June 2017

Tackling Latino mental health needs focus of inaugural summit

Date Published: June 1, 2017
UNC Charlotte’s efforts to drive the conversation on providing care to underserved populations took a step forward with an inaugural summit to address the mental health needs of Latinos. The 2017 Latinx Mental Health Summit drew more than 200 clinical experts, scholars and helping professionals from around the United States

PPS honors employees during annual awards ceremony

Date Published: June 1, 2017
UNC Charlotte’s Police and Public Safety Department (PPS) recently honored outstanding employees during its annual awards ceremony, held in conjunction with National Police Week.

English honored with University’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Date Published: June 1, 2017
Dianne English, executive director of the Community Building Initiative, is the 2017 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award. In recognizing English, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois said the University is honoring an individual who truly epitomizes the term “distinguished service.”

May 2017

CATS conducts ‘live wire’ test of Blue Line Extension

Date Published: May 31, 2017

Recently, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) officials conducted the first “live wire” test of the Blue Line Extension.

The overhead catenary system that powers the light rail trains was energized, and trains ran on their own power at about 10 miles per hour from the North Yard facility to the Old Concord Road bridge.


49er Rocketry Team soars to fifth at NASA contest

Date Published: May 30, 2017

A team of Lee College of Engineering students demonstrated the strength of their advanced rocketry and engineering skills by placing fifth in the 2017 NASA Student Launch competition.


Theatre professor designs costumes for Chicago company

Date Published: May 25, 2017

Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei has designed the costumes for the upcoming production of “Her Majesty’s Will” at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago.

Based on the 2013 novel by David Blixt, the play is receiving its world premiere and runs May 26 through June 16.


UNC Charlotte receives $2 million boost from Duke Energy Foundation

Date Published: May 25, 2017
The Duke Energy Foundation is committing $2 million to the University’s Exponential Campaign, specifically to support the Charlotte Engineering Early College and the Women in Computing Initiative.

University to host annual social sustainability conference

Date Published: May 22, 2017

Social sustainability has been defined as creating places that promote well-being by understanding what people need from the places they live and work.


Commencement coverage spans the globe

Date Published: May 22, 2017
Thousands of graduates, their families and University faculty and staff celebrated the culmination of the Class of 2017’s educational journey at Commencement. And even more people joined in the festivities through live stream and social media.

Learn more about carnivorous plants

Date Published: May 22, 2017

Once again, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will host a Carnivorous Plant Carnival from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 24.