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Study: Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders May Sabotage Students’ Academics

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Undiagnosed sleep disorders may be sabotaging students’ academic success, a study by UNC Charlotte psychology professor Jane Gaultney suggests.

UNC Charlotte Center Director to Build, Explore New South Connections

Award-Winning Faculty Join Award-Winning Community Psychology Program

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Two researchers who have received major national awards in their field will join the UNC Charlotte Department of Psychology as core faculty in the Community Psychology Training Program this fall. They received their honors at the Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference in Lowell, Mass. this summer. The UNC Charlotte program they join was named the field's Outstanding Program in 2013.

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College Faculty Provide Context For Charleston Shootings

Undergraduate Charlotte Research Scholars Learn By Doing

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UNC Charlotte student scholars are researching diverse topics ranging from lightning strike patterns in the Southeast U.S. to the connection between Maya Angelou’s poetry and contemporary hip-hop to the impact of UNC Charlotte’s student-run food pantry.

UNC Charlotte’s Personally Speaking Explores Mexican Revolution in Global and Current Contexts

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Join the conversation about Mexico's Once and Future Revolution with Jürgen Buchenau at Personally Speaking at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at UNC Charlotte Center City. His most provocative conclusion is that the Mexican Revolution fundamentally reshaped global debates about human rights, in that the revolutionaries posited the existence of a series of social rights including the right to work, housing, food, medical care and education. His talk is free and open to the public.

Trendy Method of Marijuana Use Holds Risks, Research Suggests

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A trendy method of using marijuana may put young users at greater risk for burns than the more customary way of using marijuana, a UNC Charlotte professor suggests. John Stogner, a Criminal Justice and Criminology professor, assesses the dangers of a practice called “dabbing” in research published on June 15 in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

UNC Charlotte Alumnus Named Atlanta Planning Chief

Alumnus Tim Keane, who received a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in architecture from UNC Charlotte, has been named Commissioner for the Department of Planning and Community Development for the City of Atlanta by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

Criminology Alumnus Named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief

UNC Charlotte alumnus Kerr Putney has been named as the new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department police chief effective July 1, 2015. Putney earned his bachelor's degree in criminology at UNC Charlotte and has been with CMPD since 1992, currently as deputy chief.

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Events

New Student Convocation
August 24, 2015 11:00 AM
Dale Halton Arena
UNC Charlotte’s Personally Speaking Explores the Mexican Revolution in Global and Current Contexts
September 01, 2015 6:30 PM
UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St.
Personally Speaking Series Looks at Good White People and Middle-Class White Anti-Racism
November 10, 2015 6:30 PM
UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth St.