AUTHOR

Lynn Roberson

City Birds: Study Shows Impact Of Urbanization On Our Feathered Friends

As pandemic restrictions begin to lift and cities start to bustle, we take a closer look at UNC Charlotte research into urban intensification and its impact on forest birds. This study by UNC Charlotte landscape ecologist Sara Gagné with two alumni and a colleague suggests ways to help forest birds in cities.

College Remembers Professor Emeritus Edward S. Perzel

Edward S. Perzel, 81, professor emeritus in the UNC Charlotte Department of History, passed away on June 16, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. Perzel served as chair of the Department of History, president of the faculty at the university, and associate dean of what was then called the College of Arts and Sciences.

Geology, Mechanical Engineering Collaboration Leads To Significant Findings

Since 2012, the somewhat unusual research pairing of a geologist and mechanical engineer at UNC Charlotte has led to some important scientific results, and has recently earned recognition of their work with a top award for interdisciplinary research and publication.

History Faculty Member Named Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies

UNC Charlotte Associate Professor of history Christopher Cameron has been named a 2020 fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, one of 81 fellows selected from nearly 1,200 applicants to receive support totaling $4.3 million.

Twenty-Seven Army ROTC Cadets Commissioned In Virtual Ceremony

The UNC Charlotte Army ROTC Program will hold a virtual commissioning ceremony for its graduating 49er Battalion cadets, held virtually due to social distancing related to COVID-19.

MPA Program Waives GRE Requirement To Help With COVID-19 Impact

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Public Administration program is waiving its GRE requirement for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 applicants, in response to the impact of COVID-19.

Scientists, Citizens Consider Impact On Environment Of COVID-19 Slowdowns

Scientists and citizens are thinking about how slowdowns and shutdowns from COVID-19 might be helping the environment. Among those exploring this issue is UNC Charlotte atmospheric scientist Brian Magi, who is part of a local and global network of researchers who consider air quality and climate.

Psychological Science Professor Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Jennifer Webb is among the 2020 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She considers her classroom a space where students are co-creators in the process of learning with the goal of enhancing student motivation and learning.

New Biomedical, Biotechnology Graduate Certificates Add Exciting Choices

The Department of Biological Sciences has developed graduate certificates in biomedical sciences and in biotechnology, in response to growing student and societal needs. The world's critical needs continue to drive the demand for biotechnology and biomedical professionals.

Hammelman To Study Urban Foodscapes With NSF CAREER Award

Colleen Hammelman, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Grant to study population change and gentrification in urban foodscapes. Her five-year funding is expected to total $461,555.

Geographers' COVID-19 Study Offers Way To Detect, Monitor Clusters

As communities relax COVID-19 restrictions, a study by UNC Charlotte geographer Eric Delmelle and two of his former doctoral students could provide decision-makers with timely data about spikes in COVID-19 cases to help guide their decisions.

NEA Grant to Fund Arts-Based Social Mobility Research

An interdisciplinary team from UNC Charlotte has received a $29,000 Research Grant in the Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the project “Arts-based social mobility: Exploring cultural capital in Charlotte, NC.” Sociology Associate Professor Vaughn Schmutz will lead the team, which includes faculty and staff from the College of Arts + Architecture.

Faculty Honored With College Awards For Their Exceptional Teaching

In recognition of their exceptional teaching and abilities to connect with students, Didier Dréau, Angela Jakeway and Andrew Goff have received the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Poets Reflect On Impact Of Challenges On Human Spirit

UNC Charlotte poets are thinking and writing about the impact of challenging times on the human spirit. Some of their poems address COVID-19 directly, and all of the poetry considers people’s responses to times of trouble and change.

Psychological Science Professor Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Jennifer Webb is among the 2020 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She considers her classroom a space where students are co-creators in the process of learning with the goal of enhancing student motivation and learning.