April 2017

Student-led urban mosquito project collaborates on public health research

Date Published: April 4, 2017
As temperatures spike each spring, mosquitos start to swarm. They bring with them an increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases and a need to understand how to guard against these pesky – and at times –dangerous insects. Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Health Department are collaborating on a study to determine which factors in the environment lead to hotspots of mosquito...

CRES to accept advance reservations from departments

Date Published: April 4, 2017

Starting at 8 a.m., Monday, April 24, the Conference, Reservations and Event Services (CRES) Office will accept requests from departments for the 2017-18 academic year. Requests must fall between Aug. 15, 2017, and May 14, 2018.


Lot 15 to close temporarily

Date Published: April 4, 2017

Parking Lot 15, located in front of the Burson Building, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 7, to install new electrical equipment as part of the Burson Renovation Project.

Construction equipment and personnel will be in the lot; a crane will be in use for the installation and removal of equipment.

Exercise caution when approaching construction zones.


Fashion show seeking participants

Date Published: April 3, 2017

Organizers of the “Statement Making Fashion Show” seek students, faculty and staff members to make and/or model a garment or accessory created by utilizing fabrication equipment in either the College of Computing and Informatics Makerspace Lab or the Rowe Arts Fabrication Lab.


PBS program ‘Last Days of Jesus’ includes James Tabor

Date Published: April 3, 2017

James Tabor, professor of religious studies, is one of the presenters for the program “Last Days of Jesus,” which airs on PBS Tuesday, April 4, with rebroadcasts Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6.


‘Shark Tank’ seeks UNC Charlotte entrepreneurs

Date Published: April 3, 2017

A casting team from the television show “Shark Tank” will be on campus from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 28, to meet with UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, students and alumni entrepreneurs. The event is hosted by Ventureprise, the nonprofit venture development organization located in the PORTAL Building. 


Partnership trains social work students to provide team-based mental health care

Date Published: April 3, 2017

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in five children have experienced a seriously debilitating mental health disorder at least some point in their lives. For school-aged children, these disorders often impact the child’s health and well-being, as well as schools, communities and other systems.


Fundraisers to support Ketie Jones Memorial Art Award

Date Published: April 3, 2017

The Ketie Memory Jones Memorial Art Award is one of seven initiatives seeking financial support this spring through Crowdfund UNC Charlotte, an online platform through the Division of University Advancement that assists members of Niner Nation to fund unique opportunities.


March 2017

Dean of the Graduate School Tom Reynolds, Provost Joan Lorden, Heather Smith and Chancellor Philip L. Dubois

‘Amazing mentor’ Heather Smith honored with de Silva Award

Date Published: March 31, 2017
Heather Smith, professor of geography and earth sciences and director of the doctorate in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, is the 2017 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award.

Challenges faced by internal auditors

Date Published: March 30, 2017

Internal audit is a fascinating and dynamic profession, but it does not come without challenges. Some of the challenges are an appealing part of the job.