In a rare botanical event, a Titan Arum nicknamed Odie bloomed at UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens in its McMillan Greenhouse in mid-July 2015. This time-lapse film made up of images taken by a web camera shows Odie blooming and a pollination attempt. Odie began unfurling at approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday July 17, and was open by 8 p.m. and filling the greenhouse with a pungent odor of dead animal mixed with burnt sugar. By 11 p.m., the spathe opened even wider and flattened out. This is when John Denti attempted pollination. Saturday morning, the spathe began to draw back in, displaying a beautiful form. This short-lived bloom is as expected and part of the allure of this plant – years worth of energy go into a gigantic display designed for one night only.
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September 15, 2017 by Lynn Roberson
We lost a member of our UNC Charlotte community this weekend. Jeannine Skinner, assistant professor of gerontology/psychology in the Department of Psychological Science, passed away at age 35. Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Nancy Fey-Yensan, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, have extended their condolences.
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July 21, 2017 by Caitlin Mauk
This Spring 2017 issue of the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Science's Exchange magazine illustrates the theme of mentorship. Stories in this issue confirm that bonds between students and faculty mentors are crucial to the college's mission of educating students to be critical and imaginative thinkers and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing world.
May 29, 2017 by Lynn Roberson
This Fall-Winter 2016 issue of the College’s Exchange magazine showcases the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' commitment to the values of community, of diversity and inclusion, and of ethical behavior. Stories in this issue demonstrate the pervasive engagement of the college and the community in trying to address issues of social justice and societal needs.