April 2017

‘Swing into Summer’ offers recreational classes for golf, tennis and 5K training

Date Published: April 12, 2017

This summer, Recreational Services will offer a new learning series called "Swing into Summer" for UNC Charlotte faculty, staff and students who want to stay active while practicing new skills. Online registration is open for golf and tennis lessons and a Couch to 5K program. Classes are fee-based and not for University course credit.


Johns Hopkins professor to talk ‘Controlling Human Evolution’

Date Published: April 12, 2017

Nathan Comfort, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, will present “In Pursuit of Perfection: Controlling Human Evolution from Eugenics to CRISPR” at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the Cone University Center, Room 113.

This luncheon/workshop is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required by Thursday, April 13.


Deadline to submit fall semester crowdfunding projects May 1

Date Published: April 12, 2017

Crowdfund UNC Charlotte allows University students to become leaders and fosters a philanthropic community across campus by providing an online platform that harnesses the power of the community through small gifts to help students, faculty or staff to raise money to fuel their passions, innovations and ideas.


Register for lunch and learn ‘Helping Children Develop Strong Ethics and Values’

Date Published: April 11, 2017

The Advisory Committee to the Chancellor for Employee Health and Wellness is sponsoring the lunch and learn “Helping Children Develop Strong Ethics and Values” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Popp Martin, Student Union, Room 263.


Former history professor wins Pulitzer Prize

Date Published: April 11, 2017

Heather Ann Thompson, a former UNC Charlotte faculty member, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history for “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy.”

Thompson, currently a professor at the University of Michigan, was a member of the History Department from 1997 to 2009.


Participants sought for blood pressure study

Date Published: April 11, 2017

University researchers seek faculty/staff members or graduate students between the ages of 21 and 65 to participate in a study on the effects of isometric exercise training on lowering blood pressure. Isometric exercise is a form of strengthening exercise, in this case squeezing a handgrip device.


Candidate forum for vice chancellor of student affairs

Date Published: April 11, 2017

Kevin Bailey, a candidate for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, will deliver a presentation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, in Cone University Center, Lucas Room. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, which is open to the campus community.


Grant-funded research aids emergency providers in identifying and treating sexual abuse

Date Published: April 10, 2017

UNC Charlotte clinical nursing professor Kathleen Jordan is leading grant-funded research to aid medical professionals and social workers who examine and care for children who have been sexually abused.


Register for the Active Learning Expo

Date Published: April 10, 2017

The 2016-17 Active Learning Expo will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the Cone University Center, Room 210.