April 2017

Lee College professor receives international honor

Date Published: April 19, 2017

John Ziegert, a faculty member in the Lee College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department, is the 2017 recipient of the Frederick Taylor Research Medal, bestowed by SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers).

External excavation, repairs being completed on Woodward Hall

Date Published: April 18, 2017

Repair work to the exterior of Woodward Hall (the section near the Cato College of Education) is underway through Thursday, June 15.

Expect heavy equipment, excavation work, noise and dust and masonry cutting/removal during the project.

Exercise caution when approaching construction zones.

Chamber Orchestra to present ‘Symphony of Diversity’

Date Published: April 18, 2017
The UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra will present “Symphony of Diversity” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in the Belk Theater, Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. Led by Director of Orchestras Jonathan Govias, the concert will be a celebration of the diversity of thought, background, life experience, culture, ethnicity and orientation that exists in American society.

Junior wins Charlotte public art commission

Date Published: April 18, 2017

UNC Charlotte art student William Lee won a public art commission from the city of Charlotte “GovPorch” project to create an interactive installation at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Plaza on Fourth Street.

‘Statement Making’ fashion show to highlight student work

Date Published: April 18, 2017

Some 30 students from the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Computing and Informatics and the Lee College of Engineering are designing and fabricating statement pieces, costumes and garments that will be worn by professors and friends at the first “Statement Making,” a fashion show being held Thursday, April 27, at the Belk Plaza.

Su'ad Khabeer

Purdue professor's ‘Muslim Cool’ presentation rescheduled

Date Published: April 17, 2017

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, assistant professor of anthropology and African American studies at Purdue University, will present “Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip-Hop in the United States” at 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, in the Cone University Center, Room 113. The presentation was scheduled originally for March 15 but had to be postponed.

‘Trikster’ performances to highlight classic characters

Date Published: April 17, 2017
An innovative circus-inspired performance will focus on a grab bag of classic Southern trickster characters (Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox, Br'er Possum, etc.) but adapted for the 21st century.

University to test emergency alert system Wednesday morning

Date Published: April 17, 2017

UNC Charlotte will test its new emergency alert system, Rave, on the morning of Wednesday, April 19.  This system will allow the University to send text and emails simultaneously – as well as push to other alert systems, such as the LiveSafe app and on-campus digital screens.

Peer mentoring program to celebrate 30 years of excellence

Date Published: April 17, 2017
Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE) is the University’s oldest peer mentoring program.The upcoming SAFE Passage event is an opportunity to celebrate the completion of these students’ freshman experience.

Technical director to talk automotive industry and fuels

Date Published: April 14, 2017

Andrew Randolph, technical director for ECR Engines, will present “The Automotive Industry and the Fuels that Are Moving Us Forward” at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, in EPIC’s Siemens Energy Lecture Hall (Room G256).