Lynn Roberson

Documentary Showcases N.C. Organization's Enlarged Scope of Care

The sounds that fill hospital rooms can take on a discordant tone, as life-sustaining equipment beeps, hisses and blares. Chapel Hill non-profit DooR to DooR breaks through the noise, bringing to health care settings the sounds of a different healing sort, as documented in the new film “The Acoustics of Care.”

Social Good: Students Create Tool to Address Economic Mobility

When streetlights burn out in the Enderly Park neighborhood, the darkness closes in, causing residents to worry about safety. UNC Charlotte geography undergraduate students Jamal Covington and Devin Martin have created a way for residents to use mobile devices to easily report issues such as burned-out lights.

Scholar's Book Analyzes Freedom, Citizenship In Study of Black Militia

History professor Gregory Mixon's new book analyzes one state’s process of freedom, citizenship and the incorporation of African Americans within the political and economic structure of the United States after the Civil War. "Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905" explores how both independent militias and state-sponsored militias defined freedom and citizenship for African Americans.

Botanical Gardens Holds Valentine's Orchid Sale

In the days leading up to Valentine's Day, the Botanical Gardens at UNC Charlotte will hold its annual Orchid Sale. If you are looking for a unique floral alternative for the one you love this Valentine's Day, join the Botanical Gardens for this sale.

Graduate Students Win UNC Charlotte Three-Minute Thesis Contest

Squeezing years of work and thousands of words into a three-minute talk, graduate students Shayan Nazari and Danny Yonto earned first and second place in UNC Charlotte’s inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition.

Research Reality: Teachers Study With Researchers in CTI Initiative

Teachers lay the foundation for students to understand and embrace science. This significant role holds true whether the students aspire to scientific careers or simply need as citizens to understand how scientific research can help their everyday lives. Despite their critical role, teachers often find themselves limited in their exposure to the settings where scientific research occurs. Charlotte Teachers Institute has worked to address that gap, including through a new research experience for teachers.

UNC Charlotte Honors Renowned Scholar Loy H. Witherspoon Upon His Death

Loy H. Witherspoon, professor emeritus of philosophy and religious studies at UNC Charlotte and a longtime confidant to University founder Bonnie Cone, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, in Charlotte. The founding chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Witherspoon retired in 1994 after 30 years of distinguished service at the University. “Loy Witherspoon embodied the values and aspirations of UNC Charlotte,” said Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

College Publishes Fall-Winter 2016 Exchange Magazine

This Fall-Winter 2016 issue of the College’s Exchange magazine showcases the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' commitment to the values of community, of diversity and inclusion, and of ethical behavior. Stories in this issue demonstrate the pervasive engagement of the college and the community in trying to address issues of social justice and societal needs.

College Faculty Lead Timely Discussions In Great Decisions Lecture Series

An uncertain future for the EU after Brexit, competing territorial claims in the South China Sea, the continued effort for nuclear non-proliferation and other foreign policy considerations are part of the political backdrop of the nation. The Great Decisions lecture series can provide background information, current data and policy options for these crucial issues.

Climate Research Fuels Insights Into Human-Fire Dynamic

They are born all over the planet, some 3.5 million of them a year, beginning life as tiny flickers in the grass. They grow fast; feeding on forests, devouring ground, turning landscapes into ash. As these fires burn, atmospheric scientist Brian Magi is watching, researching the connections between fire, land, atmosphere and climate – and the role humans play in that mix.

Researchers, Students Explore Career Readiness Through Study

Two on-campus entities have conducted research to improve student experiences and outcomes related to career readiness, with the added benefit of providing Communications Studies students hands-on research experience.

Application Opens for Charlotte Research Scholars Experience

Up to 60 UNC Charlotte rising seniors will gain research experience through the Charlotte Research Scholars 10-week summer research initiative. The deadline for rising seniors from all academic disciplines to apply is Friday, Feb. 24. Through CRS, high-achieving scholars receive one-on-one, faculty-guided research training and participate in professional development sessions.

Pragmatic Pursuits: Scholar Recaptures Biology, Philosophy Conversation

In the contemporary world, natural sciences and philosophy may seem to be worlds apart. Yet, these disciplines are not always estranged. Trevor Pearce, a UNC Charlotte philosophy assistant professor, currently is researching the historical connections between philosophy and biology, and he has found that the innovative method of thought utilized by pragmatists can prove relevant to contemporary education.

MPA Public Management Academy Certificate Focuses on Public Sector Managers

Public sector managers face specific challenges that differ from those of people working in the for-profit arena. To address these challenges, UNC Charlotte’s Master of Public Administration Program and the University’s Continuing Education Office are launching the MPA Public Management Academy Professional Development Certificate program in spring 2017.

Study Characterizes Key Molecular Tool in DNA Repair Enzymes

New research by UNC Charlotte scholar Shan Yan and colleagues has revealed the function of a widely shared enzyme component, the Zf-GRF domain, as a critical molecular tool necessary for manipulating DNA during repair processes.
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