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.
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.
A sociologist with a national best-selling book detailing the rise of for-profit colleges, growing debts from student loans and their impact on social inequality will give a public talk at UNC Charlotte on Thursday, Oct. 18.
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.
Personally Speaking taps into the critical and imaginative thinking of UNC Charlotte faculty scholars, taking their scholarship beyond their classrooms to the greater Charlotte community. As in its eight previous seasons, Personally Speaking in 2018-19 will take its attendees into often unexpected, sometimes uncomfortable, but always interesting and educational stories that range from current politics to history to mystery.
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.
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.
The tenth edition of the annual Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Lecture is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 in McKnight Hall in the Cone University Center, titled “They saw everything that was going to happen”: Remembering the Middle Passage in Black Artistic Expressions of Resistance. The event starts at 5:30 pm and is open to the general public and the campus community.
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.
UNC Charlotte for the seventh year is part of the N.C. Science Festival’s (NCSF) mind-expanding activities. UNC Charlotte offered an eight-event series of kid-stimulating science and technology workshops as well as the always-cosmic Star Party, culminating In the University’s popular (and always growing) Science and Technology Expo on Sunday, April 29.