Lynn Roberson

Gaston County Citizens Invited To Participate In Groundwater Quality Project Led By UNC Charlotte Researchers, County Health Officials

UNC Charlotte researchers and the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services have created the Gaston Water Map, a website with tools that map known groundwater quality in the county. The site also provides resources on best practices households can use to understand their well water quality. The researchers have mailed more than 8,000 postcards to residents, encouraging them to locate their addresses on the interactive maps on the website.

Article By UNC Charlotte Researcher In World's Leading Medical Journal Considers Competing Interests In Academic Medicine

An article by UNC Charlotte researcher Andrea J. Pitts and colleagues published in the world’s leading medical journal details how competing interests in academic medicine can harm patient care and perpetuate structural racism. Published in early June in the New England Journal of Medicine, the article explores the tensions found in academic residency clinics, as doctors deal with dual loyalties to their patients and their academic institutions.

CLAS Faculty Receive Teaching Excellence Awards

For their exceptional teaching and student engagement, Michael Walter, Alan Rauch, Tiffany Morin and Katie Kutcher have received the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ 2022 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Five additional faculty were honored as finalists.

New Insight Into Coral-Algae Symbiosis Aims To Help Reefs Recover From Mass Bleaching

Corals are keystone species for reef and marine ecosystems, but coral bleaching due to climate change and ocean warming is killing them. A new open access study led by researchers at UNC Charlotte and the University of California, Riverside aims to shed light on how to reverse the damage and save corals. Tingting Xiang, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UNC Charlotte, also is faculty with the university's CIPHER research center.

Phi Beta Kappa Installs UNC Charlotte Chapter; 68 Students Inducted Into Nation’s Most Prestigious Academic Honor Society

Charlotte on April 20. Following the installation, the new Theta of North Carolina chapter inducted 68 UNC Charlotte students, selected for their academic excellence in the arts and sciences. The chapter also inducted 11 Foundation members, each chosen for their commitment to the ideals of the liberal arts and sciences.

Nanotechnology Particles From UNC Charlotte Lab Featured on Cover of Federal Document

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is showcasing nanotechnology particles designed and produced by leading UNC Charlotte researcher Kirill Afonin’s lab on the cover of a document presented to the U.S. House and Senate appropriations committees. NCI is the principal federal agency for cancer research and training.

Interdisciplinary Mathematical Finance Graduate Program Climbs To Its Highest Ranking In 2022 TFE Times List

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program has soared to its highest national ranking ever. The program is No. 11 in the TFE Times’ 2022 Master of Financial Engineering program rankings.

UNC Charlotte Speech Team Places Third In National Competition

UNC Charlotte’s speech team won third place at the Novice National Championship Forensics Tournament in early March at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award recognizes the top novice competitors from across the country in competitive public speaking, debate, and interpretation of literature.

UNC Charlotte-Led Team Invents New Anticoagulant Platform, Offering Hope For Advances For Heart Surgery, Dialysis, Other Procedures

A new biomolecular anticoagulant platform invented by a team led by UNC Charlotte researcher Kirill Afonin holds promise as a revolutionary advancement over the blood thinners currently used during surgeries and other procedures. While blood clotting is important to prevent blood loss and for our immunity, coagulation also can cause health issues and even death. Anticoagulants used to reduce risks can also cause significant issues, such as uncontrolled bleeding.

English Professor's Books Heat Up Amazon "Hot New Releases" Lists

It’s been a sizzling spring and summer for UNC Charlotte Professor Mark West, as his three new books have all been listed as Amazon Hot New Releases. “I am amazed,” said West, Bonnie E. Cone Professor in Civic Engagement and professor in the Department of English.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens Retired Director Larry Mellichamp Joins Rare Group With Flora Caroliniana Award

Longtime UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens Director Larry Mellichamp ’70, who retired as director in 2014 after almost four decades directing the gardens, is the seventh person ever to receive the prestigious Flora Caroliniana Award from the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

UNC Charlotte Professor of History Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow; Funding Will Enable Novel Research On U.S. Defense Industry

UNC Charlotte Professor of History Mark Wilson is one of 28 exceptional scholars, journalists and authors chosen as members of the 2022 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Wilson will receive a $200,000 stipend to conduct significant research and writing.

Communication Studies Faculty Member Receives Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professorship in Teaching

Erin Basinger, associate professor of communication studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professorship in Teaching. This annual award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching at the beginning of their academic career.

CLAS Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best In Nation by U.S. News and World Report

UNC Charlotte has been recognized for some of the best graduate programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, including the MPA program and statistics track in the Applied Math Ph.D. in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

UNC Charlotte Phi Beta Kappa Chapter To Induct First Class of Students

UNC Charlotte's new Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Theta of North Carolina, will induct its first class of Phi Beta Kappa students  on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The chapter also will be officially installed at the ceremony that will include UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff and alumni, and community leaders.