Dear Niner Nation,
On Tuesday, March 16, six Asian women and two white women were murdered in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Our hearts break for those who were lost in such a senseless act, and we send our deepest condolences to those they left behind.
While a motive for the killings remains unclear, what is clear is that over the past year, as the country has battled the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen cases of discrimination and violence against people who are Asian and Pacific Islanders increase — both nationally and in North Carolina.
As a University community, we denounce every form of hatred, bigotry, racism and violence, and strive to create an environment that celebrates and supports each other.
The events of this week are understandably frightening and unsettling for many of our faculty, staff and students. If you need support, we encourage you to reach out to the campus resources available to you:
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement
- International Student and Scholar Office
- Dean of Students Office
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Center for Graduate Life
- Employee Assistance Program
If you witness or experience acts of bias, discrimination or harassment, please report them through the online bias reporting form found at bart.uncc.edu . Outreach to impacted individuals will be made by the University’s Bias Advisory Resource Team. If you experience behavior that makes you fearful for your safety, please contact campus Police and Public Safety at 704-687-2200 or your local authorities.
We stand together as Niners, resolute in our commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect for all members of our community.
Sharon L. Gaber, Ph.D.
Cheryl Waites Spellman, Ed.D.
Interim Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion
- View the results of yesterday's wastewater testing.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- ICYMI: Read Chancellor Gaber's message regarding faculty and staff returning to campus for fall 2021.
- Educators can join this Active Learning Forum for understanding challenges and solutions for the active learning community at large. It will be held virtually on March 22 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- The State Health Plan is hosting several webinars with important information on understanding your medical plan options when you become Medicare-eligible. Register for the next webinar on March 23.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
- ICYMI: Read Chancellor Gaber's message to Niner Nation regarding students returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester.
- Access to the Mahara ePortfolio app will end on May 18. Instead, use the new Portfolium app today in Canvas > Account > Folio.
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
Setting a new computational pace: The latest high-performance computing improvements will help thrust multidisciplinary research toward solutions for tomorrow.
Bobby Campbell, associate professor of graphic design, talked about UNC Charlotte's new BFA in graphic design degree.
Women + Girls Research Alliance Executive Director Michelle Meggs discussed how the return to in-person learning affects working mothers.
Economics professor Craig Depken commented on North Carolina's efforts to legalize sports gambling.
- 3/19: Join us as young commercial real estate professionals address the future impact of diversity, equity and inclusion in commercial real estate at the virtual #CREFuture Diversity and Inclusion in Commercial Real Estate event.
- 3/19: Alumni campus employees are invited to participate in tomorrow's 49er ACE Lunch and Learn: How to Navigate New Leadership.
- 3/24: Explore tips and tricks for better collaboration using Google Docs in this live, online training session.
STAY UPDATED ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE
Find the latest information on when and how you can receive your shot on the Niner Nation Cares website. Let's keep our community safe and healthy!
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