May 2017

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.


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.


Partial closure of Parking Lot 15 scheduled

Date Published: May 19, 2017

A section of Parking Lot 15 will be closed beginning at 6 a.m., Monday, May 22, through 6 p.m., Friday, June 23.

Spaces closest to Craver Road will be unavailable due to work being performed on landscape, storm water and lot improvements.

Expect construction vehicles and personnel in the area; utilize caution when approaching construction areas.


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.

Tallent needs shared leave

Date Published: May 18, 2017

Steve Tallent with Facilities Management, Zone 6, needs shared leave donations.


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.

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.

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.