College Statement on University City Shooting and Protests

In light of the recent tragedies and events in the Charlotte region and elsewhere, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences reaffirms our commitment to respect, safety, diversity, inclusion and acceptance for all of our stakeholders.

As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences stands committed to serving, welcoming, and providing opportunities and access to all faculty, staff and students in our university community and beyond.  More importantly, as a community, the College strives to behave in ways that respect people regardless of their differences and to reject behaviors that are exclusionary, disrespectful, or harmful of these differences. Our first priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of the CLAS campus community.

Please refer to the Chancellor’s response to the recent incident, see: Inside UNC Charlotte > Statement from Chancellor Dubois on recent events in Charlotte.

Chancellor Dubois and Lisa Lewis Dubois have joined other leaders in Charlotte in a statement of support of the city and their commitment to its future, see: Spotlight: Committed to Our City

If you have any concerns or questions, you may confidentially contact Dr. Shawn Long, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at or 704-687-0075.


The Washington Center to Honor UNC Charlotte for Civic Engagement

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UNC Charlotte is among five colleges and universities selected to share the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award presented by The Washington Center. Honorees were selected based upon their leadership and innovation in civic engagement.

Puerto Rican Southern Belle: From Harlemworld to Disney World to Mississippi

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Demographic changes challenge the cultural narrative about what it means to grow up in and to live in the South, and UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South looks at these questions in a series of 2016-17 events that kicks off with Puerto Rican Southern Belle: From Harlemworld to Disney World to Mississippi.

College Joins UNC Charlotte Data Science Initiative

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The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is now part of the UNC Charlotte Data Science Initiative, joining the College of Computing and Informatics, Belk College of Business, and the College of Health and Human Services as part of this strategic partnership. Jean-Claude Thill, Knight Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of Project Mosaic, has agreed to serve as the DSI Director for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

College Seeks Student “Peace and Justice” Art for Holiday Card

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In a time when the world is facing conflict and injustice on what seems like a daily basis, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte is seeking student artwork that reflects students’ perspectives on peace and justice for use on the College's holiday card.

Powers to Present Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture

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Historian Bernard Powers Jr., a professor at the College of Charleston, will present "On Jordan’s Stormy Banks: Racial Violence and the Quest for Home in America" at 5:30 PM, Thursday, Sept. 29, in Fretwell, Room 100. This free, public event is the eighth annual Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture, sponsored by the Africana Studies Department.