April 2017

Johns Hopkins professor to talk ‘Controlling Human Evolution’

Date Published: April 12, 2017

Nathan Comfort, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, will present “In Pursuit of Perfection: Controlling Human Evolution from Eugenics to CRISPR” at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the Cone University Center, Room 113.

This luncheon/workshop is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required by Thursday, April 13.

Deadline to submit fall semester crowdfunding projects May 1

Date Published: April 12, 2017

Crowdfund UNC Charlotte allows University students to become leaders and fosters a philanthropic community across campus by providing an online platform that harnesses the power of the community through small gifts to help students, faculty or staff to raise money to fuel their passions, innovations and ideas.

Dual-track learning produces creative solutions

Date Published: April 11, 2017
As campus emptied on the Friday afternoon before spring break, Noushin Radnia was still hard at work conducting research in Storrs’ Digital Arts Lab. She is working toward a master’s degree in design computation, a dual master’s program in the fields of architecture and computer science.

Historian wins international book prizes for innovative research

Date Published: April 11, 2017

UNC Charlotte history professor Mark Wilson has won two top international prizes from the Business History Conference for his book “Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II,” including the Hagley Prize for the best book in business history in the previous year.

Candidate forum for vice chancellor of student affairs

Date Published: April 11, 2017

Kevin Bailey, a candidate for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, will deliver a presentation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, in Cone University Center, Lucas Room. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, which is open to the campus community.

Register for lunch and learn ‘Helping Children Develop Strong Ethics and Values’

Date Published: April 11, 2017

The Advisory Committee to the Chancellor for Employee Health and Wellness is sponsoring the lunch and learn “Helping Children Develop Strong Ethics and Values” from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Popp Martin, Student Union, Room 263.

Former history professor wins Pulitzer Prize

Date Published: April 11, 2017

Heather Ann Thompson, a former UNC Charlotte faculty member, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history for “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy.”

Thompson, currently a professor at the University of Michigan, was a member of the History Department from 1997 to 2009.

Participants sought for blood pressure study

Date Published: April 11, 2017

University researchers seek faculty/staff members or graduate students between the ages of 21 and 65 to participate in a study on the effects of isometric exercise training on lowering blood pressure. Isometric exercise is a form of strengthening exercise, in this case squeezing a handgrip device.

Witness in Residence Initiative

Syrian refugees to recount their stories of war, escape, relocation and rebuilding

Date Published: April 10, 2017

Syrian refugees Zubair Rushk and Amira Elamri will share their stories of life in Syria and the long road to building lives in the United States during a public conversation on Tuesday, April 18, at UNC Charlotte Center City, as part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Witness in Residence Initiative.