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Welcome, New Faculty!


New faculty in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) should attend the new faculty orientation from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday August 15.  For more information, see: UNC Charlotte  ADVANCE > 2016 New Faculty Orientation

There will also be a CLAS new faculty orientation that will immediately follow the University-wide orientation in the Student Union on the 3rd Floor.  More information for CLAS faculty is available on the Inside CLAS site.


Math Meets Language and Cognition

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English language learners in Mariella Duarte’s eighth-grade class at Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte face the steep task of learning middle school math in a language they have yet to master. For these students, the cognitive load can prove overwhelming. Anthony Fernandes, a mathematics professor at UNC Charlotte, is seeking solutions to that struggle.

Students Learn Research, Debate Skills In NC Student Legislature

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UNC Charlotte students are learning research and debate skills through their participation in the North Carolina Student Legislature. The statewide student legislature provides students a chance to participate in a model General Assembly. Through this process, the students gain valuable insight into how the state engages in policymaking. They also learn to express their own beliefs and ideas with confidence.

Mukherjee Receives National Award for Making a Difference in STEM Fields

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UNC Charlotte distinguished cancer researcher Pinku Mukherjee has received a 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The Inspiring Women in STEM Award honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Girls Rock Charlotte Draws Leaders from College, Empowers Youth

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Girls Rock Charlotte, a July summer camp that aims to amplify confidence and boost self-esteem through the power of rock music and leadership lessons, is giving young girls a positive voice. While the initiative is not a formal UNC Charlotte program, it draws many of its leaders and volunteers from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the university.

Students Learn About Election Process At National Conventions

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Five UNC Charlotte students are attending the two presidential nominating conventions this summer – one as an elected delegate and four through an academic program with The Washington Center. Four of the students are pursuing majors or minors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, while the fifth is a finance major in the Belk College of Business.