UNC Charlotte researchers to lead community science heat mapping campaign

Categories: Research Tags: CHESS, Research

This summer, the Charlotte Heat Mappers, a coalition of community organizations, nonprofits and government entities led by UNC Charlotte’s Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, will oversee a community science campaign to map variations in urban heat across the city. Charlotte is one of 14 U.S. communities and four international cities selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to join its 2024 Urban Heat Island mapping campaign. This effort is designed to identify areas where people are most at risk during extreme heat waves.

Belk College’s Franz Kellermanns named No. 1 In nation among family business researchers

Belk College of Business Professor Franz W. Kellermanns ranks first in the nation and fourth worldwide for family business research, according to a new ranking. 

Additionally, UNC Charlotte ranks second nationally and fifth among universities worldwide. Texas State University released the Family Business Research Productivity Ranking University in December.

Paving the (run)way for innovations in the aviation sector

UNC Charlotte’s William States Lee College of Engineering, in conjunction with Charlotte Douglas International Airport, has established a one-of-a-kind partnership, the Charlotte Aviation Innovation and Research Institute, or Charlotte AIR.

2023 research in review

Categories: Research Tags: Academic Affairs, Research

UNC Charlotte researchers continue to explore answers to complex challenges while cultivating talent to meet workforce needs regionally, statewide and nationally.

Economic Forecast: Economy shows signs of a mild slowdown

Over the past 21 months, the U.S. Federal Reserve has steadily raised interest rates in an effort to cool the economy and stave off inflation. The North Carolina and U.S. economies are showing signs of slowing, although a return of inflation is still not out of the question.

Charlotte celebrates a productive year at annual Research and Business Partners Celebration

Categories: Research Tags: Research

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the Division of Research hosted UNC Charlotte’s annual Research and Business Partners Celebration, an event that acknowledges the collaborative innovation that occurs through the convergence of University and corporate expertise and resources.

Amplifying the voices of women and girls

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Earlier this semester, the Women + Girls Research Alliance convened “Taking Space without Apology: A Women and Girls Leadership Café.”

This effort brought together the collective voices representing UNC Charlotte faculty; staff; community leaders; and middle, high school and college students from across the Charlotte metro area to engage with local organizations committed to building equitable and safe spaces for women and girls.

Counseling professor Dania Fakhro brings personal experience to refugee mental health

Counseling professor Dania Fakhro remembers her neighbors in Syria wearing the keys to the homes they had been forced to flee around their necks. They were people displaced by conflict with roots common to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war that today leaves buildings in rubble and thousands dead.

2023 State of Housing in Charlotte Report: Rising prices still affecting the region

Childress Klein Center for Real Estate’s research indicates affordable homes are increasingly difficult to obtain as prices rise and supply lags demand.

First phase of ‘Engineering North Carolina’s Future’ faculty additions amplify Charlotte’s research, teaching efforts

Categories: Research Tags: Academic Affairs, Research

The “Engineering North Carolina’s Future” initiative, backed by transformative investments by the N.C. General Assembly, has ignited a surge of teaching and research excellence in engineering, computer science and data science at UNC Charlotte. The University has strategically expanded its teaching and research capabilities with an initial recruitment of eight new faculty members, focused on four core themes: energy systems, transportation and advanced mobility, advanced manufacturing, and smart and sustainable cities.