation in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte.

With New History Scholarship, Undergraduate Pursues Deeper Understanding of Black History

As a student attending rural North Carolina grade schools and a Raleigh high school that is majority white, Candace Silver saw just a few other Black faces in her classes, if any. Lessons and books paid little attention to telling Black people’s stories, she recalls. Now, as the inaugural recipient of the new Gregory Mixon-Sonya Ramsey Black Lives Matter Scholarship, Silver continues to grow her understanding and appreciation for a broader view that includes the contributions and struggles of Black people throughout history.

UNC Charlotte Biology, Psychology Major Accepted By 10 Highly Ranked Medical Schools

Levine Scholar Andrea Badillo-Pérez will pursue her passion for service as she heads to New York University Grossman School of Medicine with full funding, after receiving acceptances from 10 top-rated medical schools. Badillo-Pérez earned bachelor's degrees in biology and psychology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and a minor in public health in the College of Health and Human Services.

Professor of Spanish Michael Doyle Earns Honor Society's Highest Accolade

UNC Charlotte Professor of Spanish Michael Doyle has received the top international award of the Hispanic honor society Sigma Delta Pi, with his induction into the Order of Don Quijote. Each year, the organization chooses no more than three people worldwide for the honor. Doyle’s work has significantly advanced Hispanic scholarship, particularly in translation studies and in shaping the field of business Spanish throughout the U.S.

Africana Studies Scholar Earns Internationally Competitive Fellowship With National Humanities Center

Through one of the most competitive fellowship programs in the world, UNC Charlotte Africana Studies scholar Oscar de la Torre has been named the Anthony E. Kaye Fellow at the National Humanities Center in the coming academic year. De la Torre will join 35 other leading scholars chosen as fellows from 638 applicants from universities and colleges in 16 U.S. states and from Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Nigeria, and Taiwan.

UNC Charlotte Alumna, Public Historian Named Executive Director of Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

UNC Charlotte alumna and former faculty member Brenda Tindal ’04 has been named executive director of Harvard Museums of Science and Culture. She earned bachelor’s degrees in History and Africana Studies with University Honors distinction from UNC Charlotte in 2004 and was a visiting faculty member in the Department of History and the Honors College.

Chemistry Professor Receives National Award For Excellence In Mentoring Undergraduates' Research

For significant – and long-standing – contributions to the professional development of undergraduates, and in honor of his own research, Chemistry Professor Dan Rabinovich has received the top award presented by the American Chemical Society each year to a researcher who mentors undergraduate scholars in an outstanding manner.

College Mourns Loss of Mathematics Faculty Member

UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus Nickolas (Nick) M. Stavrakas, 74, passed away on March 24, 2021 at Atrium Health University City following a sudden illness. Stavrakas was a professor and administrator in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for 43 years before retiring in 2015.

UNC Charlotte Alumna Chosen As Raleigh Police Chief In Competitive National Search

UNC Charlotte alumna Estella Patterson ’96 is the new police chief for the city of Raleigh, N.C., chosen following a competitive national search. Patterson, who graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from UNC Charlotte and was a member of the Army ROTC, has risen through the ranks with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) over the past 24 years.

Religious Studies, Criminal Justice Scholar Excels, Makes Plans To "Change the World"

Annie Burchill has distinguished herself at UNC Charlotte as she completed majors in religious studies and criminal justice and a minor in urban youth and communities, graduating in May 2021 with ambitious plans to make a difference in the world. "I recently submitted my intent to enroll at UNC Charlotte for my M.A. in religious studies," Burchill says. "After that... who knows?.... because my mentors, friends, and UNC Charlotte as a whole have equipped me with everything I need to change the world."

Professor of Spanish Michael Doyle Earns Honor Society’s Highest Accolade

UNC Charlotte Professor of Spanish Michael Doyle has received the top international award of the Hispanic honor society Sigma Delta Pi, with his induction into the Order of Don Quijote. Each year, the organization chooses no more than three people worldwide for the honor. Doyle’s work has significantly advanced Hispanic scholarship, particularly in translation studies and in shaping the field of business Spanish throughout the U.S.

CLAS Faculty Building Innovation In Global Student Engagement, Working With OIP, Partner Universities

CLAS faculty members are leaders among those throughout UNC Charlotte who persevered during the pandemic to provide their students with global learning, partnering with the Office of International Programs to pilot a new initiative called Globally Networked Learning (GNL).

Botanical Gardens Staff, UNC Charlotte Volunteers Install New Native Plants Meadow In Community

A dozen UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff joined other volunteers on Sunday, April 25 to install Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadows, a community native plant project in University City. They worked to install 25 varieties of plants to beautify the area and to provide education to people who want to use native plants.

UNC Charlotte Lecturer Offers Expert Commentary In New PBS Documentary

UNC Charlotte faculty member and alumna Dina Massachi has followed a long and winding road to build her extensive knowledge and understanding of L. Frank Baum, author of the enduring classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She is one of the experts chosen to provide insights on Baum in a PBS documentary “American Oz,” which premieres on April 19.

Catch Up With The 2020-2021 Personally Speaking Published Experts Series With Films On YouTube

The Personally Speaking published experts series in its 11th season looked at drones, cats, and Africa. Three UNC Charlotte scholars/researchers in 2020-2021 talks discussed books they have written and how they came to write them during the annual series.