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Newswise: UNC Charlotte's Childress Klein Center for Real Estate Issues State of Housing in Charlotte Update
Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
UNC Charlotte's Childress Klein Center for Real Estate Issues State of Housing in Charlotte Update
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

After seeing a drop in April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, single-family home sales in the Charlotte region are surging back, according to an update from UNC Charlotte’s Childress Klein Center for Real Estate (CKCRE), part of the Belk College of Business.

Newswise: Charlotte 49ers launch bold new identity
Released: 23-Jun-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Charlotte 49ers launch bold new identity
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Charlotte 49ers, UNC Charlotte’s Division I intercollegiate athletics program, today unveiled a highly anticipated new brand identity that is expected to become a rallying point for all of Niner Nation and the broader Charlotte community. This is the first update to the Charlotte 49ers athletic mark since 2000.

Newswise: NC Economic Forecast: Recovery Could Take Years
Released: 28-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
NC Economic Forecast: Recovery Could Take Years
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte professor of financial economics, presents the quarterly Barings/UNC Charlotte NC Economic Forecast. In the forecast, he discussed the economic effects of COVID-19 and the outlook for the state's economic recovery.

Newswise: UNC Charlotte Welcomes 11th Class of Prestigious Levine Scholarship Program
Released: 11-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
UNC Charlotte Welcomes 11th Class of Prestigious Levine Scholarship Program
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Twenty-one young leaders from across the United States have been selected as the 11th class of UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program, the University’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship. 

Newswise: Deans for Colleges of Business, Engineering and Associate Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement Named
Released: 6-May-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Deans for Colleges of Business, Engineering and Associate Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement Named
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte announces new leadership for three academic areas--business, engineering, and urban research and community engagement--pivotal to the University’s mission to serve the greater Charlotte region and beyond.

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Released: 5-May-2020 8:05 AM EDT
UNC Charlotte Center City Named in Honor of Philip L. and Lisa Lewis Dubois
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is recognizing the legacy of retiring Chancellor Philip L. Dubois and First Lady Lisa Lewis Dubois by renaming the University’s uptown Charlotte Center City Building in their honor

Newswise: UNC Charlotte Opens the Carolinas' First Interdisciplinary School of Data Science
Released: 14-Jan-2020 10:15 AM EST
UNC Charlotte Opens the Carolinas' First Interdisciplinary School of Data Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte has opened the Carolinas' first School of Data Science. The interdisciplinary school allows UNC Charlotte to expand on its programs in the field and open up the growing and diverse field of data science to students with varied career interests.

Newswise: UNC Charlotte Wins APLU Degree Completion Award
Released: 21-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
UNC Charlotte Wins APLU Degree Completion Award
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is recognized as a national leader in the effort to develop comprehensive programs to increase student retention and graduation rates by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); the organization named the University the winner of its 2019 Degree Completion Award.

Newswise: UNC Charlotte Partners with The Washington Center for RNC Student Learning Experience
Released: 13-Nov-2019 10:55 AM EST
UNC Charlotte Partners with The Washington Center for RNC Student Learning Experience
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Through a partnership with The Washington Center, UNC Charlotte will host hundreds of students from across the country for an extraordinary two-week educational program during next summer's Republican National Convention.

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Released: 13-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
UNC Charlotte Economist Addresses a Decade of Growth, Offers Forecast for the Future
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The economy of the United States and North Carolina, as of July 2019, is now experiencing the longest economic expansion since 1854. While at a modest rate, the national and state economies do continue to grow, and this consistent, decade-long expansion is significant, professor and economist John Connaughton said.

Released: 29-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Search Committee Named for UNC Charlotte's Next Chancellor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Board of Trustees has named its search committee to begin the process of recommending finalists for consideration to become the next chancellor of UNC Charlotte, following Philip L. Dubois’ previously announced plans to retire effective June 30, 2020.

Newswise: Evidence of the 587/586 BCE Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem Found in Mount Zion Excavation
Released: 12-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Evidence of the 587/586 BCE Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem Found in Mount Zion Excavation
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Researchers digging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s ongoing archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have announced a second significant discovery from the 2019 season – clear evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city from 587/586 BCE.

