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Graduate Scholars Conduct Research Abroad, With Donors’ Help

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History graduate students Marissa Nichols and Chris Kinley went back in time when researching abroad this academic year in Greece and Mexico, while also taking important steps forward. As recipients of the Buchenau-Pharr Graduate Research Award, their research abroad allowed them to access on-site archival sources and develop cultural credibility in their chosen disciplines.

Spring 2016 Exchange Magazine

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This Spring 2016 issue of the College's Exchange magazine makes visible the scholarly accomplishments of CLAS students and faculty. This work is not an end in itself, as College Dean Nancy Gutierrez says, but a pathway to creating a better future.

History Professor Receives Atkins Library Engagement Award

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Gregory Mixon, a professor of history, is the recipient of the second annual J. Murrey Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award. Atkins Library presents this award to a UNC Charlotte faculty member who has engaged in innovative or exceptional work with library collections, programs and services.

Professor Receives Board of Governors’ Highest Teaching Honor

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At the May 14 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ commencement ceremony, Stanley Schneider, Biological Sciences, officially received a 2016 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. As a teacher, one of Schneider’s goals is to change the way students think about and live on Earth. “I want them to experience awe and a sense of privilege and responsibility for living on this planet,” he says.

Sociology Professor Receives International Education Faculty Award

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Scott Fitzgerald, associate professor of sociology, is the 2016 recipient of the International Education Faculty Award, presented at the 22nd annual International Education Celebration. Fitzgerald was instrumental in providing leadership to the Global Village Learning Community and established a Habitat for Humanity Study Abroad program in El Salvador.