University to Award 3,300 Degrees at Dec. 13 Commencement

Commencement ceremonies celebrate the completion of an educational journey – no matter how long it may take. This is especially true for one UNC Charlotte graduate at fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 13.

Barbara Coberly, 81, will be among the roughly 3,320 students who will gather with family, friends and others in Halton Arena to receive their undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degrees.

Jacob Goldenberg to Focus on Innovation and Creativity at Belk College’s NEXT

Jacob Goldenberg, co-author of “Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results,” will discuss how individuals can learn and apply techniques for innovation and creativity – using the resources they have around them on Monday, Nov. 17, as part of the NEXT Speaker Series sponsored by the University’s Belk College of Business.

James Beard Award-Winner Adrian Miller, Panels to Explore New South Food


History, politics and social traditions can influence what people eat. Foodies, farmers, educators and advocates will explore “farm to table” and sustainability questions during the community discussion “Soul Food: A Contemporary and Historical Exploration of New South Food” on Thursday, Oct. 2, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Personally Speaking talk to focus on ‘Middle Class Meltdown in America’

America’s middle class is suffering an economic meltdown that threatens the sector of society long considered the nation’s bedrock. UNC Charlotte author and researcher Scott Fitzgerald will dissect these troubles and explore ways to regain prosperity, in the first talk of UNC Charlotte’s Personally Speaking series for 2014-15.

This free community talk is set for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at UNC Charlotte Center City. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Atkins Library present this series, which is marking its fifth season.

Classes to begin at Charlotte Engineering Early College

Classes get under way Monday, Aug. 25, at the new Charlotte Engineering Early College high school, located in the shadow of UNC Charlotte’s EPIC. It is the first of its kind for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).

The inaugural class of 100 ninth-graders from across Mecklenburg County will delve into a curriculum that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses, with a special emphasis on energy and engineering. A new school building was constructed near the CRI Deck 1 for this collaboration between CMS and UNC Charlotte.

Fall 2014 begins, Monday, Aug. 18

Fall semester is an exciting time as a new academic year gets under way at UNC Charlotte. More than 30,000 students, faculty and staff will be on campus engaged in research, scholarly or life-enriching pursuits. This includes an incoming freshman class of about 3,350 and roughly 2,700 transfer students. Total enrollment is expected to exceed 27,000 students.