Community Engagement

Anthropology Researcher Addresses Hunger Issues

When the Jamil Niner Student Pantry opened on campus in 2014, professor Nicole Peterson decided to focus a research project on campus, working to determine the depths of the food insecurity problem on the UNC Charlotte campus.

Botanical Gardens' Historical Trail To Interpret Cultures

An outdoor, living exhibit is on its way to the UNC Charlotte campus to tell the story of North Carolina through plants and crops crucial to the state’s development. A team composed of the university’s Center for the Study of the New South, Botanical Gardens, and Urban Institute received a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council for the project, "Walking Through Carolina: An Outdoor Living Exhibit."

Community Seeks Renewal In Botanical Gardens Following Tragedy

Community members who have sought solace in the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens after the tragic events of April 30 have found refuge and connections.

Community Psychology Research Lab Impacts Lives Through Research

A core team of UNC Charlotte faculty members, graduate students and alumni affiliated with the Community Psychology Research Lab are critical to community efforts affecting economic and social mobility in the Charlotte region. With each community collaboration, team members focus on capacity building and sustainability. They concentrate particularly on the issues of early childhood education, mental health, public housing, child welfare and integrated primary and behavioral health care.

MPA Capstone Project To Assess Impact Of Culture Blocks

The Arts & Science Council's Culture Blocks program brings arts, science and history experiences into neighborhoods – at libraries, parks, recreation centers, and other community spaces. Through the UNC Charlotte Master of Public Administration capstone project, MPA student researchers are helping the ASC and their community partners better measure and understand the impact of the program.

CLAS Dean Elected Chair of North Carolina Humanities Council Board of Trustees

Nancy A. Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte, has been elected chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council Board of Trustees for 2019-2020.

Constitution Day To Feature Reading of The Constitution

The U.S. Constitution may seem like a dusty, dry document with no relevance to people’s lives today. Now, members of the UNC Charlotte community have a chance to regain the knowledge that was lost after that test - and to gain a better understanding of the Constitution’s impact on our lives, at the University's annual Constitution Day event.

Food Research Engages Faculty, Students, Community

Being an informed citizen in a democracy necessitates understanding the people who make, and will be affected by, community decisions. The Civic Eats project seeks to help create a better informed Charlotte citizenry through a focus on the connective potential of foodways – or why we eat, what we eat, and what it means.

College Podcasts Compete In WFAE Contest

The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens produces the podcast “The Plants We Eat.” English professor Alan Rauch has created “Air-udition.” Both are entries in the Queen City PodQuest, sponsored by NPR affiliate WFAE. 

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 Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program and the University’s Continuing Education Office offer the MPA Public Management Academy Professional Development Certificate program.