UNC Charlotte lands $2.3 million HRSA grant for nursing scholarships

Date Published: October 18, 2012

UNC Charlotte’s School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services is the recipient of a $2.3 million grant from the federal Health Resource Services Administration to provide scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Campus Sustainability Week set for Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Date Published: October 17, 2012

UNC Charlotte will celebrate Campus Sustainability Week from Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 2. Organizers have planned activities throughout the week that provide opportunities for participants to learn about efforts being made to keep the campus greener and how members of the campus community can help.

Campus Sustainability Week events are free; the schedule includes:

Speaker to present ‘Vision for Public Education in North Carolina’

Date Published: October 17, 2012

The College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership will host its inaugural Distinguished Speaker Series at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Cone University Center Lucas Room, as Bill Harrison, N.C. State Board of Education chair, will deliver the keynote address “A Vision for Public Education in North Carolina.” 

Live stream of memorial service for Friday

Date Published: October 17, 2012

The UNC system will broadcast a live stream of the memorial service for UNC President Emeritus William Friday starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17. To view the memorial, go to the UNC General Administration website.

Turner named a finalist for University’s top teaching award

Date Published: October 17, 2012

Michael Turner, associate professor of kinesiology, is the fifth finalist for the 2012 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence to be profiled in Inside UNC Charlotte. The recipient of the award will be named at a special reception Friday, Oct. 19.

Long-time supporter named CLAS executive-in-residence

Date Published: October 16, 2012

A venture capitalist with a solid grounding in the liberal arts and a quarter-century experience in business has joined UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as its first executive in residence.

Facilities management hosts 'Supervisor Toolkit' workshop

Date Published: October 16, 2012

The Department of Facilities Management  was this year’s host for the SRAPPA “Supervisor’s Toolkit” weeklong workshop, which was held at UNC Charlotte Center City. 

Africana studies to hold symposium ‘All Politics is Local’

Date Published: October 16, 2012

The Department of Africana Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will hold the symposium “All Politics is Local: Perspectives on Community Engagement and Citizen Empowerment in Africa and the African Diaspora” on Monday, Oct. 22, in the Student Union, Room 340I.

Light-rail extension from Center City to UNC Charlotte gets major funding commitment

Date Published: October 16, 2012

With the sun peeking out from behind UNC Charlotte Center City as the backdrop, University leaders were joined by local, state and federal officials at a ceremony at the Ninth Street Station in uptown Charlotte on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to witness the signing of an agreement to build a light-rail extension from the inner city to the UNC Charlotte campus.