Community Engagement

Documentary Showcases N.C. Organization's Enlarged Scope of Care

The sounds that fill hospital rooms can take on a discordant tone, as life-sustaining equipment beeps, hisses and blares. Chapel Hill non-profit DooR to DooR breaks through the noise, bringing to health care settings the sounds of a different healing sort, as documented in the new film “The Acoustics of Care.”

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 Master of Public Administration Program and the University’s Continuing Education Office are launching the MPA Public Management Academy Professional Development Certificate program in spring 2017.

Arbor 49er Project "Speaks for the Trees" on Campus

“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. And I am asking you at the top of my lungs." Many of us recognize this quote from Dr. Suess’ book The Lorax from when we were young. Biological Sciences faculty member Aaron Kampe describes the Arbor 49er project in which he and his students have created a physical and virtual educational experience focused on 49 distinct tree species on UNC Charlotte's campus.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens Celebrate 50 Years With Symposium

Gain an intoxicating perspective on the leaves, bark, seeds, roots, flowers and fruit imbibed around the world when Amy Stewart, best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks, keynotes a UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens’ 50th Anniversary Symposium on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Math Meets Language and Cognition

English language learners in Mariella Duarte’s eighth-grade class at Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte face the steep task of learning middle school math in a language they have yet to master. For these students, the cognitive load can prove overwhelming. Anthony Fernandes, a mathematics professor at UNC Charlotte, is seeking solutions to that struggle.

Botanical Gardens Holds Valentine's Orchid Sale

In the days leading up to Valentine's Day, the Botanical Gardens at UNC Charlotte will hold its annual Orchid Sale. If you are looking for a unique floral alternative for the one you love this Valentine's Day, join the Botanical Gardens for this sale.

Artists to Showcase Works at Artistic Protest

More than 25 people will showcase their art in the “Artistic Protest: Representations of Race, Violence, Injustice and Inequality” event on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m., in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Dowd Initiative: Effort Explores Capitalism From Historical Perspective

The Dowd Initiative, created by the Department of History and supported by the Dowd Foundation, allows the department to offer courses on historical themes of business interest; in particular the impact of capitalism on regions and society from diverse historical perspectives. Guest speakers are bringing their points of view, while professors teaching the classes are linking their research and their teaching.

Girls Rock Charlotte Draws Leaders from College, Empowers Youth

Girls Rock Charlotte, a July summer camp that aims to amplify confidence and boost self-esteem through the power of rock music and leadership lessons, is giving young girls a positive voice. While the initiative is not a formal UNC Charlotte program, it draws many of its leaders and volunteers from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the university.

Gerontology Marks 25 Years, Educates on NC Dementia Plan

The UNC Charlotte Gerontology Program celebrated its 25th anniversary this spring, while helping state leaders roll out North Carolina’s first plan to comprehensively address dementia. The community conversation drew students, scholars, practitioners and community activists from the gerontology field to UNC Charlotte Center City.
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