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Susan Jetton

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.

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.

Women in STEM: Challenging Gender Stereotypes

Laura Micheletti Puaca, author of Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980, will lead a discussion of past and present “techno-feminism” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, for the UNC Charlotte campus community.

Witness In Residence Initiative Invites Conversation about Death Penalty

The Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Initiative will host a community conversation about the death penalty with Henderson Hill, executive director of the national organization 8th Amendment Project.

Award-Winning Sports Documentarian To Deliver 2018 Levine Lecture

Award-winning documentarian Rory Karpf, whose most recent documentary work for ESPN, Nature Boy, focused on the complicated and controversial life of professional wrestling superstar Ric Flair, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s annual Levine Lecture on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

34th Annual Witherspoon Lecture: Paradise Lost? Krishna's Forest Playground Meets the 21st Century

John Stratton Hawley of Columbia University will look at the Krishna faith in the 21st Century at the 34th Annual Loy H. Witherspoon Lectures in Religious Studies on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Witherspoon Lecture: Shamans and Schizophrenia

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.

Annual Literary Festival Will Entertain. Educate Children and Adults

Story listeners and tellers from toddlers to teens to elders can find something to enjoy at the annual Center City Literary Festival, set for Saturday, April 14, at UNC Charlotte Center City. The day, full of free literary activities for all ages, celebrates all the ways we tell stories.

Surviving Nazism: Dialogue with Holocaust Survivor Susan Cernyak-Spatz

Professor emerita Susan Cernyak-Spatz will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 20, about her experience as a Holocaust survivor and as a teacher and academic whose professional career was closely related to the horrors she experienced.

Personally Speaking Examines American Antislavery Movement, Black Freedom Struggle

UNC Charlotte Historian Christopher Cameron will discuss his book, To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Abolitionist Movement, and the "story behind the story" at Personally Speaking on Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018.
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