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College Statement on Diversity Post-Election

The election season and the recent election results have caused a rise in activism across the country, as well as an uptick in cases of targeted harassment and hate language and behavior on college campuses and in society writ large.  In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte, we want to re-emphasize our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to illuminate our goal of providing a safe learning environment that is free from harassment, antagonistic language and behavior, and disrespectful and uncivil actions towards and by any member of our university community.  

As the largest and most diverse college at the university, we strive to embody the spirit of diversity and inclusion in our teaching, research, and creative and professional activities. We embrace our responsibility as a college in facilitating the marketplace of ideas from many perspectives.  We may disagree, we may argue, but we will do so in a respectful and civil manner.  We are in the business of developing the next generation of leaders who are able to competently and rigorously grapple with vexing problems of today and tomorrow; dialogue and inclusion are central to the scope of this project. 

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences continues to offer resources and engagement opportunities within the College and with our partners throughout the university, including, but not limited to, the Multicultural Resource Center and the Counseling Center.  Please let us know if you have any ideas on how we may collectively move forward together to continue to make CLAS a safe and open environment for all members of our community.  

You may contact Dr. Shawn Long, Associate Dean, at shawn.long@uncc.edu or 704-687-0075 if you have any questions, ideas, comments, or would like to report incidents of bias within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  

 

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Alan Freitag Receives Award for Career Service

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UNC Charlotte Communication Studies Professor Alan Freitag received the prestigious Infinity Award from Public Relations Society of America-Charlotte in November, 2016. The Infinity Award honors a public relations professional whose character, career and service represent the highest standards and who excels in the practice of public relations.
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Psychology Receives Provost’s Teaching Excellence Award

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The Department of Psychology received The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2016, in recognition of the department’s efforts to improve students learning and outcomes, through the collective responsibility of faculty members for maintaining high-quality teaching.
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Ojaide Receives Nigeria’s Top Academic Honor

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UNC Charlotte scholar Tanure Ojaide has been named this year’s recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), in the Humanities category. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the investiture ceremony on December 1 in Abuja, the country’s capital. Established in 1979, the Nigerian National Order of Merit is the highest academic honor in Africa’s most populous country.
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