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Grant Will Fund New Active Learning Classroom in CHHS

Part of Initiative to Add Classrooms Designed for Hands-On Learning
   April 5, 2019

A recent $67,000 grant from Steelcase Education’s Active Learning Center will help UNC Charlotte further advance its goals to increase active learning instruction on campus. The grant will fund a new active learning classroom in the College of Health and Human Services.

Active learning is an instruction approach that encourages student engagement, collaboration and creativity in the...

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UNC Charlotte Appoints New Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development

Rick Tankersley takes post May 1
   April 2, 2019

The UNC Charlotte community is pleased to welcome Richard (Rick) Tankersley as Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development beginning May 1, 2019. Tankersley has been serving as the interim vice chancellor since May 2018. He also currently serves as Executive Director of the Charlotte Research Institute at UNC Charlotte and as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the...

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UNC Charlotte Appoints New Dean of College of Arts + Architecture

Brook Muller Named Dean of COA+A; Begins September 2019
   March 18, 2019

The UNC Charlotte community is pleased to welcome Brook Muller as Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture beginning September 2019.  Muller joins us from University of Oregon, where he is a professor in the Department of Architecture and director of the University of Oregon Portland Architecture Program.

Muller’s leadership experience includes...

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Fulbright Scholar Conducting Research on Campus

Researcher Enjoys Cross-Campus and Community Collaboration
   March 15, 2019

Roisin Hyde, a Fulbright Scholar and doctoral research student at Queen’s University Belfast, was first attracted to UNC Charlotte because of Dr. Brett Tempest’s research and involvement with the Solar Decathlon. Once on campus for her Fulbright experience, the university’s lab resources and their accessibility further impress her....

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Interim Dean for College of Arts + Architecture

Gray Appointed Interim Dean of College of Arts + Architecture
   January 7, 2019

Dr. Lee Gray is interim dean of the College of Arts + Architecture. He follows Dr. Ken Lambla, who served 10 years as the founding dean of the College. Dr. Lambla returns to the faculty this month in a full professor role. A search committee is at work to find the College’s next dean.

Dr. Gray joined the University in the fall of 1990 as a faculty member in the former College of...

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Ph.D. Student Receives National Health and Disability Fellowship

Thomas's Research Focuses on Women with Disabilities
   December 20, 2018

Erin Vinoski Thomas, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences, received the National Association of County and City Health Departments’ (NACCHO) 2018-2019 Health and Disability Fellowship. As a fellowship recipient, Erin will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the fields of disability and...

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Africana Studies Professor Wins International Prize for Literature

Ojaide Receives Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa
   December 19, 2018

Tanure Ojaide, the Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies at UNC Charlotte, is co-recipient of the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa for his book, Songs of Myself.

Awarded by the Lumina...

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Tench Recognized for Outstanding Service to State

   December 18, 2018

Dawn Tench was one out of only 116 nominations in the entire state of North Carolina for the 2018 Governor’s Award of Excellence. She received a certificate signed by the Governor to recognize her outstanding service to the State.

Tench serves as Faculty Personnel Manager within the Office of Academic Affairs’ Academic Budget and Personnel group and has 25 years of service with UNC...

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New Program to Support Military Veterans Earning Graduate Degrees

Grant Program to Assist Veterans Studying in STEM Fields
   December 12, 2018

UNC Charlotte education professor Jae Hoon Lim and a team of researchers have earned a $750,000 grant to help attract and support military veterans in earning graduate degrees in STEM disciplines.

Awarded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and Development, the three-year grant is designed to build on the success of UNC...

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Engineering Teams Take Top Awards

Engineering Students Continue to Win National & International Competitions
   December 11, 2018

Student of the Lee College of Engineering recently competed in and won top spots in competitions attracting national and international teams. A team of mechanical engineering graduate students from UNC Charlotte’s precision engineering program recently won the Student Challenge competition at the American Society of Precision Engineering’s 33rd annual conference  in Las Vegas. A...

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