News and Features

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 – for all its benefits – sometimes sparks unintended challenges that require new ideas to solve. Solutions of this kind – grounded in research that advances technology’s positive aspects and reduces its risks for individuals and organizations – are exactly what Dongsong Zhang and Lina Zhou from the Belk College of Business create. “The […]

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 […]

Greg Verret has been appointed associate vice chancellor for finance, following a national search. His appointment is effective June 1. Verret had been serving as interim in the role since April 1. Verret will oversee the controller’s office, treasury services, bursar’s office and materials management. “Greg is a seasoned financial services leader committed to collaboration, […]

Faculty and alumni from the College of Arts + Architecture are among 54 artists to receive 2024 Creative Mecklenburg Grants from the Arts & Science Council The grants, open to Mecklenburg County-based artists of all disciplines, provide funding of up to $3,000. Grantees represent creative disciplines from visual art and music to dance. ASC received 116 […]

A new book edited by Assistant Professor of Architecture Liz McCormick considers the many impacts of air conditioning on the built environment and on human health and behavior. “Inside OUT: Human Health and the Air-Conditioning Era,” published this spring by Routledge Press, presents an interdisciplinary, holistic analysis of the social, behavioral, and technological issues of […]

Two UNC Charlotte researchers have been selected by NCInnovation’s Board of Directors to continue their work through a pilot grant program.  Sukumar Kamalasadan, Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Electric Power Engineering, and Jordan Poler, professor of chemistry, are among eight UNC System faculty selected for grants. Kamalasadan’s research will focus on power grid efficiency, and […]

Two UNC Charlotte students have been selected for the prestigious Fulbright UK Summer Institutes and will study this summer in the United Kingdom. Selection in the program is highly competitive; only 42 U.S. students were chosen this year.  Coral Hatch, a rising junior majoring in social work and minoring in history, will study at Aberystwyth University […]

Internships are valuable experiences for students, especially those who have the opportunity to work with United Protective Technologies, a colocated University R&D partner in UNC Charlotte’s PORTAL building. “My experience with UPT helps fill the gap between learning technical knowledge from classes and implementing it in a real-world setting,” said Anna Centofanti ’24. A native […]

Charlotte faculty members Adam Reitzel and Juan Vivero-Escoto are the 2024 recipients of the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal and the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award, respectively. They were honored at a faculty awards ceremony, May 13. “Our faculty have led our ascent to top-tier research status, helping us serve our region and […]