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Personally Speaking Announces 10th Season

Four scholar/authors will lead conversations in 2019-20 about books they have written and how they came to write them during the annual […]

Witness In Residence: A Conversation About Transgender Lives

The impact of transition for a transgender individual extends far beyond the self to their families, friends, colleagues and community. UNC Charlotte’s Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Initiative will host a community conversation on Tuesday, April 9, that explores transgender lives in the context of family, friends and communities.

Levine Lecture: What We Remember, What We Forget, and Why

Noted author - scholar Timothy B. Tyson, winner of the Best Book of 2017 from both the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio for his book The Blood of Emmett Till, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s 2019 Levine Lecture on Thursday, March 14. His topic will be "What We Remember, What We Forget, and Why,” examining the place of North Carolina, “the Old North State,” in a more diverse, contemporary New South.

Personally Speaking Talk: Award-Winning Novel Considers Impact Of Teen's Disappearance

Upon its publication in 2017, Bryn Chancellor's novel "Sycamore" was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s “O’s Top 20 Books to Read This Summer” and was chosen by Publishers Weekly as a starred review and "Pick of the Week". Bustle included Sycamore in “The 17 Best Debut Novels by Women in 2017,” and Amazon picked it as one of “100 books of 2017.” It has been optioned for television. Chancellor, an assistant professor of English at UNC Charlotte, will discuss her book in a Personally Speaking series talk on Tuesday, March 26, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Witherspoon Lecture: Shamans and Schizophrenia: How Religious Practice May Change Psychotic Experience

An anthropologist who focuses on the edge of experience -- on voices, visions, the supernatural and the world of psychosis -- will deliver the 35th Loy P. Witherspoon Lecture on February 5, 2019, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Malinda Maynor Lowery Paints Dynamic History Of NC's Lumbee Tribe

On Dec. 4, Malinda Maynor Lowery will talk about the Lumbees’ journey and struggles as a people in the first of UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South’s series of events called “Place Matters: The Old North State in the New South” that will discuss contemporary North Carolina.

Professor and Candidate Loses Campaign But "Won" A Voice for Change

Mirsad Hadžikadić did not win the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Even so, he was able to make his case for changing mindsets in his native land, one of his chief reasons for taking a leave of absence from his life as a professor at UNC Charlotte to run for public office with little-to-no money, staff or name recognition. will talk about his presidential campaign experiences and aspirations at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Charlotte Sustainability Summit

UNC Charlotte's Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) and Sustain Charlotte have partnered to host the 2018 Charlotte Sustainability Summit June 7-9 at UNC Charlotte Center City. The three-day event will include a student research summit, a film, workshops and discussions.

Center City Literary Festival Celebrates Storytelling

The annual Center City Literary Festival, a two-part event with creative activities for children and author presentations for adults, is Saturday, March 30, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide

Denial has been termed the “final stage of genocide.” The “assassins of memory,” in Pierre Vidal-Naquet’s memorable turn of […]

Personally Speaking Talk: True Crime Book Reveals Secrets Of Goat Castle

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? "Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South" has it all: Murder, a dowager of fading Southern aristocracy, two eccentrics living with goats in a decaying mansion, conspiracy, racism and injustice. Award-winning UNC Charlotte historian Karen L. Cox will provide a definitive look at a Personally Speaking talk on Feb. 19, 2019, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Urban Roots: There's A Garden In My Beer!

While beer may have changed over the years, what has remained consistent is the use of plants and botanicals in its brewing. To consider this topic, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will present a talk by brewer Mary Izett, author of "Speed Brewing: Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads and More," on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at Free Range Brewery.

Personally Speaking Talk: How Early Women's Writings Led To Civil Rights Discourse

Stories of liberation from slavery and oppression have become central to African American women's literature, creating a literary genre of their own. Janaka Bowman Lewis, with her book "Freedom Narratives of African American Women: A study of 19th Century Writings," is the next speaker in the Personally Speaking series.

Our Legislative Process: Business as Usual Or Broken?

With the balance of power over control of Congress at stake in the election, a timely look at these issues is set for the Nov. 1 Personally Speaking talk with Mary Layton Atkinson, a UNC Charlotte assistant professor of political science and public administration. Understanding how the contentious process can affect our views of issues can be important to decisions in the voting booth.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Elections Series

The time and location for the first talk in a series of five lecture/discussion events at UNC Charlotte this fall has changed to 11:15 a.m. in McEniry 124, due to Hurricane Florence. The series is focusing on the campaign for and election of the three-person Presidency in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mirsad Hadžikadić, a well-known UNC Charlotte professor, is one of the candidates.
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