Newswise: Archaeological Evidence Verifies Long-Doubted Medieval Historical Accounts of First Crusade Conquest
Released: 23-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Archaeological Evidence Verifies Long-Doubted Medieval Historical Accounts of First Crusade Conquest
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte-led archaeological dig on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion has been going on for over a decade. This year's findings confirm previously unverified details from nearly thousand-year-old historical accounts of the First Crusade.

Newswise: Drug Companies' Sexually Explicit Ads Reaching Too Many Young Viewers
Released: 10-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Drug Companies' Sexually Explicit Ads Reaching Too Many Young Viewers
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Research indicates that virtually every day, millions of children and adolescents are being bombarded by sexually explicit direct-to-consumer advertising, despite pharmaceutical CEOs’ claims to the contrary.

Released: 10-Apr-2019 11:10 AM EDT
Gun Control Debate May Prompt Interest in Firearm Ownership
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Laura Gunn, an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and colleagues found that while violent attacks cause interest in gun control to spike, the rise in gun control debate may lead to increases in searches related to purchasing a gun more than the violent attacks themselves.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
The Childress Klein Center for Real Estate Presents Analysis of 'The State of Housing in Charlotte'
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Charlotte region has a population that is growing faster than its housing stock. As a result, prices are rising for all housing faster than inflation. This increase in prices is affecting both owner-occupied and rental properties.

Newswise: Women Scarce in the One Percent
Released: 13-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Women Scarce in the One Percent
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Men hold nearly all primary breadwinning positions in top income households, and the glass ceiling that has hindered women's advancement in the workplace is more extensive than previously thought, a new study by University of North Carolina at Charlotte researcher Jill Yavorsky and colleagues finds.

Released: 29-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
UNC Charlotte Alum Keeps 49ers Basketball Team in Peak Condition
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University is transitioning its undergraduate athletic training program to a Master of Science in Athletic Training program in the spring, providing students like Adam Jordan with advanced educational opportunities.

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Released: 9-Oct-2018 3:55 PM EDT
Guatemalan Immigrant and Recognized Teacher of the Year Inspires the Next Generation
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Emily Francis, the 2016 Cabarrus County (N.C.) Schools Teacher of the Year, looks back at her journey—from a one room shack in Guatemala, to a New York airport facing immigration authorities, to crossing the stage at UNC Charlotte to accept a graduate degree.

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Released: 8-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Green Light Ahead for Economy; Caution Signal for International Trade?
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The economy of the United States and North Carolina continues to accelerate, yet international trade could be entering a caution zone, UNC Charlotte professor and economist John Connaughton says.

Released: 9-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
UNC Charlotte and Tresata Announce Partnership to Make Charlotte One of the Healthiest Cities by 2025
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

In celebration of Public Health Week, UNC Charlotte and Tresata announced a far reaching new partnership designed to make Charlotte, N.C. one of the healthiest cities in the world by 2025.

Released: 13-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Continued N.C. Economic Expansion Expected in 2018; Infrastructure Legislation Possible
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The North Carolina economy continues to grow, and legislators will soon consider whether infrastructure spending is around the corner, UNC Charlotte professor and economist John Connaughton says.

Newswise: UNC Charlotte Names Mike Hill of the University of Florida 
as 49ers Athletics Director
Released: 1-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST
UNC Charlotte Names Mike Hill of the University of Florida as 49ers Athletics Director
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Chancellor Philip L. Dubois has announced the appointment of Mike Hill as the next Director of Athletics at UNC Charlotte. Hill, currently Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at the University of Florida, will assume his responsibilities on March 15 and be introduced at a public news conference on March 6.

Newswise: ​​UNC Charlotte’s 2018 Analytics Frontiers Conference to Focus on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
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Released: 28-Feb-2018 4:55 PM EST
​​UNC Charlotte’s 2018 Analytics Frontiers Conference to Focus on Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning ​​
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Data Science Initiative at UNC Charlotte will convene the 2018 Analytics Frontiers Conference from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at the Ritz-Carlton in Uptown Charlotte.

