Spotlight Events

Bigleaf Magnolia Art and Garden Festival Showcases Art and Plants

A collaboration between regional artists, art instructors, gardeners, the community, and UNC Charlotte Art Department, this is a special event showcasing the intersection of art and plants! View a wide variety of interpretations of “garden art” and “botanical art”: painted and drawn flower “portraits”, sculptures and fiber art from natural materials, ceramics with botanical textures, garden totems, art integrated into our Van Landingham Garden, plein air landscape paintings, and more.

Center City Literary Festival Celebrates Storytelling

The annual Center City Literary Festival, a two-part event with creative activities for children and author presentations for adults, is Saturday, March 30, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

AnthroDay To Feature Activities, Celebration of Anthropology

AnthroDay at UNC Charlotte, set for Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will help members of the campus community and broader community learn more about anthropology and the UNC Charlotte Department of Anthropology. The day's events, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Barnard 225, include an Anthropology Department open house

Beyond the Myths: Series To Explore Civil War Impact On NC

A series of programs scheduled in February and March will look at the impact of the Civil War on North Carolina, and how the state’s role in the Confederacy plays out today in the ongoing tensions surrounding the monuments of that war. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library and the Department of History, along with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Sugar Creek Branch, will present “Beyond the Myths: The American Civil War in History and Memory.”

Personally Speaking Talk: Award-Winning Novel Considers Impact Of Teen's Disappearance

Upon its publication in 2017, Bryn Chancellor's novel "Sycamore" was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s “O’s Top 20 Books to Read This Summer” and was chosen by Publishers Weekly as a starred review and "Pick of the Week". Bustle included Sycamore in “The 17 Best Debut Novels by Women in 2017,” and Amazon picked it as one of “100 books of 2017.” It has been optioned for television. Chancellor, an assistant professor of English at UNC Charlotte, will discuss her book in a Personally Speaking series talk on Tuesday, March 26, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

XIII Brown Conference To Consider Latin American Environments

Participants at the XIII Brown Conference in Latin American Studies on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 will consider "Latin American Environments: Approaches from the Sciences and Humanities." The conference will focus on past and present conversations in Latin American environmental studies, including earth sciences, geography, history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies.

Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide

Denial has been termed the “final stage of genocide.” The “assassins of memory,” in Pierre Vidal-Naquet’s memorable turn of […]

Levine Lecture: What We Remember, What We Forget, and Why

Noted author - scholar Timothy B. Tyson, winner of the Best Book of 2017 from both the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio for his book The Blood of Emmett Till, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s 2019 Levine Lecture on Thursday, March 14. His topic will be "What We Remember, What We Forget, and Why,” examining the place of North Carolina, “the Old North State,” in a more diverse, contemporary New South.

Personally Speaking Talk: True Crime Book Reveals Secrets Of Goat Castle

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? "Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South" has it all: Murder, a dowager of fading Southern aristocracy, two eccentrics living with goats in a decaying mansion, conspiracy, racism and injustice. Award-winning UNC Charlotte historian Karen L. Cox will provide a definitive look at a Personally Speaking talk on Feb. 19, 2019, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Urban Roots: There's A Garden In My Beer!

While beer may have changed over the years, what has remained consistent is the use of plants and botanicals in its brewing. To consider this topic, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will present a talk by brewer Mary Izett, author of "Speed Brewing: Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads and More," on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at Free Range Brewery.
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