Monday, April 6, 2015
Welcome to SYC, a monthly digital experience that highlights UNC Charlotte’s mission as North Carolina’s urban research university.
UNC Charlotte piques curiosity through social media buzz—prepare for a global celebration on April 9.
Legislative Update: April 2015
What to know about the Governor’s budget recommendations; University Day brings Niners to Raleigh; Alumni to gather with North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (’93, ’94).
Price Named Head Coach for Charlotte 49ers Men’s Basketball
Hornets Assistant Coach Mark Price makes the move up Tryon Street to become the 49ers new head basketball coach.
Get Your Geek On – North Carolina's Annual Science Festival Gears Up
Plenty to discover, see and do during the 2015 celebration of science and technology at UNC Charlotte, April 10-26.
UNC Charlotte Professor Brings Learning Into the Home
When Henry Pharr began studying with Jurgen Buchenau, neither expected the deep friendship and educational community that would develop.
Masquerading for a Good Cause: The Green Tie Gala
The Alumni Association hosts an elegant evening of fun benefiting needs-based scholarships.
Sustainability Report Outlines Award-Winning Environmental Initiatives
The inaugural issue of THRIVE hits the stands, showcasing the University’s sustainability research and innovations seen throughout the region.
Under the Lights – 2015 Spring Game and Alumni Tailgate
Jerry Richardson Stadium will shine bright with new stadium lights for the annual Green and White game on April 18.
- Abdu Murray Lecture: Islam and Christianity – April 6, 7 p.m.
- Info Session: Master of Science in Engineering Management – April 7, 5:30 p.m.
- Fighting Ebola in West Africa: The Charlotte Connection – April 7, 6:30 p.m.
- We are What We Build: Building for Health – April 8, 6 p.m.
- NinerNationGives Regional Alumni Events – April 9
- Dedication to Community (D2C) Tour – April 10, 9 a.m.
- 15th Annual Graduate Research Symposium – April 11, 9 a.m.
- Humans and Technology: UNC Charlotte and the Watson Story – April 13, 7 p.m.
- Controversies and Concerns: Agricultural Biotechnology and GMOs – April 15, 7 p.m.
- Spring Plant Sale – April 17, 9 a.m.
- Science Film Series: Shored Up – April 20 7 p.m.
- Controversy and Concerns: Concussions in Sports – April 21, 7 p.m.
- Science Film Series: Particle Fever – April 22, 7 p.m.
- UNC Charlotte Star Party - April 24, 8 p.m.
- 2015 Science and Technology Expo, April 26, 12 p.m.
- Raleigh Alumni Reception, May 20, 5:30 p.m.
- Athletic Events
April In the News
- Unraveling cystic fibrosis puzzle, taking it personally matters - Lead author Joshua Stokell, a post-doctoral researcher in biology, and a team from UNC Charlotte describe an important finding that may point to an immediate cause of CF exacerbations.
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
- Profs bring education to living room - With the help of UNC Charlotte’s History Department, the late Henry Pharr II, his widow and their friends continue to learn.
- Can Charlotte learn to love its lacework of small streams? - “Keeping Watch on Water: City of Creeks” is part of a three-year initiative to bring attention to Charlotte’s threatened lifelines.
- New 49ers coach Mark Price makes NCAA tournament top goal - 49ers 10th head coach gets five-year deal, charged with turning around program
- Transgender youths face challenges - Story on transgender youth feature comments from UNC Charlotte staff.
CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL
- Prof’s study figured into wildlife ranking - The National Wildlife Federation says Charlotte is No. 9 in the country when it comes to cities that are "going above and beyond the call of duty to protect America's wildlife."
- University launches C Design scholarship - The UNC Charlotte School of Architecture has launched an annual scholarship offering students workplace experience, while helping defray their educational costs.
CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
- Thoughts on 49ers Coach Mark Price - A columnist from one NBA city where Mark Price played basketball remembers the new 49ers head coach.
NPR MORNING EDITION
- Brazilians protest president - On national radio, Prof. Greg Weeks comments on massive protests in Brazil.
WFAE CHARLOTTE TALKS
- Desegregation and re-segregation of Charlotte schools - Two UNC Charlotte experts talk about re-segregation of Charlotte public schools.
The State of Higher Education – Chancellor Philip L. Dubois joins three other leaders to discuss shifting perceptions and values related to higher education in North Carolina.
- Chancellor talks about growth - Chancellor Philip L. Dubois talked about aspects of UNC Charlotte that affect the continuing growth of North Carolina’s urban research university.
- Students rally around fraternity member - Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of UNC Charlotte in a show of support for a student who suffered a serious injury.
- UNC Charlotte addresses Greek life in the wake of tragedies - How the University encourages positive Greek life behavior
TWC NEWS 14
- Art exhibit focuses on immigration - There is a colorful new exhibit at UNC Charlotte Center City uptown campus that also is making a statement.
- Learning from Oklahoma racism incident - Applying the latest headlines to the day's lesson plans, fraternity and sorority members at UNC Charlotte are taking away all they can from the University of Oklahoma racism scandal.
WRAL Tech Wire (Raleigh)
- NC investing in big data - Researchers at the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte and NC State University have received funding to develop advanced technologies and solutions.
BATES COLLEGE NEWS