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Lynn Roberson

Truman Inducted as Cell Stress Society International Fellow

Cell Stress Society International has inducted UNC Charlotte Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Andrew Truman as a Fellow. Truman’s cancer research uses quantitative proteomics, molecular biology, systems biology and model organisms to understand the role of molecular chaperones in cancer.

Tonya Bates of Biological Sciences Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Tonya Bates, a senior lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, is the 2020 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence. She and Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence recipient Heather Coffey of the Cato College of Education were honored during a virtual ceremony Thursday, Sept. 17.

Students Raise Funds For Women In Math and Statistics Scholarship

The Actuarial Science Club is more than halfway to its goal of $25,000 to endow a “Women in Math and Statistics Scholarship” scholarship in memory of UNC Charlotte mathematics alumna Marie Josee Mukamwiza.

English Professor Emeritus Remembered By Colleagues

John R. McNair, professor emeritus in the Department of English at UNC Charlotte, died on November 3, 2020, in Wilmington, North Carolina. McNair played an instrumental role in founding the English Department’s offerings in technical communication.

UNC Charlotte Researcher Celebrates, Studies Spiders And Their Sticky Webs

Spiders and their sticky webs can seem scary, but for UNC Charlotte spider researcher Dr. Sarah Stellwagen, they’re also a source for scientific discovery. Her research centers on spider glues, gene discovery, and sequencing technologies.

Optical Science and Engineering Doctoral Student Named Winner In North American Optical Design Competition

Optical Science and Engineering doctoral student Shohreh Shadalou is one of five award winners in Synopsys’ 2020 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition. Shadalou competed against graduate and undergraduate students from across North America.

Physics and Optical Science Professors Named OSA Fellows For Distinguished Contributions To The Field

UNC Charlotte Physics and Optical Science professors Gregory Gbur and Thomas Suleski are named 2021 Fellows by the Optical Society Board of Directors. OSA Fellows are recognized for advancing the fields of optics and photonics through distinguished contributions to education, research, engineering, business and society.

Africana Studies Researcher's Book Continues to Sweep Awards

UNC Charlotte Africana Studies associate professor Oscar de la Torre’s first book continues to sweep book prize awards, now recognized with two best book prizes and one honorable mention award.

Cancer Researcher Andrew Truman Inducted as Cell Stress Society International Fellow

Cell Stress Society International has inducted UNC Charlotte Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Andrew Truman as a Fellow. Truman’s cancer research uses quantitative proteomics, molecular biology, systems biology and model organisms to understand the role of molecular chaperones in cancer.

UNC Charlotte Political Science, Spanish Major Named Finalist For Rhodes Scholarship

Megan Bird, a UNC Charlotte senior from Charlottesville, Virginia, was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships. While she ultimately was not chosen as one of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars, announced on Nov. 21, her selection as a finalist is a significant achievement.

UNC Charlotte Interdisciplinary Study Reveals Widespread Issues With Authorship Policies

Despite the critical nature of authorship to researchers, their institutions and the public, just 24% of U.S. doctoral-granting universities with very high or high research activity have published institutional authorship policies, UNC Charlotte researchers Lisa Rasmussen and George Banks and their colleagues have discovered.

Researchers Study How Animal Societies Make Decisions, Resolve Conflict

As people react to the 2020 U.S. presidential election results, we have turned to the animal kingdom to see how animal societies make decisions and resolve conflict. We asked CLAS researchers to consider what we can learn from animal societies. Alan Rauch, an English professor, earned degrees in zoology and literature, and he studies and writes about dolphins. Stanley Schneider, a biologist, studies honey bees and their hive behavior. Anthropologist Lydia Light researches gibbons and other primates.

Researchers Propose Test Method to Standardize Immunological Evaluation of Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles

Researchers have proposed a test method to standardize a key immunological evaluation of nucleic acid nanoparticles, detailed in their paper in "Nature Protocols." They believe a accurate, affordable and easily reproduced protocol for assessing immune effects could further research collaboration and advance the therapeutic use of new medicines.

Researcher To Focus On Africa's International Relations In Personally Speaking Talk

In “Africa’s International Relations: Balancing Domestic and Global Interests,” Beth Elise Whitaker and co-author John Clark argue that the external relations of African countries are shaped mainly by domestic political imperatives. Whitaker's research and the book will be the focus of the second talk of the 2020-2021 season in the Personally Speaking published experts series, on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

STEM Mentoring Program Receives $3M In New Funding

A mentoring program co-led by UNC Charlotte researcher Sandra Clinton that aims to retain undergraduate women in the geosciences is on the shortlist for the international Nature Research Awards for Inspiring and Innovating Science. The program also has received almost $3 million in new NSF funding.