June 2017

ID cards needed to raise parking gates beginning June 27

Date Published: June 26, 2017

Members of the University community will need to use their 49er ID cards to access the CRI, Union, Cone (faculty/staff west side only) and North decks beginning Tuesday, June 27. Tapping the card at a contactless reader will raise the gates for entry and exit.


Walker named University’s chief audit officer

Date Published: June 26, 2017

Jennifer Walker recently joined UNC Charlotte’s Internal Audit Department as chief audit officer (CAO), following a national search.


Dell Destination RV on campus June 30

Date Published: June 26, 2017

Members of the campus community are invited to check out Dell's Destination RV on Friday, June 30, for some free food and drinks and a chance to see the latest Dell and Intel products.

Dell's RV will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the open plaza area between Kennedy and Rowe buildings.


UNC Charlotte earns FIRE’s highest rating for free speech

Date Published: June 26, 2017

UNC Charlotte has earned the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE’s) highest “green light” rating for its commitment to the First Amendment. North Carolina now has five institutions with this rating, more than any other state.


State Health Plan dependent audit reminder

Date Published: June 21, 2017


Employees who carry a dependent on their state health insurance must take action for the State Health Plan Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit. The audit, which began May 22, concludes July 31.


Join the Clean Commute Challenge

Date Published: June 21, 2017

As temperatures rise, the campus and surrounding communities are more vulnerable to the effects of unhealthy air quality. The annual Clean Commute Challenge, an initiative spearheaded by N.C. Air Awareness, aims to combat this issue. 


Temporary closing of East Deck 1 entrance/exit

Date Published: June 21, 2017

The main entrance and exit to East Deck 1 from Mary Alexander Road will be closed from Monday, June 26, through Friday, July 7, to upgrade existing parking gate and payment equipment.

Expect lane closures, construction equipment, noise and dust in the area. Barricades and signage will be erected to direct employees/visitors to other entrances/exits.


Multimodal mobility center advancing research on transportation

Date Published: June 21, 2017
Established in December 2016, the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) has numerous projects underway. UNC Charlotte is the lead campus for this multi-institutional initiative, which is funded by a $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

University-sponsored team places third in international science contest

Date Published: June 21, 2017

A trio of Charlotte high school students placed third in the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

Sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Center for STEM Education (CSTEM), the team of Marvin Ridge High School students came in third place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles.


Exponential student profile: Tucker Bisel

Date Published: June 21, 2017

With UNC Charlotte graduates accounting for roughly 10 percent of all NASCAR engineers, the University’s Motorsports and Mechanical Engineering programs are shaping the racing landscape. Graduate student Tucker Bisel talks about the opportunities that he and other 49ers have to put the pedal to the metal as they pursue their degrees.