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Public Health Expert Richard Jackson to Speak

Urban sprawl, a lack of green spaces and roads unsafe for pedestrians are among the common aspects of the "built environment" harmful to public health, according to national expert Richard Jackson.

A leading voice in the movement to shape "built environment" with an emphasis on public health, Jackson will present "We Are What We Build – Building for Health" at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 8, at UNC Charlotte Center City. The talk is for the annual Blue Cross Blue Shield Dialogue for a Healthier Charlotte and is organized by the College of Health and Human Services and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.

The April 8 talk "We Are What We Build – Building for Health" is free and open to the public; however RSVPs are requested. This event also coincides with National Public Health Week, which is April 6 - 12.

URC Registration Open until April 1

Registration is open until April 1 for UNC Charlotte’s Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). The conference, now in its fourth year, is a university-wide showcase of undergraduate research projects. It is sponsored by Academic Affairs, Atkins Library, Charlotte Research Institute, and the Levine Scholars program. This year’s conference will take place on Friday, April 24, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.

The work presented can range from in-class projects to year-long honors theses and everything in between. Students can present their work in poster or oral formats, individually (oral or poster) or in groups (poster). Both formats are judged during the conference and general prizes are awarded by discipline.

Visit the URC's web page for more information, eligibility requirements and registration.