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Lynn Roberson

Talk Features Muslim Cool: Race, Religion & Hip Hop in the U.S.

Scholar-artist-activist Su'ad Abdul Khabeer will present "Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States" in a free public talk on Monday, April 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Cone 113. Pizza will be provided. Khabeer, a Purdue University professor, uses anthropology and preference to explore the intersections of race and popular culture.

Outstanding CLAS Undergraduates Earn Goldwater Scholarships

Undergraduate students Mary (Tess) Overton and Nemah-Allah Saleh have received Goldwater Scholarships, as only the second and third students at the University ever to receive this award. The scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Swiped Topiary Inspires Botanical Gardens Staff, Engages Community

When a treasured topiary tree was scooped from the soil and stolen from the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens the first weekend of April, hundreds of people turned to social media to spread the word. Upon the plant’s return one day after the community learned it was missing, the outpouring continued.

Historian's Book Offers Fresh Look at Business Role in World War II

In his acclaimed book, Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II, research by UNC Charlotte history professor Mark Wilson offers a fresh and fascinating look. During World War II, the United States transformed its massive economic capacities into military might, which proved critical to winning the war against the Axis powers.

"Performing Africana Arts and Culture" Symposium Delves Into Cultural Legacies

Africana cultural legacies provide the focus for the 15th annual Africana Studies Symposium on April 5-7 at UNC Charlotte. The symposium, titled “Performing Africana Arts and Culture: Repression, Resistance and Renewal,” features scholarly presentations, workshops, a film and a round-table discussion on the contributions of Africana performative arts to critical liberal arts education.

Student-Led Mosquito Project Collaborates on Public Health Research

As temperatures spike each spring, mosquitos start to swarm. They bring with them an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases and a need to understand how to guard against these pesky – and at times dangerous – insects. Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Health Department are collaborating on a study to determine which factors in the environment lead to hotspots of mosquito activity, in a project led by doctoral student Ari Whiteman.

UNC Charlotte International Film Festival Brings Global Cinema to Charlotte

The community can access free, quality international cinema during the annual UNC Charlotte International Film Festival, for three weeks from March 15 to April 7, 2017 during screenings at the main campus and at UNC Charlotte Center City. The festival features 23 films, 30 screenings and special events including screenings with several film directors.

Language Resource Center Leader Wins "Lifetime Achievement Award"

For his leadership in foreign language education throughout North Carolina and nationally, UNC Charlotte’s Bobby Hobgood has received a "lifetime achievement award" as the recipient of a Foreign Language Association of North Carolina Honorary Life Member Award.

Researcher Delivers Keynote Talk on China Role in Cybersecurity

UNC Charlotte researcher Cheryl L. Brown delivered a keynote talk at the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit on April 9, titled "China's Evolving Role in Cybersecurity and Hyperconnectedness in the Internet of Things." Other keynote speakers included Joseph Nye of Harvard University and Thomas Christensen of Princeton University.

Center City Literary Festival Fills Gap Through Collaboration

When the Charlotte literary festival Novello ended in 2010 after a successful 15-year streak, a huge gap emerged in Charlotte’s creative market. This considerable loss has inspired Mark West, children’s literature professor and chair of the English Department at UNC Charlotte, to create a new literary festival to be held on May 6, 2017 at UNC Charlotte Center City.

UNC Charlotte Historian Wins International Book Prizes for Innovative Research

UNC Charlotte history professor Mark Wilson has won two top international prizes from the Business History Conference for his book, Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II, including the Hagley Prize for the best book in business history in the previous year. Wilson also was co-recipient of the Gomory Prize, in the first time a scholar has won the organization’s two major book awards.

Community Invited to Spring Plant Sale at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Shop from an exceptional array of plants at the largest sale of the year at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens’ McMillan Greenhouse on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. Visitors will find a wide selection of plants from which to choose.

UNC Charlotte Study Of Online Activism Data Wins A Top Prize

UNC Charlotte researchers have examined over one million tweets sent during the protests of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in September 2016. This research holds implications for understanding the role of cluster tweets and other public relations strategies in relation to online activism.

Heather Smith, Called Amazing Mentor, Earns de Silva Honor

Heather Smith, professor of geography and earth sciences and director of the doctorate in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, is the 2017 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award. She was honored at a ceremony on Thursday, March 30, at the Harris Alumni Center at Johnson Glen.

Producer Acts As Artist-in-Residence

Hollywood writer and producer Calvin Brown Jr. is serving as the 2017 Africana Studies Artist-in-Residence from March 13-March 23, 2017. Brown, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate and native Charlottean, Brown will guest lecture in classes, meet with students in a brown bag question-and-answer session, and work with select students to produce a short film on the history of the Africana Studies Department.
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