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Lynn Roberson

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.

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.

Rocks and Rifles: UNC Charlotte Personally Speaking Talk Reveals Geology’s Influence On Combat

Rocks, hills, and other geological features played a significant — but little known — role in the Civil War, influencing combat between the North and the South in ways that may surprise you. In the next Personally Speaking series talk, on March 29 at 7 p.m., UNC Charlotte expert Scott Hippensteel will give new meaning to the phrase "American soil."

Leak Earns National Honor for Special “Twin Pandemic” Issue of AAUA Journal

UNC Charlotte Professor of English and American Studies Program Director Jeffrey Leak and colleagues have received a new American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) award for a special issue of the Journal of Higher Education Management that focuses on the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial justice and equity.

University Mourns Death of Political Scientist, Retired Department Chair

Professor Emeritus Theodore (Ted) Self Arrington, a renowned political scientist widely recognized for his expertise and who served in several leadership roles at UNC Charlotte, passed away on Jan. 12 with family members by his side.

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.

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.

Leak Earns National Honor for Special “Twin Pandemics” Issue of Journal

UNC Charlotte Professor of English and American Studies Program Director Jeffrey Leak and colleagues have received a new American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) award for a special issue of the Journal of Higher Education Management that focuses on the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial justice and equity.

Psychological Science Professor Receives National Campus Compact Award For Engaged Scholarship

Professor Kimberly Buch has been a leader in the transformation of UNC Charlotte’s culture of service over the past two decades, while directly inspiring 500 UNC Charlotte students to devote 25,000 hours to hands-on service learning. In recognition of her work, Buch has received Campus Compact’s Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, a national honor that celebrates faculty’s exemplary engaged scholarship accomplished through their teaching and research.