February 2017

Great Decisions

Smith to discuss trade and politics for Great Decisions

Date Published: February 1, 2017

Dale Smith, chair of the Department of Global Studies, will discuss “Trade and Politics” as the second speaker in the 2017 Great Decisions lecture series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, at UNC Charlotte Center City.  


January 2017

annual lunchtime talk

Chancellor, student body president to speak

Date Published: January 31, 2017

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois will hold an interactive discussion with the student body at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Popp Martin Student Union, Room 200. The annual “Chancellor’s Lunchtime Student Talk” is an opportunity for students to discuss current issues facing the University and direct questions to the chancellor and campus administrators.


Bonner Leaders

New program provides community engagement experiences for undergraduates

Date Published: January 31, 2017

The UNC Charlotte chapter of the Bonner Leaders Program is relatively new to campus. Yet, the participating students already are engaged in efforts to serve the community.


Bria Prioleau

New Stantec Scholarship in Practice emphasizes diversity

Date Published: January 31, 2017

Bria Prioleau, a dual Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Design student, is the inaugural recipient of the Stantec Scholarship in Practice.

Launched in 2015, Scholarships in Practice are combined scholarship/internship programs created in partnership with the local offices of architecture firms. The Stantec Diversity Scholarship in Practice is the fourth such partnership.


UNC Charlotte and UNC system statements regarding Executive Order on immigration

Date Published: January 30, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware from developments of Friday, President Trump’s executive order on immigration, banning refugee admission into our country for 120 days and travel from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days has sparked considerable confusion and concern.


McLaughlin Planetarium

Architecture professor leading effort to save Toronto planetarium

Date Published: January 30, 2017

Associate Professor of Architecture Jeff Balmer is leading an effort to save the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto, Canada, from destruction. The planetarium opened in 1968 and closed in 1995. Since 2009, the mid-century modernist building has belonged to the University of Toronto, which has announced plans to demolish it and build a Centre for Civilizations and Cultures.


Adverse weather policies topic of Inside UNC Charlotte webcast

Date Published: January 27, 2017

Gary Stinnett, associate vice chancellor for human resources, discusses the three operating conditions that can be ordered for the University during adverse winter weather and other emergency situations for this Inside UNC Charlotte webcast.


Great Decisions

Sabol to discuss the future of Europe for 2017 Great Decisions lecture series

Date Published: January 27, 2017

Steve Sabol, assistant professor in the Department of History, will discuss the future of Europe as the first speaker in the 2017 Great Decisions lecture series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, at UNC Charlotte Center City.


Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz

Workshop to focus on psychiatric genomics research

Date Published: January 27, 2017

Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz, a postdoctoral researcher for the Center for Genomics and Society at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, will present the workshop “Return of Results in Psychiatric Genomics Research: Challenges and Potential Solutions” at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Cone University Center, Room 111.


Jennifer Lawless

American University professor to address why women don’t run for public office

Date Published: January 27, 2017

Jennifer Lawless discusses “Why Women Don’t Run for Office and What Happens When They Do” at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Cone University Center, Room 112. This free event is open to all students and will be followed by an informal meet-and-greet.