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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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Introducing the Charlotte Regional Data Trust
Introducing the Charlotte Regional Data Trust
   July 13, 2022

By Lori Thomas

Our community’s challenges extend past any one silo, organization or jurisdictional line. Public education systems address hunger, health, homelessness, and other impacts of poverty. Our jails and...

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urbanCORE to co-produce international journal examining community engaged scholarship
urbanCORE to co-produce international journal examining community engaged scholarship
   July 8, 2022

UNC Charlotte’s urbanCORE will co-produce Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, a public research university in Australia. 

Gateways is an award-winning journal that “responds to an emerging global movement of collaborative, critical and change-oriented community-university...

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Building a new partnership around student success
Building a new partnership around student success
   June 17, 2022

By Mae Israel

More than 300 students turned out for the first UNC Charlotte party for seniors sponsored by the career services center. Many of them posed in front of a college-themed green backdrop or played with Slinkys and other small toys, and t also completed a survey about their post-graduation plans.

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Bank of America invests $2.5 million to support student success at UNC Charlotte and upward mobility for the region
Bank of America invests $2.5 million to support student success at UNC Charlotte and upward mobility for the region
   June 16, 2022

Bank of America is strengthening its long-standing partnership with UNC Charlotte to support student success and upward mobility for the Charlotte region. The $2.5 million investment from the bank will expand the University’s signature bridge program for historically underrepresented students and support the creation of a Community Innovation Incubator.

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International forum to examine higher education leadership, social justice and democracy
International forum to examine higher education leadership, social justice and democracy
   June 7, 2022

Some 300 leaders from across the globe will gather to address democracy, social justice and sustainability in Dublin, Ireland, this month, including Dr. Byron P. White, Associate Provost of Urban Research and Community Engagement at UNC Charlotte.

The gathering is scheduled for June 16-17 at Dublin City University. Attendees will include leaders in higher education, nonprofits and...

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Black Girls Film Camp Screening in Charlotte
Black Girls Film Camp Screening in Charlotte
   June 6, 2022

The Black Girls Film Camp, a recipient of the 2021-22 Seed Grants from the Women + Girls Research Alliance, is empowering Black girls and lifting up their voices in Charlotte. 

As the culmination of this year's program, the Black Girls Film Camp will host its Screening and Awards showcase this month at UNC Charlotte's uptown campus.

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City Walks wraps up a successful in-person return after two-year hiatus
City Walks wraps up a successful in-person return after two-year hiatus
   June 1, 2022

For two years, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Charlotte City Walks from hosting in-person walking tours to introduce people to the history, food, culture and challenges facing our diverse neighborhoods.

In 2020, the program was canceled. In 2021, City Walks went virtual, offering self-...

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