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.

State Department official to talk about nation’s opioid crisis

Date Published: January 28, 2019

James Walsh from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs will present “The National Opioid Crisis” at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center, Salon D.

Personally Speaking series to tackle ‘true crime’

Date Published: January 23, 2019
The book “Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race and the Gothic South” has a murder, a dowager of fading “Southern aristocracy,” two eccentrics living with goats in a decaying mansion, conspiracy, racism and injustice. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, author Karen Cox will give a public presentation about her book as part of the Personally Speaking series.

IST program achieves second Quality Matters certification

Date Published: January 23, 2019

The Instructional Systems Technology Program recently received its second Quality Matters (QM) program certification. This new recognition is for Online Learner Success.

‘Defender of Acceptance’ shared her story as part of MLK Celebration

Date Published: January 23, 2019
As 15-year-old Dorothy Counts-Scoggins walked toward the entrance of Harding High School on Sept. 4, 1957, she endured the taunts of both children and adults. They threw sticks and rocks, pushed and shoved her and even spat on her.

Seattle University professor to address ‘Immigration Crisis’

Date Published: January 23, 2019

Natalie Cisneros, an assistant professor at Seattle University, will present “How Does It feel to be a Problem? Racism and the ‘Immigration Crisis’” at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Cone University Center, Room 111.

MUD program and middle school partner to create ‘tiny park’

Date Published: January 23, 2019

A new “tiny park” near the corner of 10th Street and Jackson Avenue is the result of a community collaboration that brought students of the UNC Charlotte Master of Urban Design (MUD) program together with seventh-graders from Piedmont Open IB Middle School.

Rogelberg talks the science of meetings on CBS This Morning

Date Published: January 22, 2019
Steven Rogelberg is used to being in front of large groups of people to talk about his research on meetings. But recently, he had the chance to reach perhaps his largest audience yet as a guest on CBS This Morning.