Released: 7-Feb-2018 4:15 PM EST
Charter Schools Are Driving Segregation In Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charter Schools in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are directly and indirectly undermining school district efforts to desegregate public schools, according to a new study released by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA with researchers at UNC Charlotte.

Released: 9-Jan-2018 4:00 PM EST
CCI-LED Team Receives NSF Award to Improve Retention and Engagement for Students
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The team of teaching innovators in the Department of Computer Science, lead by Dr. Kalpathi Subramanian, Associate Professor, received a $541,616 award

Newswise: M.S. In Mathematical Finance Named Among Nation’s Top Programs
Released: 1-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EDT
M.S. In Mathematical Finance Named Among Nation’s Top Programs
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program is again named one of the top programs in the nation, ranking No. 16 in TFE Times’ 2018 Master of Financial Engineering program rankings.

Released: 12-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT
Researchers Find Dads Often Having Fun While Moms Work Around the House
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Researchers from Ohio State and UNC Charlotte found that three months after the birth of their first child, on days when couples were not working, men were most often relaxing while women did housework or child care.

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Released: 12-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT
Understanding Wildfire Spread
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Check out how UNC Charlotte is studying wildfire spread in this video featuring researchers from the Lee College of Engineering.

Newswise: Public Health Study Reveals Shortcomings Among CMS Elementary Students
Released: 12-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Public Health Study Reveals Shortcomings Among CMS Elementary Students
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Health Sciences Professor Beth Racine and a team of scholars evaluated the outcomes of Achieve 225, a program designed to promote physical activity and nutrition in schools.

Released: 12-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Advance Achieved in Dry Preservation of Mammalian Sperm Cells
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

In a paper forthcoming in the November issue of the journal Theriogenology, a team of researchers from UNC Charlotte and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), announced the first successful drying and rehydration of domestic cat spermatozoa using a rapid microwave dehydration method.

Released: 7-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Slow Economic Growth Expected to Continue for North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The North Carolina economy is expected to continue the slow growth pattern of the past eight years, with strong indicators from low unemployment rates and long-term projections for GDP growth, UNC Charlotte professor and economist John Connaughton says.

Newswise: Mili Takes the Helm at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics
Released: 9-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Mili Takes the Helm at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics Dean Fatma Mili officially began her tenure Aug. 1.

Newswise: Rogelberg Receives National Award for Humanitarian Focus
Released: 12-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Rogelberg Receives National Award for Humanitarian Focus
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

For humanitarian contributions to the field of industrial-organizational psychology, UNC Charlotte professor Steven Rogelberg was named the inaugural recipient of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Humanitarian Award.

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Released: 6-Jun-2017 4:50 PM EDT
More Slow Economic Growth Forecast for North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The North Carolina economy is expected to continue the slow growth pattern of the past eight years, UNC Charlotte professor says.

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Released: 25-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT
UNC Charlotte Receives $2 Million Boost from Duke Energy Foundation
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Duke Energy Foundation is committing $2 million to the University’s Exponential Campaign, specifically to support the Charlotte Engineering Early College and the Women in Computing Initiative.

Newswise: Largest Class of Levine Scholars to Join UNC Charlotte This Fall
Released: 4-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Largest Class of Levine Scholars to Join UNC Charlotte This Fall
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Twenty-three young leaders from high schools across the United States comprise the eighth, and largest, class of UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program; they will join the University, starting this fall.

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Released: 28-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Architecture Team Honoring the 49 Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims with EFFERVESCE
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

A team from the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture has won the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Project Practitioners (SPP) Small Project Design Competition. The winning design honoring the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting will be donated to the LGBT Center of Central Fla.

Newswise: Grant- Funded Research Aids Emergency Providers in Identifying and Treating Sexual Abuse
Released: 14-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Grant- Funded Research Aids Emergency Providers in Identifying and Treating Sexual Abuse
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte clinical nursing professor Kathleen Jordan is leading grant-funded research to aid medical professionals and social workers who examine and care for children who have been sexually abused.

