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Lynn Roberson

CLAS Teaching Excellence Honorees Use Interactive Methods to Engage Students

In recognition of their exceptional and innovative teaching, Jennifer Munroe, Sarah Pollock and Lane Rhodes have received the College's Excellence in Teaching Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Community Psychology Research Lab Impacts Lives Through Research

A core team of UNC Charlotte faculty members, graduate students and alumni affiliated with the Community Psychology Research Lab are critical to community efforts affecting economic and social mobility in the Charlotte region. With each community collaboration, team members focus on capacity building and sustainability. They concentrate particularly on the issues of early childhood education, mental health, public housing, child welfare and integrated primary and behavioral health care.

Caffeine Can Darken Moods, As People Face Work Stress

Bummed out by ongoing work stress? Tempted to reach for yet another cup of coffee to help you cope? Resist the temptation – unless you want to darken your already gray mood to pitch-black, according to a UNC Charlotte study by doctoral student Lydia G. Roosand Jeanette M. Bennett, associate professor in the Department of Psychological Science.

Psychology Doctoral Student Earns P.E.O. International Scholarship

Lydia Roos, a doctoral student in health psychology, recently received the P.E.O. International Scholarship, a competitive merit-based $15,000 award. Roos’ research focuses on the effects of interpersonal stress on stress reactivity, immune system functioning and downstream effects on psychological and physical health.

Rogelberg Receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal for Research

UNC Charlotte Chancellor’s Professor Steven Rogelberg is the 2019 recipient of the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal, UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious faculty award in recognition of excellence in research. He was honored formally at an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 2, at the Harris Alumni Center at Johnson Glen.

Jeffrey Leak Named American Council On Education Fellow

UNC Charlotte professor Jeffrey Leak has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2019-20 academic year. He is one of 39 individuals selected nationwide for this prestigious professional development opportunity. Leak is a faculty member in the departments of English and Africana Studies.

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Earn Coveted NSF CAREER Awards

Two faculty members in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Xingjie (Helen) Li and Kevin McGoff, have each received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. CAREER awards are among the most prestigious in support of early-career faculty.

Exchange Magazine 2018-2019, Vol. 1

This issue of the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ magazine Exchange illustrates how people in the College integrate research, teaching and service into the work being done in the broader community, particularly as focused on social mobility.

Psychological Science Professor Lauded For Innovation With Students

James Cook, a professor in the Department of Psychological Science at UNC Charlotte, has received the 2019 Outstanding Educator Award, a top award given by the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), Division 27 of the American Psychological Association. The award recognizes Cook’s long-standing and far-reaching contributions to community psychology and community research and action through education.

CLAS Alumni, Retired Academic Leader Receive Alumni Awards

Two College of Liberal Arts & Sciences alumni and one retired academic leader were honored on April 5 at the University Alumni Awards Celebration, which celebrated seven awardees overall.

Political Science, Sociology Major Named Newman Civic Fellow

Yesika Sorto Andino, a junior political science and sociology major from Charlotte, is among the 262 students selected for Campus Compact’s 2019-20 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

Psychological Science's Eric Heggestad Named SIOP Fellow

For his outstanding contributions to industrial and organizational psychology, UNC Charlotte Psychological Science Department Chair Eric D. Heggestad has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

XIII Brown Conference To Consider Latin American Environments

Participants at the XIII Brown Conference in Latin American Studies on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 will consider "Latin American Environments: Approaches from the Sciences and Humanities." The conference will focus on past and present conversations in Latin American environmental studies, including earth sciences, geography, history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies.

German Studies, Japanese Studies Rank Among Top In Nation

UNC Charlotte’s German Studies and Japanese Studies are number two and four, respectively, in the nation when it comes to awarding undergraduate degrees. The national rankings speak to a concerted effort by faculty, staff, students and partners of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies to ensure that what students are learning is not only challenging, but also relevant, said Ann Gonzalez, chair of the department.

MPA Program Ranks In Top 20% Of Public Affairs Programs Nationwide

UNC Charlotte’s nationally accredited Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration program has been ranked in the top 21% of 285 public affairs programs nationwide that were included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings, released on March 12. The UNC Charlotte program ranked #60 nationally, with or ahead of much larger public affairs programs that were part of the rankings. The program also has achieved national specialty area rankings, including #16 in local government management, #22 in urban policy, and #27 in public finance and budgeting.
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