'Without Sanctuary' conference opens with public lecture Oct. 11

Date Published: October 10, 2012

UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South on will host “Without Sanctuary: A Conference on Lynching and the American South” Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 11-13. This event is in conjunction with the Levine Museum of the New South and its exhibit of photographs, postcards and narrative that explores one of the most horrific chapters of history.


International Pragmatics Conference to draw scholars from around the world

Date Published: October 10, 2012

UNC Charlotte will host more than 200 scholars from around the world at the first International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas and the fifth International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics.


Large crowd participates in Fall Festival, contest winners named

Date Published: October 10, 2012

Several hundred employees turned out Tuesday, Oct. 9, for this year’s annual Staff Council Fall Festival, held at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.


Friday Night Live comedy series to present ‘Shaking Not Stirred’

Date Published: October 10, 2012

Stand-up comedians Will Marfori and Samuel Comroe will bring their unique brands of humor to UNC Charlotte at 7 p.m., Oct. 12, in Cone University Center, After Hours Lounge.

Their free, public performance, billed as “Shaking Not Stirred,” is co-sponsored by Niners on the Weekend (NOW), Campus Activities Board (CAB) and the Office of Disability Services.


Women of Color conversations to start Friday, continue throughout the year

Date Published: October 10, 2012

What it means to be a woman of color is the focus of a conversation series that begins at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, in the Student Union.  Faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend and share their experiences and insights. 


Career Center to hold annual Majors Day

Date Published: October 10, 2012

All University academic departments are invited to attend the Career Center’s annual Majors Day Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room.

Officials noted in recent years, 100 percent of the University’s undergraduate programs have been represented at the fair, and the goal is the same for 2012.


NSF grant awarded for teacher preparation scholarships

Date Published: October 10, 2012

UNC Charlotte has been awarded a $698,123 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant from the National Science Foundation to enhance the content expertise of 12 secondary education majors dedicated to pursuing careers as chemistry and physics teachers. 


Piercy awarded Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship

Date Published: October 10, 2012

Matthew Piercy is the 2012 recipient of the Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Lee College of Engineering.

The Conover native will receive the honor formally during a presentation at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, Oct. 12, prior to the running of the Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.


Robinson named a finalist for University’s top teaching award

Date Published: October 10, 2012

Associate professor Joanne Robinson from the Religious Studies Department is the fourth of five finalists for the 2012 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence to be profiled in Inside UNC Charlotte. The recipient of the honor, UNC Charlotte’s top teaching award, will be named at a special reception, Friday, Oct. 19. The final finalist will be featured next week.


History professor’s op-ed cited as a best column

Date Published: October 10, 2012

Karen Cox’s New York Times opinion piece on being gay in the South “We’re Here, We’re Queer, Y’all” was picked among the day’s best by the website Atlantic Wire.