N.C. Campus Compact Honors UNC Charlotte’s Phil Dubois, James Cook

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois and James Cook, professor of psychology, are the 2014 recipients of North Carolina Campus Compact’s Leo Lambert and Robert Sigmon Awards, respectively.

A coalition of 38 public and private colleges and universities across the state, North Carolina Campus Compact builds institutions’ capacity to produce civically engaged graduates and strengthen their communities.

Nursing Conference to Focus on Affordable Care Act

The College of Health and Human Services’ School of Nursing, in conjunction with its alumni chapter, will hold its third annual Distinguished Lectureship Conference on Thursday, Feb. 6, at UNC Charlotte Center City.

The conference, “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Special Populations” will feature interactive sessions on the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact special populations, such as women, senior citizens and veterans. There also will be session on issues related to prevention and costs as well as challenges and solutions for health care.

UNC Charlotte to hold Fall Commencement Ceremonies, Dec. 14

Commencement marks a beginning. It is the start of the next chapter, either undertaking advanced studies or entering the workforce and is cause for celebration.

Approximately 3,400 students, along with their families, friends and others, will gather for fall 2013 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Halton Arena, located in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.

The University will award approximately 2,330 bachelor’s degrees, 1,060 graduate degrees and 230 graduate certificates in two ceremonies.

Critically Acclaimed English Professor to Discuss, ‘The Innocent Party’ at Personally Speaking

Aimee Parkison will share the story behind the captivating, imaginative book “The Innocent Party” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall, as part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Personally Speaking series. (Note this is a location change from the previously reported J. Murrey Atkins Library).

Acclaimed Actors From The London Stage to Perform Othello

Actors From The London Stage, a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors, will perform “Othello” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Anne R. Belk Theater of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts.

These performances are part of a week-long residency at UNC Charlotte presented by the Department of Theatre and Shakespeare in Action.