February 2017

Traynor needs shared leave

Date Published: February 16, 2017

Dawn Traynor with the University Center for Academic Excellence needs shared leave donations.

Smith needs shared leave

Date Published: February 16, 2017

Ausbia “Chea” Smith, Grants and Contracts Administration, Research and Economic Development, needs shared leave donations.

KEEPING WATCH to focus on habitats

Date Published: February 15, 2017
The KEEPING WATCH initiative enters its fourth year with a focus on wildlife habitat in the urban ecosystem. Beginning with an opening reception at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at UNC Charlotte Center City, KEEPING WATCH on HABITAT will offer two months of programming through Thursday, April 27.

Brown to talk 'Conflict in the South China Sea' for Great Decisions

Date Published: February 15, 2017

Cheryl Brown, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will discuss “Conflict in the South China Sea” as the fourth speaker in the 2017 Great Decisions lecture series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Charlotte International House in Plaza Midwood.

Documentary showcases N.C. organization’s enlarged scope of care

Date Published: February 15, 2017

The sounds that fill hospital rooms can take on a discordant tone, as life-sustaining equipment beeps, hisses and blares. Chapel Hill nonprofit DooR to DooR breaks through the noise, bringing to health care settings the sounds of a different healing sort, as documented in the new film “The Acoustics of Care.”

University Communications projects garner national, regional recognition

Date Published: February 15, 2017

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Southeast District recently honored the University Communications Office’s installment of the Live Wire webcast about the University's archaeological dig at Mount Zion, Jerusalem. The program, now on YouTube, was produced using footage filmed in the field in Jerusalem.

Dean Hood

Charlotte 49ers assistant head coach to take position at Kentucky

Date Published: February 15, 2017

Dean Hood, assistant head coach for the Charlotte 49ers football team, has accepted a position as special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach with the University of Kentucky. Hood spent one year as the 49ers' assistant head coach, working primarily with the team's offensive unit as tight ends coach while also serving as the 49ers' special teams coordinator.

Submit proposals for Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund

Date Published: February 15, 2017

The Council on University Community is accepting proposals for the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund, which supports initiatives that promote the daily value of diversity in the intellectual life of the campus. Faculty, staff or students are eligible to apply for awards of up to $5,000.

SR Education badges

University makes list of top LGBTQ-friendly, most affordable online colleges

Date Published: February 15, 2017

UNC Charlotte is among the top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools and the 25 Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges, according to SR Education Group.

Personally Speaking Peter Thorsheim

Personally Speaking to explore British recycling and World War II

Date Published: February 14, 2017
It might seem that recycling was invented by environmentalists in the 1970s, but throughout history people have tried to find new uses for things that others discarded. In his book “Waste into Weapons: Recycling in Britain During the Second World War,” UNC Charlotte history professor Peter Thorsheim shows that recycling played a surprisingly important role during World War II.