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9:50 am
Fri October 26, 2012

'EPIC' Program At UNCC Fueling Energy Industry

Governor Bev Perdue tours the new EPIC Building at UNC Charlotte on Thursday with EPIC director Johan Enslin (far left) and Shaw Group Senior Vice President Jeffrey Merrifield (center)
Credit Julie Rose

The new $77 million engineering and energy building on UNC Charlotte’s campus hasn’t even had a formal grand opening ceremony, and already it’s fueling the local energy work force. 

Johan Enslin underscored that point as  he gave Governor Bev Perdue of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center – or “EPIC” - which he directs.  It's a four-story collection of laboratories bathed in natural light on the edge of UNC Charlotte’s campus.

One of the labs features a replica of the nerve center at Duke Energy.

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Charlotte Observer
10:10 am
Fri October 19, 2012

E.K. Fretwell, Who Put UNCC On The Map, Dies

E.K. Fretwell
Charlotte Observer

E.K. Fretwell arrived at UNC Charlotte in 1979 with a national reputation as an educator. In his 10 years as chancellor, he conferred that national reputation on the one-time commuter college in the rolling countryside northeast of the city.

Fretwell died Thursday afternoon at The Cypress. He was 88.

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1:32 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

First Practice For The 49ers

The 49ers will play their first game in August of 2013.
Tanner Latham

While there were no helmets or pads, there was a lot of running.

About 85 football players, all decked out in their squeaky clean t-shirts, shorts, and cleats ran full field sprints.  For the next three weeks, they’ll be doing these daily conditioning drills and learning their position techniques.

The first game is not until August 31st, 2013, over a year away. Because of that, head coach Brad Lambert says one of his biggest challenges is to keep it these practices creative.  

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4:41 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

UNC Charlotte Teams Up With UNC-Chapel Hill For New Degree Program

Nearly one-third of American workers get fewer than six hours of sleep a night. That's according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And with increasing attention to disorders, especially sleep apnea, the number of sleep centers across the country has increased. In response, UNC Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill have teamed up to offer an online degree in neurodiagnostics and sleep science. The schools tout it as the first bachelor’s program of its kind in the country.

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UNC Charlotte Snafu Exposes 350,000 Social
6:31 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

UNC Charlotte Snafu Exposes 350,000 Social Security Numbers