Virginia Tech professor to speak on health promotion, migrant activism and neoliberalism

Date Published: February 6, 2019

Rebecca Hester, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech, will present “Embodied politics: health promotion, migrant activism and neoliberalism” at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Cone University Center, Room 210.

UNC Charlotte again competing in Recyclemania

Date Published: February 5, 2019

For the second year in a row, UNC Charlotte is participating in RecycleMania, which began Feb. 3 and runs through March 30. Colleges and universities across the United States and Canada compete in this event, including seven from the UNC System.

Based on last year’s results, the University’s goals for 2019 are:  

International speaker to discuss engaging students to become innovators

Date Published: February 5, 2019

Annette Schavan, former federal minister of education and research in Germany, will present “Engaging Students to be Catalysts for Innovation” at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Popp Martin Student Union, Multipurpose Room.

Global studies professor to present ‘The Middle East: Regional Disorder’

Date Published: February 5, 2019

Amal Khoury, an assistant professor in the Department of Global Studies, will present “The Middle East: Regional Disorder” as part of the 2019 Great Decisions Lecture Series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the International House, 1817 Central Ave. 

International organization names business alumna DeAndrea Salvador an ‘Influential Leader’

Date Published: February 5, 2019
UNC Charlotte alumna DeAndrea Salvador ’13 is one of 33 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—in the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders.

University-affiliated podcasts vying to be Charlotte’s best

Date Published: February 5, 2019
The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens produces the podcast “The Plants We Eat.” English professor Alan Rauch has “Air-udition,” and special education professor Donna Sacco has “Our Exceptional Children.” All three are entries in the Queen City PodQuest, sponsored by NPR affiliate WFAE.

#iLOVEUNCC: Soccer player made a love match with baseball manager

Date Published: February 5, 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. Stories shared on social media, using #iLOVEUNCC qualify to win exclusive 49er swag, and alums are encouraged to make a gift to support programs, scholarships or departments at...

N.C. Supreme Court justice to talk ‘Why Courts Matter’

Date Published: February 4, 2019

Michael Morgan, associate justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, will address “Why Courts Matter” at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Popp Martin Student Union, Room 163.

Belk College of Business faculty critique Super Bowl ads

Date Published: February 4, 2019
The Super Bowl’s viewership is among the highest for any television broadcast. Advertisers spend millions to connect with audiences worldwide. These commercials, once reserved for bathroom/kitchen breaks, have become a cultural phenomenon, sparking debate on their entertainment value and impact. Belk College of Business faculty experts weigh in on this year’s ads.

Exploring American sacred values

Date Published: February 4, 2019

The Charlotte Teachers Institute will host the public event “Exploring American Sacred Values” on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture.