July 2017

Belk Gym namesake an admired leader, education advocate

Date Published: July 5, 2017
Belk Gym is a bigger, better facility now than when it was first constructed in 1970. One of the oldest buildings on campus, Belk Gym houses recreational and academic opportunities for students.

Rogelberg receives national award for humanitarian focus

Date Published: July 5, 2017
For humanitarian contributions to the field of industrial-organizational psychology, UNC Charlotte professor Steven Rogelberg was named the inaugural recipient of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Humanitarian Award.

Charlotte 49ers football players join local Independence Day parade

Date Published: July 5, 2017
Members of the Charlotte 49ers football team participated in Harrisburg’s annual Fourth of July Parade.

Ketie Memory Jones Endowed Scholarship featured on WFAE

Date Published: July 3, 2017

The Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Art Award was featured on WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR news source on Friday, June 30.


June 2017

Education professor receives alumni award

Date Published: June 29, 2017

Cato College of Education’s Zoi Philippakos has received the 2017 New Graduate Alumni Award from the University of Delaware (UD) College of Education & Human Development.


Architecture professor elected Planning Commission chair

Date Published: June 28, 2017

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Deb Ryan has been elected chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, effective July 1.

Formed in 1954, the Planning Commission advises the mayor, Charlotte City Council and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on all matters related to urban design, long-range planning and rezoning.


Alums receive grants from Phi Kappa Phi

Date Published: June 28, 2017

Thomas Simonson (’17) recently received a $5,000 fellowship from Phi Kappa Phi; it was given through a competitive award process.


Projective Eye Gallery to present retrospective of artist/activist T.J. Reddy

Date Published: June 27, 2017
For five decades, T.J. Reddy has challenged, educated and inspired the Charlotte community and beyond through the power and beauty of his paintings and words.

UNC Charlotte earns FIRE’s highest rating for free speech

Date Published: June 26, 2017

UNC Charlotte has earned the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE’s) highest “green light” rating for its commitment to the First Amendment. North Carolina now has five institutions with this rating, more than any other state.


Multimodal mobility center advancing research on transportation

Date Published: June 21, 2017
Established in December 2016, the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) has numerous projects underway. UNC Charlotte is the lead campus for this multi-institutional initiative, which is funded by a $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.