NDI panel discusses ‘New Frontiers in Polling’

Date Published: September 6, 2012

 As part of the 49er Democracy Experience, four leading pollsters discussed how their profession has adapted to the high-tech world in shaping campaigns. Part of the National Democratic Institute’s three-day forum, the panel discussion was held Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.


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Inside UNC Charlotte – 49er Democracy Experience Third Special Report

Date Published: September 6, 2012

In this third daily report on UNC Charlotte's engagement in the presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, viewers will learn about some of the University's legacy that has come from worldwide exposure, as well as research on the convention's impact on the region.


Research targets academic success for African-American males

Date Published: September 6, 2012

Chance Lewis, the Carolyn Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, presented new research on the challenges faced by school-age African-American males Wednesday, Sept.


Sept. 11 observance scheduled

Date Published: September 6, 2012

The University will hold a moment of remembrance at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. The Belk Tower will sound a special chime arrangement, and there will be an extended week of programs Sept. 10-14 to honor of the lives lost and touched by this national tragedy.


CCI student to defend dissertation

Date Published: September 5, 2012

Zhiwei Li, a doctoral student in software and information systems in the College of Computing and Informatics, will defend the dissertation “Reasoning about Recognizability in Security Protocols” at 10 a.m., Sept. 20, in Woodward Hall, Room 338. Weichao Wang is the dissertation advisor.


History lecturer featured speaker at annual Family Weekend

Date Published: September 5, 2012

Oscar Lansen, a senior lecturer in history, will be a featured speaker during the University’s annual Family Weekend, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 30.

During this annual weekend, Niner Nation family members can participate in nearly 20 events that highlight departments, faculty members and other activities on campus.


UCC to hold annual Career and Public Service Expo

Date Published: September 5, 2012

The University Career Center (UCC) will host its annual Career and Public Service Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.


University experts provide convention-related media commentary

Date Published: September 5, 2012

National and international media are in Charlotte to cover the presidential nominating convention. Leading up to this week, the University’s public relations media team has fielded hundreds of calls from print, radio and TV outlets seeking faculty, staff or students to interview for convention-related coverage.


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Inside UNC Charlotte and the 49er Democracy Experience Second Report

Date Published: September 5, 2012

This second daily report about UNC Charlotte's engagement in the presidential nominating convention in Charlotte features more students experiencing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, a 49er who was a delegate to the GOP Convention in Tampa, the thoughts of Charlotte leaders who helped bring the DNC to the city and some of the images from the streets of Uptown Charlotte.


Lumina Foundation panel seeks solutions for higher education

Date Published: September 5, 2012

As part of the 49er Democracy Experience, this reporter observed a panel discussion with state and national higher education leaders on Sept. 4 in uptown Charlotte. Hosted by the Lumina Foundation, the panel talked about the role of higher education in the social and economic future of North Carolina and the United States.