June 2017

Senator’s staff visits UNC Charlotte

Date Published: June 15, 2017
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ staff visited UNC Charlotte recently to meet with University leaders and faculty members to learn about several programs of interest to Tillis and his committee assignments.

Alumnus appointed to York Tech Foundation board

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Robert Hall (’08) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the York Technical College Foundation for a three-year term.

Prior to completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UNC Charlotte’s Lee College of Engineering, Hall graduated from York Tech with an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering and machine tool technology.

Summer blood drive scheduled

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Business Services, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will sponsor a campus blood donation drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room.

“Please join me in donating and encouraging your colleagues to do the same at this important summer blood drive,” wrote Keith Wassum, associate vice chancellor for business services.

Communication studies professor rethinks America’s favorite pastimes

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Considered among America’s favorite pastimes, sports competitions offer opportunities to escape social divisions and bring people together. Sports journalists argue that when people of different backgrounds watch a game, their gathering transcends differences in race, class, gender or ethnicity, said UNC Charlotte communications studies professor Daniel Grano.


Roderick MacKillop Memorial Endowments to fund student scholarships, alumni exhibition

Date Published: June 14, 2017
The family of Roderick MacKillop, a former professor in the Department of Art & Art History, has established three endowments at the University in his memory. The endowment funds will support student scholarships and a biannual exhibition of alumni work in the Art & Art History Department

Master’s students named finalists in international data analytics competition

Date Published: June 13, 2017

Three graduate student teams from UNC Charlotte are finalists for the 2017 Teradata University Network (TUN) 2017 Data and Analytics Challenge, an international data analytics competition.

Summer ‘edutainment’ camps underway

Date Published: June 12, 2017
With the public school year having ended, UNC Charlotte has a robust offering of summer enrichment camps that are underway.

Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare publishes new young adult fantasy

Date Published: June 12, 2017

Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley has a new book, published by Tor Teen and released on June 6. “Firebrand” is the second novel in Hartley’s “Steeplejack” young adult series, set in a 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world.

Department of Music to host Charlotte New Music Festival

Date Published: June 12, 2017

The UNC Charlotte Department of Music is partnering with the Charlotte New Music Festival to present a workshop for composers and a series of concerts from Monday, June 19, through Saturday, July 1.

Skalaski named Charlotte 49ers special teams coordinator

Date Published: June 7, 2017

Charlie Skalaski has been promoted to special teams coordinator for Charlotte 49ers football. He takes the coaching slot vacated by defensive line coach Aaron Curry, who resigned Friday. Lambert will assume defensive line coaching duties.