March 2017

Nominees accepted for University’s International Women’s Day observance, Turkish filmmaker to keynote

Date Published: March 6, 2017
UNC Charlotte will hold its 12th annual campus recognition of International Women's Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Student Union, Room 340.

Hobbies for Mental and Physical Health

Webinar to focus on healthful hobbies

Date Published: March 6, 2017

The webinar “Hobbies for Mental and Physical Health” can be viewed at noon, Thursday, March 16. Benefits of pursuing hobbies and why pastimes count are among the topics that will be discussed.


Rogers’ woolly mammoth research receiving national media coverage

Date Published: March 3, 2017

Rebekah Rogers, now a faculty member in the Bioinformatics and Genomics Department, is garnering media attention for research on woolly mammoths that she conducted while a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with colleague Montgomery Slatkin.


Peace Haven provides a space for meditation, reflection

Date Published: March 2, 2017

Peace Haven, located in the Cone University Center, recently was designated as a space for meditation and reflection.


Parking Lot 25A to close temporarily

Date Published: March 2, 2017

Parking Lot 25A will be closed from 6 a.m., Saturday, March 4, through 8 p.m., Friday, March 10, to install a water line and repave a portion of the lot.

Expect construction equipment and personnel in the area. Pedestrians and vehicular traffic should exercise caution when approaching construction zones.


Connaughton forecasts slow economic growth will continue

Date Published: March 2, 2017
The national and state economies will continue the slow growth pattern in 2017 that has continued for the past seven-plus years, but North Carolina will need to focus on productivity growth this year, said economist John Connaughton

Light rail, Raleigh meetings, the UNC BOG are topics of the latest Chancellor’s Fast Five update

Date Published: March 2, 2017
The Chancellor’s Fast Five provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the projects and priorities that occupy the chancellor’s time and attention.

2017 Staff Council Chili and Cornbread Cook-off winners named

Date Published: March 1, 2017

Chris Maynard, a staff member in Travel and Complex Payments, was the big winner in the Staff Council’s annual Chili and Cornbread Cook-off, held Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Cone University Center Lucas Room.


Tree Campus USA

University earns third Tree Campus USA designation

Date Published: March 1, 2017

UNC Charlotte was honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.


Musicians performing in the gazebo

Music in the gardens on St. Patrick’s Day

Date Published: March 1, 2017

Free music and refreshments are on the program for St. Patrick’s Day in the Botanical Gardens. The UNC Charlotte Brass Quintet will perform at 11 a.m., followed by the UNC Charlotte Saxophone Quartet at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 17, in the Susie Harwood Garden Gazebo.

Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts, courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts, will be provided, while supplies last.