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Local News
4:33 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Building Boom Continues At UNC Charlotte

Dorms being built on UNC Charlotte's campus. (4-30-14)
Credit Courtesy of UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte has been on something of a building spree for several years now.  That trend will continue with the approval of some renovations and another new dorm. 


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Higher Education
8:32 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Robot Will Encourage Recycling At 49ers Football Stadium

Engineering students began working on RecycleBot in the fall of 2013.
Tasnim Shamma

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.

Part of that initiative is a three and a half feet-tall robot called RecycleBot. Ten engineering students worked on the robot this spring.  


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Energy
4:56 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

UNC Charlotte Will Update Engineering Courses With DOE Funding

UNC Charlotte
Credit TW Buckner https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ / Flickr

UNC Charlotte is getting money from the U.S. Department of Energy to update its engineering program in an effort to help modernize the power grid.

The five-year project is in collaboration with three other universities.


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History
9:08 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Archiving Charlotte LGBT Community's History

UNC Charlotte assistant director for sexual and gender diversity, Joshua Burford, has collected 50 boxes worth of materials from the local LGBT community since April 2013. Items from the collection will be on display at the Levine Museum this summer.
Tasnim Shamma

The Levine Museum for the New South will focus on Charlotte’s LGBT history in an exhibit that opens this summer. Some of that history is being archived at UNC Charlotte.


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Local News
10:20 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Seniors At AARP Summit: We Want To 'Age In Place'

Dan Gallagher, the transportation planning manager with the Charlotte Department of Transportation.
Tasnim Shamma

There's a long list of things that senior citizens in Charlotte want:  affordable housing, better building standards, more transportation options, sidewalks and greenways.

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.

If there was one message AARP and community members wanted to send the city, it was that they wanted to be able to age in place. As in, retire in Charlotte and not see their quality of life deteriorate.

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Arts & Life
10:12 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

'Sacrificial Poets' Teach Students How To Spit Poetry

Starr Seward, the Sacrificial Poets’ Program Coordinator, writes down 'problems of the world' on the whiteboard.
Tasnim Shamma

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.

Sacrificial Poets artist director Kane "Novakane" Smego, starts off the class with a piece about growing up in Durham with a single mother.  

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Sports
10:33 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Charlotte 49ers Marching Band Will Join Team In 2015

The 25-member drum line performs during a game on October 12.
Wade Bruton UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte's football team is gaining momentum but fans can't help but think something is missing.  The school recently announced plans to build a marching band by 2015.  

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Local News
5:20 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

High-End Student Housing Headed To University Area

A rendering of Arcadia's clubhouse.
Credit arcadiastudentliving.com

Some new housing is popping up in the university area of Charlotte.  It’s geared to students.  So you might think cheap rent, cramped kitchens, shared bathrooms, and dreary stairwells.  And you’d be so wrong. 


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Solar Energy
4:30 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

UNC Charlotte Places 13th At Solar Decathlon

UNC Charlotte took home the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon People's Choice Award at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California on October 12, 2013.
Carol Anna/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

UNC Charlotte's solar house, UrbanEden, placed 13 out of 19th in the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif., that ended this past weekend, but the team went home with the People's Choice Award.

Team Austria won first place in the competition, the University of Nevada Las Vegas won second and the Czech Republic won third. 

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Energy
11:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

UNC Charlotte Team Ready For Solar Decathlon Judging

The UNC Charlotte solar house stands out for its use of concrete polymer on Decathlete Way in Irvine. After construction was completed in Charlotte, it was taken apart and shipped to California. Students finished putting the house back together yesterday.
Meg Whalen/UNC Charlotte

The UNC Charlotte Solar Decathlon Team is one of 19 teams chosen from all over the world to compete in a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition.  

For the last two weeks, the team has been putting its house back together after it was taken apart to be shipped from Charlotte to Irvine, California. Michelle Todd is one of two dozen UNC Charlotte students and faculty members at the competition.

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