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Retired Botanical Gardens Director Receives Excellence Award

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Larry Mellichamp, retired director of the University’s Botanical Gardens, received the 2016 Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference held at Western Carolina University in late July. Currently president of the North Carolina Native Plant Society, Mellichamp was recognized for his dedication to the study, propagation and promotion of the native plants of Southeastern North America.

Catastrophic Catalyst: Lab Makes Linkage at Nexus of Communication, Political Psychology

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As Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, people worldwide converged around TVs to witness the devastation of an iconic city and government’s response to the storm. This catastrophic, life-altering event served as a pivotal point in UNC Charlotte researcher Cherie Maestas’ career.

Bronze Age Uncovered: Early Civilization Research Highlights Innovation

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The soil in the ancient Cyprus field is the color of parchment paper and packed hard. On an early summer day with temperatures that creep toward 100 degrees, UNC Charlotte researchers Steven Falconer and Pat Fall carefully dig through centuries of archaeological sediments, inch by painstaking inch.

Shepherd Receives Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

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Mary Jo Shepherd, public policy, and Jinglin Li, computing and informatics, are the 2016 recipients of the Graduate School Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award. The award is presented annually in the categories corresponding to the national competition jointly sponsored by Council of Graduate Schools and ProQuest Dissertations Publishing​.

Thinking Matters Talks Provide Look at Compelling Topics

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Cannibalism; honey bees; race, religion and murder; climate change; and raising African orphans will be featured in this year's Thinking Matters Talks as part of New Student Convocation Day on Monday, Aug. 22.