• University Convocation to begin new academic year


    University Convocation, the annual event that marks the beginning of a new academic year, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.

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  • Young football fan gets a surprise


    The Charlotte 49ers football team recently helped make a dream come true for a young football fan.

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  • Cleared for launch: Education student elevates skills with NASA training


    The halls of the NASA Langley Research Center are usually filled with leading researchers and top engineers, working on projects related to aeronautics and exploration. However, on one day each year, bright aspiring teachers fill the oldest NASA field center as honored guests. Parks Drake, a student in the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education, toured the center this year, as one of only 13 students in North Carolina to be awarded the STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education Scholarship.

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Student Spotlights

  • Elliot Provance '03

    Elliot Provance '03

    Alumnus, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    A UNC Charlotte degree can open doors. As Director of Collections and Exhibition at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte, Elliot Provance uses his biology degree to inspire curious thinkers.

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  • Devin Yates

    Devin Yates

    Senior, College of Health and Human Services

    While recovering from major war injuries, elite U.S. Army veteran Devin Yates found inspiration to pursue a career helping others recuperate. Devin is an emerging leader on campus, and his story illustrates how UNC Charlotte has remained true to its origins as an institution committed to serving veterans.

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  • Wyatt Shely

    Wyatt Shely

    Junior, Belk College of Business

    Finance major Wyatt Shely came to UNC Charlotte to pursue a successful career in the finance industry. Charlotte’s status as a leading financial center and the University’s strong business opportunities made the Belk College of Business a perfect fit.

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  • Crystal Cruz '17

    Crystal Cruz

    Alumna, Belk College of Business

    UNC Charlotte is a top choice for first-generation students. Crystal Cruz ’17 came to UNC Charlotte where she had the opportunity to realize her dreams of a college education.

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  • Davian Robinson and Robinson Hall

    Davian Robinson

    Senior, College of Arts + Architecture

    Visually impaired Senior Davian Robinson uses dance and choreography to make the most of his opportunities at UNC Charlotte. His unique experiences break down barriers and inspire others.

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Research

  • Urban mosquito project


    Researchers at UNC Charlotte and the Mecklenburg County Health Department are collaborating on a study to determine which factors in the environment lead to hotspots of mosquito activity


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  • Understanding wildfire spread


    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.


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  • Investigating Multimodal Transportation


    UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million federal grant for transportation research to improve efficiency and relieve urban congestion.


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  • Students Address Economic Mobility


    Geography undergraduate students Jamal Covington and Devin Martin have devised a way for neighborhood residents to use mobile devices to report community issues.


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Faculty Spotlights

  • Kaja Dunn

    Assistant Professor of Acting

    An actor, director and activist, Kaja Dunn brings her engaged scholarship into the classroom and onto the stage.

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  • Steven G. Rogelberg

    Chancellor’s Professor

    Steven Rogelberg is a pioneering researcher in the field of organizational science.

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  • E.E. Balcos

    Associate Professor of Dance

    “E. E. Balcos is quietly revolutionizing the Department of Dance curriculum,” says Chair Ann Dils.

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  • Drew Polly

    Associate Professor of Reading and Elementary Education

    Polly believes learning is an ongoing process that occurs by personalizing and making sense of concepts and knowledge that people encounter through meaningful experiences.

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  • Heather Perry

    Associate Professor of History

    Perry cultivates historical skills in all of her students that allow them to develop an extremely versatile and coveted skillset.

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