The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, cognizant of its history as the foundational college at UNC Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university, advances the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge in the traditional areas of liberal arts and sciences and in emerging areas of study.
James Cook, associate professor of psychology, is the first recipient of the Provost’s Faculty Award for Community Engagement, in recognition of how his service, teaching and research build community connections and foster civic involvement.
Psychology Learning Community students came together on a hot, muggy Friday afternoon to fund raise for the UNC Charlotte Habitat for Humanity house, participating in a university-wide effort to raise $49,000 and build a house for a Habitat family.
Full understanding of how natural resources relate to rebel forces in the developing world is crucial to U.S. national security policy, and a Department of Defense-funded project at UNC Charlotte is expected to provide greater insights into the impact of those resources.
One way to understand what motivates and deters burglars is to ask them. UNC Charlotte researcher Joseph Kuhns from the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology did just that. He led a research team that gathered survey responses from more than 400 convicted offenders that resulted in an unprecedented look into the minds of burglars, providing insight into intruders’ motivations and methods.