This project aims to encourage women graduate and undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte to consider careers in international security by bringing to campus two experts to give public talks and meet with small groups of interested students.
The purpose of this project is to test the effectiveness of a culturally adapted self-help program to treat overeating and obesity in Latinas in the Charlotte community.
Half day conference aimed at increasing competence in regard to military veteran culture and care needs both on campus and in the Charlotte community.
The Behavioral Healthcare Diversity Provider Summit will provide a one day business development conference for minority and women behavioral healthcare providers. The summit will provide an interdisciplinary approach to strategic planning, sustainability, outcomes management and partnerships with UNC Charlotte.
A campus visit by Jessica Ahlquist, a high school student who won a lawsuit in early 2012 to have a sectarian school prayer banner removed from her school’s auditorium. The visit would include an evening presentation and a dinner meeting with students interested in expanding or joining the Secular Student Alliance. She will also participate in a class discussion on religious conflict, if her schedule permits.
This project will support faculty in examining the amount of culturally relevant pedagogy within their teacher preparation programs with a day-long workshop facilitated by an expert in the field.
While living on the UNCC campus and attending classes and assisting instructors, the Fulbright FLTA from Brazil will provide a youthful and current perspective on the home country with particular attention given to Brazil’s signature racial and ethnic diversity. Brazil’s history of immigration, intermarriage and race relations offers a divergent understanding of diversity than that of the U.S. During nine months in residence on the UNCC campus (2014-15), the FLTA will offer broad and sustained interaction in classes and in the dormitories with a wide variety of students and faculty. As well as serving as a cultural representative for Brazil, the FLTA stretches language capacity by providing support to the Portuguese language classes and is a resource to the Latin American Studies program. In this way, the Fulbright FLTA delivers an insider’s interpretation of his/her own culture to the UNCC students both formally and informally across campus through guest lectures, presentations, social interactions, etc. The FLTA program helps break down stereotypes, challenges a singular notion of diversity, and educates about and helps establish deeper ties with one of the world’s emerging economic powerhouses.
This proposal is to support a keynote presentation and public roundtable at UNC Charlotte given by the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) during the Spring 2015 semester. Events will target dance/dance education majors/minors, faculty and campus/community members interested in research initiatives in cultural studies, embodiment, and the African diaspora, especially those interested in dance.
In Malawi (a country in southeastern Africa) being in a gay relationship is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Centre for development of People (CEDEP) is a pioneering human rights organization in Malawi that recently successfully negotiated with the government to suspend arrests for being caught “out the closet.” In North Carolina (a state in the USA), recent legislation passed that reversed efforts toward securing rights for same sex relationships. This project will hold multiple events to compare and contrast the two regions’ lobbying strategies, legislative efforts, judicial decisions, the public will for change, and the state of openness of lifestyle permissible for sexual minorities to live - and love - out of the closet.
This project will foster and encourage a multidisciplinary scholarship community among doctoral students, candidates, and postdoctoral fellows across the UNC Charlotte physical and virtual campuses and enhance the mentoring available to underrepresented groups by creating interdisciplinary support. In addition, this project aims to build an environment of greater engagement between and among those involved in UNC Charlotte doctoral programs (e.g., students, advisors, directors) and community and business leaders across disciplines.