UNCC http://wfae.org en Robot Will Encourage Recycling At 49ers Football Stadium http://wfae.org/post/robot-will-encourage-recycling-49ers-football-stadium <p>Since it first opened, UNC Charlotte's football stadium has had a zero-waste initiative. That means almost no trash. Everything that can be … is recycled or composted.</p><p>Part of that initiative is a three and a half feet-tall robot called RecycleBot. Ten engineering students worked on the robot this spring. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 00:32:07 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 51944 at http://wfae.org Robot Will Encourage Recycling At 49ers Football Stadium Dumpster-Diving Artist Searches Charlotte For Inspiration http://wfae.org/post/dumpster-diving-artist-searches-charlotte-inspiration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout January, a Brazilian artist will create a structure made out of Charlotte's trash. The work will be on display at the Projective Eye Gallery at </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Charlotte’s Center City building.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WFAE's Briana </span>Duggan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rode along with the artist as he hunted for materials and found that gaining access to these things that no one wants – is more difficult you would think.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:55:36 +0000 Briana Duggan 43142 at http://wfae.org Dumpster-Diving Artist Searches Charlotte For Inspiration Seniors At AARP Summit: We Want To 'Age In Place' http://wfae.org/post/seniors-aarp-summit-we-want-age-place <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a long list of things that senior citizens in Charlotte want: &nbsp;affordable housing, better building standards, more transportation options, sidewalks and </span>greenways<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>AARP sponsored a conference today at Queens University that included top city leaders, city planners and residents to discuss ideas for improving Charlotte's quality of life.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:20:03 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39704 at http://wfae.org Seniors At AARP Summit: We Want To 'Age In Place' 'Sacrificial Poets' Teach Students How To Spit Poetry http://wfae.org/post/sacrificial-poets-teach-students-how-spit-poetry <p>Spoken word poetry is about dramatic storytelling. A Raleigh performance poetry group called Sacrificial Poets is performing at UNC Charlotte this weekend. They're in town for a three-day residency that involves teaching college students and visiting some local schools to teach them about the art of busting a rhyme.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:12:44 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39348 at http://wfae.org 'Sacrificial Poets' Teach Students How To Spit Poetry Charlotte 49ers Marching Band Will Join Team In 2015 http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-49ers-marching-band-will-join-team-2015 <p>UNC Charlotte's football team is gaining momentum but fans can't help but think something is missing.&nbsp; The school recently announced <a href="http://coaa.uncc.edu/news/unc-charlotte-field-marching-band" target="_blank">plans to build a marching band </a>by 2015. &nbsp;</p><div> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 02:33:55 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 38270 at http://wfae.org Charlotte 49ers Marching Band Will Join Team In 2015 High-End Student Housing Headed To University Area http://wfae.org/post/high-end-student-housing-headed-university-area <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some new housing is popping up in the university area of Charlotte.&nbsp; It’s geared to students.&nbsp; So you might think cheap rent, cramped kitchens, shared bathrooms, and dreary stairwells.&nbsp; And you’d be so wrong.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:20:28 +0000 Lisa Miller 38191 at http://wfae.org High-End Student Housing Headed To University Area UNCC Professor Working On Invisibility http://wfae.org/post/uncc-professor-working-invisibility <p>One of the many magical objects in the Harry Potter series is the cloak of invisibility, which can render its wearer completely transparent.&nbsp; Sounds like fantasy, but there are researchers who are actually working on trying to develop such an object.&nbsp; One of them is UNC Charlotte physics professor Greg Gbur.&nbsp; &nbsp;We visited his office to get a better understanding of his work.</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:56:15 +0000 Marshall Terry 36110 at http://wfae.org UNCC Professor Working On Invisibility 49ers Football Ready To Launch http://wfae.org/post/49ers-football-ready-launch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amidst the running, the hitting, the yelling, and the whistles of practice, is the occasionally cry of “Game Week!”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>UNC Charlotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> football team is excited. The team plays its first game on Saturday, at home, against the Campbell Camels, more than five years after the school’s Board of Trustees approved the program. The team has been practicing for more than a year. Wide receiver </span>Mikel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hunter says he’s looking forward to just playing against someone who’s not on his own team.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:12:40 +0000 Ben Bradford 34266 at http://wfae.org 49ers Football Ready To Launch Episode 10: The Charlotte Ninety-Niners http://wfae.org/post/episode-10-charlotte-ninety-niners <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to <em><a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a></em>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I first moved here, there was one billboard that I found really confusing. It was for the new '</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">49ers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> football team at </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UNC Charlotte</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The only </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> I know of are 3,000 miles away … in San Francisco.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:47:18 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 29392 at http://wfae.org Episode 10: The Charlotte Ninety-Niners Dancing Out True Tales Of Murder http://wfae.org/post/dancing-out-true-tales-murder <p>Not all love stories have a happy ending. Consider one of the most famous ballets of all time, Swan Lake. The story ends with two lovers drowning themselves when they can’t be together.</p><p></p><p>But then again, that is fiction. A dance performance this weekend portrays true stories from our region. We already know how these relationships end: with murder in the first degree.</p><div><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 15:57:11 +0000 Briana Duggan 28259 at http://wfae.org Dancing Out True Tales Of Murder