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.
The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association is excited to present the annual AlumNiner Weekend on April 20-21. Open to all friends and alumni of UNC Charlotte, the weekend offers a notable lineup of events for everyone.
Story listeners and tellers from toddlers to teens to elders can find something to enjoy at the annual Center City Literary Festival, set for Saturday, April 14, at UNC Charlotte Center City. The day, full of free literary activities for all ages, celebrates all the ways we tell stories.
The 2018 UNC Charlotte International Film Festival provides an opportunity to experience the rich world of contemporary movies from around the globe. This year’s festival features films from Argentina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, the United States and Uzbekistan, as well as lectures and other special events to further explore the films.
Professor emerita Susan Cernyak-Spatz will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 20, about her experience as a Holocaust survivor and as a teacher and academic whose professional career was closely related to the horrors she experienced.
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.
Laura Micheletti Puaca, author of Searching for Scientific Womanpower: Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940-1980, will lead a discussion of past and present “techno-feminism” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, for the UNC Charlotte campus community.
The Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Initiative will host a community conversation about the death penalty with Henderson Hill, executive director of the national organization 8th Amendment Project.
English Department to Sponsor Series of Cultural Events on Childhood in Southern Literature and Film
People tend to think about children and childhood in the South in overgeneralized terms, but the realities of growing up in the South differ depending on race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, religion, politics, ethnicity, generational connections and geographical location in the region.
Award-winning documentarian Rory Karpf, whose most recent documentary work for ESPN, Nature Boy, focused on the complicated and controversial life of professional wrestling superstar Ric Flair, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s annual Levine Lecture on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.