The Science of NASCAR

Date Published: January 31, 2019
The engineering legacy of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Alan Kulwicki inspires motorsports hopefuls.

Register for ‘Opioids: What Every Nurse in Charlotte Needs to Know’

Date Published: January 31, 2019

The School of Nursing 2019 Distinguished Alumni Conference, Opioids: What Every Nurse in Charlotte Needs to Know, will be from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at Hope Haven in Charlotte.


Love launched long distance—the first story in the campaign #iLOVEUNCC

Date Published: January 31, 2019
This February, UNC Charlotte is asking alums to share their love stories of how they met their significant others as well as what they love about the University. Elizabeth Wagner ’10 said the quality she most treasures about her husband Rodney Graves ’97 is his sense of adventure.

Professor directing Steppenwolf Theatre production

Date Published: January 30, 2019

Associate Professor of Theatre Robin Witt is directing a production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, one of the premier ensemble theatre companies in the United States.


'Ganache at the Gardens' scheduled

Date Published: January 29, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens is celebrating chocolate, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This free, public event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at the McMillan Greenhouse.

Jeff Gillman, director of the Botanical Gardens, will give a short talk about the cocoa tree at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.


University again designated Tree Campus USA institution

Date Published: January 29, 2019

For the fifth consecutive year, UNC Charlotte has earned the Tree Campus USA Award. Given by the Arbor Day Foundation, this national honor recognizes colleges and universities that are committed to urban forest management and that engage staff and students in conservation goals.


State Department picks education professor for Tunisian assignment

Date Published: January 29, 2019
The U.S. Department of State has selected Spencer Salas, a Cato College of Education professor, for a weeklong project as an English language specialist; he will focus on curricular innovation and building teacher capacity in Tunisia.

Student-led group funds environmental projects

Date Published: January 29, 2019

The Charlotte Green Initiative, a student-led organization, recently approved funding for two sustainable projects: the installment of bird boxes and the Statement Making Fashion Show.


Series to explore the Civil War ‘Beyond the Myths’

Date Published: January 28, 2019
A series of programs scheduled in February and March will look at the impact of the Civil War on North Carolina, and how the state’s role in the Confederacy plays out today in the ongoing tensions surrounding the monuments of that war.

Whitaker to address ‘Refugees and Global Migration’ for Great Decisions

Date Published: January 28, 2019

Beth Whitaker, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will discuss “Refugees and Global Migration” as the second speaker for the 2019 Great Decisions Lecture Series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at UNC Charlotte Center City.