April 2017

Two outstanding undergrads earn Goldwater Scholarships

Date Published: April 13, 2017
Undergraduate students Mary (Tess) Overton and Nemah-Allah Saleh have received Goldwater Scholarships, as only the second and third students at the University ever to receive this award.

Levine Hall dedicated in honor of ‘special friends’ of the University

Date Published: April 13, 2017
UNC Charlotte’s newest residence hall, Levine Hall, was dedicated during a campus ceremony, Thursday, April 13.

ESPN commentator Sage Steele to discuss 'Choosing the Harder Right'

Date Published: April 12, 2017
Sage Steele is one of ESPN’s most popular and respected commentators, currently serving as the lead host for “SportsCenter on the Road.” On Monday, April 17, she will present “Choosing the Harder Right” at 7 p.m., in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.

Cato College graduate students receive Lehrman Fellowships

Date Published: April 12, 2017

Six graduate students in the Cato College of Education’s Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education have been awarded fellowships to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's prestigious Teacher Seminars Program for summer 2017.


Dual-track learning produces creative solutions

Date Published: April 11, 2017
As campus emptied on the Friday afternoon before spring break, Noushin Radnia was still hard at work conducting research in Storrs’ Digital Arts Lab. She is working toward a master’s degree in design computation, a dual master’s program in the fields of architecture and computer science.

Historian wins international book prizes for innovative research

Date Published: April 11, 2017

UNC Charlotte history professor Mark Wilson has won two top international prizes from the Business History Conference for his book “Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II,” including the Hagley Prize for the best book in business history in the previous year.


Witness in Residence Initiative

Syrian refugees to recount their stories of war, escape, relocation and rebuilding

Date Published: April 10, 2017

Syrian refugees Zubair Rushk and Amira Elamri will share their stories of life in Syria and the long road to building lives in the United States during a public conversation on Tuesday, April 18, at UNC Charlotte Center City, as part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Witness in Residence Initiative.


UNC Charlotte study of online activism data wins top prize

Date Published: April 10, 2017
UNC Charlotte researchers have examined more than a million tweets sent during the protests of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in September 2016. This research holds implications for understanding the role of cluster tweets and other public relations strategies in relation to online activism.

Confucius Institute, award recipients and TIAA Lecture topics of Chancellor's 'Fast Five' update

Date Published: April 6, 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.

Cato College professor honored with First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal

Date Published: April 6, 2017
Bob Algozzine, professor of educational research in the Cato College of Education, is the 2017 recipient of the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal, UNC Charlotte’s most prestigious faculty award in recognition of excellence in research.