Academic Affairs

Communications studies professor named associate faculty director for Levine Scholars Program

Stephanie Norander, a professor in the Communications Studies Department, is the inaugural associate faculty director for the Levine Scholars Program. Norander has served as associate chair of communication studies, executive director of the Communication Across the Curriculum program in the Office of Undergraduate Education and in faculty fellow positions for the dean and provost.  Heather […]

School of Data Science to launch Ph.D. program, formally joins College of Computing and Informatics

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 […]

Two Charlotte students selected for Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

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 […]

Adam Reitzel and Juan Vivero-Escoto honored for research and mentoring excellence

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 […]

Intellectual property expert Laura Peter joins UNC Charlotte

Laura Peter recently was named executive director of the UNC Charlotte Office of Research Commercialization and Partnerships. Recognized by World IP Review as one of the most “Influential Women in IP,” Peter leads the office responsible for managing research innovation, disclosures, patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, and other aspects of technology transfer at the university. Prior […]

Congratulations, 2024 Spring Commencement graduates

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Graduates in the Class of 2024 represented 55 countries, 36 U.S. states and 89 North Carolina counties. The youngest graduate was just 19, and the most seasoned graduate was 72. Here are just a few of the many great moments from the four commencement ceremonies. Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber kicks-off the first of four ceremonies […]

Meet the Marshals for May Commencement 2024

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University marshal is an honor bestowed on distinguished faculty members. Representing the faculty at University ceremonial functions, including commencement, they are symbols of faculty excellence and leadership in teaching, professional achievement and service to campus and community. Congratulations to this year’s University marshals Karen Ford-Eickhoff, Carlos Cruz, Terry Shirley and Jean-Claude Thill. Karen Ford-Eickhoff, management […]

A record 5,100-plus students to be recognized at Spring Commencement

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On Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, UNC Charlotte will hold Spring Commencement ceremonies for 2024 graduates in Dale F. Halton Arena. During four ceremonies, the University will recognize what is expected to be a record-breaking class.

15th class of Levine Scholars to join UNC Charlotte

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UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program has selected 20 exceptional young leaders from across the United States for the 15th class of the University’s most competitive academic scholarship. The scholars will join UNC Charlotte in fall 2024.

Founding dean of the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences named

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Christopher R. Boyer has been named the founding dean of the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences at UNC Charlotte following a national search.