Housing proves a hot topic in Charlotte

Date Published: August 30, 2017

With community discussion and research ongoing around the problem of a lack of economic mobility in Charlotte, a Sept. 27 public lecture by Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer-winning author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” drew such demand that the free public tickets sold out in less than 24 hours.

Constitution Day speakers to discuss drones, Fourth Amendment

Date Published: August 30, 2017

UNC Charlotte’s annual Constitution Day observance will be Wednesday, Sept. 20, with guest speakers Neil Godfrey, sheriff of Moore County, and Jeff Welty from the faculty of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Government. They will participate in the discussion “Drones and the Fourth Amendment: Flying Above the Law,” starting at 9:30 a.m. in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.

Summer study – undergraduates conduct coral reef research

Date Published: August 30, 2017
The health of the world’s coral reefs garners much media attention, especially related to bleaching and global warming and concerns about chemicals, such as sunscreens and other toxic elements, that could be damaging these fragile ecosystems. Two undergraduate students conducted research this summer with Amy Ringwood, UNC Charlotte associate professor of biology, that focused on coral restoration...

Atkins Library to host traveling exhibition about FDR’s Bracero Program

Date Published: August 29, 2017
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the creation of what would become the largest Mexican guest-worker program in U.S. history. “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964,” a bilingual (English/Spanish) traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, explores this chapter of American history.

Personally Speaking talk to explore how common foods define, unite people

Date Published: August 29, 2017

Southerners love to talk about food, their likes and dislikes, regional preferences and their own delicious stories. Food is a common fuel to launch discussion, and it helps cross lines of race, class, gender and region.

Chancellor’s ‘Fast Five’ focuses on the start of a new academic year

Date Published: August 29, 2017
The Chancellor’s “Fast Five” update provides the campus community a behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the projects and priorities that occupy the chancellor’s time and attention.

Opportunities abound at University-wide career fair

Date Published: August 28, 2017
UNC Charlotte’s students and alumni are in high demand from employers, as evidenced by registrations for the Career and Internship Fair, which is on track to hit maximum employer capacity (and have a waiting list) for the second year in a row.

Faculty & Friends Series to present Mirasol Saxophone Quartet

Date Published: August 28, 2017

The Department of Music Faculty & Friends Concert Series will present the Mirasol Saxophone Quartet in a performance on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Rowe Recital Hall.

Task force co-chairs to talk ‘A Road Map of Opportunity’

Date Published: August 28, 2017

Ophelia Garmon-Brown and Charles O’Dell, co-chairs of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force, will speak at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. Their free, public presentation is for the ninth annual Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture.

Charlotte Wheels holds official launch celebration

Date Published: August 24, 2017
Charlotte Wheels, the University’s bike-sharing program, celebrated its official offering to members of the campus community Wednesday, Aug. 23.