Newswise: UNC Charlotte Study of Online Activism Data Wins Top Prize
Released: 14-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT
UNC Charlotte Study of Online Activism Data Wins Top Prize
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte researchers have examined more than a million tweets sent during the protests of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in September 2016. This research holds implications for understanding the role of cluster tweets and other public relations strategies in relation to online activism.Their paper “From Cluster Tweets to Retweets: A Big Data, Rhetorical Exploration of Digital Social Advocacy in the Context of the Charlotte Protests on Twitter” recently won the “Boston University Award for the Top Paper about Public Relations and the Social and Emerging Media.”

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Released: 9-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST
UNC Charlotte’s Analytics Frontiers Conference to Feature Nate Silver
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Analytics Frontiers Conference at UNC Charlotte has emerged as the region’s leading forum on data science; this event is an outgrowth of the University’s Data Science Initiative that positions UNC Charlotte at the center of the data analytics revolution. This year’s Analytics Frontiers Conference expands to three days, Wednesday through Friday, March 29-31, at the Ritz-Carlton in uptown Charlotte. Participants will have access to speakers and panel discussions devoted to leveraging new analytical techniques, tools and infrastructure to improve their competitive advantage and efficiencies. Leading statistician Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. Silver is noted for his innovative analyses of political polling. He gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election when he correctly predicted the result of primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. In 2012, he predicted accurate outcomes for all 50 states.

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Released: 2-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST
Slow Economic Growth Projected to Continue
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The national and state economies will continue the slow growth pattern in 2017 that has continued for the past seven-plus years, but North Carolina will need to focus on productivity growth this year, said UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton. Connaughton emphasized during his quarterly talk that productivity growth should be the focus of the state in 2017.

Newswise: Documentary Showcases N.C. Organization’s Enlarged Scope of Care
Released: 22-Feb-2017 12:05 PM EST
Documentary Showcases N.C. Organization’s Enlarged Scope of Care
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The sounds that fill hospital rooms can take on a discordant tone, as life-sustaining equipment beeps, hisses and blares. Chapel Hill nonprofit DooR to DooR breaks through the noise, bringing to health care settings the sounds of a different healing sort, as documented in the new film “The Acoustics of Care.”With this documentary, UNC Charlotte researcher Margaret Quinlan and colleagues profile DooR to DooR, founded by Joy Javits to bring performing, literary and visual artists to health care settings. The film shows how the arts can introduce more soothing sounds and sights into health care settings to facilitate healing.

Newswise: College of Health and Human Services Conference to Address Veterans Health and Reintegration
Released: 15-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST
College of Health and Human Services Conference to Address Veterans Health and Reintegration
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The 2017 UNC Charlotte Veterans' Health Conference will emphasize biopsychosocial issues related to reintegration, including physical health challenges faced by this population and access to and use of services among veterans, service members and their families, including potential strategies for supporting reintegration to their life roles in the community.

Newswise: UNC Charlotte Participating in National Research Study on College Advising
Released: 8-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST
UNC Charlotte Participating in National Research Study on College Advising
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University, and MDRC, an independent research organization, are conducting a study of technology-mediated advising at UNC Charlotte, Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania and at California State University, Fresno.

Newswise: APLU Declares UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
Released: 7-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST
APLU Declares UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte has a robust history of regional engagement that supports economic development, community engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship. In recognition of this strong commitment, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 4:40 PM EST
Slow Economic Growth Expected to Continue in 2017
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The economy is continuing to grow, albeit slowly. Post-election and throughout 2017, the economic forecast pattern will continue, said UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton today during the Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast.

Released: 15-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT
UNC Charlotte Wins $4 Million NSF Grant for Big Data Research
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $4 million grant to UNC Charlotte researchers to develop a multidisciplinary research program called Virtual Information Fabric Infrastructure (VIFI) that will create new ways to manage, use and share Big Data and analytic results

Released: 8-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Age-Based Grade Assignments Hinder Millions of Students According to New Study
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Traditional age-based grade levels may be hampering the progress of millions of K-12 students in the United States and should be a target for reform, according to a new study co-authored by a UNC Charlotte education professor.


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