April 2017

Historian wins international book prizes for innovative research

Date Published: April 11, 2017

UNC Charlotte history professor Mark Wilson has won two top international prizes from the Business History Conference for his book “Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II,” including the Hagley Prize for the best book in business history in the previous year.

Candidate forum for vice chancellor of student affairs

Date Published: April 11, 2017

Kevin Bailey, a candidate for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, will deliver a presentation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, in Cone University Center, Lucas Room. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, which is open to the campus community.

Register for lunch and learn ‘Helping Children Develop Strong Ethics and Values’

Date Published: April 11, 2017

The Advisory Committee to the Chancellor for Employee Health and Wellness is sponsoring the lunch and learn “Helping Children Develop Strong Ethics and Values” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Popp Martin, Student Union, Room 263.

Former history professor wins Pulitzer Prize

Date Published: April 11, 2017

Heather Ann Thompson, a former UNC Charlotte faculty member, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history for “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy.”

Thompson, currently a professor at the University of Michigan, was a member of the History Department from 1997 to 2009.

Participants sought for blood pressure study

Date Published: April 11, 2017

University researchers seek faculty/staff members or graduate students between the ages of 21 and 65 to participate in a study on the effects of isometric exercise training on lowering blood pressure. Isometric exercise is a form of strengthening exercise, in this case squeezing a handgrip device.

Witness in Residence Initiative

Syrian refugees to recount their stories of war, escape, relocation and rebuilding

Date Published: April 10, 2017

Syrian refugees Zubair Rushk and Amira Elamri will share their stories of life in Syria and the long road to building lives in the United States during a public conversation on Tuesday, April 18, at UNC Charlotte Center City, as part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Witness in Residence Initiative.

Grant-funded research aids emergency providers in identifying and treating sexual abuse

Date Published: April 10, 2017

UNC Charlotte clinical nursing professor Kathleen Jordan is leading grant-funded research to aid medical professionals and social workers who examine and care for children who have been sexually abused.

UNC Charlotte study of online activism data wins top prize

Date Published: April 10, 2017
UNC Charlotte researchers have examined more than a million tweets sent during the protests of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in September 2016. This research holds implications for understanding the role of cluster tweets and other public relations strategies in relation to online activism.

Register for the Active Learning Expo

Date Published: April 10, 2017

The 2016-17 Active Learning Expo will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the Cone University Center, Room 210.