Grant Recipients


"AVID Day at UNC Charlotte, Multicultural Academic Services"

"AVID is a federally funded program that helps diverse middle and high school students plan and prepare for college. This recruitment initiative will provide a single coordinated effort to bring 400 CMS AVID students for a campus visit. Amount awarded: $5,000."

"Black Poetry on Page and Stage", Malin Pereira, English

Funds requested for guest poets to present their work in liberal studies courses on African American poetry and in a reading for the University community.  Amount awarded: $2,275.

"Constructing Diversity: UNC Charlotte National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Club, Tara Cavalline, Engineering Technology"

"Development of the UNCCharlotte National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) student club, which provides a forum of encouragement and professional development opportunities for women students enrolled in the Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology programs. Amount awarded: $5,000."

"Contemporary Art From Mexico: Understanding the Past, Shaping the Future, Angela Herren, Art and Art History and Nora Wendl, Architecture"

"Mexican Cultural Series of four events which include an interactive art project, a documentary film screening, and two exhibitions. Amount awarded: $5,000."

"Diversity and the Allocation of Scarce Healthcare Resources, Lisa Rasmussen, Philosophy"

"A half-day workshop for the University and extended community will address racial disparities in the allocation of healthcare resources. Amount awarded: $4,000."

"Exploring Individualized Professional Development Services for International Faculty Members, Jaesoon An, Center for Teaching and Learning"

"This project will pilot a faculty development program which provides international faculty members with class observation, video recording, and language support services to help enhance instructional effectiveness and communication skills. Amount awarded: $5,000."

"Gloria Steinem Speaking Engagement, Coral Wayland, Women and Gender Studies"

"Gloria Steinem will be invited to campus for a student roundtable discussion and a public presentation. Amount awarded: $5,000."

"International Film Series, Rebecca Vincent, Office of International Programs"

"Six full-length, international films will be brought to UNCCharlotte. Students, faculty, staff, and the broader Charlotte community will be transported through film to countries around the world. An opportunity for discussion, facilitated by a guest lecturer or panel, will follow each film. Amount awarded: $1,450."

"Issues of Diversity in the Urban Music Classroom, Fred Spano, Music"

"The purpose of this proposal is to present workshops for urban music educators and pre-service music educators in order to increase expertise in teaching music to diverse student populations. Four guest experts will present the workshops. Amount awarded: $5,000."

"Keith Boykin: Beyond the Downlow: Sex, Lies, and Denial in the Black Community, Multicultural Resource Center"

"Multicultural Resource Center, PRIDE, and the Black Student Union will invite Keith Boykin to speak about the Black gay experience and the intersections of race and sexuality. The campus visit will include a public lecture and a roundtable discussion with student leaders. Amount awarded: $4,550."