Spotlight Events

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.

Personally Speaking Talk: How Early Women's Writings Led To Civil Rights Discourse

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.

Our Legislative Process: Business as Usual Or Broken?

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.

Rise Of For-Profit Colleges Provides Focus For Best-Selling Author's Talk

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.

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

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.

Witherspoon Lecture: Shamans and Schizophrenia: How Religious Practice May Change Psychotic Experience

An anthropologist who focuses on the edge of experience -- on voices, visions, the supernatural and the world of psychosis -- will deliver the 35th Loy P. Witherspoon Lecture on February 5, 2019, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Malinda Maynor Lowery Paints Dynamic History Of NC's Lumbee Tribe

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.

Professor and Candidate Loses Campaign But "Won" A Voice for Change

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.

Maxwell-Roddey Lecture: Middle Passage in Black Artistic Expressions of Resistance

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.
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