Grant Recipients

2015-2016

Religion Matters: A Documentary Film Series

A series of documentary films focused on religions in cultures around the globe. The series would feature eight films, each shown in the evenings in the Student Union Movie Theater followed by an interactive panel led by a faculty member from the Department of Religious Studies (or the director, as described below).

Residency of Jacqueling Hairston

Residency of Jacqueline Hairston: Composer and Performer of African-American Spritiuals and Art Songs will be a cultural program that integrates the work of a celebrated black female composer into the classroom and onto the stage.

Seminar on Imposter Syndrome

The goal of the project is to organize a seminar with Dr. Valerie Young who studies the so called “impostor syndrome” affecting underrepresented groups, e.g. women in male-dominated fields. Her interactive seminars provide strategies for coping with the syndrome and stopping self-doubt from interfering with applying oneself to the best of one’s abilities.

The Dialogue: Exploring US-China Cross-Cultural Communication

UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff and the broader Charlotte community will be invited to view a screening of The Dialogue, a feature documentary that explores cross-cultural communication between U.S and Chinese university students and participate in a post-screening discussion with the film’s director. The director will also offer an opportunity for a more intimate discussion with one globally-minded class on campus.

The Feminist Wire

This proposal requests $5,000 to bring scholars/writers from The Feminist Wire website to speak on campus.

The Modern Family: LGBT Parents and their Children

We propose hosting a prominent researcher and national speaker on the topic of parenting by people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). The speaker will be available for one day. Part of the day will be spent in a presentation of research and answering questions from UNC Charlotte faculty and students. The other part of the day will be spent in a continuing education conference for regional mental health professional who do a variety or prevention and intervention work with parents who are LGBT or wish to do more work with this population group.

UNC Charlotte Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy

CUSP is a proposed two-day workshop to be held at UNC Charlotte in fall 2015 for up to 10 promising prospective graduate students in philosophy from traditionally underrepresented groups (such as African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, women, LGBTQ students, and students with differing physical abilities of all races). CUSP is designed to increase the diversity of the academic pipeline in the discipline, particularly at UNC Charlotte, by recruiting a diverse group of undergraduates from North Carolina and nearby South Carolina universities to the philosophy department’s MA program.

Veteran Career Success Conference

To build on the success of our inaugural event. We provide knowledge and resources to student veterans that help them effectively communicate their military service experience in a context that civilian employers understand. We also teach future managers and human resource managers the value of military experience in the civilian workplace.

Winning the Race: Dissertation and Theses Success for Students of Color

The Center for Graduate Life seeks to support diversity and inclusion efforts at UNC Charlotte by engaging in opportunities to address inequities and issues that have particular emphasis for students of color. We propose to bring speaker, Dr. Amy Freeman to speak on Winning the race – dissertation and theses success for students of color.

Women in Architecture: A Symposium and Publication Exploring the Role of Women in Contemporary Architecture

Symposium entitled “Women in Architecture”, will assemble a panel of three women, including one established architect, one emerging architect, and one activist or journalist. Following the three brief presentations, there will be an open session moderated by a UNC Charlotte School of Architecture faculty member to encourage productive discussion.