Memorial scholarships among eight spring Crowdfund UNC Charlotte ventures
Three memorial scholarships, an academic conference and a Nursing White Coat Ceremony are among the initiatives seeking financial support through Crowdfund UNC Charlotte, an online platform through University Advancement that assists members of Niner Nation fund unique opportunities.
University Writing Program wins national award for excellence
The University Writing Program (UWP) has implemented a number of curriculum, assessment and other innovations that have resulted in national recognition from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC).
Margaret Spellings launches State of the University tour at UNC Charlotte
Margaret Spellings, president of the 17-campus UNC System, kicked off her State of the University tour at UNC Charlotte Center City Monday. Her address, to an audience of city and state education, business, nonprofit and political leaders, focused on mobility, accountability and public good as pillars that drive the work and goals of the UNC System.
Researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Fire Safety Engineering Technology program and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are burning building materials and wildland vegetation to study wind-driven wildfire embers to understand the risks involved when embers from wildfires spread.
Funded by a grant from the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing, Jordan is leading research that includes two phases. First, participants will learn from experts during an educational seminar. Presenters include a sexual assault nurse examiner who will discuss the examination of sexually abused children and evidence collection; a social worker will provide instruction about the manner in which to talk with children who have been abused.
Wilson has done research in the archives of companies that made weapons for World War II and in military and government archives. His search led him to the records of Boeing, Ford, DuPont, the businesses owned by Henry Kaiser and other important war contractors.
Jefferson Ellinger, Associate Professor of Architecture
As a School of Architecture associate professor, Jefferson Ellinger specializes in sustainable design technique. He asks students to think about architecture and buildings in a way that will hopefully advancing the discipline.
The innovative “housing-first” approach to homelessness starts with a stable place to live and then assists with other problems. Lori Thomas’ research proves this approach to homelessness is working in Mecklenburg County.
Tracy Rock, Associate Professor of Reading and Elementary Education
Tracy Rock wanted to teach but wasn’t sure that studying education would work for her financially. Then she was accepted into the first class of NC Teaching Fellows, with a scholarship, allowing her to attend UNC Charlotte.
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