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Hammelman To Study Urban Foodscapes With NSF CAREER Award

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Colleen Hammelman, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Grant to study population change and gentrification in urban foodscapes. Her five-year funding is expected to total $461,555.
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Geology, Mechanical Engineering Collaboration Leads To Significant Findings

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Since 2012, the somewhat unusual research pairing of a geologist and mechanical engineer at UNC Charlotte has led to some important scientific results, and has recently earned recognition of their work with a top award for interdisciplinary research and publication.
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Geographers’ COVID-19 Study Offers Way To Detect, Monitor Clusters

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As communities relax COVID-19 restrictions, a study by UNC Charlotte geographer Eric Delmelle and two of his former doctoral students could provide decision-makers with timely data about spikes in COVID-19 cases to help guide their decisions.
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NEA Grant to Fund Arts-Based Social Mobility Research

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An interdisciplinary team from UNC Charlotte has received a $29,000 Research Grant in the Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the project “Arts-based social mobility: Exploring cultural capital in Charlotte, NC.” Sociology Associate Professor Vaughn Schmutz will lead the team, which includes faculty and staff from the College of Arts + Architecture.
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Scientists, Citizens Consider Impact On Environment Of COVID-19 Slowdowns

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Scientists and citizens are thinking about how slowdowns and shutdowns from COVID-19 might be helping the environment. Among those exploring this issue is UNC Charlotte atmospheric scientist Brian Magi, who is part of a local and global network of researchers who consider air quality and climate.
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