May 2017

UNC Charlotte receives grant to establish watershed observatory

Date Published: May 17, 2017
UNC Charlotte has received a $76,521 grant to establish a watershed observatory that will document the impact of land use and invasive plant species on Catawba Watershed water quality and quantity and to guide the development of best conservation practices for uplands here and elsewhere.

EPIC researcher receives Education Leadership Award

Date Published: May 17, 2017

Tao Hong, associate professor in systems engineering and engineering management, is among energy leaders recognized recently by the Charlotte Business Journal and E4 Carolinas.


University alumna, CMS principal named outstanding administrator

Date Published: May 17, 2017

Tisha Greene, principal of the Oakhurst STEAM Academy, has received the 2017 Outstanding Administrator Award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMT) Center. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by an administrator in advancing STEM education in North Carolina.


Campus construction to heat up this summer

Date Published: May 17, 2017
During the summer and leading into the fall semester, there will be an increase in campus construction. Campus navigation may feel like an episode of “Survivor” for a while, but, ultimately, everyone will benefit from the planned improvements.

Bechtler Museum concert to feature work by music, dance professors

Date Published: May 16, 2017

A composition by Professor of Music John Allemeier and choreography by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones will be featured as part of the Music and Museum concert series at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on Sunday, May 21.


Campus beautification initiative relaunches

Date Published: May 15, 2017

UNC Charlotte’s Adopt-A-Spot program has been reestablished through efforts by members of the Kappa Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., who identified a campus location to adopt and submitted an application for funding from the Charlotte Green Initiative with assistance from the Sustainability Office.


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Purdue University’s Fatma Mili named dean of the College of Computing and Informatics

Date Published: May 15, 2017

Fatma Mili will join UNC Charlotte as dean of the College of Computing and Informatics beginning Aug. 1. She comes to the University from Purdue University, where she is the founder and director of the TransSTEM (Center for Trans-institutional Capacity Building and Educational Equity in STEM) at the Purdue Discovery Park. She also is a professor of computer and information technology.


Kent State administrator appointed associate vice chancellor for finance

Date Published: May 15, 2017

Anne Brown is UNC Charlotte’s new associate vice chancellor for finance. She will assume her duties in early summer.

Brown currently serves as the associate vice president for business and administration services at Kent State University, where she is responsible for the Bursar’s Office, payroll, procurement and mail services.


Road closure: Mary Alexander Road Closed May 16, 2017

Date Published: May 12, 2017

Statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services on Upcoming Road Closure

Mary Alexander Rd. closed for approximately three months beginning May 16, 2017


Africana Studies Department receives national award

Date Published: May 11, 2017

UNC Charlotte’s Africana Studies Department is at the forefront of the discipline, cultivating collaborative opportunities across campus. And, it is earning accolades for its efforts – most recently, the National Council for Black Studies bestowed its Sankore Institutional Award upon the department.