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urbanCORE Civic Engagement Coordinator Honored for Community Engagement
urbanCORE Civic Engagement Coordinator Honored for Community Engagement
   January 23, 2023
urbanCORE Civic Engagement Coordinator and UNC Charlotte student, David Rodriguez, has been selected for outstanding leadership and service by ...
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Q & A with Aaron Houck
Q & A with Aaron Houck
   January 19, 2023

Dr. Aaron Houck moved with his family to Charlotte from West Virginia when he was eight years old. He grew up in the University City area, which like the University, has changed a lot. Dr. Houck attended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and graduated from Independence High School with an IB diploma. He earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College, law degree from Harvard Law School, and...

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What Can We Learn about Black Girls’ Use of Social Media for In-School Learning?
What Can We Learn about Black Girls’ Use of Social Media for In-School Learning?
   December 14, 2022

With a growing interest in the educational space focused on designing accessible and inclusive digital learning opportunities through materials and ...

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Dr. Michelle Meggs Featured in Niner Insider
Dr. Michelle Meggs Featured in Niner Insider
   December 1, 2022
Meet Dr. Michelle Meggs
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2022 SCHUL Forum Videos
2022 SCHUL Forum Videos
   November 17, 2022

SCHUL FORUM PANEL 1

SCHUL FORUM (KEYNOTE ADDRESS & 2ND PANEL)

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Executive Director of W + GRA at UNC Charlotte Appointed to the NC Council for Women
Executive Director of W + GRA at UNC Charlotte Appointed to the NC Council for Women
   November 7, 2022

Dr. Meggs, Executive Director of the Women + Girls Research Alliance (W + GRA) a division of urbanCORE at UNC Charlotte, will be one of 20 women appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve as an at-large member of the North Carolina Council for Women. As part of a cohort of 20 Council members, Dr. Meggs will advise the Governor, the principal state departments and the state legislature concerning...

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W + GRA Executive Director and UNC Charlotte faculty discuss impact of the pandemic in Black Women and Da’rona
W + GRA Executive Director and UNC Charlotte faculty discuss impact of the pandemic in Black Women and Da’rona
   November 2, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic was life-changing for many across the globe. For Black women, the pandemic exacerbated existing issues that extended beyond socio-economic parameters to contending with mental, physical and emotional challenges. They suddenly found themselves entasked with new roles and responsibilities. These collective experiences and the need to create safe spaces for Black Women and...

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ASC+ SECC Community Campaign Kicks Off
ASC+ SECC Community Campaign Kicks Off
   October 4, 2022

This fall, faculty and staff have the ...

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Faculty and Staff Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank Sort-A-Rama
Faculty and Staff Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank Sort-A-Rama
   September 29, 2022

UNC Charlotte faculty and staff volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Sort-A-Rama held at the Charlotte Convention Center on Wednesday, September 28th. The University was a sponsor of the event. Niner volunteers packed 842 boxes of food for families in need in our region. Overall, 16,000 boxes were packed by over 650 volunteers during the half-day event. In addition to...

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How universities can promote democracy and contribute to their local communities
How universities can promote democracy and contribute to their local communities
   July 20, 2022

By Byron P. White

Last month, higher education, nonprofit and nongovernmental organization leaders from around the world met to discuss common challenges universities are facing, and how we can create a more open, democratic, equitable framework for engaging with and supporting our local communities.

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