Belk College researchers seek to enhance technology’s benefits, lower risks

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 […]

Access to single-family rental homes in higher-quality school zones drives educational gains

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 […]

NCInnovation awards pilot grants to two Charlotte researchers

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 […]

PORTAL: Fostering innovation, collaboration to power the future

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 […]

Economic Forecast: Next two years to bring slow growth; inflation still a risk

The economy is cooling, but 2024 will still bring growth for the U.S. and North Carolina. “After an incredibly strong 2023, the economy seems to be showing signs of slowing slightly,” said John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte professor of financial economics. “For the first quarter of 2024, GDP in the U.S. came in at a lackluster 1.6%, […]

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 […]

MBA students use class concepts to find recycling solutions

Amy Drew never imagined that digging through trash at the break of dawn would be part of her Master of Business Administration studies. Yet, that is exactly what she and classmates did to gain crucial data for an MBA operations management course last fall.

Research to advance study of leader effectiveness in online settings

A Center for Leadership Science interdisciplinary research team is receiving a $692,881 federal grant to discover new ways to enhance leader and team effectiveness in online environments, using artificial intelligence technologies and diverse fields of expertise.

Bioinformatics professor discovers surprising evolutionary pattern in landmark yeast study

Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics Abigail Leavitt LaBella has co-led an ambitious research study — published this week in the widely influential journal Science — that reports intriguing findings made through innovative artificial intelligence analysis about yeasts.

Groundbreaking study reveals potential diagnostic marker for Multiple sclerosis years before symptom onset

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A new study published today in Nature Medicine unveils a significant breakthrough in the understanding and early detection of multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers have identified a unique autoantibody signature present in approximately 10% of patients with MS years before the onset of clinical symptoms.