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Record Number of Graduate Students Honored at Spring Commencement

The commencement week celebrations included the Elevating Excellence event for doctoral graduates.
   May 23, 2024

A record total of 1,689 doctoral, master’s and certificate degrees were conferred at the Spring 2024 Graduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11 at the Dale F. Halton Arena.  Degrees conferred included 135 doctoral, 1,183 master’...

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Yelixza Avila

Yelixza Avila: From First-Gen to Postdoc

   May 17, 2024

Growing up in the small West Texas border town of Tornillo, Yelixza Avila viewed military service as her only way to experience life beyond her hometown.

But the first-generation college student persevered in pursuit of higher education, enrolling at nearby Sul Ross State, where she studied biology and chemistry.

“Ten weeks in the summer in West Texas collecting bugs was the...

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Adam Reitzel, Juan Vivero-Escoto, Provost Troyer and Chancellor Gaber

Adam Reitzel, Juan Vivero-Escoto Honored for Research and Mentoring Excellence

2024 First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal & de Silva Graduate Mentor Award recipients
   May 14, 2024

Charlotte faculty members Adam Reitzel and Juan Vivero-Escoto are the 2024 recipients of the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal and the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award, respectively. They were honored at a faculty awards...

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Inaugural Million Dollar Research Circle Celebrates Research Success

   April 2, 2024

Researchers from across UNC Charlotte who lead initiatives with $1 million or more in active external funding were recognized during a reception on Wednesday, March 27.

The inaugural Million Dollar Research Circle honored 65 principal investigators. They represent 70% of the University’s current...

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Charlotte Announces Graduate Assistantship Pay Increase

A permanent raise in graduate assistantship compensation begins in 2024-2025.
   March 22, 2024

UNC Charlotte is raising the pay for students on graduate assistantships beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year.

This change will...

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Alaina Names-Mattefs

Meet Alaina Names-Mattefs

   March 21, 2024

Alaina Names-Mattefs is director of graduate programs for the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences and the College of Science. Learn about her role, advice when considering graduate school and how her two children inspire her. 

How long have you been at UNC Charlotte?

I began at UNC Charlotte teaching Introduction to Sociology in the fall of...

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Women in Technology

Breaking Barriers: UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing & Informatics Champions Women in Technology
   March 8, 2024

When she started college, Simone Tezzo thought her future included a career in nursing. However, she soon found her passions lay within technology. As she refocused her goals, she had a plethora of educational options from which to choose. It was UNC Charlotte’s ...

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Morse’s Code on Metrology

Unraveling the Essential Science Behind Manufacturing
   March 6, 2024

Manufacturing stands as a cornerstone of the American economy, relying on a multitude of sciences for its foundation and competitiveness. Metrology is among these disciplines. This fundamental yet often overlooked science underpins the entire manufacturing design and production process.

Ed Morse, director of UNC Charlotte’...

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Splitting Hairs: The Enormous Impact of Micro Measurement

How UNC Charlotte leads the field of metrology, the science of measurement
   March 5, 2024

Look at one strand of your hair. Just one. Now, imagine the safety of your next airplane ride, the fuel efficiency of your car or the reliability of your cell phone were all dependent on something as small as 1/100th of the width of that strand of hair. 

They are.

This tiny unit, the micron, and...

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UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business receives national Insight Into Diversity 2024 Inspiring Programs in Business Award

Honor recognizes Doctorate in Business Administration’s successes
   March 4, 2024

UNC Charlotte has received the 2024 Inspiring Programs in Business Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, for the Doctorate in Business Administration in...

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