April 2017

Botanical Gardens to hold annual spring sale

Date Published: April 5, 2017
The annual Spring Plant Sale at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will be Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, at the McMillan Greenhouse.

UNC Charlotte among best online colleges in the state

Date Published: April 5, 2017

The website BestColleges.com has ranked UNC Charlotte fifth in the state for online colleges.


Mississippi State engineer to lead EPIC

Date Published: April 5, 2017

Michael Mazzola, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU), has been named the third director of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC); he will join the University in late June, according to Lee College of Engineering officials.


Davies named one of the UNC BOG Teaching Excellence Award recipients

Date Published: April 5, 2017

The Lee College of Engineering’s Matthew Davies is among the 2017 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Student-led urban mosquito project collaborates on public health research

Date Published: April 4, 2017
As temperatures spike each spring, mosquitos start to swarm. They bring with them an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases and a need to understand how to guard against these pesky – and at times –dangerous insects. Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Health Department are collaborating on a study to determine which factors in the environment lead to hotspots of mosquito...

Partnership trains social work students to provide team-based mental health care

Date Published: April 3, 2017

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in five children have experienced a seriously debilitating mental health disorder at least some point in their lives. For school-aged children, these disorders often impact the child’s health and well-being, as well as schools, communities and other systems.


Fundraisers to support Ketie Jones Memorial Art Award

Date Published: April 3, 2017

The Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Art Award is one of seven initiatives seeking financial support this spring through Crowdfund UNC Charlotte, an online platform through the Division of University Advancement that assists members of Niner Nation to fund unique opportunities.


‘Shark Tank’ seeks UNC Charlotte entrepreneurs

Date Published: April 3, 2017

A casting team from the television show “Shark Tank” will be on campus from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 28, to meet with UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, students and alumni entrepreneurs. The event is hosted by Ventureprise, the nonprofit venture development organization located in the PORTAL Building. 


March 2017

Dean of the Graduate School Tom Reynolds, Provost Joan Lorden, Heather Smith and Chancellor Philip L. Dubois

‘Amazing mentor’ Heather Smith honored with de Silva Award

Date Published: March 31, 2017
Heather Smith, professor of geography and earth sciences and director of the doctorate in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, is the 2017 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award.

UNC Charlotte among nation’s ‘Voter Friendly’ campuses

Date Published: March 29, 2017
UNC Charlotte is one of 83 campuses in 23 states to be designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA