News and Features

Members of the Class of 1975 returned to campus for the inaugural 49th Reunion in May as part of the University’s Spring Commencement. The new 49th Reunion, sponsored by the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, celebrates the achievements and camaraderie of the class that graduated 49 years ago. The event allows alumni to reconnect with old […]

The Charlotte 49ers 2024 Hall of Fame class is the first to feature all student-athletes. This year’s honorees are Eddie Basden, men’s basketball; Mac Cozier, men’s soccer; Sharonda Johnson LeBlanc, women’s track and field; William H. Montgomery III, men’s track and field; and Barry Shifflett, baseball. During their playing careers, each of the inductees earned all-America honors […]

Emily Makaš, associate professor of architectural history, is a recipient of a 2024 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. She and her research partner Arthur J. Clement, will use the $10,000 grant for archival research toward the book project, “Philip G. Freelon: An Architect of Relationships and Stories.” The book, […]

Families, friends and staff recently gathered in Cone University Center’s McKnight Hall to celebrate Niner University Elementary’s first class of fifth grade graduates at their “moving on” ceremony. Sixteen students, dressed in miniature Charlotte green graduation gowns, assembled in the front row of McKnight Hall. Families watched eagerly, their faces filled with pride and anticipation. […]

UNC Charlotte’s 49er Rocketry Club placed third overall in the 2024 NASA Student Launch Competition held at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  This is the seventh consecutive year the team has placed among the competition’s top three. Gracie Judy, team lead for the 2023-24 49ers Rocketry Club, said, “Ever since I was a […]

Denise Balfour Simpson was named associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at UNC Charlotte following a national search. Her appointment is effective July 29. She joins the University from Davidson College where she was associate dean of students in the Division of Student Life. At Charlotte, Simpson will provide visionary, strategic […]

UNC Charlotte’s men’s intramural disc golf team won the Professional Disc Golf Association’s National College Championship held early this semester at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The 49ers bested a field of more than 200 teams, the highest number of competitors. The 49ers team members were Glen Fister, Tom Shanley, Owen Rice and […]

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science will soon expand its academic offerings with the establishment of a Doctor of Philosophy in Data Science. Approved by the UNC System Board of Governors in May 2024, the degree program will enroll its first cohort of students in fall 2025, pending approval of the Southern Association of Colleges […]

Technology can be useful, but it can open the door to problems. UNC Charlotte researchers Dongsong Zhang and Lina Zhou are leaders in research that advances technology’s positive aspects and reduces its risks for individuals and organizations. “The research we do is motivated by critical real-world problems with significant societal implications,” said Zhang, Belk Distinguished Professor in Business Analytics. […]

When families with low and moderate incomes can rent single-family homes in communities zoned for higher quality schools, their children see improved achievements in school, according to new research by UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business Assistant Professor of Economics Kelly Vosters and colleague Thomas Mayock. “Historically, to live in a neighborhood or area zoned for a […]