Theatre alum wins Burman New Play Award

Date Published: February 1, 2019

Stacey Rose ’08 received the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, through a national contest at Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. Rose, whose play was chosen from nearly 500 submissions, will receive $25,000 and a production of her play at Barrington Stage.

New scholarship honors COA+A’s founding dean

Date Published: February 1, 2019

A group of architecture alumni have established a new scholarship endowment for the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) in honor of founding dean Ken Lambla.

CoA+A Interim Dean Lee Gray and Jim Williams of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting joined 14 alumni to raise $60,000 for the Ken Lambla Scholarship Endowment.

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.