Community Engagement

Botanical Gardens Staff, UNC Charlotte Volunteers Install New Native Plants Meadow In Community

A dozen UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff joined other volunteers on Sunday, April 25 to install Barton Creek Greenway Native Meadows, a community native plant project in University City. They worked to install 25 varieties of plants to beautify the area and to provide education to people who want to use native plants.

UNC Charlotte to Host Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long at Annual Public Policy Program

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.

Constitution Day Talk Features Women's Fight For Constitutional Equality

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.

Botanical Gardens Offers Plants, Expertise During Online Fall Plant Sale

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.

City Birds: Study Shows Impact Of Urbanization On Our Feathered Friends

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.

Catch Up With The 2020-2021 Personally Speaking Published Experts Series With Films On YouTube

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.

Researcher To Focus On Africa's International Relations In Personally Speaking Talk

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.

Political Scientist's Personally Speaking Talk To Delve Into Drones

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.

Faculty Leader Tapped As 40 Under 40 Honoree For Engagement

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.

Poets Reflect On Impact Of Challenges On Human Spirit

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.