May 2017

49er Alumni Forum highlights successful alumni entrepreneurs

Date Published: May 19, 2017

The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association drew a large crowd for the second 49er Alumni Forum, held Wednesday, May 17, at Byron’s South End. Four alumni entrepreneurs from the popular 704 Shop, Hip Hop Orchestrated, Atom Power and Pure Barre SouthPark were the featured speakers.

Employee volunteerism numbers are in, new opportunity to help

Date Published: May 18, 2017
During National Volunteer Month, UNC Charlotte’s employees answered the call. In just four days in April, 228 employees volunteered more than 300 total hours to support local nonprofit organizations.

Check out the latest Chancellor’s ‘Fast Five’

Date Published: May 18, 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.

EPIC researcher receives Education Leadership Award

Date Published: May 17, 2017

Tao Hong, associate professor in systems engineering and engineering management, is among energy leaders recognized recently by the Charlotte Business Journal and E4 Carolinas.

University alumna, CMS principal named outstanding administrator

Date Published: May 17, 2017

Tisha Greene, principal of the Oakhurst STEAM Academy, has received the 2017 Outstanding Administrator Award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMT) Center. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by an administrator in advancing STEM education in North Carolina.

Campus construction to heat up this summer

Date Published: May 17, 2017
During the summer and leading into the fall semester, there will be an increase in campus construction. Campus navigation may feel like an episode of “Survivor” for a while, but, ultimately, everyone will benefit from the planned improvements.

UNC Charlotte receives grant to establish watershed observatory

Date Published: May 17, 2017
UNC Charlotte has received a $76,521 grant to establish a watershed observatory that will document the impact of land use and invasive plant species on Catawba Watershed water quality and quantity and to guide the development of best conservation practices for uplands here and elsewhere.

Bechtler Museum concert to feature work by music, dance professors

Date Published: May 16, 2017

A composition by Professor of Music John Allemeier and choreography by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones will be featured as part of the Music and Museum concert series at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on Sunday, May 21.

Campus beautification initiative relaunches

Date Published: May 15, 2017

UNC Charlotte’s Adopt-A-Spot program has been reestablished through efforts by members of the Kappa Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., who identified a campus location to adopt and submitted an application for funding from the Charlotte Green Initiative with assistance from the Sustainability Office.

Fatma Mili

Purdue University’s Fatma Mili named dean of the College of Computing and Informatics

Date Published: May 15, 2017

Fatma Mili will join UNC Charlotte as dean of the College of Computing and Informatics beginning Aug. 1. She comes to the University from Purdue University, where she is the founder and director of the TransSTEM (Center for Trans-institutional Capacity Building and Educational Equity in STEM) at the Purdue Discovery Park. She also is a professor of computer and information technology.