May 2017

‘Tactical Urbanism’ class to create street mural to promote pedestrian safety

Date Published: May 2, 2017

The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture’s “Tactical Urbanism” class has partnered with the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), First Ward Elementary and the Charlotte Lab School on a project to promote urban vitality and safe pedestrian behavior along the walkways that connect the elementary schools and UNC Charlotte Center City.


Three 49ers agree to unrestricted free agent deals with NFL teams

Date Published: May 2, 2017

Charlotte 49ers all-time leading receiver Austin Duke, all-time leading running back Kalif Phillips and standout defensive lineman Brandon Banks have all come to terms with NFL teams as unrestricted free agents.


Charlotte’s secrets, stories shared on free city walks

Date Published: May 2, 2017

Newcomers and lifelong Charlotteans alike can learn about Charlotte’s secrets and stories during May on free walking tours throughout the city, sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.

The focus of each walk differs, but many explore themes of connection, livability, history and how neighborhoods can maintain their character even as they change through development.


‘EFFERVESCE’ honors Orlando shooting victims

Date Published: May 1, 2017

In this brief video, members of a team from the School of Architecture talk about “EFFERVESCE,” the winner of the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Project Practitioners (SPP) Small Project Design Competition.


Entrepreneurs pitch ideas to ‘Shark Tank’

Date Published: May 1, 2017

In this video, UNC Charlotte entrepreneurs discuss their experiences pitching to the casting team from “Shark Tank.” They had up to 90 seconds to pitch their products/ideas.

The event was hosted by Ventureprise, the nonprofit venture development organization located in the PORTAL Building.


Ogunjobi becomes first 49er taken in NFL Draft

Date Published: May 1, 2017
Defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi is a man of many firsts for the Charlotte 49ers football program. A member of the 49ers first recruiting class, he was the first to wear the honorary No. 49 jersey ... Now he is the first 49ers football player to be taken in the NFL Draft.