The Personally Speaking published experts series in its 11th season looked at drones, cats, and Africa. Three UNC Charlotte scholars/researchers in 2020-2021 talks discussed books they have written and how they came to write them during the annual series.
In “Africa’s International Relations: Balancing Domestic and Global Interests,” Beth Elise Whitaker and co-author John Clark argue that the external relations of African countries are shaped mainly by domestic political imperatives. Whitaker's research and the book will be the focus of the second talk of the 2020-2021 season in the Personally Speaking published experts series, on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
The use of combat drones stands out as one of the most critical developments in 21st century military actions. Learn more about this important topic from UNC Charlotte expert James Igoe Walsh, during his Personally Speaking virtual talk on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
As an outstanding leader at UNC Charlotte and in the broader community, Janaka Bowman Lewis has claimed a slot in the Charlotte Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Awards for 2020. Lewis is director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, an associate professor in English, and an affiliate faculty member in Africana studies.
UNC Charlotte poets are thinking and writing about the impact of challenging times on the human spirit. Some of their poems address COVID-19 directly, and all of the poetry considers people’s responses to times of trouble and change.
Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long will headline UNC Charlotte's third annual “Talking Policy in the Queen City” symposium on Feb. 24, hosted by the Public Policy Ph.D. and MPA programs with UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.
This year's UNC Charlotte Constitution Day event features a talk by Tammy A. Sarver of Benedictine University, discussing women in America’s long struggle to gain the right to vote as a Constitutional right. While that quest culminated in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment, issues of inequality remained and continue to linger today.
This year’s UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens sale format will offer a wide selection of plants and the expertise of Gardens’ staff. However, it will feature online ordering instead of in-person shopping, and scheduled in-person pick-ups. For non-members, online sales begin Sept. 26 at 7 a.m.
As pandemic restrictions begin to lift and cities start to bustle, we take a closer look at UNC Charlotte research into urban intensification and its impact on forest birds. This study by UNC Charlotte landscape ecologist Sara Gagné with two alumni and a colleague suggests ways to help forest birds in cities.
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.