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Statement Emphasizing Community as a Core Value of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Chancellor Dubois, in his January 30, 2017 statement, highlights that President Trump’s recent executive orders regarding banning refugee admission into our country for 120 days and the travel from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days, has sparked considerable confusion and concern.  Additionally, this and other proposed actions have caused a rise in activism and tensions across the country.  UNC Charlotte’s leadership continues to monitor the unfolding interpretations of the president’s mandates.

In the College of Liberal Arts and 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,

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Observatory Director Brings Historic Solar Eclipse Into Focus

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By now you’ve probably heard that a total solar eclipse is coming to North American skies on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, and the Carolinas have a front row seat. UNC Charlotte Observatory director and astrophysicist Catherine Qualtrough of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences shares the basics of this historic event.
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Historian Compares Treatment of Nomadic People by U.S., Russia

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Historian Steven Sabol's new book is a happy coincidence of fly-fishing and history. During a 2006 fishing trip to trout-filled Nez Perce Creek in Yellowstone National Park, Sabol spied a sign with tantalizing details about the flight of the Nez Perce through the park in the 19th century. The sign set Sabol on a comparative history journey exploring the treatment of nomadic people by two empires - the U.S. and Russia.
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Organizational Science Student Institute Brings Graduate Studies Into Reach

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Undergraduate students from around the nation who may have thought graduate school was out of their reach found out in a one-week summer institute at UNC Charlotte that it is within their grasp. UNC Charlotte’s Organizational Science Student Institute. The institute seeks to diversify the field of organizational science through professional development, specifically targeting historically underrepresented undergraduate students.
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Students Perceive Time and Space Relationships In Spatial Thinking Class

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UNC Charlotte students work together to prepare a giant red balloon for liftoff. They have attached a camera to the balloon’s string to take aerial photographs of the UNC Charlotte campus that they will use to create a map. Through exercises like this one, students in the geography class on spatial thinking gain hands-on experience that expands their understanding of the concept, which offers a geographic perspective on how objects, processes and phenomena relate to each other in time and space.
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