UNC Charlotte’s Global Medical Brigades chapter providing health care to the needy

Date Published: October 29, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s chapter of Global Medical Brigades is bringing medical and business help to some of the world’s neediest communities.

In May 2019, members of the chapter will travel to Panama to deliver medical supplies, assist in medical care and offer financial support to businesses there.


‘Our Towns’ authors to discuss their 100,000-mile journey

Date Published: October 29, 2018
In 2012, James and Deborah Fallows began a years-long journey to explore America’s smaller communities, traveling by a single-engine, propeller plane. They chronicled their adventures in the book “Our Towns,” a collection of stories that depict civic and economic reinvention taking place across America.

University’s Veterans Day observance to feature concert, military appreciation game and more

Date Published: October 25, 2018
The UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble, joined by the University Chorale and the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band, will present “For Heroes Proved: A Veterans Day Concert” at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, at Ovens Auditorium.

Turner School of Accountancy raises $5.2 million for students, programs

Date Published: October 25, 2018
The Turner School of Accountancy has surpassed its fundraising goal, raising more than $5.2 million in gifts and commitments from more than 285 donors.

UNC Charlotte among universities awarded NSF grant to improve STEM faculty diversity

Date Published: October 24, 2018

UNC Charlotte was awarded a major collaborative research grant by the National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program.


Four steps to smart voting in the upcoming midterm election

Date Published: October 23, 2018
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. It’s a “blue moon” election, which means that every so often there is a midterm or off-year election with no statewide candidate for office at the top of the ticket.

Engineering alumnus leading $2 billion airport project

Date Published: October 23, 2018
As the lead engineer on a $2 billion airport improvement project, UNC Charlotte alumnus Ashton Watson is involved in all types of engineering, on all types of capital jobs, with all types of stakeholders.

BigDEAL energy forecasting competition attracting international interest

Date Published: October 23, 2018

Students in the course Energy Analytics have been competing very successfully in international energy forecasting competitions for a number of years. This fall, the course instructor decided the Lee College of Engineering would host a competition of its own, and 142 data scientists from 26 countries have formed 81 teams for the first UNC Charlotte BigDEAL Forecasting Competition 2018.


Graduate students polish delivery skills for career success

Date Published: October 23, 2018

Graduate students at UNC Charlotte are learning how to boil down extensive and complex research or scholarship into a brief, compelling presentation that anyone can understand – especially the boss.


Doctoral student studies soybeans to address poverty, hunger

Date Published: October 23, 2018
Keeping her native land of Bangladesh close to her heart, Farida Yasmin has come to UNC Charlotte to research the woes of the soybean, which, as a critical global resource, provides more than half of the world’s vegetable oils and proteins.