Spotlight Events

UNC Charlotte International Film Festival Brings Global Cinema to Charlotte

The community can access free, quality international cinema during the annual UNC Charlotte International Film Festival, for three weeks from March 15 to April 7, 2017 during screenings at the main campus and at UNC Charlotte Center City. The festival features 23 films, 30 screenings and special events including screenings with several film directors.

College Faculty Lead Timely Discussions In Great Decisions Lecture Series

An uncertain future for the EU after Brexit, competing territorial claims in the South China Sea, the continued effort for nuclear non-proliferation and other foreign policy considerations are part of the political backdrop of the nation. The Great Decisions lecture series can provide background information, current data and policy options for these crucial issues.

Botanical Gardens to Offer Annual 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.

Witherspoon Lecture Presents "Neighboring Faiths: Jews, Christians and Muslims"

David Nirenberg of The University of Chicago will deliver the 33rd Annual Loy H. Witherspoon Lecture on Monday, February 6 at UNC Charlotte, Center City.

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Kristallnacht Commemoration

Susan Cernyak-Spatz, who is a Holocaust survivor and professor emerita of German literature at UNC Charlotte, will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Rowe 130 to commemorate and reflect on the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht is the night of violence and terror that presaged the Holocaust.

University to Celebrate Opening of New Confucius Institute

UNC Charlotte, with officials and educators from Shanxi University in China, will celebrate the opening of a Confucius Institute on Wednesday, March 29.

Levine Lecture to Feature Shared Story of Race in the South

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick, a retired educator and high school football standout, and H.D. “De” Kirkpatrick, author and forensic psychologist, will share their story about race, football and civil rights in 1960s Charlotte at UNC Charlotte’s Annual Levine Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Community Cultural Coffeehouses Look at Growing Up As An Immigrant in Charlotte

UNC Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte will explore what it is like to grow up as a member of the Muslim or the Latino/Dreamer Immigrant communities in Charlotte at two Community Cultural Coffeehouses in January and February.

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit: Robinson to Give Personally Speaking Talk

In her Personally Speaking talk about "Race, Religion, and the Pulpit: Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit," author Julia Marie Robinson will explore how Bradby and his church became the catalyst for economic empowerment, community building, and the formation of an urban African American working class in Detroit.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Former UNC Charlotte associate professor Heather Ann Thompson will talk about the historical and contemporary importance of the 1971 Attica prison uprising at a public lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 PM. Her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy, is one of five finalists for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.
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