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NOTED ENTREPRENEUR TO DELIVER MLK CELEBRATION ADDRESS

   January 9, 2020

Randal Pinkett will be the featured speaker at this year’s celebration of the life, work and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. His public presentation, "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?" will be at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.

Pinkett, who completed a doctorate in media arts and sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of...

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AFRICANA STUDIES PROFESSOR WINS AWARD FOR FIRST BOOK

   January 7, 2020

A book by UNC Charlotte Africana Studies associate professor Oscar de la Torre, “The People of the River: Identity and Environment in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945,” has received the inaugural Outstanding First Book Award from the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.

“I am honored that the association has recognized my research,” De la Torre said. “It is exciting...

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UNIVERSITY JOINS ALLIANCE TO DEVELOP MORE INCLUSIVE, DIVERSE FACULTY

   November 15, 2019

UNC Charlotte is one of 20 universities selected to join a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices.

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EDUCATION PROFESSOR’S BOOK ON UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN SCHOOLS DRAWING NATIONAL ATTENTION

   November 15, 2019

A new book co-researched and written by Cato College of Education professor Tracey Benson is drawing national coverage and acclaim for its incisive look into the role of unconscious bias in K-12 schools.

Unconscious Bias in Schools...

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ENGAGE ME! CROWDFUNDING TO SUPPORT MORE MINORITY ENGINEERING STUDENTS

   November 15, 2019

 

Chris McDaniel has a message for all UNC Charlotte students interested in becoming an engineer. He wants them to join Engage ME!, where they will get the mentoring and support to thrive in their future career.

“Our whole goal is to just graduate good engineers,” said McDaniel, director of Engage ME!, the multicultural engineering program within the William States Lee College...

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GENOMICS RESEARCHER RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS GRANT AND INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION

   November 8, 2019

A $1.83 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow UNC Charlotte researcher Rebekah Rogers to continue her focus on complex genetic mutations, which are important in the study of autism, cancer, immune disorders and reproductive disorders. 

The NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) provides funding for five years to provide maximum flexibility...

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Tracing History

   November 8, 2019

His parents raised him to be a doctor, Henry Louis Gates Jr. told the audience that filled McKnight Hall in the Cone University Center to hear him speak on Tuesday afternoon. But Gates had other plans for his future.

At the age of 9, he traced his family tree. Today, he helps other people trace theirs through his groundbreaking genealogy series, “Finding Your Roots.”

Gates, the...

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JUDAISM SCHOLAR TO GIVE TATE LECTURE

   October 7, 2019

Eva Mroczek, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Davis, will deliver the 2019 Alice Tate Lecture in Judaic Studies. Her presentation, “Out of the Caves: Manuscript Discovery and New Biblical Pasts,” is scheduled for 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the Rowe Arts Building, Room 130.

In her lecture, Mroczek will discuss how tales of hidden knowledge...

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GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADER TO DISCUSS STRATEGIC DIVERSITY

   October 3, 2019

Damon Williams, a recognized expert on strategic diversity leadership and youth development, will speak at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Popp Martin Student Union Theater. This presentation, which is open to students, faculty and staff, is sponsored by the ...

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ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER AND HISTORIAN HENRY LOUIS GATES TO SPEAK

   September 27, 2019

Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Emmy award-winning filmmaker, historian and literary scholar, will deliver the 2019 Chancellor’s Speaker Series presentation, part of the annual UNC Charlotte Civic Series presented by Bank of America. 

His talk is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. ...

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