Faces - Laura Williams

Date Published: July 9, 2019

Laura Williams often spends her commute thinking not only about the small inconveniences of life but how to adjust and improve them.

Simply put, Williams likes making things better. As UNC Charlotte’s controller, she is constantly devising small changes to processes to make work easier for members of the University community.


Drug companies’ sexually explicit ads reaching too many youngsters

Date Published: July 8, 2019
Virtually every day, millions of children and adolescents are being bombarded by sexually explicit direct-to-consumer advertising, despite pharmaceutical CEOs’ claims to the contrary.

Finalists for UCOMM associate vice chancellor to give campus presentations

Date Published: July 2, 2019

The Division for University Advancement will host campus forums for the three finalists for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications.


An expression of appreciation: ‘Hands for Our Heroes’

Date Published: July 2, 2019
One student’s idea recently sparked a chain of kindness on campus. Wanting to show appreciation for campus heroes in Police and Public Safety (PPS) and Emergency Management, a student in the Collegiate Recovery Community had the idea to make and deliver care packages to the two departments.

Charlotte native named 49ers head baseball coach

Date Published: July 1, 2019

Robert Woodard is joining the Charlotte 49ers to lead the University’s baseball program. Woodard, a Charlotte native, spent the past three seasons as the pitching coach at UNC Chapel Hill. He also was pitching coach at UNCW and Virginia Tech. Woodard will replace Loren Hibbs, who announced his retirement after 27 years at the helm.


The chemical brilliance of fireworks

Date Published: July 1, 2019
On the Fourth of July, many Americans will commemorate Independence Day looking to the sky, enthralled as beautiful explosions light up the night. Each firework involves a precisely orchestrated series of chemical processes.

Med school-bound graduate receives prestigious fellowship

Date Published: July 1, 2019

UNC Charlotte alumnus Michael “Seth” Flynn ’19 is bound for the Duke University School of Medicine, and he can add another accolade—one of Phi Kappa Phi’s most prestigious fellowships.


Graduate School co-hosts conference on building community

Date Published: June 28, 2019
How institutions can create inclusive communities among graduate students was the theme of a recent professional development conference co-hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Graduate School.

Langford named assistant football coach

Date Published: June 27, 2019

Tommy Langford is joining Charlotte 49ers football as nickelback coach. Langford comes to the 49ers from Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, where he led the Greenies to the 2018 NCISAA Division I state championship game.


Urban Institute wins national award for project on evictions

Date Published: June 27, 2019

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) presented UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute and Mecklenburg County its annual G. Thomas Kingsley Impact Award in recognition of a research project related to the effects of evictions.