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Lynn Roberson

Graduate Students Honored For Teaching Excellence

Two graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Nitika, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, and Caroline Brinegar, who is pursuing her master's degree in Geography - were recently designated UNC Charlotte’s most Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Graduate Programs Stand Out In U.S. News & World Report Rankings

UNC Charlotte’s Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration program and Clinical Health Psychology doctoral program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences have earned high marks in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings.

Putney Honored With Distinguished Service Award

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney ’92, the 2020 UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award winner, was honored on March 12, 2020 for his strong leadership, listening ear and reputation as a community and relationship builder.

Political Science Professor Receives Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award

Suzanne Leland, a core faculty member of the Public Policy Ph.D. program and professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, is the 2020 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award.

New Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies Department Prepares Students For Changing Nature of Writing In Complex World

UNC Charlotte has created a new Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies Department, the first academic department of its kind in the Carolinas. As part of the new department, a proposed Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to address the changing nature of writing.

New Research Could Help Address Threats To Reefs

Corals depend on their symbiotic relationships with the algae that they host. New insights into this important process, in a study by UNC Charlotte's Tingting Xiang and colleagues, could offer clues to helping reefs survive.

Anthropology Researcher Addresses Hunger Issues

When the Jamil Niner Student Pantry opened on campus in 2014, professor Nicole Peterson decided to focus a research project on campus, working to determine the depths of the food insecurity problem on the UNC Charlotte campus.

Students Prepare For Teaching Using Virtual Reality, In Cross-College Work

Education students at UNC Charlotte are now using virtual reality (VR) to prepare for real life classrooms, in a program that looks to reshape the way future teacher candidates learn about how students and teachers interact. Meghan Barnes, an English education professor from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Hilary Dack from the Cato College of Education developed the program, which allows students to interact with videotaped K-12 classes through VR headsets.

Children's Literacy, Literature Advocate Receives Public Service Award

Mark West, who has devoted his 35-year career at UNC Charlotte to advancing children’s literacy and children's literature, is a recipient of the Governor James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service.

Graduate Programs Stand Out In U.S. News & World Report Rankings

UNC Charlotte’s Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration program and Clinical Health Psychology doctoral program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences have earned high marks in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings.

Political Science Researcher Receives First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal

James Walsh, a core faculty member in the Public Policy program and professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, is the 2020 recipient of the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal, UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious faculty award in recognition of excellence in research.

MPA Candidate Joins Davidson As The Town's First Arborist

MPA student Peter Grisewood is an expert in the art and science of trees, with a focus on bridging the gap between trees, policy, and economic development in local government. His knowledge and his commitment have led the Town of Davidson to hire him as its first town arborist.

Professor Receives Prize For “Best Book In Modern French History”

A book by UNC Charlotte History Professor Christine Haynes has been chosen the best book in modern French history (post 1815) over the previous two years, receiving the inaugural Weber Book Prize from the UCLA Department of History.

MPA Alumna Transforms Lives Through The Arts

Stephanie Stenglein did not know what a 501c3 was when she started the Master of Public Administration program at UNC Charlotte. Today, she is transforming lives in her role as vice president of institutional advancement for Arts+, and colleagues have yet again honored her for her work.

Africana Studies Professor Wins Award For First Book

A book by UNC Charlotte Africana Studies associate professor Oscar de la Torre, The People of the River: Identity and Environment in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945, has received the inaugural Outstanding First Book Award from the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.